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“A secret treasure!”
62 Granite Close Exterior
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186 reviews
62 Granite Close Exterior
Deluxe Studio Bedroom
Deluxe Studio X/L Double bed
Deluxe Studio Kitchenette
Deluxe Studio her Bathroom
Deluxe Studio his Bathroom
Deluxe Studio Patio with sea views
Superior Apartment open plan Lounge
Superior Apartment Kitchen
Superior Apartment Bedroom
Superior Apartment Bathroom
Superior Apartment 2nd Bedroom
Superior Apartment 2nd Bathroom
Superior Patio view
Studio Apartment open plan room
Studio Apartment Bed
Studio Apartment Kitchen
Studio Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment Lounge
Luxury Apartment kitchen & open plan lounge
Luxury Apartment Kitchen
Luxury Apartment Bedroom
Luxury Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment complete Bedroom
Luxury Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment patio
Luxury Apartment lounge & patio area
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Somerset West, Western Cape

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A secret treasure!”
Reviewed 9 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Where do we start? We stayed at Vrede as part of a month's visit to the Winelands. We stayed at various types of accommodation, including rather expensive hotels and B&Bs. This was our 4th visit to the area. Vrede far exceeded our expectations and without a doubt provided the best value for money.

We stayed in the Modern Bedsitter, which was beautifully appointed and provided every facility we needed, not to mention spectacular views from our own private patio area!

Our hostess Maggie was wonderful and could not do enough to ensure our comfort and happiness during our 10 day stay.

We were so impressed that we are currently planning a return visit for a much longer period, before too many people discover the secret treasure known as Vrede!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Can't think of a thing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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dtim
London
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 19 February 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vrede Self Catering and Maggie is wonderful! She went totally above and beyond during our stay, even placed a bottle of sparkling wine and a chocolate cake in the apartment when she heard it was my birthday! The accommodation is clean, spacious and all the furnishings are of a high quality. The apartment is also very child friendly and everything you could possibly need is provided. I can highly recommend Vrede Self Catering.

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Liked best: The host is wonderful and really made our stay.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eatGuru
London
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24 reviews
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“5 star accommodation for a B&B price”
Reviewed 22 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed at Vrede Self Catering for Christmas 2012 and enjoyed every minute of it.

The accommodation is very modern, well-equipped and professionally run. The location is great too: it was less that 30 minutes drive from the airport situated in a stunning eco-estate in Somerset West.

Our unit was one of the smaller ones, so we didn't have a pool. Maggie (the owner) was very accommodating: she invited us to use her pool at any time during our stay. She was very friendly, but not overbearing in any way. She made us feel like we were at home!

Even though we only had the small unit we wanted for nothing. It was fully air conditioned, very clean, comfortable and spacious. Everything you could think of was there. Maggie had thought of everything!

I normally prefer to stay in well-appointed hotels since "self-catering" or "B&B" conjures up images of a little old lady who constantly wants to chat and have you "pet her cat". Maggie managed to change my mind very quickly, and I'd far prefer staying here again to any of the hotels in the nearby vicinity.

I'd recommend this if you want a stylish, well-appointed place to stay that can accommodate anything from two to eight people (there's several units available in the same estate) in luxury. It's also very close to the wine routes, Cape Town, Table Mountain, etc.

Best of all: it was very reasonably priced. I'd happily recommend this to anyone I know.

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Liked best: The owner's friendly, accommodating manner and her attention to detail
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Kayley S
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Maggie more than a hostess, better than a friend”
Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We were met by Maggie and made to feel welcome by her warm smile and charisma.

Our expectations were met over and above. As it was Christmas season, a tree awaited us with prezzies, crackers and lots of warmth and love.

Our daughter developed an ear infection, and being holiday season, most chemists were closed. However, Maggie whipped us off in her car and soon we were back home with all the necessary medication and Kayley was back on the mend.

I also had some friends come over, and we got stuck in a traffic jam, so we were late in meeting with them, when we finally arrived back to our gorgeous little haven. Maggie had welcomed our guests, and made them feel so at home in our absense.

Maggie was so much more than just a hostess, she has become part of our family.

Thank you for your hospitality, and we will most certainly be visiting your beautiful home again. In a nutshell, it was a home from home experience.

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Liked best: View, accomadation, our hostess, too much to mention
Liked least: Kayley ear infection
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Flatrate
Deutschland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 18 January 2013 for a stay in October 2012

Our apartment at Vrede was spacious, very clean and excellent equipped. We have enjoyed our stay very much. Magnificent views over False Bay and the the friendliest host in South Afrika.

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Liked best: Wunderbare Aussicht, komfortabel eingerichtet und tolle Gastgeberin.
Liked least: Dass wir wieder nach Hause fliegen mussten.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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