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Big Five Guest House

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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
30 Aug 2017
“Clean and comfortable”
8 Feb 2018
“Big Five ok for 1 night”
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar/Lounge
3 Star Hotel
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

In case you travel through and need just a place to sleep - Big Five rooms are clean. Small and the bath room - well quite surprising behind a wardrobe door partly open. Breakfast - if no electricity break down - below average. Just some...More

Thank Ann-Kathrin B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

On route from Port Elizabeth to Durban, tried to find a decent place to stay in Mthatha Chose Big 5 because it wasn't cheap and had good review score. Staff were friendly, BUT in our room only 1 cup and it was dirty, things in...More

Thank kevinb1947
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice stay at Big Five Guest House. I was later than anticipated and received a call to ensure that all was in order. Upon my arrival the gentleman was waiting outside to direct me. The room was clean and met all my...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We arrived late after a long drive up from P E and had booked bed evening meal and breakfast. We were surprised to find an acceptable meal ready for us served by a charming African lady-Vivien . Our room was very disappointing with old furnishings...More

Thank Hil-Harv
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Mthatha seemed the obvious stop off between Port Elizabeth and Durban. Location is easy to find - you're almost out of the north side of the city when you get to the Big Five Guest House, and its just off the N2. Room was clean...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$49 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$49 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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