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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fairview is one of the most beautiful guest houses I have ever visited . The hostess and staff are friendly , helpful and accommodating and the venue is spotless tasteful and the hostess thought of every little detail even providing a UK/ ZA adapter plug for me without me asking . The breakfast was also one of the best I...

Thank Sunseasynergy
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I can highly recommend Fairview - the rooms are lovely, the garden is absolutely spectacular, the hospitality is excellent and the breakfasts are delicious. Definitely a place to return to again and again

Thank d0tj0sh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place deserves its 5 star status. It is just incredible... historic, beautiful, comfortable, amazing views, the best breakfast and wonderful hosts. It's pricey, but worth it for the experience and the great memories you will have afterwards. The garden is a masterpiece, and speaking to the owner about it made us appreciate his hard work and vision even more....

Thank ldejongh
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had an amazing stay for two nights at the historical Fairview Historic Homestead in George. For someone like me, who is in involved in the world of design and luxury living, this unique guest house is a hommage to extraordinary hospitality and peace, and a source of inspiration. The room 2 we stayed in was truly wonderful, unusual and...

Thank DHGermany
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The trip adviser reviews were spot on as always The homestead is quite beautiful, immaculately preserved with gentle and understated attention to detail. The owner is a perfect hostess - her welcoming cup of tea and delicious breakfast did not go unnoticed. We had a wonderful stay and would most definitely go there again. We loved it.

Thank Shelley H
Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I travel to George periodically for business and am so grateful to have discovered this gem. Each visit has been a unique experience as each room at Fairview transcends you to a different era with its authentic historic style and decor but still providing the best modern day comfort and luxuries. Philda Berkenstein is an unbelievable host and her breakfasts...

Thank Linda R
Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

I do take pride in my guest house and breakfast preparation and it is very encouraging to read such kind and encouraging words of appreciation.Thank you!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Wow - stunning with an historic ambience. Old world charm with modern day service and culinary delights! Simply beautiful park like gardens compliments this stunning old homestead. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff (Yvette). Highly recommended!

Thank Mike_PE_ZA
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We have stayed at the Fairview when traveling the garden route. Our room had a direct access to the rose garden and was nicely furnished. Besides a very good restaurant recommendation and tips for sight seeing, we received and excellent breakfast on the Fairview's terrace. Unfortunately, I forgot my jacket at the Fairview - and the team (special thanks to...

Thank Alexandra W
Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

And we would love to have you back :) We have just given the two front rooms a total revamp - I have booked a professional photographer for next week, so look at the website photos in about two weeks...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Beautiful home and B and B, easy to find. Good breakfasts and we had a large room. Lovely gardens, nice pool but the weather was on the cool side so could not use it. Would stay again as and when we return.

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Sarpsborg, Norge
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The setting was perfect, this is one of the oldest Houses im George and it now a true gem of a Guest House, The garden was great, the breakfast was a treat every morning. Great room and the beds was of a really high standard.


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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience hospitality in a unique and authentic (circa 1861) Cape Georgian historical home. Fairview Homestead is a 5 bedroom guest house in B&B style - that means the owners,Desmond and Philda, live on the premises. The guest rooms are private, but we have a communal lounge/breakfast area for the guests. Philda is responsible for the running of the Guest House and Desmond is the gardener and plant collector (when not in the garden, still working as a medical doctor) We have a large kitchen garden, a small orchard and keep our own chickens. Do consider staying a few days: George is the hub of golf in the Garden Route with many of South Africa's top courses within a 60km radius. We can organize a guided tour of the garden Route wine route, paragliding, bungee jumping, game drives to Bottelierskop Game Reserve and trips to the Seal Island and/or Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairview Historic Homestead

Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Price Range: $101 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Historic Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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