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Trading Places Guest House

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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Free Internet
Free Breakfast
Room Service
Fitness centre
Wheelchair access
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32 Voortrekker Street, Smithfield 9966, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I arrived quite late in Smithfield in heavy rain, and as I hadn't booked a place and couldn't continue to drive in the heavy rain and night, I was kindly assisted by a bar attendant who called the owner of Trading Place, where I stayed....More

Thank ThomasHERVOUET
Response from Gus U, Manager at Trading Places Guest HouseResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Thomas, Hope you are safely back in France now.Was a pleasure to meet somebody keen to explore our lovely country.Maybe I will see you on the 2018 Tour de France coverage(you said it was coming through your village)!

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Thank you Carmel and Gus for wonderful stay always the same in last 10years on our way as overnight at beginning of the holidays. Gus and Carmel make you feel at home in cosy interesting rooms.Accomodation is excellent .Sandy and I really recommend and may...More

Thank dougsowden
Response from Gus U, Manager at Trading Places Guest HouseResponded 26 December 2017

Sandy and Doug - thanks for your kind words. Every year, we know that it is holiday time when you arrive: you are like a marker of the year-end! Glad that you enjoy your visits to Trading Places - we love having you here.

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Trading places is a great place to stay, whether it is just for the night for those passing through or if you are planning to stay a little longer to explore a bit. The room was great - very spacious and comfortable with a nice...More

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Thank Brian G
Response from Gus U, Manager at Trading Places Guest HouseResponded 19 December 2017

Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the trouble to review us.Hope you had a pleasant onward journey! Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best Gus

Reviewed 7 December 2017

As a family we stayed before and after the Skyrun which my husband ran. It was a home away from home. We were welcomed warmly by our hosts Carmel and Gus who could have not been kinder. Loved the decor! The bed had crisp white...More

Thank theandersons2017
Response from Gus U, Manager at Trading Places Guest HouseResponded 9 December 2017

It was a great pleasure to have had you here.Carmel and I still think of those blisters that you had M.The Skyrun is certainly only for the real toughess.And doing backup no easy task either ..well done S! Hope we shall see you both again...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The lovely owner Gus Rickard waited for us after driving 951km's and arriving 2hrs late of our expected arrival time. I draw my hat off for him. A mix of antique and latest but home sweet home. As for the books, I wish i had...More

Thank tloujobl
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Hi TJ, Thanks for your review. I must however point out that you stayed at our Rufpatch house and not Trading Places.

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Top amenities
Free Parking
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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South Africa > Free State > Smithfield
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"For Romantics ask for the double shower!"
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"This is simple open floor guest house, more like home than a hotel. Very cosy and quiet."
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"Great stop over route to Wild Coast"
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"have a room with a King , and 2 rooms with Queen plus a Single ..Kids"
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