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Villa Amor
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Amazing hospitality, gorgeous surroundings & scrumptious fare! The rooms are decorated in high end fashion & with great detail. We loved the outdoor shower - spacious & totally private - what a treat! The unit is located in a beautiful part of the garden totally separate from the main house allowing for absolute peace & privacy. The gardens are immaculate with tennis court, swimming pool - all for the discerning guest. Highly reccommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BarryduPlessis, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you for this report, it is important for us to get feedback. It helps us to know what is important to our guests so that we can do more of that and also to know what to improve. Maintaining an environment of peace and tranquility where our guests can relax is high on the priority list.

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

So far the best Guest House we have ever visited at a fraction of a 5 start hotel price, plus personal attention by the owners Barry & Cecilia. They made us feel at home and was very familiar with the entertainment areas (hotels, shops, spar, points of interest, etc..). Their rooms have different set-up , from romantic lay-back to business suite or city escape to a natural surrounding. We enjoyed walking in the garden, listening to the birds and enjoy scenic layout of their flower garden. The breakfast was good and keep you full the whole day till late afternoon. South Africa (Villa Amor) really offers good quality service and can easily complete with major hotel groups. We recommend every couple or business traveller to give it a try.

Room Tip: Any room is great as it all looks out to scenic views with natural light and fresh air coming in the...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Thank you for this review. We appreciate the feedback as it is important to know what guests find of value. We see the garden as part of the relaxing experience so we strive to keep the garden in good order with plenty of trees and other plants that attract birds.
We have identified 57 bird species so far and encourage people to help identify more. Please can a LBJ expert come and stay and help identify!

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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

What a wonderfull place. Beautifull gardens. Excellent food. Cecillia you made us feel most welcome!! Loved our room and enjoyed the big outside shower. Very relaxing!!! Thank you again..we will defenitely be back!!! Jannie and Jayne

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

We appreciate your effort to write this review and give us feedback as to what your experience was when you stayed here. It is important to us that our guests can relax and enjoy their stay. Showering in the open shower with the birds chirping seems to be relaxing to most!!

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

What a wonderful time we had at Villa Amor. I especially loved the out door shower. The room was really comfortable and well furnished. Barry & Cecilia were wonderful hosts. Breakfast on the patio was great. We will definitely spread the word and hope to be back soon - for a longer stay.

Brian & Marianne

Room Tip: We chose one of the Garden rooms outside, away from the main house. It was great.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2013

Thank you for this response and voicing your appreciation for the outdoor shower. Now that spring is here the abundant bird life in the garden makes the outdoor shower an even more 'nature' experience. We have identified 57 bird species. COME HELP IDENTIFY more.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

A very pleasant stay indeed. Rooms beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Barry was a most welcoming and friendly host. Not at all intrusive. Perfect for a weekend away- very restful and therapeutic. We will be back!
Thank you, Barry !

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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BarryduPlessis, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

We really appreciate everyone making the effort to write a review. It is with this input that we know what is important to our guests and how to keep adapting to their requirements.
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

For top class service and relaxation, Villa Amore is most certainly the place you would want to be. The friendly manner and helpfulness of Barry, Cecilia, Anel and Andre one could not have asked for a more delightful get away. Effort beyond and more! The food was out of this world and my husband and I both will recommend the breakfast and dinner, delicious. Accommodation is spectacular, my husband even slept four times. Thank You for making our get away so wonderful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BarryduPlessis, Manager at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

It is good to hear that someone who goes to a lot of trouble to find a place where she can spoil her husband and get him to relax, is actually happy with what she found at Villa Amor. The rural and relaxed atmosphere is suited to sleeping in, yet you are very close to first class shopping and entertainment.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Absolutely stunning place and by far the best in Pretoria. Great attention to detail and super friendly hosts. The breakfast is one of kind! Thank you for having the best wine in the world on your wine list. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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BarryduPlessis, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

I am so glad you enjoyed the wine and the extensive list of wines. We have for a very long time being collecting wine, mostly bought at the estate when we are in Cape Town. In this way a bit of the spectacular Cape Winelands atmosphere comes to life when the wine is served, and it is even better if guests appreciate it.
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Additional Information about Villa Amor

Address: Plot 288, Arthur Avenue, Pretoria 0040, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Pretoria
Price Range: £83 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Amor 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Pretoria East close to modern amenities, but with a distinct rural ambiance, lies one of the city’s most elegant guest houses. Nestled in secluded lush gardens, Villa Amor offers luxurious accommodation, world-class conference facilities, delectable South African fusion cuisine and personal service. ... more   less 
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