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“A pleasant surprise”
Review of Shady Pines

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Shady Pines
Ranked #3 of 20 Harrismith B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
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“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had a very short stop-over in Harrismith en route to Durban and just needed a bed and bath to tide us over for a short night's stay. We knew that we would be arriving quite late in the evening and were therefore very relieved and pleased that management were happy to accommodate our arrival at 10pm. The security guard had been expecting us and checked us in very promptly. The room was an incredibly pleasant surprise. It was spacious and had everything that we might need, including tea and coffee facilities, and a bath and shower. The electric blankets and small heater were very welcome on that chilly evening. We were out of there by 6am the next morning and left feeling well rested and grateful for the comfort offered at Shady Pines.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We stayed one night en route between Mookgophong and Durban, and would have enjoyed more time here. It's a beautifully maintained/ restored old colonial mansion, with a warren-like layout and appropriately period furnishings in the very individual rooms -- it clearly took some ingenuity to arrange ensuite bathrooms for each of them. The grounds are spectacular and impressively maintained. The cooked breakfast was delicious and substantial, with some choices (e.g. savoury mince) not found elsewhere. Staff and management were uniformly helpful and friendly: we rather messed them around about confirming our booking due to last-minute uncertainties, and email correspondence was efficient and patient throughout. Arriving after regular hours we were warmly welcomed by the overnight security guard.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Shady Pines
Address: 67 Stuart Street, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Harrismith
Number of rooms: 26

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