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    Kestell Hotel

    25 Blignaut Street, Kestell 9860, South Africa
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    6/8/2017 7/8/2017
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good63%
    • Average12%
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    18 Sep 2016
    “What a surprice”
    27 Jun 2015
    “Enjoyable stopover.”
    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviews (8)
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    Reviewed 19 September 2016

    This little town gave us such a fantastic memory. the hotel is quaint and very old. but the owners and manager Andy made it such a special stay. we got to meet Mischief the dog who greets every one in the pub and loves to...More

    Thank Leon D
    Response from ElaineP511, Owner at Kestell HotelResponded 21 September 2016

    thank you for your feedback. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us and we look forward to having you come to Kestell again. p.s. Rossi rocks!

    Reviewed 27 June 2015

    Nice atmosphere in bar sharing with friendly owners and locals. The wood fire made it nice and warm. Load shedding dit not affect the atmosphere. Diningroom very neat. Although the hotel is a 102 yr old it is well looked after. Bedrooms not modern but...More

    Thank 3ladyPensioners
    Response from ElaineP511, Owner at Kestell HotelResponded 29 June 2015

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are always glad to hear that guests enjoyed their visit. The hotel celebrated it's 110th birthday on the 12 June 2015 so she is a bit of an "old lady".

    Reviewed 9 March 2015

    We stayed over for only one night, but experienced hospitality of a lifetime. Thanks Andy your calamari was out of this world as was the peaches!!!!! Best service to top it all. See you soon Andre and Anny

    Thank andre_nell
    Response from ElaineP511, Owner at Kestell HotelResponded 12 March 2015

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always happy for the opportunity to welcome new visitors to Kestell, and even happier to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I shall pass on your compliments to Andy and staff.

    Reviewed 27 October 2014

    Beautiful area close to Golden Gate and Clarens. It is a step back in time with the owners trying very hard to procure period furniture and accessories for the Kestell hotel that is suitable for the 106 year old lady! Taking a walk around the...More

    Thank Stephne A
    Response from ElaineP511, Owner at Kestell HotelResponded 29 October 2014

    Thank you so much for your lovely review of our part of the Eastern Free State and your compliments about our hotel and staff. What we lack in grandeur we try to make up for with friendly caring service. Kind Regards Kestell Hotel Management &...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2014

    It's rare to find a real pub in South Africa - one with a door that's open to the street and where friendly locals walk in and out for a drink and a chat. Andy the barman and manager is an excellent host and the...More

    Thank Martin S
    Response from ElaineP511, Owner at Kestell HotelResponded 10 August 2014

    thank you so much for your lovely write up of our funny little hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$ 26 - US$ 34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Free State >
    • Kestell
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