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Wendy B
Blantyre, Malawi

Tranquility Guest House- an absolute gem

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Dec 2020
We absolutely loved our stay in this exquisite guest house. It has just the right balance between comfort and elegance with beautiful antique furniture, wooden floors and tasteful decor. The rooms were immaculate and every detail for our comfort was thought of. The hosts were extremely hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel at home and to make sure all our needs were met. The breakfasts were delicious! If you are looking for a truly special and comfortable place to stay then we would highly recommend this guest house.
Date of stay: December 2020
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Jan Vat, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this review
Responded 24 Dec 2020
Thanks very much Lars and Wendy for your great review. Bonny and I enjoyed your stay with us very much and we look forward to hosting you again soon. We wish you a blessed Christmas.
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      Reviewed 24 November 2020

      This was our second visit to Tranquility and we will definitely return. The room has amazing views over Fish Hoek and are so comfortable. The freshly baked scones and very delicious breakfast every morning are great! These are the two most friendly and helpful hosts ever.

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      Date of stay: November 2020
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      Thank DonvanderRiet
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      Jan and Bonny Vat, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2020

      Thanks very much Don and Sonja for writing another wonderful review. It was a privilege to host you again and we hope to be able to welcome to Tranquility at some future time.

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      Reviewed 19 February 2020

      This was our second visit to Tranquility guest house after a gap of five years. We were not disappointed. We received the same warm welcome with muffins and tea in the beautiful garden that we had enjoyed 5 years ago. Our room, the loft room, was clean and comfortable with magnificent views over the town and the ocean. The breakfasts were excellent with fruit, yogurt, muffins, toast and a full English as well as lots of friendly conversation.The first set of steps do present quite a challenge with a heavy suitcase but I am sure that I could have driven up to the accommodation had I needed to. We were given very helpful advice about places to visit and places to eat in the town and we will certainly be back again on our next visit to the area. Highly recommended.

      Date of stay: January 2020
      Thank Ulendo
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      Jan and Bonny Vat, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

      Dear Ursula and Adam,

      Thank you very much for this lovely review. We enjoyed your company also and look forward to hosting you again one day.

      Kind Regards,

      Jan and Bonny

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      Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

      Just want to add a few words to the many complements expressed in other reviews here. We had three nights in the Tranquility Guest House and it was a pity that we didn’t have more time. Jan and Bonny (and the dogs) go out of their way to make you feel at home. The rooms are everything that the pictures suggest and the views are breathtaking.
      The guest house is well positioned for a day at Boulder Bay to see the penguins and also a trip down the coast to Cape Point (also highly recommended) however a car is pretty much a prerequisite.
      Thank You Jan and Bonny - we’ll be back!

      Date of stay: December 2019
      Trip type: Travelled with family
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      TranquilityGH, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

      Thanks very much Peter and Chris for taking the time to write such a lovely review. When I saw the name of the reviewer my heart skipped a beat!. It was lovely having your whole family stay with us and we hope to be able to welcome you again some time.

      Concerning Jonathan's jumper, we think it might be best if Bonny takes it with her to the UK and post it from there. We are always concerned about the South African postal service as we have had some bad experiences in the past. She will arrive in London on the 20th of January and we hope that is in order.

      Kind Regards from all of us,

      Jan

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      Reviewed 6 December 2019

      The biggest compliment I can give this establishment is; "It feels like home!". The hosts/owners are Jan and Bonny Vat, who welcomed me like a family member and made me feel at home. The room had all the required amenities and was cleaned to perfection, adorned with beautiful artwork by Bonny herself. The breakfasts were prepared by Jan and was delicious, with freshly baked cheese scone (daily), apple and banana muffins and crumpets, topped by the best homemade apricot jam, strawberry jam and marmalade. If you love crispy bacon, this is the guesthouse to stay at. Jan and Bonny knows Fish Hoek and the surrounding areas very well and gave excellent advice on restaurants and site seeing! Highly recommended!

      Date of stay: November 2019
      • Trip type: Travelled on business
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      Thank djengela50
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      TranquilityGH, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2019

      Dear David,

      Thanks very much for taking time to write such a wonderful review and we truly felt your were part of our family and we missed you when you were gone. It's good to know that you may soon be coming back and we look forward to that.

      Kind regards from all of us.

      Jan

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      Reviewed 23 October 2019

      The views are amongst the most majestic combination piff mountain and sea.
      It is so conveniently situated... close to restaurants and other shopping amenities. There is a huge mall nearby with all three major banks.
      Some of thre Cape's best known tourist spots are within 40 minutes from the guest house. Cape Point, Boulder's, thre famous penguin colony, Hour Bay, a woking fishing harbor, which also offers boat rides to fo deal spotting, tKirstenbosch botanical gardens, the famous Chapman's Peak drive and the iconic Table Mountain.

      Date of stay: October 2019
      • Trip type: Travelled on business
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      TranquilityGH, Owner at Tranquility Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2019

      Thanks very much for taking time to write such a great review Neil, much appreciated.

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