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Purple Olive Guest House
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Purple Olive Guest House
Ranked #222 of 363 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 August 2012

This is an out-of-place place, to be sure.

It is located in Pretoria's northern suburbs, just over the big, undeveloped hill that separates them from Pretoria proper. Set on a back street in a pretty and quiet residential neighborhood is this sort of mini-apartment-like building/house - it's hard to say exactly what it is!

There are 14 guest rooms in the building with glass sliding doors for entrances. If you've been to South Africa before, you know how unusual this in such a security-conscious country. However, you are in a safe neighborhood and behind iron gates which with controlled access.

Almost like an over-sized home, the place has a wonderful 'lobby' which is more like a living room with couches and tv and then there's a fairly large dining room (for a house) where breakfast is served. It's very homey and suburban.

The rooms are good. Satellite tv, coffee maker, the general stuff you'd need are all there.

Parking in free onsite and wifi is free too.

This is not a luxurious place and neither is it a backpacker spot. It seems to attract South Africans from around the country of all races and seems not to be full that often. It ought to be full given the low price and what you get for it.

It's like, I guess, an OK to good guest house/b&b. It's not luxurious but neither is it rundown or worn. I liked it and would stay again.

The downside is that is you don't have a car, you're not going to want to stay here. There are things around within a 20 minute walk but not much. You can catch a minibus taxi a few blocks away but that's not really an effective method of transport.

Other than that, it's a great place. Give it a try - easily half or less than what you'd pay for similar.

Room Tip: They seem all to be the same.
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Reviewed 24 February 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2014
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2013
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Reviewed 5 March 2012
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Reviewed 6 February 2012
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Additional Information about Purple Olive Guest House

Address: 68 Ray Street | Wonderboom, Pretoria 0182, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #222 of 363 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range: £24 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Purple Olive Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purple Olive Guest House is situated in Pretoria in a tranquil, subtropical neighborhood at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain, next to the historical Wonderboom nature reserve. Ideally close to the city centre (8km), Wonderboom Airport (6km), Colonade Shopping Mall, Makro, the N4, Zambezi Drive, Onderstepoort, Rosslyn Industrial area, Hospitals, and various other amenities. Thirteen stylish, comfortable single and double en suite rooms with TV, coffee / tea facilities and telephones and other luxuries available at competitive / affordable rates. ... more   less 
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