Ancient Emperor Guest Estate

Ancient Emperor Guest Estate

21 Postma Street Lake Resort Area, Potchefstroom 2531 South Africa
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#6 of 34 guest houses in Potchefstroom
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Themed on the mysterious Roman style, Ancient Emperor Guest Estate, a 5 Star graded guesthouse, is situated in Potchefstroom on the N12 Treasure Route. Built on the banks of the Mooi River, we are hidden away from the hustle and stress of our little city. Excellently situated for both business and leisure, we invite you to be part of our heaven of tranquility and informal elegance. At Ancient Emperor you will experience a distinct atmosphere - an air of elegance and charm not readily found today. Warm hospitality, exceptional comfort and professional service await you. We offer a full English or Continental breakfast, free internet, free secure parking close to your doorstep and a sparkling splash pool. We are within walking distance from the Aardklop Arts Festival main grounds, Northwest University, Potchefstroom campus (Less than 1 km from Gate No 1), the Astro Hockey field, Virgin Active and Northwest Cricket Stadium - Senwes Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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trentgarner wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visit South Africa and Potchefstroom annually for the past 12 years, but this was my first stay with Lukas at Ancient Emperor. I cannot stress enough what excellent care and attention my fellow visitors and I were afforded by Lukas and his team. Rooms are spacious, well-appointed and full of nice touches to make the stay even more enjoyable. The location is prime, and equally useful for those who need access to the university, the sports facilities or the CBD. Braai facilities and the plunge pool are great and the back garden is beautiful and set the mood for my colleague's morning yoga sessions. Breakfast is terrific, cooked to order and served with a smile and bottomless, delicious coffee. It's also only a 5 minute walk to the River Cafe, one of the best spots in Potch to sit, have a meal, some drinks and enjoy the view. The stay was so nice we almost didn't notice the load shedding.....which, I'll add, was dealt with graciously by Lukas and team. Rechargables and candles in place, notifications of times and dates and suggestions for restaurants with generators at which we could watch some of the Six Nations Rugby.

Thanks Lukas, amazing stay. We/I'll be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from ancientemperorestate, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Professor Trent Garner Thank you for your time to leave a review. We were honoured to host you all during your recent visit to SA - it was an absolute pleasure to have you all here at Ancient Emperor. Thank you for your positive feedback - my team and I appreciate your kind words. We would love to welcome you back any time. Take care - hope to see you again soon. PS: The renovation project has been completed - think you'll love the results!
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Mario M wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I typically avoid guesthouses and prefer lodges with separate enterances to your room instead of walking through a common passage etc.

We had to spend one night in Potchefstroom after attending a trade show.

This establishment is truly special and earns its 5 stars easily, the attention to detail in every aspect is amazing, the rooms are spacious and well thought out with all the little extra touches in place.

The turndown service was flawless with heaters turned on, aircon on warm and hot blankets completing the experience. There is fresh milk in the fridge with rusks and chocolates on offer.

The breakfast was truly scrumptious albeit impossible to finish as the helpings were generous, the owners are extremely attentive without being overbearing.

We will definitely be recommending to all and sundry! Well done to the patrons of this establishment!

Keep up the stellar performance 👏
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 26 May 2022
Dear Sir We thank you for the time you took to a leave a review. It was a great pleasure to host you and your colleagues - hope to welcome you back at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate again soon. We appreciate your support. Take care. Lukas van Wyk and team
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Leon Charl F wrote a review Jul 2021
Vryburg, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over for a couple of days in July 2021 amidst the chaos of Covid and the looting that happened in ZA... Nonetheless, it was the perfect place for my partner and I. We were the only guests there at the time and it was fantastic! Away from the madness...

Thank you Lukas and Elsa for an unforgettable stay. Do expect us back... in summer! A beautiful guest estate with stately rooms! Breakfast was finger lickin good! Secure and safe parking. The estate is situated on the banks of the beautiful and clean Mooi river. A must see! No noise pollution and lots of birds on the property and towards the riverside.

