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“Granny style hospitality and "bederf"”
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Beau & I
Ranked #2 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
The Hague, Netherlands
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Granny style hospitality and "bederf"”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Ismelda is a very friendly, elderly host. Upon arrival we got a cup of tea and chololate cake. Her caring nature, her home-made breakfast and the atmosphere at the B&B made us feel as if we were at our own grannies. But, if you're in your thirties like us, it also felt a bit out of place. So, if we were 20 years older, we would give this B&B 4 stars. The rooms itself are spacious and decorated in the same style as the rest of the house. A point of comment is the odd location of the toilet and shower in the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Our family stayed over for 1 night to break a long road trip. The rooms were clean, pleasant and well equipped. Imelda was very attentive and helpful. Breakfast was good, although my 2 strapping lads had her back in the kitchen cooking more!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We only stayed one night here and wished we had been able to stay longer. It is an excellent B & B; the rooms are spacious and comfortable and the family delightful. We were very well looked after and the breakfast was one of the best we had on holiday.
The location is good too as you are in easy walking distance of all that one would wish to see and do in town.
Facilities are en-suite but can be a bit open plan.
Really recommend this delightful stopover.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2013

We had a really lovely experience here. Beau and Imelde went the extra mile for us and made us feel like we were visiting an old friend. The house is a combination of burlesque boudoir and Pristine grandmother's antique home. There are pictures on the walls of their 13 children so you can imagine how well practiced they are at having guests! The bedroom was clean and comfy with attention to detail and sweet extra little touches. The bathroom was very clean. We had a superb breakfast served elegantly with many options of what to eat. Beau is a local of Graaf reinet, so he has a lot of knowledge of the area and Imelde is so generous and kind. It is well located, just a few blocks from the best restaurants. We would highly recommend this place if you are not someone who goes for very modern zen kind of places and are more interested in the real deal experience. When we left after just a one night stay, we already felt like we had been visiting friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Immediately upon arrival, Imelda and Beau welcomed us with tea and home made cake on their lovely verandah. They were the perfect hosts with interest in our travels and plenty of suggestions for what to see and do in and around this delightful historic town - one of the top area attraction is the Valley of Desolation: it is anything but that - a hauntingly beautiful spot to see.

The guest home is at the fringe of the town, the room was smallish but very well appointed and the breakfast was one of the best, if not the best of our month-long trip. When I was unable to get network access from my computer, Imelda graciously let me use her own computer to research and book our next night's stay. Upon Imelda's recommendation and with her doing the booking, we managed to get the last available table at the excellent nearby Polka Restaurant.

One of our most memorable B&B stays with reasonable rates on this month-long trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I recently took my 83-year-old mother on a road trip to Cape Town and we overnighted in beautiful Graaf-Reinet, hosted by Imelda and Beau in their delightfully homely and beautifully appointed four roomed B&B - home away from home, only with more frills! Wonderful, caring hosts, thoughtful touches, sparkling bathrooms and homely, if not luxurious, rooms. Coffee and tea in rooms and a spacious lounge area - breakfasts on request, tea on arrival, great eating-out suggestions, driveway parking, luscious secret garden - all in a very reasonable package in east walking distance from eateries and sights. A joy, and not just for the 83 year old!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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alkmaar,holland
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Imelda and Beau make you feel home away from home. Upon arrival they offer you a drink with homemade cake. They also do everything to help you in feeling comfortable.
Beau arranged even a visit to 2 Cape-Dutch houses to see the interior. Many thanks to make our stay very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Beau & I
Address: 5 West Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Beau & I 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the name of our establishment depicts, this is a team effort by Beau & Imelda to give top class service to our guests and to ensure that they will remember their stay with us. Our B & B is situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums and places of interest. A warm, relaxed ambience has been created with particular emphasis on comfort to make our guests feel at home. We offer comfortable accommodation, set in a tranquil garden with patio and barbeque area. Heaters and electric blankets ensure a cosy sleep during those cold winter nights. All of the en-suite rooms have TV and air conditioners. In summer breakfast is served on the patio with its beautiful collection of plants. A bar fridge, microwave oven, toaster and kettle are at the disposal of our guests for their convenience ... more   less 
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