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“Tranquil” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

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Cecil John Rhodes Guest House
Ranked #11 of 68 Kimberley B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Tranquil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stayed there for 4 nights and had all meals at the guest house seeing that it was for a training workshop. Location of guesthouse is very central to everything. Beautiful tranquil garden with several water features which helps with the street noise. The apartment building on the one side is a bit overpowering and can be noisy. Rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated. Yet dark and cool. Bathrooms need a make-over. Food was generally good – basic home fair. The staff, Freddie and Johan, really did their upmost to make the experience a comfortable one. They were extremely accommodating – even when stretched by our requests and number of participants. As a training facility it is not ideal – there is very little space, and no break-away rooms. Fortunately we were a small group and it worked most of the time. And finally - visit the art gallery behind the guest house - was pleasantly surprised!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review, 3 February 2015
Dear guest

Thank you for the positive review. It is always reassuring to read that my managers made our guests feel at home and took care of their every need.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

The name conjured up images of the Great Man (CJR) living in this delightful guest house. The decor and accommodation were excellent.

However we were let down by the breakfast! There are no menus for guests. The kitchen apparently has menus which are fixed for each day. We happened to be there on a Monday night so breakfast on Tueday consisted of chicken nuggets with egg, tomato, sausage and what looked like an apology for bacon. We were told that on Fridays it would be fish fingers instead of chicken!!! Ugh!!

Apart from the breakfast the short stay was OK.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review, 3 February 2015
Dear guest

I am glad that you found the accommodation excellent. With regards to the breakfast. We offer a standard breakfast with cereal, fruit, yoghurt, egg, bacon and toast. To accommodate our longer stay guests, we change the extras like the chicken nuggets, sausages, fish bytes, flap jacks, croissants, etc so that they do not grow tired of the excact same meal every day.
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Additional Information about Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

Property: Cecil John Rhodes Guest House
Address: 138 Du Toitspan Road | Northern Cape, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kimberley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Kimberley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the wealth and luxury of yesteryear at this historical property built in 1895. Our eight elegantly decorated rooms are all en-suite with either bath or shower. We are centrally situated and within walking distance from most of Kimberley's historical homes and monuments as well as the city's business centre, shopping malls, art galleries, theatre, private hospitals, Karen Muir swimming pool and restaurants. We offer a tea garden, which specializes in picnic and have a liquor license. Elri and Lyndon de Meillon are the owners. Our friendly and efficient staff will cater to your every need. Come sit in our shady garden under our beloved mulberry tree and enjoy the sparkle of Kimberley. ... more   less 
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