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51 on Forest Drive Guest House
Ranked #1 of 26 Pinelands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I love our room, the bath room the most, it was big and clean and featured with a beautiful bath tub. The free breakfast was very diverse and delicious. We also tried the $12 per person dinner, it tasted good and saved us time to go out finding restaurant.The staff are pretty nice and helpful. I am really glad that I chose this guest house, it offered high above average quality of service but cost much less than the average hotel price in the Cape Town area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Thank you for the good review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and dinner with us.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

although it is in capetown it is a very quiet and well maintained hostel with a nice pool area and friendly staff. the breakfast was really good. a walk in the neighborhood is also worth it as it is in a rich area with nice houses and gardens. we only stayed there for a night but enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Thank you for the nice review Roman. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Very nice, green lodge with pleasant rooms in vintage colonial style. Garden with a swimming pool and chairs, all in all - very cute and accommodating lodging option. Tasty affordable sweets and drinks in each room.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Thank you for the good review Maria. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Excellent value for money,sitution in a quiet beautiful peaceful suburb. The staff was excellent, the breakfast together with the clean environment just put the icing on the pudding. Wish we could have extended our stay, at the reasonable prices on offer. Thanks Guys you have really made our stay feel like home

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Thank you for the lovely review Graham. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We stopped for one night on the way to Plett. Lovely accomodation, very clean & comfortable. Secure parking on site. Within an hour of arriving we were in the pool! About 15 mins drive to the waterfront at Cape Town. Breakfast was excellent. Wish we could have stopped longer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2014

Hi Angela, thank you for the good review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Firstly I must say that this was excellent value for money.
The hotel was easy to find from the website instructions; there is free parking in the grounds. The rooms are actually in 3 separate properties, 51, 53 and 56 Forest Drive, some are self-catering. Tracey and her team gave us a wonderful welcome and we felt totally at home. There is a pool at each property and gardens to sit in. The room we were in was bright and airy with a large bathroom which had a huge shower area as well as a roll top bath, we did see one other and the bathroom in that was also of a very high standard, top quality fittings and the property was spotlessly clean throughout. Bedding, towels, toiletries, etc. were of the quality your would expect in a top class establishment. The breakfast was excellent. There was a buffet with lots of fresh fruit, yoghurts, dried fruit, nuts, etc. as well as cold meats, cheese and freshly cooked pastries and muffins. There was also hot breakfast option which offered a huge choice and was included in the price. All the food was cooked by a professional chef and both quality and presentation were of the standard you would expect in a top quality establishment, a credit to the management. We ate in the onsite restaurant on two nights of our stay and were delighted with the quality and value of the food offered. The hotel is approximately 10 mins from the centre of Cape Town and waterfront (depending on traffic of course) and is situation in a great location for seeing the surrounding areas such as winelands, coastal resorts, etc.

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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2014

Wow, thank you very much for the great review. Always good to get such good feedback and we are glad that you ejoyed all our facilities. We look forward to meeting you again in the future.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Wow, this place is fanstastic. Nested in a very green, safe and clean neighborhood. Has a quiet beautiful yard with swimming pool. About 10-15mins drive from downtown on the N2, perfect if you have a car to stay out of the city in the pleasant suburbs. Very large rooms at very reasonable price. And the food... ah... the food was reeeally good, both breakfast and dinner! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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forestdrive, Manager at 51 on Forest Drive Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2014

Thank you for the very kiind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the use of our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about 51 on Forest Drive Guest House

Address: 51 Forest Drive, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Pinelands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Pinelands
Price Range: £61 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 51 on Forest Drive Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forest Drive Establishments consists of three guest houses - 51 on Forest Drive, Thyme on Forest Drive & Forest Drive Lodge. These Bed & Breakfast or self-catering guest houses offer warm hospitality in comfortable, luxurious surroundings, in a tranquil, garden setting. Forest Drive Establishments is located in the Garden City of Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa. Known as the 10-minute suburb, we are situated close to the N1, N2 and M5 freeways, allowing quick access to Cape Town International Airport, The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the City Centre and beautiful beaches, all within 10 - 15 minutes by car. Pinelands boast two top-ranking golf courses, i.e. the Mowbray and Rondebosch Golf courses. ... more   less 
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