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Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat
Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

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9.1

Exceptional

908 reviews

908 reviews

Breakfast1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.31 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Moses Mabhida Stadium 1.1 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 1.1 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 1.3 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 1.7 km
Suncoast Casino 2.0 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.0 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 5.7 km
uShaka Marine World 5.9 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 25.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Consulate of Madagascar 230 m
Consulate of Belgium 280 m
Baptist Church 600 m
Umgeni 720 m
Burman Bush Nature Reserve 730 m
Wilk's Park 740 m
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery 760 m
Big Rush Big Swing 770 m
Kings Park Stadium 840 m
Stables Lifestyle Market 840 m

Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

120 Goble Road, Berea, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Berea part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous uShaka Marine World. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

720 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center5.5 Km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport25.1 km

Rooms available at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Studio Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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              Frequently asked questions

              How much does it cost to stay at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

              What time is check-in and check-out at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 380 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

              Is breakfast offered at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 75 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

              What is the smoking policy at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

              What restaurants are nearby Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Restaurants including Spice, Spoonful and Stairway 507 Restobar are popular in Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat’s neighborhood which is known as Berea.

              What popular shopping places are close to Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Shopping options in Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat’s Berea neighborhood include Artisan Contemporary Gallery and Markets of Warwick Tour.

              What are popular attractions near Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Guests at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat can easily visit Durban Botanic Gardens, Mitchell Park Zoo and Phansi Museum located in the Berea area.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat?

              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat’s nearby natural sights include Durban Botanical Gardens and Pigeon Valley located in the same Berea area.

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              What people love about Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

              • 10

                Exceptional

                "I really enjoyed my stay here."

                Vidanta

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                April 15, 2022

              • 9.2

                Exceptional

                "Got complimentary amarula ( I do drink but the gesture was nice), there’s whiskey in the living room, home made cookies and chocolate."

                Lwando

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                October 17, 2020

              • 8.8

                Excellent

                "The owner/manager was very forthcoming with local travel and restaurant tips, e.g."

                Siegbert

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                November 12, 2018

              Property ranking|Compared to 1,146 Durban properties
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              Value for money score
              9.1/10
              Service score
              9.7/10
              Room comfort score
              8.8/10
              Cleanliness score
              9.3/10
              Better than
              99
              %
              of Durban properties
              Better than
              99
              %
              of Durban properties
              Better than
              99
              %
              of Durban properties
              Better than
              98
              %
              of Durban properties
              Overall rating:

              9.1

              Exceptional
              908 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.3
              Facilities
              9.1
              Location
              8.8
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              More about Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

              More about Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat

              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat is a distinct addition to Durban and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat.
              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Durban even more convenient.
              If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
              For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.


              Dining and things to do

              Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
              Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub and spa. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing golf course on site at Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat.


              Around the property

              One doesn't need to look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Get fanatical at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 1.1 km away. During the season, you can buy tickets to see home games and cheer with the locals. Keep your vacation simple, with a visit to Golden Mile just 3.6 km away, where the ocean breeze makes you instantly feel relaxed.


              Reasons to stay here

              Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 99% of other accommodations in the city.
              Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 99% of the city's accommodation.
              This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 99% of competition within the city.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Exceptional
              Facilities

              9.1

              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast

              2 mentions

              Food & Dining

              1 mention

              Swimming Pool

              1 mention

              Beach

              1 mention

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • French

              Internet access

              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Game room
              • Garden
              • Golf course [on-site]
              • Hot tub
              • Spa
              • Swimming pool [indoor]
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Ticket services
              • Tours

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Anti-viral cleaning products
              • Body thermometer
              • Breakfast in room
              • Cashless payment service
              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Doctor/nurse on call
              • Face coverings on staff
              • First aid kit
              • Free face masks
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
              • Protective screens in common areas
              • Room sanitization opt-out available
              • Rooms sanitized between stays
              • Safe dining setup
              • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
              • Staff trained in safety protocol
              • Temperature check for guests and staff

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Alternative meal arrangement
              • Bar
              • BBQ facilities
              • Kitchen
              • Restaurants
              • Room service [24-hour]

              Services and conveniences

              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Concierge
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Doorman
              • Dry cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Food delivery
              • Heating in public area
              • Ironing service
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area
              • Terrace

              Land sports

              • Golf course (within 3 km)

              Access

              • Check-in/out [private]
              • Fire extinguisher
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              • Security [24-hour]

