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Review of Colonial Guest House

Colonial Guest House
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Colonial Guest House
Ranked #40 of 74 Centurion B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Like coming home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Snys and Elsie, the owners of this B&B are two of the nicest, warmest and hospitable people we have come across. If they are faking being nice and real, they should be on a reality show. The rooms are basic but very tastefully done; for long staying guests I believe there are mini-fridges. The bathrooms are so clean that we almost feel guilty messing them up. Tear yourself away from breakfast if you can. The lady at the buffet is so nice (and competent) that if you strike a conversation with her she can cook 15 eggs in 4 different ways without messing up one, and make you smile all at the same time. It's a guarantee that your sleep will be a peaceful one and if you need a wake-up call, I'm sure it can be organized. There is a small bar where one can buy your beer, wine, coca cola etc at a reasonable price. Security - something which is quite high on the priority list in South Africa - is good as it can be. Irene is probably the most secure village around Pretoria or perhaps even all of Gauteng province. Never once did I feel unsafe. Falling asleep after a hard days work is no problem whatsoever. Swimming pools come standard everywhere as do in-room heaters, in-room tea and coffee facilities. To me it was a relief to find no iron and ironing board in the cupboard;those have a habit of getting in the way. Should you need one, you can ask for it. Same as you can ask for a plaster/band-aid at anytime. Being a smoker, all I miss is the impossible and that is a smoke-friendly room. A heater in the bathroom would be nice but not of the essence. Personally I like a flat pillow. One of those that one can hug flat when one sleeps one one's stomach. There are plentiful really nice restaurants just a little further than 'just-around-the-corner' from The Colonial and if one wants to eat in for the evening, a home cooked meal can be organised with prior arrangement. I've been trying to find something to complain about or something to find wrong with this establishment but have failed dismally. It is a gem.

Room Tip: Rooms close to the pool have more space and ones one the top floor even more. There is no A/C but ce...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Privacy, peacefulness and 4 star facilities and service in an unassuming guest house. This place really is a gem. The rooms are perfect, the showers are the best you will experience and the garden and pool area are ideal for relaxing after a stressfull travel schedule. Breakfast is cooked right in front of you in just the way you like it by a smiling lady. Many top range hotels could learn a few things by staying at the Colonial Guest House.

The location is excellent for travelling in all directions in South Africa. Perfect for business as well vacation. Very family friendly!!

Room Tip: I had a lovelly ground level room looking out on to the pool area.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Simon F
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Additional Information about Colonial Guest House

Property: Colonial Guest House
Address: Leslie Road, Centurion 0062, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Centurion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Centurion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the quiet and tranquil surroundings of Irene Village the Colonial Guest House gives you the opportunity to experience Africa at its best. Our Guest House consists of sixteen tastefully decorated rooms with satellite television, coffee and tea facilities, secure under cover parking, a private lounge, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and barbeque area. Our affordable rates include a traditional English breakfast in the restaurant, on the patio or by the pool side. ... more   less 

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