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Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

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Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a spacious haven with comfortable accommodation, fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the "Platteland." The relaxed and hospitable atmosphere makes it a veritable home-from-home. Walkerbouts is located in the historic village of Rhodes which is situated at the southernmost tip of the Drakensberg mountain range, 16km due south of the border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Rhodes is in a remote mountainous area where all four seasons can be experienced in one day. Roads to Rhodes are gravel, winding along river valleys and must be driven with care. Rhodes is a special place for special people.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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1 Voster Street, Rhodes 9787 South Africa
Getting there
Umtata Airport73 mi
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OK, if you visit Rhodes in the mountains of the Eastern Cape (a beautiful little village nestled in the mountains), you more or less have to deal with David Walker, owner of the Walkerbouts Hotel. Not only does he run the only hotel in town, but he also manages almost all of the
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Response from WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
Responded 17 Jan 2019
Dear jamespbond aka Mr Peter Macintosh, Firstly, I would like to apologize for not having been to be able to accommodate you in the venue of your choice. Unfortunately it had been rented out for an extended period so my staff assumed that an alternative would not be an issue. You were offered a choice of 3 of the 5 other venues that we administer in the village and which were available at the time, all of which have more than one bathroom, a distinct advantage when accommodating 4 guests under one roof. You apparently had two previous experiences of this nature and I would appreciate it if you would please forward the details so that I can establish the facts in this regard. Please e-mail them to me at dave@walkerbouts.co.za During your stay, you visited the Rhodes Tourist & Information Centre (RTIC) where, in addition to booking the services offered in and around the village, accommodation can also be arranged. You are absolutely correct in stating that Walkerbouts Inn is the only hotel in Rhodes but completely incorrect in claiming that this venue plus the 6 houses and cottages we administer are the only venues available in Rhodes. The reality is that there are more than 30 venues that are administered by other entities, all of which are easily found on the internet or via the RTIC.
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Thanks Dave and crew for a very enjoyable lunch. We had a great chat with fellow travellers popping in for lunch. It has been on my bucket list since the early 2000's to come through. This year we set out to do it from Barkly where my parents in law farm. We will be back for
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Response from WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
Responded 21 Dec 2018
Hi Alwyn & Suzanne, Glad you enjoyed your meal and visit. Trust that your return will be moved higher up in your bucket list! Merry Christmas to you too and a great year ahead. Cheers, Dave.
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My husband and I recently had a very enjoyable night in Rhodes, staying at Walkerbouts Inn. We were the only guests and were very well looked after. Our room was lovely and the meals we had were delicious! We enjoyed the break with the wonderful views and peace and quiet. Just
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Response from WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
Responded 16 Oct 2018
Hi Jo, Thank you for the kind words. Glad glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.and that all was in order. Thank you for supporting our industry and looking forward to your return. All of the best. Cheers, Dave.
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To Dave, Iryne and Marie..... Thank you for a perfect stay. Your establishmnet exceeded what we expected; place where we can umwind after a ride, cumfortable beds and a homley feeling.....pub included. You gave us all of the above. Marie - so enjoyed your coocking... will be
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Response from WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Hi Alan, Thank you for the kind words and I am delighted that you enjoyed the facilities and your stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, Dave.
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I would recommend the hamlet of Rhodes to everyone. Although there are a number of accommodation options, the Inn suited our needs perfectly. Nice little pub with an excellent whisky selection and superb dinners by fireplace in the winter. Very scenic drive to get there from
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Response from WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
Responded 4 Jul 2018
Hi Pieter & Mari, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Rhodes and especially your stay at "The Centre of the Universe", Walkerbouts Inn! Looking forward to your return. Cheers, Dave.
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Hi Frans, I understand that Iryna is dealing with your enquiry but who is off-duty today and will be back again tomorrow to respond. Cheers, Dave.
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Dear Frans Thank you for your e-mail. We have 5xrooms and 1xrondawel- *3xRooms have a double bed and 1xsingle bed in with ensuite bathrooms *3xRooms have double and 2xsingle beds in with barthrooms We do have a great special on at the moment for B&B R480 p/p/p/night. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards Walkerbouts Inn
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"Plan to stay longer Rooms 1, 2 and 3 have a full garden view as well."
"Book in advance because it's a small inn or request self-catering houses in the village but bring your food because there are no shops!"
"Very poor service!!"
"Front rooms have mountain view, all are big with crisp, white linen and large en suite bathrooms."
"Single story Inn"
South AfricaEastern CapeRhodes
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