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Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were welcomed by a sweet, young lady who showed us to our room and was very thorough about showing us everything we needed to know about the room - keys, aircon, tv, wi-fi code - without being annoying. We had the room at the very front. It was very spacious with a large bay window overlooking the neatly kept...

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Charlene will be very happy to hear that you found her sweet (which she is). We truly appreciate your detailed description of your experience and believe that other travelers will find it helpful. We would love to make your breakfast memorable on a next visit.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed here on our way to the West coast and our return trip. Zelda, Charlene and the staff were awesome. Both times we only arrived after 7 but they waited for us. Breakfast was excellent and freshly made. The character of this heritage house (home) has lots of ambience and early morning in the garden was enjoyable. Will definitely...

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We loved having you as guests and would welcome you back anytime. I will convey your message to the staff and I am sure it will inspire and motivate them to keep up the good work.

Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed at this guest house twice in February 2017. Thank you Elri, Zelda and Charlene for the warm hospitality. You went out of your way to make everything comfortable and relaxing under difficult circumstances. You catered for our every need. Thank you again for making my birthday special. We will never ever stay anywhere else in Kimberley. We highly...

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CJRGuestHouse, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

We loved having you at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House. it is easy to spoil guests that are so gracious. Thanks you for the kind review. We hope to see you soon, but under better circumstances.

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this beautifully dynamic little piece of heritage. Modernized comforts, but actively preserving well over a century of history. Our stop-over for decades already, for a truly relaxing evening and excellent breakfast before taking on the long road again.

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CJRGuestHouse, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

We really appreciate the kind words. We love the fact that our guest house is a piece of heritage and we try our best to preserve that. Zelda does go the extra mile to ensure that the breakfast puts a smile on every face. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the 'Cecil John Rhodes' this past weekend with friends and it was absolutely the ideal guesthouse for the holiday weekend that we had intended. To me the main purpose of staying at a guesthouse is to get refreshed and feel more at home when going on trip or short holidays. This guesthouse exceeded all my basic expectations...

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you and your friends and hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, amazing rooms and the best atmosphere... All topped off with a great breakfast in the morning and a peaceful garden to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Will definitely refer friends and family to stay here.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

So sorry that I encouraged my daughter to spend a night here. For the Dinner which cost R220 per person ( supposed to be a home cooked meal) she got a very dried out Chicken Schnitzel, half a gem squash, chips and two cold drinks. That was it! No desert, no starter, nothing. What an absolute rip off....as this was...

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest/Mom of guest I am really sad to hear that your daughter had a bad dinner experience at our guest house. I have spoken to my managers to check that the meal came with salad and that desert was offered. I was glad to hear that your daughter was impressed with the breakfast and the accommodation. She promised to...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a lovely stay at this 'old world', charming guest house. The rooms were very spacious, clean and comfortable and the ample secure parking appreciated. Breakfast was superb and tasteful. Thank you for being a super host and 'tour guide', Zelda!

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure Zelda appreciates your review immensely, as she strives to spoil with breakfast. We loved having you as our guests.

Thailand
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lovely guest house - peaceful - rich in history - so clean - tastefully furnished - food was great and the staff were so helpful and friendly very close to the The Spur - and close to all tourist attractions -

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Central SA
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I had a great stay at your guest house, rich in history and very nice tea garden. Good breakfast in the morning to get the day going. Walking distance from many interesting places. As "Arnie" says "I will be back" See you soon again, thank you.

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Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you at our guest house and truly hope to see you soon!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the wealth and luxury of yesteryear at this historical property built in 1895. Our eight elegantly decorated rooms are all en-suite with either bath or shower. We are centrally situated and within walking distance from most of Kimberley's historical homes and monuments as well as the city's business centre, shopping malls, art galleries, theatre, private hospitals, Karen Muir swimming pool and restaurants. We offer a tea garden, which specializes in picnic and have a liquor license. Elri and Lyndon de Meillon are the owners. Our friendly and efficient staff will cater to your every need. Come sit in our shady garden under our beloved mulberry tree and enjoy the sparkle of Kimberley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

Address: 138 Du Toitspan Way | Northern Cape, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kimberley
Price Range: $104 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms are spacious and charming.”
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