Our time spent there was pure bliss!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Dear Leon. Thank you for the time you took to leave a review - we appreciate your comments. It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys here and our door will always be opened to welcome back such great guests as you were. We hope to have you guys back soon! Take care - see you soon.
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Resort30527911561 wrote a review Apr 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a quick stay at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate - beautiful setting and good service. Lukas was an excellent host and kept us up to date via WhatsApp. We booked the honeymoon suite (which was shown as the only one available, however more rooms were available upon arrival) which was a bit overpriced.
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 05 Apr 2023
Thank you for your review.
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Venture93286 wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After the whirlwind academic year that has been 2020, my daughter who attends Potchefstroom High School for Girls got to have their matric dance; which meant we needed overnight accommodation with great photo potential. Ancient Emperor ticked all those boxes. From the lush and sprawling garden with magical weeping willows, to the most gorgeous rooms. The only think ancient about this estate is the name. The rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities and luxury takes on a whole new meaning when you stay there!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you for the review. It was a great pleasure to could have hosted you - we hope to welcome to back soon!
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neels979 wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very good breakfast.
The room was spacious will all the needs of light, heating, and charging facilities. This is a good value for money stay. I think even nicer in summer with the pool and very large lawn are.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear guest Thank you for the time you took to leave a review. Was are glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Ancient Emperor - it was a great pleasure to host you. Hope to welcome you back soon - maybe in summer this time so you can enjoy a picnic on the river bank or cool down in the splash pool during the hot summer days. Looking forward to welcome you back. Warm regards Lukas and Team.
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ebotha458035 wrote a review Nov 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a wonderful experience, felt spoiled. Clean and luxurious bedroom, comfortable bed and linen, beautiful garden, breakfast to die for. Great host, overall just highly recommended. Thanks for all involved.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 07 Nov 2021
Good morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back soon! Take care. Lukas and the Ancient Emperor team.
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ThinusandMarissa wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Alfred
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful 2-night stay with spacious rooms, good quality linen & mattresses and all the trimmings you might need. Garden well kept & everything very neat & clean. Breakfast & presentation thereof 5*. Personnel very friendly. We will definitely book again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from ancientemperorestate, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 07 Mar 2020
Dear Thinus and Marissa Thank you for leaving a review - we appreciate your comments. It was such a great pleasure to host you at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate - we would love to welcome you back. Warm regards Lukas and Team.
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bganga861223 wrote a review Jun 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Impressive bedding, plush gowns comfortable room. Very thoughtfully laid out, including a band aid, sweet treats and even a shoe brush!

The Mooi River flowing right in the backyard was an absolutely pleasant surprise, no fence or gate you just walk directly to the river.

Very secure property set in a quiet suburb. I loved it!
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 08 Jun 2022
Dear Madam We thank you for the good review although we regret that we did not receive a higher mark. We noted that you regard our rates as not value for money - please note that direct bookings with an establishment would most of the time be a better deal than through a commissionable platform especially during off-peak seasons or last minute offers. Warm regards Ancient Emperor Guest Estate Team
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fleschuetzhh wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamburg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lukas and his team are always helpful and very friendly! The rooms and service are great, the location with the wunderful Garden beautiful, perfect breakfast. Lukas helped us, booking interesting daytrips, where we learned a lot about the beautiful Country. A perfect guest house!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lukas van Wyk, Owner at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Responded 22 Apr 2022
Dear Fleschuetzh Family We thank you for your time to leave a review. It was a great pleasure to host you at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate. Thank you for your support. We hope to welcome you back again some time in future. Take care. Lukas, Elsa and Caroline. Ancient Emperor Guest Estate Team
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Martin H wrote a tip Dec 2022
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland128 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Secure parking available on site."
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Laetitia B wrote a tip May 2019
Pretoria5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the river side have a beautiful view"
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Jaun J wrote a tip Oct 2014
Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
""Nero" is our favourite choice - it has a small sitting area outside as well as a bath and shower."
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OneWayorReturnPlease wrote a tip Jun 2013
Foz do Iguacu, PR250 contributions233 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The estate is in a nice quiet and relatively safe part of town, very near to the University. All of the rooms are quiet which is a great benefit."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,903 - R 1,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvincePotchefstroom
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Nearby attractions include SA Mindmaze (3.7 km), MooiRivier Mall (4.3 km), and Potchefstroom Museum (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vista’s Restaurant at The Feather Hill, The Broken Pot, and Die Akker Koffiehuis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ancient Emperor Guest Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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