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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely property situated in a working olive grove. There is an air of shabby chic with slightly more shabby than chic. A few maintenance tasks need tackling. They kindly moved us to one of the west wing rooms which was much appreciated.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most amaing weekend at Gooding's Grove...in desperate need of some downtime and all I did was sleep and eat in a wonderful environment. The house was clean and cute, the food was delicious and Susan and Johan were the best hosts ever! I cant wait to go back!!

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Paarl, South Africa
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms are beautiful, neat and very clean. Had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Breakfast is served at 8 and it's simple yet delicious. The staff are willing to help with a smile. One can relax on the patio and enjoy some wine etc. It's very quiet and easy going for a well deserved break.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

First and foremost, the "Barn" on the grounds of the olive farm where we stayed is perhaps one of the most beautiful, romantic, lovely places i've stayed in years. The long drive through a canopy of olive trees... i've never experienced and it is sublimely beautiful. To be greeted at reception by as gracious a lady as the owners must... More 

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Goodingsgroves, Manager at Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest. It is truly heartwarming and humbling to read such a wonderful review. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! How wonderful to see that our efforts are not in vain and guests notice our dedication. This is what makes this job so great. To serve people is a "calling" and when you meet such wonderful guests, you understand why... More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well situated just outside Franschhoek with beautiful mountain views. Tastefully decorated rooms. Best to get an upstairs room with a view. Very generous host, spoiling you with olives, nougat and sherry in your room and every evening free olives and snacks in the lounge by the fire place. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast with home made... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Goodings Grove is a stunning place to stay. Staff and management were super friendly. Everything was just great, service, accommodation, food, friendliness. Absolute value for money and made our 25 year anniversary trip an amazing experience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a little jewel in a crown of jewels. Outstanding location. Wonderful folk running the place, Susan and Johan are amazing hosts, helpful, friendly and full of good advice. Rooms are cosy and quaint. Lovely wood burning stoves in the breakfast and sitting room so don't assume this is just a summer stay. And of course, olives everywhere.... More 

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Having known Malcolm Gooding for many years it was natural to book an overnight stay in the guest house he and his wife Salome own in Franschhoek. We were delighted that the owners were in residence while the management couple had a holiday break. Apart from the opportunity to rekindle an old friendship, we loved our room which had sweeping... More 

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Gauteng
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The best part of Gooding's Groves Olive Farm, is that it is just outside the buzziness of Franschoek village, which allowed us to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our surroundings. However close enough to access the main attractions, we easily manoeuvred via the Tuk-Tuk services available in Franschoek which was quite a fun experience. Secondly the self-catering Villa was... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Has a lovely stay at Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House. Unit was fantastic Food was fantastic and received great service Will definitely recommend and stay here again! Thank you very much!!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GOODINGS' GROVES OLIVE FARM B&B IN FRANSCHHOEK Surrounded by mountains and olive trees in the Franschhoek Valley is the 4 Star Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House - an ideal romantic getaway for couples, pensioners and groups of guests who wants to celebrate a special event. Just three km from the centre of the historical village of Franschhoek. The restored manor house built in the Cape Victorian style as a Provencal farmhouse. Here you can relax in the comfort of any one of our eight en-suite guest rooms or semi self-catering units. Enter the warm embrace of the lounge with roaring log fire in winter. In summer the high-ceilings cools the lounge and dining room with folding glass doors that open out on to a shaded patio with our signature view over the vineyards on the mountain ranges. Gooding's Groves offers a bed and breakfast experience with a personal touch typical of the Franschhoek way of life. ROOMS IN THE MANOR HOUSE We have four rooms upstairs and four rooms downstairs. Each room has its own outside entrance and the upstairs rooms each have a julienne balcony and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley. The rooms all have en-suite shower rooms (no baths), airconditioning, heaters and ceiling fans. Three rooms with Twin/King size or single beds, four rooms with queen size beds and one room with two double beds. Free Wi-Fi and DSTV Hotel Bouquet. All rooms equipped with swimming towels, towels, gowns, hairdryer and Tea/Coffee Tray. SEMI-SELFCATERING SUITES: Four Semi Self-catering suiites with views over valley, North-facing spacious semi self-catering suites. Twin/King or Queen size beds, Open plan area with en-suite shower room, kitchen counter, lounge, dining and sleeping area. Air-conditioning or ceiling fan, WIFI, DSTV Hotel Bouquet, towels, hairdryer and equipped kitchenette. SELF-CATERING VILLA: Fully equipped 2 Bedroom House (Child Friendly) No Star Grading: Free-standing Provençal style Villa with private enclosed garden and plunge pool, French doors opening onto north and south facing verandas , spacious lounge, dining room and TV area. Fully equipped open plan kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Free WIFI en DSTV Hotel Bouquet. Air-conditioning in lounge area and panel heaters and ceiling fans in bedrooms. Two en-suite bedrooms with queen size bed in each room. Main en-suite bedroom with shower and bath, Second en-suite bedroom are smaller with shower room only. BREAKFAST: A full farmhouse breakfast with a cold buffet and hot served breakfast included in all rates. CHILDREN: Unfortunately we cannot accomodate children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

Address: Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM527 - RM625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for a view of the olive trees and gardens!”
 of 5 bubbles davidp0llan, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the guesthouse have a better view and less noise from the road.”
  • View from West 4 room
 of 5 bubbles Sonja_CIIIA, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have direct access to the garden, porch or balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles dirk596, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in 3 West, up an open flight of stairs, but with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles A-Nutty-Prof, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Recommend a room overlooking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles BrianR72, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
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