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Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We atayed at the Avondrust many years ago and ha good memories. The room in the house is lovely although carrying suitcases and a fridge up the stairs are challenging. We had a delightful view over the garden form the little balcony. The garden is pretty and we did use the pool even though the water was a little chilly.... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Mickie We want to thank you for your review & coming back to Avondrust after so many years. We always want to give our best service & welcome any suggestions for improvement. We would have appreciated it, if you said something about the breakfast to accommodate to your needs. Hope to be of assistance in future travelling. Kind regards... More 

Strathroy, Canada
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59 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This guest house was quite elegant and situated in the middle of Graaf-Reinet. It is a very short walk to excellent (with respect to food)restaurants and historical buildings. The guest house and the town are surrounded by Camdeboo National Park with its scenic desolation valley and its wildlife section. The service at the guesthouse was excellent and the breakfast was... More 

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Thank 12Brian12
Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Brian Thank you for choosing Avondrust & taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us & your appreciation of the garden. We do hope that we will be able to welcome you back one day. Kind regards Daniel More 

antwerp
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70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The guesthouse is very centrally located near restaurants and attractions. We slept in a cottage in the beautiful garden. The cottage was well equipped and clean. The breakfast was very generous with freshly cooked food to order.

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Thank hermaro
Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Hermaro We thank you for taking the time to write a review & choosing Avondrust. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us & your appreciation of the garden. Hope to welcome you back someday. Kind regards Daniel More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I booked the honeymoon suite for my wedding night on the 20th February 2016. Although the room is breathtakingly beautiful our experince is not something we would want to happen to anyone or a repeat of. After arriving back from our wedding reception, my husband and I found ourselves locked out from being able to get to our room at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The guesthouse has a great garden. Beautiful, but in the night this mean lots of moskitos so close windows and door in the evenings! Pool is very helpful in the hot Karoo. The staff is very friendly and offer an excellent service. All clean. Furniture is maybe not everybody´s cup of tea - some will find it kitsch others may... More 

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Avondrust, Owner at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Antje Thank you for your review. Thank you for all the compliments about Avondrust. I am sorry that you had a problem with the mosquitoes in the Karoo, yes this is Africa. We do offer an electronic insect repellent, bug spray and insect spray which is in your room to use at your own leisure. I sense that you... More 

Johannesburg
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed at this bed and breakfast for 3 nights over December an it was fantastic. This is without the best bed and breakfast that we have stayed at (and we have stayed at many). They have thought of every little thing you may need. Our room (Lavender Room) was spotless and very spacious and the grounds are amazing. Nicho... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Linda & Michael Thank you for choosing Avondrust & your honest review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We enjoyed having you here. Hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Daniél More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We booked to night here as we got married in Adendorp on the 31st of Dec 2015. Besides Daniel and Nico going out of the way to make our stay perfect we were also moved to the stunning Honeymoon sweet. And it was pimped out with flowers, rose petals and bubbly. Thank you Avondrust for making an awesome day even... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Wesley Thank you for choosing Avondrust & taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you here & we are so glad that we could be part in making a special day more memorable. Hope we will be able to welcome you & Monique back at Avondrust soon. Kind regards Daniél More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

This is the second time I and my family have stayed at Avondrust and I'm glad to report that the standard remains consistently high. The garden is an absolute oasis when you arrive and spending time in the shade of the trees is very relaxing. Our room (one of the garden suites) was luxurious and everything you could need has... More 

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Thank Anton H
Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Anton Thank you for choosing Avondrust again & your review. Thank you for your appreciation of the garden & guesthouse. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Daniél More 

Driehuis, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Our room was next to the garden wich is absolutely beautiful and well kept. The room was very beautiful and we had a bathroom wit bath. Free wifi, thats what we liked also. After a walk in the town, it was very hot that day, we enjoyed the pool. Walking distance to restaurants. Safe parking near the house

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Toosje Thank you for your honest review & choosing Avondrust. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us & your appreciation of the garden. Kind regards Daniél More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Friendly staff. We stayed over for 1 night and were in the "Stables room" . The room was clean, well equipped (hairdryer for ladies plugged in at a dressing table, one important feature for a lady to have a dressing table) linen white and very clean. Bathroom clean and spacious, clean towels. Good mattress. Air conditioning, enough lights in room,... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest review. we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your appreciation of the guesthouse & garden. Hope we can welcome you back soon at Avondrust. Kind regards Daniél More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Graaff-Reinet lies Avondrust, an imposing Guest House and B&B. Built in 1911 it offers you 4000m2 of gracious living as its philosophy. History Of Avondrust Guest House Avondrust - A Home from Home in the Karoo Cradled in a loop of the Sundays River, the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet is home to some 200 national monuments. Around every corner a piece of history is revealed to the visitor. And it is here, in the centre of town, that Merino sheep farmer and breeder, Jan Stephanus Minnaar, built his dream house during 1911. Avondrust ("evening rest") was to be his retirement home. He lived here with his wife, Maria Magdalena Smuts, "Ouma Smuts". After he passed away, his daughter, Cora Luckhoff inherited Avondrust. Cora did not want to live in the house and sold it to her brother, Eduard Smuts (Eddie) Minnaar. After his and his wife's death, Cyril Minnaar bought Avondrust from the estate. His grandfather was Jan Minnaar's brother. Graaff-Reinet Accommodation Two Luxury Suites in the Manor House, one with its own private lounge and veranda, the second is upstairs with its own balcony and Bay window overlooking the front garden and water fountain. A romantic Honeymoon Suite with a king size four poster bed and slipper bath. Five Deluxe Rooms, of which one is a lofted room in the Manor House with its own balcony that has a treetop view of the garden. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with private entrances leading out into the tranquil garden behind the impressive Edwardian Mansion. All rooms boast space, privacy and comfort plus the use of a large pool overlooking the mountains. Wake up to a full country breakfast, served with a crackling fire on the side to warm up your cold winter mornings. Avondrust is within walking distance from all shops, museums and restaurants. Accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis. During the 1990's, the Van Hoffen Family converted the house into a guesthouse. It is still a home away from home for guests today with Nico Hattingh and Tess Erlank as the current owners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avondrust Guest House and B&B

Address: 40 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $133 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avondrust Guest House and B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for room 1”
 of 5 bubbles AntonH609, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I saw 3 rooms and all were great,clean, spacious. Two upstairs rooms have a great view & veranda & enjoy the beautiful mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles 252lb1, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Definately opt for the The Feather Baron Luxury Suite”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaVW, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The Honeymoon Suite is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles schuttep, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“It is a small town, so this place is walking distance from everything.”
 of 5 bubbles PinkDiamondPROJECTS, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
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