I chose this guesthouse after reading reviews on tripasvisor and was really disppointed. My husband and I had a 2 night stay at John Montagu and we both felt that there was not enough attention paid to the guests - it did not have that personal touch that we came across at other guesthouses. We never saw the owner as it was managed by Cathy who lives next door. I must admit that Cathy gave us her mobile number to contact her if needed and she gave us maps etc. and made a reservation at a local restaurant. However the atmosphere was cold and the house soulless especially on our second night when we were the only people in the whole house.
Our room was small and there was nowhere to sit. There was no television in the room and poorly lit at night making it rather gloomy. On the upside we did have a spa bath in the bathroom, but, no shower. The breakfast was average - I had scrambled egg which had been cooked in the microwave oven and was raw on the inside - could not eat it.
There is such competition in Montagu as nearly every other home is a guest house that if the JM wants to succeed it will have change. Regretfully I would not recommend the JM guesthouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and stay a while in this magnificent guest house where you are offered bed and breakfast accommodation of a superior quality. Experience tranquil Victorian living with all modern facilities, only two hours drive from Cape Town or Oudtshoorn. Surrounded by the majestic Langeberg Mountains and in the fruit bowl of the Breede River Valley, Western Cape. An ideal retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Within easy walking distance of restaurants and the historic village centre of Montagu. Facilities: Breakfast is served in the sunny dining room overlooking the pool. Guests enjoy a breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade breads, scones and muffins, or a full English breakfast. Relax in the comfortable lounge where the guest may make use of the many books on display. On sunny days and warm evenings guests may splash in the beautiful beach pool or enjoy a drink at the pool. ... more less