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Avondrust Guest House and B&B

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Overview
40 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews guest house longer stay water features maintained garden main building well appointed and comfortable within walking distance camdeboo national park middle of town family unit bird life beautiful surroundings pool area excellent breakfast overnight stay excellent value for money yogurt
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a long day traveling we were happy to arrive at our accommodation. Our hostess was friendly and helpful. As it is was hot we changed and went for a cool off in their pool. The size of the rooms are good, luggage is easily...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank AnnKzn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be the place Graaf Reinet has been build around! Beautiful buildings (1911) rooms, gardens and staff. It was great staying here - thank you! It is very close to some great eateries and shops to spend your time (and money) in.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Pierre V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful guest house and can highly recommend Avondrust, either for a restful overnight stay or a longer stay in picturesque Graaff-Reinet. We were allocated a spacious family unit in the garden with a stoep with a view of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Annie65SA
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The pretty main building of Avondrust guesthouse is a historical house from 1911, where they also serve the breakfast in a beautiful parlour. Our room was in a neighbouring building with direct access into the well-kept garden. The quadruple room with kitchenette offers enough space...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Thomas-Corinne
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Perfect location for wandering around this historic little town. The house is just beautiful with so many lovely touches. We were greeted so warmly & made to feel right at home.Our room was so pretty, large & airy with its own little balcony. Excellent breakfast...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Carol L
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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$86 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$86 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
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"Room 2 is lovely"
O2577ZEcaroll
19 Oct 2018
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"size of the rooms are the same, we liked the wine room"
AnneNuemos
27 Nov 2017
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"Garden rooms are good."
chrispA5644RZ
31 Jul 2017
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"Ask for a room in the garden"
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14 Feb 2017
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