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Harringworth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The owners we so charming and helpful. The room was adequate with a separate sitting room with a bathroom en suite and a shower. So lovely to have bathrobes and plenty of lovely towels. Breakfast was generous and beautifully served. We would recommend ths Guest House to future travellers

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a pleasant, cosy and wonderful stay at the cottage on the Hill!! Sure, we will come back for a longer Time. The breakfast was outstandig and Rob and Anne are very special hosts, where you feel the love what they are doing in every Little Detail.

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Wallisellen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little Guest House is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the quite town and area of St. Francis. The rooms are big and lovely, the bed very comfortable. The Breakfast is delicous and don't to forget to visit The Yellow Pub. Also the recommendation for Dinner and Acitivies are very helpful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location from picking up hire car from Port Elizabeth,approximately 1hr 30min journey easy to find with sat nav.good accommodation ,comfortable firm bed,all facilities at hand in a friendly B and B.Our hosts Anne and Bob were very welcoming ,as were their few Daschounds.Local Taproom was good with local ales to try ,as was the oven baked pizza fro local... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Cottage on the Hill was a relaxing break between safari and Cape Town. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was the best I had during our entire African holiday. Anne was also great about recommending game reserves and stops on our drive to Cape Town. We are definitely coming back.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had a lovely two night stay at Cottage on the Hill, our room was too beautiful with the most wonderful view of the Bay. Breakfast was a banquet of gourmet delights. Recommend this "Little Piece of Heaven" anytime...wish we could of had longer and will most definitely visit again...

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Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We loved our stay and especially the breakfast was really really really special. Everything made with love by the hosts. You basically feel like you have breakfast in their living room :-) Thank you for hosting us so nice on our engagement South Africa trip!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Anne is quite the perfectionist . Everything she does is with verve and vigour She really works hard at delivering service for guests Breakfasts are a delight Views from the breakfast room are stunning Parking is difficult due to lay out but manageable The mongoose site has windows overlooking the pool and no real privacy From the pool you look... More 

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Tronhreim
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Probably the best lodge I have visited, fantastic hospitality with excelent breakfast. The room was just perfect with kitchen, large, clean and cosy. Run by a very nice and serviceminded host and hostess.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Pretty B and B in a great position overlooking the bay. Nice rooms with everything you need for a relaxed stay. Home baking and the best breakfast during our 4 week trip to South Africa. Lovely hosts who we had a great time with including a night out at a local restaurant. Highly recommended .

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Anne E, Owner at Cottage on the Hill Guest House, responded to this review

It was fabulous getting to know you and enjoying great chats at our Yellow-wood Bar and a lovely evening out. Thank you for your lovely positive comments. Rob and I really put 100% of our efforts into making your stay very memorable. We love what we do and offer personal hosting and attention at all times. More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 star luxury Guest Lodge situated close to the village, restaurants and main swimming beach, within a short walking distance. 3 luxury suites with indigenous garden situated on 2000 sq meters with natural rock swimming pool and amazing bird life. Suites have king-size beds, air -conditioned unit, 40 inch flat screen TV and indoor/outdoor exclusive bath and shower facilities. All suites offer amazing sea views from private deck area. A full English breakfast can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the bay or the exclusive dining room. All units have private entrances and secure parking and security on the premises. Wi-fi and full internet facilities in the office with a small library that is available. In house massages can be arranged in the open on your deck area. A 3 course evening meal is available on request. Special rates are offered for extended stays as the suites have self-catering facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottage on the Hill Guest House

Address: 63 Assissi Drive, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: €105 - €249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cottage on the Hill Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Top floor of the garden lodge”
 of 5 bubbles 33richard, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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