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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have grown to like Purple Olive Guest House not as exceptional place that draws a waal..but as clean and peaceful place that affords you the convenience you need when travelling and more specially if you staying for a long time. Though there are lots of areas management need to pay attention to( the pool, the garden, the gate motor,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I often go to Purple Olive Guest House at least once a month on business. I must say, they have done much to raise the level of service and standard of their property. The rooms are very clean, and the staff very helpful. I find the serenity and peacefulness of the place very pleasant. Much can be done to improve...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

My wife is from South Africa and being familiar with the Wonderboom area, we thought this Guest House would be a good stay - what a disappointment! To start with, the card machine did not work and we had to scramble for cash. Shower was blocked, TV did not work, ants all over the bed, hair on the sheets (...

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2Thank BegichFamily
Glasgow
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I stayed at this Guest House for an extended stay while on contract employment in Pretoria. Not exactly the Ritz, but it was clean, comfortable and good value for money. Breakfast was limited but adequate provided you got there early before stuff ran out.

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Groblersdal
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We could not have breakfast. Had to ask for drinking glasses to have breakfast juice. Had to ask for dishes. Then to our surprise, everything was exhausted. No bacon, no eggs. Only toast and juice. Rooms needs painting. Something wrong with the star rating in South Africa. Will not recommend. A Ripple off

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1Thank Johan A
Malelane, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2014

What a disappointing guest house experience!! I made a reservation for my parents at the Purple Olive Guest House in Pretoria whom had to attend a 40 year school reunion function over the weekend of 10-12 October 2014. Relatives of ours stayed over at the same guest house during 2013 and had only good reviews about the place. This is...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Purple Olive Guest House is quiet and comfortable. The rooms are clean and equipped with a selection of DSTV channels. The staff is professional and friendly, and the parking is safe. Everything you want from a cheap guest house.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 January 2014

For our South-Africa journey (from Jo'burg to Cape Town in three weeks) we were recommended not to stay in Jo'burg. It was supposedly not interesting enough, so arriving with Emirates at the end of the day we arrived Purple Olive beginning of the evening. Quietly situated on the hill the fence was less inviting. But don't get scared about the...

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1Thank Sander D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 November 2013

A fine and cheap place around Pretoria. Perfect location for a first night in South Africa, avoiding Johannesburg. Staff is friendly, breakfast is good. Secured parking area. If you arrive late and want to have a meal: let them know.

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Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Lovely little guesthouse in Northern Pretoria. Very affordable and the breakfast was superb. The pool was a nice temperature. The rooms were just a bit warm due to the absence of an A/C. The ceiling fan had to work extra hard :). The bathroom was in serious need of a paint job as it was peeling. Over all I do...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purple Olive Guest House is situated in Pretoria in a tranquil, subtropical neighborhood at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain, next to the historical Wonderboom nature reserve. Ideally close to the city centre (8km), Wonderboom Airport (6km), Colonade Shopping Mall, Makro, the N4, Zambezi Drive, Onderstepoort, Rosslyn Industrial area, Hospitals, and various other amenities. Thirteen stylish, comfortable single and double en suite rooms with TV, coffee / tea facilities and telephones and other luxuries available at competitive / affordable rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple Olive Guest House

Address: 68 Ray Street | Wonderboom, Pretoria 0182, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: $48 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on first floor seem neater and well equipped”
 of 5 bubbles 894lawrencec, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dont book any!”
  • fraying towels
  • Poor condition of the curtains that could not close properly
  • wrinkled
  • poor condition of chair
 of 5 bubbles KarlienT, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Make reservations for dinner if required in advance”
 of 5 bubbles SanderD267, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the parking side, get nice sun in the mornings.”
 of 5 bubbles Delvina1, 3 May 2013 | Read review
“They seem all to be the same.”
 of 5 bubbles mistsy, 15 Aug 2012 | Read review
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