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Gumtree Guest House
Ranked #4 of 77 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We were only for one day at the Gumtree and it was great. It is a lovely place, nice rooms and pool and very friendly staff.
They made a reservation in a very nice restaurant for us and the breakfast was delicious.
Thank you for everything!
Many regards
Vera & Markus

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed only for one night in "The Gumtree" and enjoyed it very much. The couple owning the guesthouse is absolutely friendly and courteous - not only were we offered a welcome drink in the beginning, they both know Oudtshoorn and its surroundings very well and immediately gave us a lot of valuable tips for our journey. Unfortunately we had no time to enjoy the pool - however, it seemed to be very clean and romantic. The rooms are fine and convey a little "Africa-feeling" through their design. The only little negative point to say is that the wooden room doors are not very solid/robust, but we felt nevertheless safe. All in all we had a wonderful stay there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Phil, who is the main man, worked hard to ensure our stay was enjoyable and all went smoothly. Whilst it was not his fault that there was a power out, he did not charge us for the drinks we had had, as compensation. Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My grandfather and I stayed for 1 night at the Gumtree last week, and we enjoyed it. On arrival, we were met by Phil, who showed us to our room. The room was quite large, with a view of the garden and had decking at the front - a nice gesture. We had a complementary welcome drink with Phil and Linda, who told us a little about them, and we did the same in return.

The location of the Gumtree is good as well, with a short walk to the town centre, which is exactly what we did. The town of Outshoorn itself is not very "touristy" like Knysna, where we visting before, however, it is a welcome stop, and worth it for one or two nights.

The bathroom was good, with a very powerful shower and good facilites. Unfortunately, in the bedroom, there was a very small and old television which really was not up to the standard of the guest house. However, there are many more things to do on holiday than watch television, so that may be the reason why it is like that. Also, the main problem was that the room was VERY hot. When we came in, there was no air conditioning, and even when we turned it on, it didn't seem very powerful, which was a shame.

Phil and Linda's breakfast, however, was a welcome start to the day. Everything was gorgeous, from the home made bread to the cheeses. Even though we didn't have a cooked breakfast, those who did said it was just as good as the continental.

Overall, we had a pleasent stay in the Gumtree.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Excellent B&B in a very nice town . Owner had good suggestions for dinner.
Very good airco, beds and an excellent breakfast. Nice room and swimming pool.
Do not forget to visit the Nel Museum.

Owner will receive you with a welcome drink

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a great time. Phil was very helpful with local knowledge The room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. The best recommendation I can give is that if we visit the area again The Gumtree will be our first choice

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Very good service and a delicious breakfast, spacious bedroom and an excellent location close to the centre of Oudtshoorn. We highly recommend this B&B as a super starting place for a sightseeing trip


  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gumtree Guest House

Address: 139 Church Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: £50 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gumtree Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gumtree Guest House is one of the finest in Oudtshoorn, overlooking the Grobbelaars River and the historic Suspension bridge. This guest house offers luxury and charm, in the shade of a century old giant gumtree. Close to town but with a beautiful view, many restaurants and attractions are within 5-10 minutes walking distance for guests. Our rooms offer the comforts of air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryers, toiletries, beverage packs, electric blankets, TVs, tea/coffee trays and minibar fridges. Each room has its own external entrance. Amenities available to guests include laundry services, Wifi and Internet Access, and telephone/fax facilities. We are fully licensed and offer a cosy bar which is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner nightcaps and features a fireplace on chilly winter nights as well as satellite television. Our breakfast features as much locally sourced produce as possible and we offer Continental and cooked breakfasts. Barbecue facilities are available near the pool. ... more   less 
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