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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at the Tradouw guest house for two nights this week during our trip along the Garden Route from Cape Town. The hosts Dennis and Leon were nothing but exceptionally lovely and helpful. We stayed in one of the garden view rooms, which was reasonably sized (especially considering the age of the property), clean and...

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

A special place.....a "magic" Garden to relax, really enjoy the silence with a good cup of coffee. Thanks to Leon, the warmly host. Thanks for feeling more than welcome and the best restaurant recommendation so far

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LeonRiley, Owner at Tradouw Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear N&T, It was so great meeting you both and introducing you to The Tradouw Guesthouse and our charming village. The new bar is nearing completion so guess where I will be sitting in the future. Thanks for your kind words which are much appreciated and we hope you return to Barrydale one day. Kind Regards Leon

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

What a welcoming establishment. Leon & Denis have kept the wood finish throughout and this adds warmth and gives you a feeling of being home. You are made to feel at home from the time you walk through the door and have access to the stunning gardens which was exactly the type of rest that I needed after a long...

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LeonRiley, Owner at Tradouw Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Erika, Thank you for the nice review which is so appreciated. It is so nice when guests feel a part of our home which is the atmosphere we have created. Hope the tour went well and look forward to seeing you and James back in Barrydale one day. Kind Regards Leon and Denis

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

It's better to invest a few more dollars and sleep in a more clean place that put more attention into details (such as the existence of bugs in the trash can and dead flowers in the vase). The bathroom is tiny and generally it's not a place that you'll be happy to come back to.

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LeonRiley, Owner at Tradouw Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Ranly, Thank you for your feedback which we appreciate. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay in the twin bedded courtyard room. The building dates back to 1890 and as as it falls under the South African Heritage Act we cannot make the rooms or the bathroom any bigger. The bug in the room was a...

Florence, Italy
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We loved our stay at the Tradouw Guesthouse. Leon is a warm and welcoming host, the rooms are very comfortable, and ours overlooked a beautiful garden full of birds and colour where we could relax. Reviews always say that guesthouses are "unique" but this place really, really is. I'd go back to Barrydale just to stay here.

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LeonRiley, Owner at Tradouw Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Thank you for your kind words. It was great meeting you both and we do hope you will return one day soon. Kind Regards Leon and Denis

Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 4 years ago and although we didn't need to pass through Barrydale on this trip, we took a detour just so we stay at this delightfully eccentric guesthouse again! Leon is a friendly host without being overbearing. He'd booked dinner for us at Mez as the guesthouse doesn't do evening meals, and the food there was wonderful!...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a charming and friendly place. It is decorated in interesting ways and the garden is lovely. We had twin rooms, which were a bit cramped, but ok. It was very nice to sit in the garden.The host was very welcoming and caring.

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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! My partner and I stayed at this beautiful guesthouse this weekend. We loved the decor and atmosphere. We had a garden room with direct access to their beautiful garden. The room was well equipped and exceptional value for money. The location is good and within walking distance of most attractions. The hosts are fabulous;) We will...

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificent place that is so unusual in this contemporary age. The bar/dining room is full of collectables from bygone eras. The gardens are wonderful to sit and reflect on your day and Leon is a wonderful host. Charming, witty and very friendly. If you looking to stay in Barrydale book in here you won't regret it.

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Greytown, South Africa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A lovely home away from home. Leon is an exceptional host, and strikes a wonderful balance, where friendly helpfulness never intrudes. Highly recommended. Trip advisor is being dictatorial and insisting that I keep typing until such time as it feels that I have done a good enough job. I don't like trip advisor telling me what to do.

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LeonRiley, Owner at Tradouw Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi there Colin, Thank you so much for your nice review which is so appreciated. Was great meeting a fellow Natalian. Hope the rest of you trip around the Western Cape was awsome and hope to see you back in Barrydale one day. Dont forget the spook and diesle haha. Hugz to Ilse Kind Regards Leon and the elusive Denis

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tradouw Guest House offers standard value for money small comfortable rustic private and quiet bedrooms for overnight or longer stays. Quoted rates are for bed only with full breakfast optional, thereby giving guests the choice of not having breakfast should they wish to sleep in late, or enjoy breakfast at one of the many restaurants in Barrydale. The building, one of the oldest in the village dates back to the late 1800s and was once the local trading store in the town. Situated in the charming village of Barrydale just off the now famous Route 62. There are 6 bedrooms outside the main house, four with a small bathroom with shower opening onto a vine covered courtyard and two larger queen bedded rooms with private patio and en suite shower facilities opening onto a large private landscaped Garden with abundant birdlife. There is a Guest Lounge with open fire place and various board games.Listen to music from Leons extensive collection of Classical, Opera and Broadway musicals. Relax, unwind or go for a walk through our extended indigenous gardens across the road from the guesthouse. Spend some time in Barrydale and experience the natural wonders of the Little Karoo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tradouw Guesthouse

Address: 46 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
Price Range: RM164 - RM222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“New courtyard room was very comfortable with brand new shower room”
 of 5 bubbles London-BrightonUK, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms by the garden are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles JoshMpho, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The garden rooms are bigger if you can scoop them up. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Splashtash, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Room with a view of the garden is exceptional”
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 of 5 bubbles 348erickap, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The garden room is the best”
 of 5 bubbles akay07, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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