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“The most amazing view with the most amazing hosts”

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Interlaken Guest House
Ranked #10 of 59 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2011

This was our favourite place that we stayed in South Africa whilst we were travelling along the Garden Route. As there were not very many guests when we were there, Elsie recommended we stay in the honeymoon suite although we were not on honeymoon. The suite had patio windows all around it and the view across the lake was spectacular, it was a unique experience to go to sleep watching the stars and to wake up and watch the sun rise. Apart from the views, Kevin and Elsie made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was great, yoghurt, eggs and bacon and one day Kevin made us sweetcorn fritters, which were fab. They were also very generous, lending umbrellas, towels and maps for trips to the National Park, and the stay was very good value for money. We would definitely return and recommend this little gem to our friends.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

In terms of view, this was the best place we stayed at during our trip along the garden route. In the morning you’re woken by the sun shining through the sliding doors and welcomed by a great view over the lake. The sunbird suite itself is very spacious with a nice bedroom, very well equipped kitchenette – you can really cook in here, not like in other self-catering accommodations where you have to search for a spoon and a usable pan – and a nice living room area.
We enjoyed the time here, this is really a place to relax – you can easily spend the whole day on the terrace watching the lake, the birds or just read a good book without getting bored. For those who want to do something, there are beaches and hiking possibilities around as well.
During our holidays, this was the place we enjoyed the most – getting us away from all.
The hosts are lovely and very welcoming.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

I have never reviewed on Tripadvisor but felt compelled to do so following our trip to Wilderness where we were able to enjoy wonderful hospitality at the Interlaken Guest House. Spotless and spacious accommodation was accompanied by stunning views of the lakes and mountains. We were also fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a superb evening meal, cooked in house, to top restaurant standards.It was a delightful evening in the company of two other guests and our hosts, Kevin and Elsie, whose conversation was witty and informative.It more than lived up to its top Lonely Planet comments. Okay, there is always one disappointing element. Ours was that we could not stop longer!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank johnanne194
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2010

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review, it certainly makes our job a lot easier having such stunning guests!!

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Reviewed 20 November 2010

The view is magnificent, the rooms are spacious and very clean and the owners are a very friendly couple that make you feel at home right from the first minute of the stay. Unfortunately, we stayed only one night in Wilderness. I would certainly recommend this guest house to everyone.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

If we could give 10 stars we would. Kevin and Elsie graciously and generously accommodated our needs and more. Besides their outstanding hospitality, we enjoyed stunning views of Island Lake from each room, and an equally beautiful view from the patio deck where we had our meals. Kevin is a fantastic chef. Each morning we were served homemade granola with the best fruit salad and vanilla yogurt we've had (we are vegetarian but they also serve all breakfast meats (eggs, bacon, sausage, etc). The Interlaken is also a stones throw away from Wilderness National Park, just five minutes down the street. And, if you are a runner/cycler or just want to take a nice walk (like my husband and I) the Interlocken is also the place. My daughter enjoyed long runs (hr +) along the scenic dirt roads by the lake.

If you are coming from Johannesburg, you will be happy to know how safe we felt here-- both staying at the Interlaken and on our walks around the area. Hands down the Interlocken is the best B&B weve stayed at in our entire five week tour of South Africa. Kevin and Elsie genuinely want to make your experience as unforgettable as the natural beauty surrounding you.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

Kevin & Elsie are the best hosts one can wish. This combined with the beuatiful rooms and breathtaking views Interlaken was one of, if not the, best accomodation we experienced during our trip through South Africa. Being inm the middle of the Garden Route did help as well.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

After the warmest welcome, we received a tour through the guesthouse and were persuaded to stay after seeing the first room: what a view! Waking up in the morning with a view on the Island Lake was simply breathtaking. The owners made us feel at home, which was certainly also caused by the tasty foods we were presented with. All in all one of the best guesthouses I've ever had the pleasure to visit. Keep it up!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Interlaken Guest House

Address: 713 North Street | PO Box 110, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: £53 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Interlaken Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering unsurpassed views, Interlaken's well-appointed suites lead on to sun-splashed decks which overlook both the lake and mountain. Here, guests can relax and luxuriate in a mellow ambiance that only home can offer. ... more   less 
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