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer
              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Shuttle service
              • Valet parking
              Food and dining
              Breakfast options
              • Continental
              • Full English/Irish
              Location
              120 Goble Road, Berea, Durban, South Africa, 4001
              Excellent
              Location

              8.8

              Airports

              • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
                25.1 km
              • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
                63.5 km

              Public transportation

              • Umgeni
                720 m
              • Moses Mabhida
                960 m

              Hospital or clinic

              • Parklands Hospital
                2.7 km

              Shopping

              • Victoria St Market
                4.1 km

              Convenience store

              • Sasol Delight
                2.7 km

              Cash withdrawal

              • ATM
                300 m
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

              • Moses Mabhida Stadium
                1.1 km
              • Mitchell Park Zoo
                1.1 km
              • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
                1.3 km
              • Umgeni River Bird Park
                1.7 km
              • Suncoast Casino
                2.0 km
              • Durban Botanic Gardens
                3.0 km
              • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
                5.7 km
              • uShaka Marine World
                5.9 km
              • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
                25.3 km

              Nearby landmarks

              • Consulate of Madagascar
                230 m
              • Consulate of Belgium
                280 m
              • Baptist Church
                600 m
              • Umgeni
                720 m
              • Burman Bush Nature Reserve
                730 m
              • Wilk's Park
                740 m
              • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
                760 m
              • Big Rush Big Swing
                770 m
              • Kings Park Stadium
                840 m
              • Stables Lifestyle Market
                840 m
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              All children are welcome.

              Children 0-12 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until11:00

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer fee380 ZAR
              • Distance from city center5.5 Km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

              Extras

              • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)75 ZAR
              • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
              • Number of bars/lounges1
              • Number of floors2
              • Number of rooms 19
              • Room voltage220
              • Year property opened1900
              • Most recent renovation2010

              Parking

              • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

              Reviews of Goble Palms Guest Lodge and Urban Retreat from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              9.1
              /
              10
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.3
              Facilities9.1
              Location8.8
              Room comfort and quality8.8
              Service9.7
              Value for money9.1
              High score for Durban
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (16)
              8-9 Excellent (2)
              7-8 Very Good (1)
              6-7 Good (1)
              <6 Below Expectation (1)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (5)
              Jun - Aug (4)
              Sep - Nov (10)
              Dec - Feb (2)
              All guests (25)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              cindy from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in July 2013

              Lots of character”

              Large, clean rooms, location, strong wifi

              This guest house was great. Unfortunately, I only booked for one night and were unable to accommodate me for additional nights. They did, however, suggest another place which worked out nicely and even provided transportation to the new place. At Goble Palms, we received excellent service, the location was ideal (not too far from beach in a safe location), and the breakfast was fresh and offered fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, eggs, etc.

              Reviewed July 28, 2013

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Brian from South Africa
              Family with teens
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

              Splendid Colonial House”

              Vincent is such an able and supportive host and he rallies his team magnificently. I've stayed in many BnB's in Durban and this one has the best breakfast by far. The rooms are big and very well furnished and the price reasonable. Good wifi. The only negative is the poor tv channel choice and poor reception in the rooms. Disappointing as the rest is si good.

              Reviewed October 02, 2017

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Siegbert from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

              Good value for money and service”

              Good location for accessing all area of the city and parking is provided. The house has a great and welcoming atmosphere with several lounge and terrace areas for guests. Breakfast excellent with local/homemade touches and duty manager Goodman is an utterly caring, service-oriented and competent gentleman. The owner/manager was very forthcoming with local travel and restaurant tips, e.g. Mali Restaurant nearby for excellent Indian food and recommendation to visit the Nelson Mandela capture site and apartheid museum on our way to the Drakensberg.

              Reviewed November 12, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              marlene from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Stay here when in Durban”

              This is a charming property with a wonderfully attentive manager, Vincent. We wish we had a longer stay there. Highly recommend for any stay in Durban🌍

              Reviewed February 27, 2018

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Lwando from South Africa
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double or Twin Room
              Stayed 1 night in October 2020

              Little things matter”

              The place has character, every room was different. From the decor to the trees surrounding the house. Got complimentary amarula ( I do drink but the gesture was nice), there’s whiskey in the living room, home made cookies and chocolate. The staff is very attentive. It felt like home away from home. I’m definitely going back! The only thing I didn’t like it’s close to the road but at night it’s quiet. This place is a gem!

