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Le Must River Residence
Ranked #9 of 71 Upington B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Le Must is an absolute ''Must''”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Passing through or staying a few days in Upington, do yourself a favour and stop over at Le Must on the river. My group from 5 different countries and I stayed for a night and they couldn't stop talking....The hospital Dirkje welcomed us with a big smile. We had wine on the river bank, slept in the most beautiful rooms and the best dinner ever. Loved this place !
Thank you guys, we will be back !!

Will

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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dirkje b, General Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you SO much for the review. It was such a pleasure to have you all with us and we would have loved to have you stay with us a day or two longer.

Take care and we hope to see you back here soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed one night at LeMust Residence in Upington on our way to Namibia. We had a warm welcome by Djerke and team. The rooms are very nice. We enjoyed the stunning garden with a beautful view on the river.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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dirkje b, General Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind words. It is always nice to hear that people enjoyed our "home".

I trust you had a wonderful time in the beautiful Namibia and hope to see you again soon.

Warmest regards
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windhoek
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We need to travel to South Africa from Windhoek via Upington at least twice a year and I wish we had tried Le Must earlier. Both manager's ( Hennie and Dirkje) were extremely welcoming ( both to us and our dogs), The rooms we occupied ( nr. 4 on our way down and nr 11 a week later) were extremely comfortable, private and ideal for our needs. Each of these rooms had a balcony where our dogs could sleep.
The interior of the B & B is lovely ( gracious and charming) the garden and riverfront area is beautiful ( an oasis ) and the breakfast good. However, what makes this B & B unique is the welcoming, home-from-home atmosphere and relaxed, flexible attitude of Dirkje and Hennie. -Guests are able to use the kitchen/fridges etc for storing food overnight and make their own tea and coffee whenever they feel like it. In addition, our two small dogs were extremely welcome ! Thank you Le Must ! What a tremendous find !

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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dirkje b, General Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was SUCH a pleasure to have you.

We look forward to having you with us again on your next trip to your favourite destination in South Africa :-)
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Southampton, UK
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed here in Sept at the beginning and end of another Kgalagadi odyssey. Couldn't have had a warmer welcome and the room was absolutely stunning (Room 1) with lovely terrace overlooking the garden and river. Both Dirkje and Hennie were extremely friendly and helpful, arranging for us to borrow a coolbox for our trip and recommending local eateries. Breakfast was plentiful and unhurried in the spacious dining room. Le Must is in a lovely quiet location and we're only sorry we missed the opening of the new Mall! We will definitely be coming back next time we visit our favourite place in SA.

Room Tip: Room 1 was large, opulent and extremely comfortable. Has access to an expansive lounge and terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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dirkje b, General Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thank you so very much for the lovely review. We, of course, thoroughly enjoyed having your stay with us and hope you will again visit us to share your enthusiasm and zest for life.

Take care
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

WE stayed over at Upington on way to Kgalagadi Park, picked this B&B from reviews, and stayed there again on the way back. Stayed in same room both times, very spacious room and bathroom, luxurious, pricey but worth it. Right on the river, amazing courtyard and garden, very peaceful (other than a festival of some sort with thumping music which could be heard a kilometre away - not the fault of the B&B and I suppose a rare event). Great breakfast, too, before we left.
Secure parking for 6 cars but in a narrow driveway where cars got parked in. Could be an irritation to some people.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms situated around a courtyard, and I think two rooms river facing. I did not see th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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dirkje b, Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it and are glad that you had a good stay with us despite the yearly festival which can be a little noisy at times.

Take care and we look forward to welcoming you with us again.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had an enforced stopover in Upington to repair a smashed window after our Landcruiser being rudely burgled in Lamberts Bay. The amazing thing was we couldn't find a room anywhere in Upington. After numerous calls we were referred to Le Must as they had just had a very late cancellation. Our luck had changed.
Djirkie the manager made us immediately welcome with a fresh pot of coffee and a warm welcome on the beautiful veranda overlooking the river. The room was comfortable and the public areas of the guesthouse tastefully and elegantly furnished. The gardens are beautiful and tranquil. The breakfast and service were impeccable. The standard here is well above most South African B&B's and guest houses and hence the higher rate - which is fully justified. I did have an issue with the water in the shower and a very noisy boiler outside our room - possibly related? I am sure that this will be professionally and quickly attended to as was all else in our stay. Thanks Dirkje for taking us in and for the warmth and great stay. Our window was quickly and professionally fixed early the next morning and we were comfortably and much more happily back on the road!! I highly recommend this guest house - treat yourself and stay there.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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dirkje b, Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you so very much for your review, it means a lot to us.

And thank you for drawing our attention to the noise outside the room. We did some investigating and the problem was solved. I sincerely hope that you will again visit us in the future and not as an enforced stopover :-)

Regards
Dirkje
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed in the guesthouse, which is centrally located and within walking distance from town. The rooms are very well furnished and decorated with all the amenities that you may require. We rented two rooms as we traveled with my parents and our hostess accommodated us with a room on the ground floor for my elderly parents. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
The guesthouse is on the banks of the Orange River and while relaxing next to the river we could hear the call of a fish eagle.
Excellent breakfast that is served from 7 in the morning.
We had parking on the premises behind a lock-up gate but I am not sure that the parking area can accommodate all guests. This may be the one concern and I would check when booking to confirm that parking will be available.
We will recommend the guesthouse to our friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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dirkje b, Manager at Le Must River Residence, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I trust you continued to have a wonderful trip with your family. Your kind words are much appreciated and we look forward to having you with us again.

Warmest regards
Dirkje
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Property: Le Must River Residence
Address: 14 Budler Street, Upington 8801, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Upington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Must River Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Must Residence is a superior boutique guest house on the banks of the verdant Orange River, in the business centre of Upington. The residence is reminiscent of the great Italian villas of the lake district of Italy and is lush with antiquities, heirlooms and other treasures collected from all over the world. Le Must Residence with 11 bedrooms and suites, is a haven of peace and tranquility and will host you with comfort. You will love our friendly, local staff and our unpretentious Northern Cape hospitality.We are proud to be a non-hotel property. We do look forward to receiving you as our guests. Dirkje and Le Must staff. ... more   less 
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