We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Talk of the Town

Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Vanrhynsdorp
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Show Prices
Management photos
Talk of the Town
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Start your review of Talk of the Town
 Click to rate
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the room on the stoep. Hubby and I and our 3year old. Room was clean and comfortable. Open toilet and shower which I was fine with but hubby prefers more privacy. The decor is weird and wonderful. I loved that it is out of the ordinary. Host was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast inside was a really pleasant...

Thank TVG03
Thornton Heath, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! We went twice so saw both programmes- lovely food,great entertainment from the waiters!! Excellent night!! The guys are all great Demonstrating a great range of styles. We loved the new Adele sketch- hilarious!

Thank Stella B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

From when i reserve the place, untill I arrive -the owner Anne was very friendly and helpful. The decor of the place is a nice experience. The bed was very good and i has a good night sleep. The breakfast is very good and there is also coffe and tea in the room . It is a old house with...

Thank Travelvespa
Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 27 July 2015

En route from Namibia to the Cape we decided spontaneously on this guesthouse. No booking ahead, but one phone-call on the way and everything was organized. Anne met us at their front-steps and made us feel at home right away. The room was cosy and very clean. The beds nice and comfy. Next morning Anne surprised us with a delicious...

Thank Ursula M
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We are en route to nowhere towing our camping trailer but needed an overnight stop. Vanrhynsdorp was in the right place and we chose Talk of the Town. Mainly due to the one bad review about the decor which sounded right up our street! We love the quirkiness and the fact that the building is an old one. Anne the...

Thank Harriet J
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here in June 2010, and again now in June 2014 because of the 'vibe' of the old house and the personal service. In 2010 we woke up to the smell of fresh baked bread from the adjacent bakery and kitchen, but in 2014 the kitchen does not provide breakfast. This is now provided at a different location, the...

2Thank Riette1501
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Staying in Vanrhynsdorp was not our 1st choice on a trip to see the spring flowers and accordingly this B&B was our 3rd choice of accommodation – even though we had booked in March ( we could not find accommodation in Nieuwoudtville where we had originally wanted to go ) The town really has nothing much going for it –...

4Thank billdelange
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. What a lovely experience. We were treaded like royalty. We had our breakfast at the Muis Huis which is part of Talk of the Town. Muis Huis served a very nice breakfast and the service was very good. Taking into account that the Talk of the town is a very old house from the previous...

1Thank Kwannie1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Talk of the town has a wonderful creative vibe and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.the beds were comfortable and everything was provided for .Anne went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable and warm as possible and helped us resolve a crisis by being even more helpful then need be. We enjoyed country hospitality at its finest...

2Thank Michichez
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We booked in one of our business assistants by Talk of the Town last week for a business trip. Being advertised as a 4 star rated guesthouse, he came to a room that was very unpleasant and we had to remove our assistant immediately to a more decent place. Since when do you "Test" a client once his booked in...

2Thank martie744

18 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (12)
Room/Suite (4)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Dining (1)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (6)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
View from Room (1)
Room/Suite (2)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (1)


  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Talk of the Town

Address: 1 Commercial Street, Vanrhynsdorp 8170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Vanrhynsdorp
Number of rooms: 5
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Talk of the Town staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms on the stoep are awesome. The stoep looks out on the street, but it is VERY quiet (saw perhaps 5 cars Saturday afternoon/ Sunday morning!). Across the road is the local supermarket that could potentially be noisy on a Saturday morning, but it had not been a problem for us during either of our stars. Alternatively there are rooms behind the main house in the garden.”
Riette1501, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
1 of 1