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“Underwhelming and Overpriced”
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The Buttercup
Ranked #4 of 11 Stilbaai B&B and Inns
Gloucestershire
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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“Underwhelming and Overpriced”
Reviewed 29 November 2010

We were given a downstairs room which was small, dark, overlooked by the road and had no sea/beach view, yet this cost the same as the upstairs room which had a generous verandah and a sea view. The furnishings were old and very tired, and one was forced to keep the blinds drawn in order to preserve privacy. The floor was dark slate and dark concrete and one was very aware of the movement in the room above. One had to book the choice of breakfast on arrival by ticking a list and leaving it on a table. We had use of a small kitchen/lounge which in normal circumstances would be shared with guests in an adjacent room (fortunately not occupied). Here, one could not sit at the table easily because it was laid for breakfast for the following morning, and the small sofas were so low that it was more or less impossible to get out of them without help! Despite there being a fridge and a supply of complimentary beverages the milk was little tubs of "pretend" milk and the instant coffee was poor. The breakfast was fine although it came in stages from upstairs. There were plastic chairs that one could place outside and, surprisingly there were beach towels and an umbrella for use on the beach. It was a disappointing experience.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

Arrived at sunset - what a beautiful location.! A truly warm welcome- a log fire immediately lit and a bottle of wine in the fridge.A lovely bedroom and tasteful lounge area and the views from the huge balcony are stunning.Breakfast was superbly presented and more than plentiful.Eveleene is a most gracious and vivacious hostess - great fun to be with - wish we could have stayed longer(.Would love to be there in the summer - everything is geared to the beach in a very personal way -wicker baskets,sun umbrellasetc.)Eveleene recommended a nearby restaurant where we had an excellent meal and when we returned there was that lovely log fire burning brightly - perfect !Highly recommended would certainly return. Newcastle UK.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2010

We stayed a couple of nights at the Buttercup and would have loved to stay longer. Eve is a very kind and attentive hostess. The breakfasts were wonderful and we were entertained by fellow guests all of whom were on return trips. The room was simple and basic but a little compact; we were told it was the smallest in the guest house. The house is perfect for the beach and is a short drive from the town centre. Stilbaai is a little hick by English standards, with no "posh" restaurants or bars, but that is no bad thing. I can't praise Eveleen too highly, we felt like friends immediately.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Buttercup
Address: Waterkantstraat 89, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stilbaai
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Stilbaai
Number of rooms: 4

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