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Farmers Folly Guest House
Ranked #13 of 364 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Its a cozy exquisite guest house, that feels like you are right at home. Will definitely choose this place each time I'm in Pretoria. The staff service was brilliant, I worked odd hours but my take away breakfast was packed brilliantly.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Farmersfolly, Manager at Farmers Folly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Thank you so much for that review, we really enjoyed having you with us. We will also provide you with good service and a big smile.

We are also very glad to hear that you will come and visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I spent a few days at Farmers Folly whilst on a combined private and business trip. The overall standard was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were well organised, friendly and proffessional. The breakfast was delicious, with a full variety to choose from. in conclusion, I would happily stay there again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Farmersfolly, Manager at Farmers Folly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for your beautiful review of Farmers Folly Guesthouse.
We always strive for excellence and we really appreciate all the positive feedback.
We are so glad that you enjoyed our breakfast.

We cant wait to accommodate you again on your next trip.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I spent 3 months at Farmers Folly in a long stay room (down next to the pool) while working in Pretoria. Great privacy, comfortable room. They provided a hot plate and microwave. The only downside was the tiny freezer didn't freeze things properly - which was a bit difficult for a long stay.
Staff were very friendly and helpful - gave me an extra fry pan when I asked for it! Service was fantastic. Great location too. I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Farmersfolly, Manager at Farmers Folly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for your great review.
We really enjoyed having you with us at Farmers Folly Guesthouse.
We are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

The room was nice and spacious. The breakfast perfect. Friendly helpful staff. Large French style doors leading out into a beautiful garden. I was perfectly happy staying here and would again on our next visit to Pretoria.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Farmersfolly, Manager at Farmers Folly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you very much for this great review on Farmers Folly Guesthouse.
We are so delighted to here that you have enjoyed your stay and that you will return to Farmers Folly Guesthouse again.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I spent three days at Farmers Folly and I have to think hard to remember a better place to stay. Very comfortable rooms, nice garden, quiet and peaceful location and very friendly staff. I did not miss anything and felt at home immediately.
Definitively a recommendation!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Farmersfolly, Manager at Farmers Folly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you very much for your review on Farmers Folly Guesthouse.
We also enjoyed you here with us and we are very glad to hear that you felt at home.

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I have had to travel to Pretoria on numerous occasions over the past few years and have stayed in a number of very forgettable Guest Houses which make great claims to wonderfulness on their websites - In my opinion Pretoria guest houses can take a leaf out of the book at Farmers Folly which has consistently catered perfectly to my needs providing an all round positive experience time and again. The Hostesses are always warm and friendly and go out of their way to assist you. The gardens are quiet, pretty and immaculate (first impressions do count!), the living and dining areas are prettily appointed with a suggestion of grandeur from its time when it served as an ambassadors residence. The well equipped bedrooms are neat and clean and the breakfasts are delicious and generous! This is real value for money, home from home accomodation!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

I spend 4 nights in the self-catering studio apartment # 10 and was pleasantly surprised.
The apartment contains an en-suite (small) bathroom, king-size bed, desk, open closets and a kitchenette, fully equipped with fridge, cooker and cook-ware, table and chair.
A wall-mounted flat-screen TV to view from the bed.
The bed is comfortable and so are the pillows.
All in all, just right in a quietly understated, casual style without too much fluff or frills.

There's still some lingering evidence of the past in this former ambassador's residence; the garden and pool area are compact but adequate and reflect a homey, private atmosphere.

WiFi is spotty at best, mostly in-'n-out at night.
And be aware of the constant drone of the pool equipment just below the window at this particular location in the pool area - it's running day & night 24/7.

Staff is friendly, helpful and not overbearing - quietly available in the background to assist with any issue.
Upon departure, Heidi graciously offered a ride to Hatfield station, which was much appreciated on a Sunday without bus service - Thanks once more Heidi !

Will certainly return to this delightful place !

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Farmers Folly Guest House

Address: 40 Farmer's Folly Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 364 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range: £45 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Farmers Folly Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home-from home experience set in a secure garden suburb, located in the Eastern Suburbs of Pretoria, offering guests a relaxed and stylish environment for short and long term accommodation. Centrally located in a gated security suburb of Lynnwood, heartland of the old eastern suburbs of Pretoria, you will be minutes away from all major businesses locations, schools, universities, hospitals and highway access. ... more   less 
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