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Fairview Historic Homestead
Ranked #8 of 59 George B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sebring
1 review
“My home away from home!”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

This is now my third stay here and I would stay at no other B&B in the George area. The welcome from your host and their knowledge of the local area would be enough. Add to this the ambiance of the rooms plus the wonderful breakfasts you will have are all above 4****. Not to mention the Gardens which are a work of art in themselves would be a great disservice. If you want to stay in a wonderful B&B in this area, look no further it is right here....

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Outstanding service, in an absolutely stunning, beautiful and peaceful homestead. Awake to an amazing breakfast each morning catered by an extremely knowledgeable, flexible and friendly hostess who will not only give you great ideas as to what to see and do around town and the surrounding areas, she and her husband are extremely well versed on many areas throughout South Africa and can suggest place to visit as well as restaurants to try. We used their suggestions and advice a number of times and were not disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Taipei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

My partner and I stayed at the Fairview Historic Homestead during our visit in George.

We stayed in the superior room on the ground floor. The room was very beautiful! We love the attention to detail! The bed was quite comfortable. We loved the special touches like fresh milk in the fridge and the welcoming sherry.
If you stay in George you do need your own transportation.They had ample parking.

Excellent coffee and tea facilities.The breakfast was very nice as well as the friendliness of the staff. We simply loved the garden and the beautiful roses! It was quiet and peaceful and in a beautiful neighborhood.Quiet and safe!

At first we loved the bathroom until we took showers.The water temperature was irregular.That was a big damper on our enthusiasm over the room.

All in all we had a nice stay,unfortunately we didn't like the shower room!

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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benkenstein, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
You'll be happy to hear that the water pressure at Fairview has doubled since you were here ! A not-so-clever plumber fitted a 200kpa pressure valve to our new 400kpa geyser, but the problem has been resolved.
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Fairview Historic Homestead on 21 and 22 December. From arrival and seeing the absolutely beautiful gardens to leaving after one of the best guest house breakfasts ever, we were totally thrilled by the venue & our hosts. The gorgeous antique furniture and individually decorated rooms full of the owners' personal knick knacks made you feel like you're in an Edwardian movie - without any of the stiffness associated with the era though! Our stay was easy, relaxing and professional, with all the personal touches you would expect and more. One tiny niggle which may have to be pointed out for some travellers is that our downstairs bedroom, although beautifully appointed with everything you want, did not have a door between the bedroom and the bathroom. Luckily we had a stunning private patio right outside our room, where one could sit outside with a cup of coffee whilst one's partner did the neccessary! (Just to stress that this didn't worry us much, but I know people for whom this would be totally unacceptable!). All in all, would stay over again in a flash, loved every minute - and thanks to Philda and Des for all the advice, their kindness and for picking up my cell phone, which I had carelessly left lying around. (Shows you how homely this place is - you feel like just leaving your stuff all over the place!)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Ardee, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Wonderful old Georgian homestead, nestled under the mountain in George.
Philda was such a gracious hostess , the home so tastefully furnished with such attention to detail. Wonderful breakfasts at the poolside with a super view of the mountain.
Great evening drinks and chats at the fireside with her and her husband Desmond , who is such an interesting gentleman who spends hours scratching around in his beautiful garden, and despite the drought has managed to keep it all going !
This was not our first visit and will not be our last !
At our request, Philda cooked us a really great dinner aswell.
A truly special experience and looking forward to returning !

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Beautiful, historic home, stunning gardens, delicious food, gracious hosts! What more could one want?

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2010

Spacious room and the house has lovely gardens. Breakfast was brlliant.
Highly Recommended

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fairview Historic Homestead
Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Historic Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience hospitality in a unique and authentic (circa 1861) Cape Georgian historical home. Fairview Homestead is a 5 bedroom guest house in B&B style - that means the owners,Desmond and Philda, live on the premises. The guest rooms are private, but we have a communal lounge/breakfast area for the guests. Philda is responsible for the running of the Guest House and Desmond is the gardener and plant collector (when not in the garden, still working as a medical doctor) We have a large kitchen garden, a small orchard and keep our own chickens. Do consider staying a few days: George is the hub of golf in the Garden Route with many of South Africa's top courses within a 60km radius. We can organize a guided tour of the garden Route wine route, paragliding, bungee jumping, game drives to Bottelierskop Game Reserve and trips to the Seal Island and/or Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay... ... more   less 
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