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Cecil John Rhodes Guest House

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Experience the wealth and luxury of yesteryear at this historical property built in 1895. Our eight elegantly decorated rooms are all en-suite with either bath or shower. We are centrally situated and within walking distance from most of Kimberley's historical homes and monuments as well as the city's business centre, shopping malls, art galleries, theatre, private hospitals, Karen Muir swimming pool and restaurants. We offer a tea garden, which specializes in picnic and have a liquor license. Elri and Lyndon de Meillon are the owners. Our friendly and efficient staff will cater to your every need. Come sit in our shady garden under our beloved mulberry tree and enjoy the sparkle of Kimberley.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Shuttle Bus Service
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived after a long drive, booked in , rooms were great although we had no Aircon, staff moved us .. wonderful place, breakfast was nice, staff very friendly, gardens nice, would definitely visit again.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank dcummi193995
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The website cites a lovely tea garden with scrumptious homemade munchies...unfortunately what we in fact received was a cold and unpleasant welcome, informed that no "munchies" were available and then interrogated as to whether our Wi-Fi usage was in fact for business. Disappointing.More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank williamw4037
Response from Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest HouseResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for the review. I have investigated the matter and reprimanded the staff responsible. Our tea garden set up has changed and we now only do picnics, toasted sandwiches and breakfasts . Guests are more than welcome to use our wifi responsibly. We are...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Everything about the Hotel, from parking to the room, the staff and the food was simply amazing. This was a home away from home. I was welcomed with open arms, I will go back the again. As an MD I know what I want and...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank MatshedisoM4
Response from Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest HouseResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It is heartwarming to hear all these things we strive towards. We would love to have you back.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The room was an average room. We were not told it had no shower and it had a smallish slipper bath and we could not change for a room with a shower. The bed creaked everytime you turned The aircon was either malfunctioning because it...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank amandagrobler7
Response from Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest HouseResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for the review. Is was nice to have you and Heinrich with us. We were fully booked and the only available room had a Victorian style bath. Unfortunately when you changed your booking date, the guest house was already full, so we could...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Sick of staying in the usual soul-less modern hotel room, we opted for a guest house on this occasion and were glad we did. Our two rooms were far from identical in this quaint heritage home and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The beds were...More

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Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Eric L
Response from Melezaan, Owner at Cecil John Rhodes Guest HouseResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. We honestly get so much joy out of reviews like this. We love our old house and is makes it so much nicer when our guests like it too.

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"Air Condition works perfect, Safe for valuables, Tea garden"
MatshedisoM4
31 Oct 2017
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"Ask if you prefer a shower instead of bathroom when booking"
amandagrobler7
9 Sep 2017
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"Request a room at the back of the house away from the busy main road."
B1504PBericl
8 Sep 2017
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"All rooms are spacious and charming."
williamthom777
10 Jul 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$68 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeKimberley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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