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Villa Tarentaal
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great place”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Only stayed the one night on our way back to the airport, but what a find - a real oasis. On our arrival Graham was most helpful and also pointed us towards a great restaurant for dinner. The bedroom and bathroom were both large and well appointed with some nice finishing touches. Breakast was excellent and served on the lawn. Really can't fault it!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Masvingo
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Tarentaal for three nights with friends of ours.
On arrival we were met by Graham who helped us park and carry our cases to the cottage. Our stay was exellent in every way and Graham's and Brandi's attention to detail was to be commended. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The personal service and choice in regard to breakfast was as good if not better than highly regarded hotels. The surrounds, garden and the view from our verandah showed off the best the Cape has to offer. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the garden and the mountains in the distance was a special way to start the day.
Highly recomended in every way. We wish Graham and Brandi every success in the future and look forward to seeing them again one day.
Graham and Cally Richards.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

90 minute drive from Cape Town - perfect place for a weekend getaway. Graham & Brandi are wonderful hosts knowledgeable about the area and going out of their way to please. Staff are friendly, unobtrusive and only too willing to assist. Large, comfortable bedroom. Bathroom would meet the standards of any top class resort. Excellent breakfast in an idyllic setting.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Villa Tarentaal for three nights and wished it could have been for longer. The Villa and gardens merge together beautifully with the warm coloured building a perfect foil for the water sculptures, plants and trees surrounding it. The pool area is a heavenly place to sit and soak up the views of the mountains, admire the garden, have a dip to cool off and to meet fellow guests. We stayed in Fish Eagle Cottage which was tastefully furnished to a very high quality standard and had breakfast served on our terrace each morning. It was a bit like being a house guest with Graham, the perfect host, Brandi and the children in the background and the staff always helpful and friendly. Typical of the way guests are treated we weren't asked to pay the minute we arrived or even give a credit card authorisation. It was our favourite place in a 3 week holiday. Go, you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Didn't see the other cottages or rooms but I am very confident that whichever you choose would b...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

First visit to the Villa and to its home of Tulbagh. Were greeted by Brandi and later met her husband Graham. Excellent hosts - friendly and available, but not intrusive. Was there having a weekend with my son and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Breakfast was far higher standard than is typical in today's B&Bs where muffins and muesli seem to be the norm. The suite we stayed in was well-appointed and more than comfortable enough. I would recommend highly for a romantic getaway or with family.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We were attending a wedding in Tulbagh, and decided to make a weekend of it and Villa Tarentaal offered the peaceful retreat that was much needed. Graham was the gracious host from our arrival (two hours after check in time) to our departure. Breakfasts were phenomenal feasts, served with delicious coffee and fruit juice, all delivered to our room. We munched away with the spectacular mountain views and chifping birds and not to mention darling Karma, paying a visit or two. We had a lovely, relaxing stay, and will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Villa Tarentaal is tranquil and peaceful, so all the rooms would probably be great.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for two nights and on arrival immediately wished we had booked longer. The location is perfect, with breathtaking views and easy access to the town centre of Tulbagh and the surrounds. Graham and Brandi were exceptional hosts, helping out wherever possible to make sure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. The breakfasts were delicious, the croissant French toast is an indulgenence worth the extra calories (!!) and the special personal touches made all the difference . We stated in the Swallow Suite which was beautifully decorated and well stocked with tea, coffee and lovely extras like rusks (my British hubby is now a fan!) and ice cold drinks for the really hot days by the pool. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, we hope to be back when we're next in SA

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Tarentaal

Property: Villa Tarentaal
Address: ext Van Der Stel street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Witzenberg Municipality > Tulbagh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Tulbagh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Tarentaal 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulbagh accommodation with a special touch. Villa Tarentaal offers boutique style accommodation, every detail has been personally attended to, from throw cushions to the extra length beds, with guest comfort in mind. Enjoy privacy, stunning Tulbagh mountain views, meandering gardens, breakfast served to you at your cottage each morning, and extreme hospitality. Our three private cottages offer space to relax. All cottages are equipped with kitchenettes, living areas, modern bathrooms and spacious bedrooms, flat screen televisions and aircon. Looking for romantic Tulbagh accommodation. Our new Peacock Suite is the ultimate retreat. We are located 1km from Tulbagh village. Come enjoy outdoor and indoor splendor at its finest and the most unique bed and breakfast in Tulbagh! ... more   less 

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