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“Comfortable guest house a stone's throw from Rhodes University”

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High Corner Guest House
Ranked #10 of 43 Grahamstown B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High Corner is a house with an interesting history, on the other side of the street from the Rhodes University arch and an easy walk to the centre of Grahamstown. We had the Tannery, a double bedroom annex across the pretty, small patio (and splash pool) from the main building. The bedroom had attractive wooden furniture, a comfortable bed, plenty of storage space, tea/coffee making facilities and a desk, while the en suite bathroom had a clawfoot bath with shower above. The room has air conditioning but when we arrived it was quite cool, so we made use of the electric radiator and heated towel rail. There is also an electric underblanket for the bed, though we did not use this.

Breakfast was very good, with fruit, yoghurt, cereals, juice and filter coffee, and a cooked breakfast to order. Wifi was basic but adequate (the Tannery has its own network). The guesthouse does washing on request. Staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely a good place to stay in Grahamstown.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your stay - would love to host you again

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Karen, High Corner

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The house is an antique. It's well maintained and the old school wood interior is in my view beautiful. It adds an ambience that is often missing in some establishments.

Importantly this bnb is on High Street and is across the road from Rhodes University and a museum. Also just up the street is the High Court and numerous coffee shops, restaurants and retail outlets.

When I got to my room i imagined it would be a standard room with ensuit bathroom and shower... mayhap a coffee station. Instead I was greeted with a furnished lounge, kitchenette, bathroom, two bedrooms and a rather naughty back door.

The kitchenette has a fridge, cupboards with full cutlery, microwave, two plate stove and a wash basin.

The main bedroom is spacious with cupboards, work desk and a queen size bed.

The other bedroom is similar but has two single beds instead of the Queen size bed in the main bedroom.

The bathroom has your standard shower basin etc.

What was different about this particular bnb is that it is surprisingly quiet. Which for me is a major plus.

Unfortunately dinner is not served but if one literally walks across the road there are at least 3 or 4 good restaurants. Breakfast is served and includes tea coffee juice and continental breakfast and your choice of full English breakfast.

Free WiFi is available and a pool should one require a dip.

Good stay

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
Thank Brendan T
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I was welcomed to this beautiful historic place by the friendliest staff. My room was huge, very well appointed and really comfortable. There are good restaurants literally just across the road and Karen the owner was most welcoming. I can highly recommend this establishment for business travellers, but most definitely also for families. I will most certainly visit again as it certainly ticks all the boxes.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
Thank Johan B
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

This was perfectly adequate. The main complaints would be that the wifi was not good and the rooms were a bit cold. Staff was nice -- Elvis was amazing. I want him to come and work for us! Great guy and really is an asset to this guest house - give the man a raise!
My room only had a bath tub, no shower, but it was ok for one night.
Breakfast was fine.
Floors are a bit squeaky so not the quietest of places, but not too bad. It wasn't too busy when we were there, so it was ok.
Location was convenient for our needs.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Thank G M
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have stayed in most of the rooms over the last 2 years...The perch (self cater)when we have our daughter with us and the main building when just a couple.The pool room is our favourite.Owner/manager Karen runs the guesthouse in a professional friendly relaxed manner .The Air Conditioned rooms are comfortable and well equipt (free WI-fi),Somerset road gets busy from early in the AM so if you are not a heavy sleeper or an early riser choose a room that is on the far side..The enclosed safe secure parking gives peace of mind and is definitely a factor in choosing accommodation in Grahamstown

Room Tip: Take your costume it gets rather warm in Grahamstown and a refreshing dip in the pool is a welcomed...
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: High Corner | 122/124 High Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Grahamstown
Hotel Class:4 star — High Corner Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience historical Grahamstown by staying in this beautifully renovated home graced with Cape antiques, original art and Oregan pine. Within easy walking distance from restaurants, shops, university, museums and local attractions. Accommodation provided in 5 beautiful en-suite rooms with modern conveniences including air conditioning, electric blankets, TV on the DSTV hotel bouquet and free wi fi internet connection. Secure parking behind old stone walls and swimming pool. Two self-catering cottages also available with free wi fi internet and TV on DSTV hotel bouquet. Parking for cottages subject to availability and in High Street. ... more   less 

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