              Reviewed October 17, 2020

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              9.7
              Exceptional
              Robert from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

              Oasis of calm after travelling ”

              The staff, Vincent is outstanding, the setting of wonderful gardens, the breakfast outstanding.

              First time in South Africa, the room was terrific in a colonial style with secure car parking and dedicated staff. Wonderful place to stay.

              Reviewed June 19, 2014

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Rajiv from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

              Very nice hotel”

              A spacious room with very nice bathroom. Excellent level of service. Main disappointment was a lack of Supersport/DSTV channels, other than that, I would definitely recommend this property. There is a very nice cafe round the corner called Earthmother-the food there was exceptional.

              Reviewed October 28, 2016

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              caron from South Africa
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

              I had an amazing stay! My room was exquisite and I had everything I could possibly have needed.”

              I was welcomed by Vincent, who was helpful and professional. Thank you for a fabulous experience...I will definitely be back and have already recommended it to many of my family and friends.

              Reviewed February 05, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Arlene from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              A hidden gem”

              What a fabulous place, and such friendly staff. I’m so sorry we only had one night here, we didn’t get a chance to make the most of the pool and beautiful surroundings. We’ll have to come back

              Reviewed November 07, 2017

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              9.3
              Exceptional
              Rene from South Africa
              Business traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

              Had a great stay!”

              Vincent, spacious room, detail

              Had a lovely stay, room beautiful and staff and especially Vincent were very attentive.

              Reviewed August 28, 2013

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              8.0
              Excellent
              Mushfieqah from South Africa
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in May 2016

              Cosy and neat”

              Friendly staff, easy to find and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the main road.

              Reviewed June 07, 2016

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              5.7
              David from South Africa
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

              Not good”

              Breakfast. Owners willingness to refund. Close to good restaurants.

              Room was very small. Electricity tripped a few times. TV reception and Chanel selection was poor. Old hotel. We booked out after the first night. Breakfast was very good. We had cold showers as there was no hot water.

              Reviewed October 30, 2013

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              malifane from South Africa
              Couple
              Standard Double or Twin Room
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              mr”

              exceptionally good, tranquil as if its not in a city

              Reviewed December 04, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Tjark from Malawi
              Business traveler
              Stayed 1 night in September 2016

              Perfect & lovely place!”

              Nothing to complain, great service, great location!

              Reviewed September 09, 2016

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              6.4
              Good
              Leif from Canada
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

              An historical building. Unfortunately wiring also historical. The breaker switched off a few times.”

              When the breaker tripped one evening we were in darkness for at least five minutes and the wifi never did return despite numerous promises. Unfortunately weren’t able to check in for our flight the following day.

              Reviewed May 02, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Vidanta from South Africa
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double or Twin Room
              Stayed 1 night in April 2022

              Beautiful and worth the price ”

              I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are beautiful and it is clear to see that a lot of thought and effort was put into this place. My only regret was that I couldn't stay longer!

              Reviewed April 15, 2022

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              9.3
              Exceptional
              Shelley from South Africa
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

              Relaxed and comfortable and friendly ”

              The hotel was clean, very nicely decorated, felt like a home away from home, staff are very helpful and friendly. Vincent does everything he can to make you feel welcome.
              Reviewed April 03, 2013

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              9.3
              Exceptional
              OLIVIER from France
              Family with young children
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

              Hotel de charme”

              decoration raffinée -gentilesse du personnel et proximité

              Super séjour dans cet Hotel a la décoration très raffinée, Petit déjeuner excellent, 10 minutes de la plage en voiture

              Reviewed July 25, 2013

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Rik from Belgium
              Couple
              Standard Double or Twin Room
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              Fantastische B&B in koloniale sfeer”

              Een zeer mooie plaats. In ware koloniale stijl. U wordt in stijl ontvangen. Kamers zijn prachtig. Pub en eetzaal zijn stijlvol ingericht. Ontbijt is perfect. Personeel is vriendelijk en zeer behulpzaam. Zeker om te onthouden voor de toekomst.

              Reviewed November 19, 2017

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Janneke from Netherlands
              Business traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

              Mooi plekje!”

              vriendelijk, bijzonder plekje, ook lekker buiten zitten

              prima!

              Reviewed April 07, 2015

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