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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Clarens, Free State

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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ZimLeeds
Barcelona, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simple but effective!”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We spent 4 days at Nelsbells, 7 of us, my stepmom in the little cottage, very pleased with her own bathroom, kitchen and porch to smoke on away from the little children.

My wife and I, two daughters (4 and 1) and my sister and her boyfriend were in the main house. It is spacious but could do with some sound proofing between the two floors, anything you do downstairs comes through so clearly upstairs it sounds as if the noise is just outside your door! The stair bannister at the top of the stairs could do with less wide gaps, as it makes it dangerous to have a small child upstairs - the railing around the awesome upstairs porch is safer. Last suggestion is a sign next to the white cupboard to the right of the washroom/scullery at the back of the kitchen to say that's where the light switch is - I was embarrassed to have to call people out to find the switch - one at the entrance wasn't working and I assumed that was the one for the kitchen light - didn't even think to look between the cupboard and the wall on the far side of the room (narrow gap).

This may sound negative, but it's not meant to be - we loved our stay, it's a lovely big garden, away from the centre of town and very roomy. I would recommend this cottage to large groups and families .

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Liked best: Garden and porch
Liked least: Sound proofing and upstairs rails gaps too large.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
3 May 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your points are valid and we will look into it.
All the best and we hope to welcome you back to The Nelsbells Cottage in the not so distant future.
Kind regards
Andrien
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690andrew...
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The owners were very accommodating fitting us in. The facilities are comfortable and easily slept the 6 of us. It is close enough to the market square to be able to walk there and back. We will definitely use them again.

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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Nelsbells Cottage.
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Lize-Merè...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great and Affordable”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This house is equipped with just about anything you can ask for. It is quaint, comfortable and very spacious.

The only downfall is that there is only one bathroom in the house and one in the cottage with very small geysers. As such, I would not recommend staying there if you are a big group.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Oct 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Nelsbells Cottage.
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Mick1973K...
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We needed a place to surprise Mom and Dad for their 60th that could accomodate 8 Adults. Nelsbells Cottage is pretty, comfy and cosy...everything we expected at a very reasonable rate.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Oct 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Nelsbells Cottage.
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daleen201...
Mooinooi, South Africa
2 reviews
“Amazing Place”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The house was clean and spacious, well equipped and child friendly
Service was great, with no complications.
Dinner in town was lively and the atmosphere happy...
We'll definitely visit again!

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Liked best: The View from the upper deck
Liked least: The stairs to the bathroom
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Nelsbells Cottage.
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