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Calgary
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Beautifully refurbished old building with a very pleasant location, pool and large garden. Our room and bathroom was fairly basic but very clean and nicely furnished. The internal walls are rather thin. The owner is lacking in social skills, is almost unpleasant and has lots of rules.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 February 2015

A very nice Klein Karoo stop-over. We stayed 2 nights as we don't like moving each night--but one would have been enough. The pool, rose garden and wine trellis were lovely, and the walk into town a nice way to 'feel ' the vicinity. We got booked for a standard room which was a bit too rustic for me--no AC...

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Chose this as a one night stop on Route 62 on the way from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town. Rooms are quirky but clean and comfortable, the garden, terrace and pool are beautifully kept, and breakfast was superb. Calitzdorp is a interesting little town, the centre of SA's port industry, and its wineries are well worth a visit. We walked...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We stayed unfortunately only one night at Portwine Guesthouse, so we would certainly like to come back. It is a bed and breakfast accommodation and both are exellent. We came all the way from Denmark.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This will be our 4 th visit since 2003 to the Port Wine House in Calitzdorp. We love the rural atmosphere of this Little Karoo town, surrounded by magnificent mountains. The guest house is beautiful and the garden and pool area is lovely and wonderful for relaxing on a hot January day. Pierre the owner met us at the car...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We spent one night at The Port Wine Guesthouse. It is situated in a quiet end of the street facing a vineyard. It has great general use areas including a swimming pool, large outdoor terrace and great lounge area - and the garden is beautifully kept. The room we were in was not large but really clean and the quiet...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

We liked staying there very much. Great breakfast, good ambiance, Nice port in the room for a nightcap. Rooms number 3 and 5 were good. The gardens are beautiful, the historic house gorgeous. We will be back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I have never stayed in a cleaner place. It was heavenly to arrive after a long drive and swim in a pool in a beautiful garden. The rooms had two four poster beds with white lace canopies. The breakfast was equal perfection - home made muesli and other delights such as a large fruit platter.

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with my sister for a wedding of a friend. I was originally going to go to the wedding with my wife so Pierre (the owner) accommodated us in 2 double rooms instead, which was a relief. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Some of the previous reviewers complain about not having a TV in the rooms...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed for one night on a drive from Franschoek to Knysna. The guest house is a beautiful old thatch building with a lovely courtyard and a charming brickwork swimming pool which was well kept and welcome in the 35 degree heat of New Years Day. The rooms were nice, nothing special but clean and comfortable, although not air conditioned....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This stylish 1830 homestead is centrally situated in the heart of the port capital of South Africa, Calitzdorp, overlooking port vineyards and within walking distance of all the wineries, restaurants, galleries, shops and the museum in town. The thatch roof homestead in Karoo and Victorian architecture has large vine-covered patios, where you can enjoy the Karoo sunsets, scrumptious dinners and breakfasts. Relax in the lush garden, including a fragrant rose garden, or by the sparkling pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portwine Guesthouse

Address: 7 Queen Street | P.O Box 142, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: €54 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portwine Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“would not recommend to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 811BarbaraE, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Only stay in a superior room. Standard room OK for kids--or backpackers glad to have a hot shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Bryna_in_SF, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, ours had a shower but no bath. Others have bath but no shower, according to reviews. We also needed a bedside lamp. There was a fan. We should imagine that roof rooms would be very hot in summer.”
 of 5 bubbles Southerncrosses, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“It is good stopover for night then head off to Oodsthoorn which has more selection for restaurants to try.”
 of 5 bubbles JeanW507, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Stayed in room 1 on the garden site. Probably slightly cooler than the street side rooms???”
 of 5 bubbles ReinG, 15 Mar 2014 | Read review
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