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Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We arranged a quick visit to Graaff Reinet and needed accommodation. It is years since we have stayed in the town so used Trip Advisor to show us what is available.

This B&B was highly rated so we phoned. Quick and efficient reservation.

Our experience was 5 Star. Friendly reception, great room and a fantastic meal.

We will be back.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Chris5630
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stayed at Aa-Qtansis with a colleague and friend on Tuesday 11 September. We travelled to Murraysburg and Graaff Reinet to review an Enterprize Development project our company is supporting. We were excited about our trip to the Karoo, but never expected to be treated to such superb service and outstanding cuisine!

At Aa'Qtansisi they perfected individual attention with and authentic experience and warm hospitality. The Karoo Loin chops and Springbok was the best I ever had! I cannot go back for more!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank San-Marie V
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The rooms are exquisitely decorated. The service and friendliness of all the staff is fantastic. Thanks to Cathleen and Nico (the chef) for baking a DELICIOUS cheese cake to surprise my girl friend. It made the entire weekend a truly special occasion.

If you want a place where you can feel both at home and totally pampered this is the place for you ;)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CronjeFourie
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We came for one night but stayed for three. That's how wonderful, relaxing, clean and welcoming is this charming abode on a very interesting street in the historic town of Graaf Reinet, gateway to South Africa's Karoo heartland. After hours and hours of a long, hot drive in the semi-desert country, to stop here could not have been a better choice. As four of us dusted off, wonderful chilled cocktails were served before we even enquired about room availablity. We found the service and friendliness of Cathleen and her team some of the best we have enjoyed in many countries around the world. With a wonderful menu, this place makes you feel comfortable and happy to stay another day. And another

Room Tip: Soak up the local atmosphere in a special 'themed' room
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank roman r
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We had such a brilliant stay at Aa'Qtansisi in July 2013. Everything about it was just perfect. The evening we arrived (having seen an advert for the B&B in the information centre in Graaff Reinet) there was a wonderful aroma emanating from the kitchen so we decided there and then, to have dinner 'in' and not go looking for a restaurant. What a delicious meal it was! We were thrilled that we had made the right choice. In fact, every meal was a delight - the attention to detail was stunning.
The picture in the information had appealed to me and I was not disappointed as the decor in our rooms (and throughout the B&B) was ethnically beautiful and so different from the usual run of the mill. The owners have put so much effort, thought and love into their home and I enjoyed looking at their collections of china, fabrics and memorabilia. The garden, too, was a delight.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SonjaPR
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I've been staying at Aa'Qtansisi with my overseas customers (Dutch) for years now and it has always been great. It is a very neet and tidy guesthouse with excellent service and their dinner is delicious.......Hans Pot, tourguide De Kaap Reizen.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank hans p
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The last 2 nights we used a beautiful bedroom here with a large comfortable bath. Our children had a separate room with single beds. We loved it. Both rooms were beautifully decorated, each with their own styles. The same can be said for the rest of the guesthouse and garden. We also had a very tasteful dinner prepared by their chef and a complete breakfast. We are doing a trip in the beautiful South Africa and these nights were like coming home. Thanks to the kind and good staff. We recommend it to everyone. Henri, Odette and the children Vincent & Annelieve

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank OdettevdE
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Additional Information about Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse

Address: 69 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: £71 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo. Our guesthouse, named Aa’Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You." Dating back 350,000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants, in Graaff-Reinet & our town - Graaff-Reinet may well be the Origin of Mankind! Be prepared to be spoiled & delighted with personal attention & unique flavours of decor in each part of this accommodation so that Aa’Qtansisi will become your first choice of accommodation when passing through Graaff-Reinet. ... more   less 
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