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Danie W S
Bellville, South Africa

Van Rhyn Guest House in Vanrhynsdorp

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Sept 2016
Stayed over for the third time in the Van Rhyn Guest House in Vanrhynsdorp as the first stopover of our three week holiday trip.

Guesthouse owner welcomed us with open arms, explained all the “in’s and out’s” of the establishment, took us on a guided tour and explain the availability of the coffee/TV -, dining-, sitting rooms, etc. We were invited to use these facilities and the coffee was FREE. We were taken to our respective rooms where everything was explained in detail.

The rooms were adequately equipped and the bed and bedding was outstanding. The toilet/shower was clean and soap/shampoos and a variety of towels was available for use.

On our request for supper were adhered to with a smile and we were even requested what we want. Needless to say. The supper was served on time with style.

Our room was well equipped with all the required needs. After a nightcap on the stoop, we retired and had a very good rest.

The breakfast in the dining room the next morning was to cheer for. The variety was amazing and the service throughout was excellent. The food was well prepared and good tasting that left the pallet with that taste of total satisfaction.
We left the establishment with a satisfied feeling and will definitely recommend the Van Rhyn Guest House to anybody that want a “platteland” experience.

Definitely worth a visit and is highly recommended...
Date of stay: June 2016
Room Tip: Definitely worth a visit and is highly recommended...
Trip type: Travelled with family
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

I did the red line trip and say at VAN RHYN for a night. it was cold that night. the room was well equipped. en suit bathroom. the place is very interesting with a little garden as you come out of the room.

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Even though the room was comfortable and had all the basics, it can really do with an update i.e. white linen and towels. Absolutely not a fan of the brown blankets and yellowy sheets!
As a business traveler, who stayed for a week the following was sorely missed: a desk to work at, in-room coffee making facilities, a bar fridge to keep water etc cold seeing as it was sweltering most of the time and a tv, specially when one stays for extended period and a bit of a night-owl! The idea that you have to leave your room, and walk through the house for coffee or to watch tv, didnt quite appeal to me - who wants to walk around in their pj's in a strange place just to get some coffee? Lastly, the "free wi-fi" was also only available in some areas of the house! Not ideal to have to leave your room whenever you need to make use of a facility.
The hosts were friendly and Gigi the lab is so sweet, but I would not recommend this for travelers who stay more than one night or who enjoy their privacy. I am more of a self-catering traveler myself, so would not choose this option again.
But fine for overnight purposes.

Date of stay: January 2016
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank RoamingSA
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Stayed one week for business and had a really enjoyable stay. Well located place with character. Comfortable with clean and tidy rooms and great hospitality.
Made to feel at home by Herbert and Terence. Great breakfasts and chef Herbert provides excellent dinners with prior arrangement. The only negative is no TV in the
rooms. Kenny D.

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank 310Penny11
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

What a lovely place! Clean neat tidy, well run. We arrived in Van Rhyns drop at 5 after traveling from Fish River Canyon in one day, without reserved accommodation. All the accommodation we tried was fully booked and Lombards guesthouse phone and made a booking on our behalf. We has a good nights rest followed by a fantastic breakfast. If in Van Rhyns dorp look no further 10/10 for this guesthouse

Room tip: All rooms are good
Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

we stayed in van rhyn guest house en route to augrabies for a road trip. we stayed in a 4 bed family room, whick was very neat. the owners was friendly, and their lovely dog gigi stole our hearts.
pity that the hot water ran out after just one shower in the morning, and the rest of us had to shower in cold water... luckily it was not in winter, so we survived!

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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HerbyHowe, Owner at Van Rhyn Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2015

Dear Coetzer_family
Many thanks for the review.
I must apologise for the lack of sufficient hot water - in the rush of a full house I forgot to turn on the second geyser which supplies your room with hot water, and if my memory doesn't fail me you also had to put up with a dreadful noise when the hot water tap was opened in the shower. Thank you for bringing it to my attention - it has now been sorted out.
I hope your discomfort will mean you do not visit again - hopefully we can make it up to you.
Kind regards
Herbert

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