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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I have been on our dream road trip and when we turned into Graaff Reinet to enrich our souls with history and art, we got much more! We checked into Buiten Verwagten, which translated into English means "Beyond Expectation" and my goodness how true this is. Lizelle, our host, is like a long lost family member, warm...

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Buiten1, Manager at Buiten Verwagten Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tracy for the lovely review. It was such a joy to have the family here and thank you for the pleasure of meeting you. All the best to everyone and I look forward to have you here one day again. Have a safe flight back home.

JHB
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent hospitality, clean large room & bathroom, fantastic breakfast great coffee, made a dinner reservation for us at another gem....the "Polka", Wifi working, beautiful gardens with a swimming pool, secure parking.....thank you........we will be back.........

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stayed here for three nights in the ebony room which is quite cute but but could do with some maintenance as the doors stick and the shutters don't fit properly. We liked the location and the private courtyard but the fact that it's pet friendly means that stray dogs are allowed to walk into your room! ! Not very happy...

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Buiten1, General Manager at Buiten Verwagten Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate it all. Just a short explanation regarding the doors that stick a bit. We had good rain, which we are so grateful for, therefor all the wooden doors in this old houses expand a bit, but size back after a few days. It is a pity that the case regarding the...

Pretoria
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A wonderful stop-over on our way back home. Facilities, reception, location and atmosphere excellent. Swimming pool a blessing in the heat. We will do this again! Remember to book ahead as they were fully booked in this busy time of the year.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It was a wonderful experience to visit Graaff Reinet and we loved staying at Buiten Verwagten Guest House. The service was excellent and everybody made us feel at home. Buiten Verwagten is an historical and very well maintained house.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were, with our pets, accommodated in a beautiful little flat let with a kitchenette, bathroom (with bath), separate shower and room with 2 single beds and additional bed in the kitchenette area for our son. The place houses a stunning pool which was well received and an entertainment area where one can relax. The garden is beautiful and perfect...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely stop over option - the bedrooms were clean and had brilliant beds. The bathrooms are big and have a lovely shower. The breakfast was delicious and they could provide what was asked for. The host is highly service oriented and went beyond the call of duty to accommodate us.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed over (with our dog) at Buiten Verwagten on our way through to Knysna. What a gorgeous house and setting. We spent most of the afternoon lazing in the pool because it was 42 degrees! The staff were friendly and we were looked after. They booked a dinner for us at an amazing, pet friendly restaurant (Pioneers) and serve...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A great little gem in the heart of the Karoo. Great amenities and the staff look after you so well. Nice and close (walking distance) to all shops and town tourist attractions. Pet friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2016

After a long day on the road this was like an oasis! From the moment we drove through the gate, we were transported to days gone by. We slept in the staff quarters of yesteryear. The hospitality, beauty and tranquility of the surroundings really refreshed our souls (and our tired bodies!) Breakfast was great and just what we needed before...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Karoo Victorian-style home, in the shade of Jacaranda trees, was built in 1840 by a transport carrier and is now a national monument. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation of providing luxurious modern comfort. Peet and Cheré invite you to enjoy their heritage home set in a formal Victorian garden nestled in the heart of historical Graaff-Reinet. Together with two luxurious rooms in the main house, there are three self-catering garden suites, with air-conditioning, for those who value their privacy and independence. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation for excellent unobtrusive service, which includes a buffet breakfast. For added pleasure, there is a lapa at the main pool area where you can relax, enjoying the beautiful garden that surrounds this gracious house.For your peace of mind off-street parking is available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buiten Verwagten Guest House

Address: 58 Bourke Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $106 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buiten Verwagten Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ebony and Ivory - very spacious, small fridge and coffee facilities wonderful. Own private patio. ”
 of 5 bubbles elmik2015, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Chicken Run, which doesn't look brilliant on the website but was a great choice as it was extremely comfortable, right next to the pool and breakfast room, had a private patio and was the only room where you could self cater. ”
 of 5 bubbles 906jilld, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Quiet room is at the back with own patio”
 of 5 bubbles Annemarie345, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms lovely - antique furniture, comfy beds etc - think ours was called the Victoria Room - at the front of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles 858shirleyl, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“very private”
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