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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This guesthouse is a charming gem in the midst of a sea of somewhat ruffian hotels. I travel between Namibia and Cape Town regularly and i make sure i stay here each and every time I travel. Owner Elizna has gathered quirky antiques over the years and assembled them into four very pretty rooms to make up a fully serviced... More 

Thank Willow C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This accommodation is way better than all of us (11pax) expected from Garies! Definitely the best place to stay in the vicinity of 200km! Every room is super well equipped with all you need (and more)! Crispy linen, hot showers, stunning friendly hospitality! We asked if we can have a braai...the hostess bought ALL we need, packed neatly in the... More 

1 Thank Lorraine G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I clicked on the thumbs-up icon at your review by accident and cant retrieve it. However, it was more my intention to reply to you directly. As a regular guest at Sophia Guest House, I would NOT insist on parking my bicycle in Elizna's beautiful and CLEAN establishment. I take a dim view. Good for you Elizna, thinking of... More 

Thank Molly N
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Visited Garies to view the annual natural veld flower display. Stayed the weekend at Sophia's Guesthouse. This is a little gem. The rooms are relaxing and sprite. The decor blends in well with the Namaqua character. The owners and staff are friendly and offer enjoyable home made meals.

Thank SDV2083
Marquard, South Africa
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We're on an organized tour and sleeping over at Sophia's Guest House for 2 nights! We are sleeping in "Vinkel", obviously next to "Koljander"! Our room is beautiful with everything we need. There is no cupboard, but it's not a problem as we're not staying long. All the rooms are different though, so some will have cupboards! The food was... More 

Thank Hester G
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Everything you could want under one roof with comfortable beds and quality linen. The bathrooms are clean and towels fluffy. Decor is funky, quirky with some exceptional art, antiques and fabrics in between. The food is real, tasty and generous. Make the effort to stay here if you are heading that way.

Thank mariclaired
Struisbaai, South Africa
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97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It feels like the middle of nowhere and suddenly you are in the fun, bright, comfortable Soohia Guest House! Beautifully decorated rooms and an olde worlds atmosphere made this stay really special. No dinner available, but a huge breakfast to see you on your way the next day.

2 Thank Dalene D
Luanda, Angola
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Slept there in 2013 for a night (Unfortunately TripAdvisor can't allow me to go that far back with dates) and don't regret anything! A really amazing place for peace lovers, because the town Garies has such an amazing climate, unbeatable silence and this hidden gem to top it all up. If you're a peace lover, don't think twice about lodging... More 

2 Thank EddyNicolai
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We did not expect such a lovely place in the middle of nowhere, and it deserves all the praise it gets. The host is a friendly, chatty lady who is more than welcoming. We booked at the last minute when we were 2 hours away and wary from driving, so we asked for a double room. It was sweltering hot,... More 

1 Thank Stacey-Lee23
Worcester, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This beautiful decorated, charming and very friendly guesthouse was totally unexpected on our "living it rough" motorcycle trip! Heaven...that was the feeling we got when we walked into our room. From booking the room chatting to Mari to meeting Elizna, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Elizna even offered us wood and firelighters to braai and our fridge was stocked... More 

1 Thank deidre32

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Address: 33 Main Rd, Garies, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Garies
Number of rooms: 11
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“I loved the outside room, which has everything for self-catering”
 of 5 bubbles SDV2083, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For families, ask for the suite.”
 of 5 bubbles DaleneD, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Opt for rooms that don't face onto the main road”
 of 5 bubbles tweetg2016, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Request a room at the back of the guesthouse if the occasional road noise will disturb you”
 of 5 bubbles mariclaired, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the parking area may be quieter particularly during weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles 23peterf, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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