I don’t really know how to start!, Amazing! Brilliant! Exceptional! This is the place to stay when visiting Betty’s Bay. Helene is the best hostess ever,we have travelled around South Africa frequently and have rarely found anywhere like Stay at Friends.
From checking in we were made to feel so special, nothing too much trouble. Thanks to Andi too for looking after us both, fetching our breakfasts to our room every morning and making our stay comfortable.
Helene cooked for all her guests whilst here on two nights, do not miss the Bobotie or the Lamb shanks!,she is a first class chef!!!! We stayed in Franschhoek the week before and never had food to match Helene’s. The rooms are very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. This is how a guest house should be, you must stay here, you will not be disappointed!
The wonderful beach a 2 minute walk away, restaurants close by, we ate at Tides highly recommended.
We arrived as guests but are leaving as friends!
Thank you so much Helene you are a special person , keep doing what you’re doing , it works wonderfully.
Dave and Heather ( aka David aka Mr ? !!) xx
We will definitely be back .
My husband and I have just returned home after a fabulous trip to South Africa. We stayed in some really lovely places but this was the best . This is beautifully situated, has beautiful rooms and lovely areas to relax. But this place has something more, something special....it comes in the form of Helene, the owner. Helene is on site and welcomes all her guests with open arms. She genuinely cares about each person.
She tried to book us a table at a local restaurant but it was closed, Instead she cooked us a beautiful meal and we shared a glass or two and chatted away.
Breakfast is relaxed and beautiful.This place is aptly named because we felt as if we were staying with friends. Thank you Helene.
If you are travelling to Cape Town my advice would be drive out to Betty’s Bay and stay here rather than in town. Relax with Helene, you will not regret it,
Mitzi and Barry
Location is close to penguins & has beautiful view over the area. The room is spacious and has a lovely shower! Value for money is great.
But this is not all, the welcome was superb by getting a snack and glass of orange juice from the most lovely host! Helene and her husband, the owners, are literally the best people we have met for a LONG time. They understand how to treat their guests and were very helpful in our search for a shark dive company in Gansbaai. We would absolutely recommend staying here; it's one of the best accommodation we have stayed at in South-Africa.
We wish Helene and her husband all the best xx
We stayed at Stay at Friends 3 nights in November 2017. It was a perfect time there. We had our own flat with 2 bedrooms, 1 for the kids and 1 for us. When we arrived there, we got a very warm welcome with a cool refreshment and very delicious finger food.
The flat was very clean, well equipped with everything what we needed. The offered breakfast, wow, absolutely perfect. And also the team was everytime very friendly and helpful if needed.
The guesthouse is located in a safe area.
We would definitely stay again there and can recommend it to everyone else.
Thanks for the very good time there.
We had a lovely stay in Betty's bay thanks to Helene and her staff member Andi. They really made us and our baby feel most welcome. We will definitely be back.
The place is very clean & tastefully decorated, Helen is lovely & always available to help you to have a wonderful journey like was mine! You will enjoy your stay!
Really enjoyed my stay. Was absolutely beautiful. The service and care received this past weekend was exceptional. Friendly people. Room was exactly what the images reflected. The comfort. Definitely felt like home away from home. The view from our room. Could wake up to this daily. Definitely good spot.