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1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Aug 2015
This guest house is not built for hospitality but for maximum occupation. The property is over developed and there is no privacy or sound barrier between the rooms. Our room looked out onto a wall and we were 1m away from 3 other rooms. The walls are paper thin and the ceilings don't seem to disguise any sound either. We were woken up at 7am by the sounds of both the room next door and the rooms above us. To add to the noise the neighbours dog, right next to our bedroom window since there is no free space on the property, started barking at all the commotion. To add insult to injury the establishment started drilling or some sort of construction noise by 9am. There was no where to park and we had to park another car in overnight. Needless to say we just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible and packed up leaving without even eating breakfast. The person at the front desk didn't even ask if we'd had a good night or why we were skipping breakfast. When we first arrived there were guests playing music from their cars and smoking hubly/drinking outside there rooms. This first impression was poor to say the least and turned out to be a sign of things to come. Sadly this detracted from an otherwise clean, well serviced and attractively decorated room.
Date of stay: August 2015
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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    Reviewed 27 July 2015

    We only stayed one night. It is centrally situated and for the price the accommodation was good. Lovely breakfast !
    Will stay again if we want to overnight in Hartbeespoort.
    Little bit of a rowdy crowd next to us but cannot blame Pumleni for that.

    Date of stay: July 2015
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 20 July 2015

    I will honest ...bluntly honest in my views...
    We stayed at Pumleni during weekend of 11th July. We were 3 families, comprising kids ranging from year 1 to year 12. 1st thing missing during our stay was flexibility from Hotel Manager (Henry) as we strangely found it tough to sit around and do our Brai thingy... more so, there were so many restrictions around and list of "CANT DO"activities... Nn breakfast, it was average..though Vegetarian appreciated the effort made by Henry and Chefs...they LOVED Hash brown cooked on order. Overall I would recommend to a single family as this place is definitely for bigger group as you can't move, sit, sing, brai and enjoy around with in premise.

    Date of stay: July 2015
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    William C, Owner at Pumleni Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to review Pumleni Guesthouse. Your feedback is valuable to us. With large groups, it can sometimes be difficult to accommodate specific requirements without disturbing other guests such as gathering outside other guests' rooms and singing and having a braai/bbq. In fairness, it is a guesthouse, not a holiday resort. I know that Henry and his team did try to accommodate all your needs. Thank you once again for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the hash browns - Lydia is an excellent cook.

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    Reviewed 19 July 2015

    We had a very warm welcome though the weather was unpleasant. Thumbs up to Shylet and Henry, and the housekeeping staff. Though we had a busy weekend, returning to Pumleni to sleep was awesome. It was home away from home. We'll definitely consider it again, seeing that we enjoyed jogging and strolling in the neighbourhood.

    Date of stay: July 2015
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 5 July 2015

    I had a great weekend in Hartbeespoort. Pumleni Guesthouse is great. Workers are awesome, we were welcomed well and the guesthouse has good facilities and rooms are good. I would also like to thank AfriTravel International our booking agent for a great package and for going the extra mile for us even if it was a short notice booking. Thank you and continue the great work that you do.

    Date of stay: June 2015
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    Reviewed 7 June 2015

    Had a wonderful weekend there and the service was good. definitely I will return. The hot stone massage was excellent, I will recommend every to try it.
    It was a fantastic weekend away. had a great time in haarties.

    Date of stay: May 2015
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