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“Very nice accommodation, very friendly owner.”
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The Trail House
Ranked #5 of 8 Betty's Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 April 2014

One of our best accommodation ever. :-)
Very friendly owner, nice and clean room, very quiet and well situated just 50 minutes drive from Cape Town airport, so it was great refreshment after long travel with small kid.
Nice trails just behind the house with lots of interesting flora, including the King Protea.
Thanks for this pleasent stay, when wisiting this part of RSA, we will definitely come again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Just loved this guest house - unique in its own special way, excellent value, proof of the pudding is that I am going back for longer. Fransel is a super duper person, lovely smile and good sense of humour too.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at the trail house over Christmas. The hostess, Francel, is very friendly and accommodating, our kids were happy (6 and 8 years old), all good. The place is kept very clean (out rooms were even changed on Christmas day), en suite bathrooms to each room and each room has a little private outside spot where you can sit without seeing other guests. In short, much better than you would expect for the price.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

A super little place..peace and quiet....easy walks start yard from front door....Fransel has a warm welcoming smile and makes some great coffee. Made a lovely fire one chilly evening in the main dining room. My room had a good hot shower just right after a long day out walking or coming in off the beach. Its great value for money.....comfy and clean and I would have no hesitation in booking again. Easy to find and Kleindmont/Roi Ells short car journey away.
Well done Fransel

Room Tip: I had room with own entrance door(i.e)didn,t have to use main door facing Mountain.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

The Trailhouse is excellent value for money.Comfortable, clean rooms with a lovely view from every room. Fransel is a great hostess and very helpful with advice when you ask her. The mountain walks and fynbos are to die for and the garden has a lovely braai area that guests are allowed to use. The dining room is great as you have facilities to warm up a take away or sit and read. Thanks for a great visit.

Room Tip: It is a great place if you like bird watching, nature walks, lovely views and hospitality. Expect gr...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Just as stunning as the view to the Atlantic Coast is Fransel's WELCOMING HOSPITALITY. A great down to earth place to stay she offers and her warm personality makes you feel at home in an instant. Fransel's lovely B&B is on the slope of the mountains, just at the beginning of Rod's trail, an easy walk with breathtaking views over the Atlantic, leading to the botanical gardens where awaits you more very promising hikes, including one climbing to large WATERFALLS. So don't believe the Rough Guide calling Betty's Bay unattractive!!! It's PENGUIN COLONY at Stony Point is larger then the one at Boulders, and surely the rocks and Atlantic Ocean give it a dramatic backdrop, not to mention that the place lacks the hordes of tourists, giving it a much more natural feeling. Returning to Fransels she loves to hear about your adventures, reacting with her great humor. I guess bringing kids and pets are no problem since she has both. Fransel, thnx for your TLC and the great time we spent at your place!

Room Tip: Any room is more than sufficient, large and clean, but don't expect posh luxory, it is called Tr...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: 2638 Pipe Road, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Betty's Bay
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Betty's Bay
Price Range: £27 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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