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CapeTownBear
Cape Town Central, South Africa

Perfect base for flowers.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Aug 2020
A lot more than we expected in a guest house. Felt like a home seconds after arriving and so many areas to gather as a family, or break away from the family!!
Lounges, yes plural. Outdoor areas. Again plural. Loads of chill spots and for us 7 it was nice to watch telly together and play games in the common areas.
First observation was how clean and well maintained the property was and how contemporary it was with the useful fittings. Country cottage feel where usb charge points abound. Free coffee and tea station but they may change that after we left.....guiltily made very good use of that. Was a lifesaver in the mornings.
Shower pressure was best experienced in years in a guest house or hotel. (Actually go just to experience that!!)
The owner was on hand and very well informed about where to go and what to do, as well as when. Not intrusive but available.
We dined close by at the local eatery Phucefino who make great pizzas and other comfort foods. Short walk within minutes to sit down or get take away.
A huge shout out to both these businesses who made no excuses re Covid. They were up and running and getting things done. Nothing was too much trouble and they wanted our business and earned it.
Highly recommend.
Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2019

We were well received by our hosts at this oldish but very neat and clean Guest House.
Rooms are spacious and clean with all the required comforts for a pleasant stay. Close to restaurants.
Situated on the main entrance road to town but traffic did not disturb.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

We stayed one night in the guest house which is on the main street of Vanrhynsdorp which is not a busy or noisy town.
The large room was a little old fashioned (good) with en-suite with a very good shower.
We spent some time in the little inner courtyard which has mature trees & a bird-fountain which was visited by many different birds.
We had the full breakfast (but without sausage or bacon) - very good.
Also very interesting to talk to the proprietors who's recommendation for dinner was spot-on.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HerbyHowe, Owner at Van Rhyn Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Many thanks for the positive review - glad you enjoyed your short stay with us

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Well if you need cheap ,this is it. The breakfast is OK but overpriced an add on to the base fee. The water was hot but the bed was so hard Im still trying to recover a week later. The décor looks like it hasn't been redone since the 70's but like I said, if you want cheap it is an option and it is clean and has safe parking.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We spent a night here on the way to Namibia. Great old school feel with the rooms in keeping with the old house. The rooms are large and comfortable with high ceilings.
If our breakfast was anything to go by we should have opted for dinner as well. Though we had a great pizza down the road it seems that the dining options are limited.
Great hosts that are willing to fill you in on the history and art for sale by local artist. Conveniently situated close to the N7 for the long distance traveller. I would definitely stay here again.

Room tip: Old school rooms attached to the main house are great.
Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HerbyHowe, Owner at Van Rhyn Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Many thanks for your high praise - would love to have a revisit - I'm sure we can do something about an evening meal next time,

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed overnight as a group of five friends and enjoyed the hospitality of the owners who prepared a delicious evening meal for us. The rooms are comfortably furnished in a style fitting the period of the old homestead. Breakfast was generous and this guesthouse can be recommended to anyone looking for an overnight stay on the Cape Namibia route (N7)

Date of stay: October 2017
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HerbyHowe, Owner at Van Rhyn Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Many thanks for the positive review - we must have done something right. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you again in the future.

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