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Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

During the last 10 years, I have stayed at the Birdwood seven or eight times: I have stayed there while working in Pretoria, I have stayed there with my adult children, and I have stayed there with my significant other. In each instance, the owners have gone above and beyond. For example, during my last stay, which was in August... More 

Thank Seala_12
Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Birdwood for four nights - what a lovely property! Our room was spacious, comfortable and quiet, the gardens were beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful. Meals were served in the main house, which oozes colonial charm - we had breakfast every morning and dinner on two evenings - all the food was delicious and beautifully... More 

Thank KatyWWH
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice place. Reception friendly and professional, rooms spacious and warm, and the furniture and bed of notable quality. Staff made breakfast half an hour before normal time to accommodate my early departure. Altogether a five star experience

1 Thank Peter M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My mother and I were travelling in Pretoria, going to the embassy and we stopped by this gorgeous B&B hoping we could get a place to sit and grab a quick breakfast. We were greeted and treated with so much care from the security guard outside all the way in to our table. We had a scrumptious breakfast and afterwards... More 

1 Thank neilj571
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Stayed at the room "Ostrich" which was clearly a very good choice. Very helpful staff that arranged local travel and provided interesting tips. Breakfast and evening meals were really nice. Good value for money and a homely place in a big city.

Thank ArturBohdan
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

After being met at the airport by the guest house driver, We were warmly welcomed by our wonderful hostesses and made to feel immediately at home. Our room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Dinner was pleasant and having lunch in the garden was a real treat. In sum, we were so pleased not to have gone to one of... More 

Thank NathalieP_10
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Previous business trips having been spent in hotels which ranged from terrible to average but dull, Birdwood was a worthwhile experiment. The hotel is two blocks from the Hatfield Gautrain station and bus station and a block from the University of Pretoria. The main house is looking a little faded, but the rooms and gardens are well furnished and comfortable.... More 

Thank Jdm120
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2014

When I booked accommodation at Birdwood I was expecting 5 star as it had advertised. When I arrived outside it definitely appeared 5 star and displayed the 5 star tourism grading council sign. When I went inside however the hallway was poorly light and there was no one inside to welcome us. The hallway was also incredible dusty, a sign... More 

1 Thank thebosman
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

It felt more like staying with a wonderful family than your usual hotel accommodation. The property is well appointed with a beautiful garden and private feel rooms. Location is ideal if you have business meetings that involve embassies. The US embassy is only 12 minutes walk. I felt safe enough to walk out at night to the Virgin Active gym... More 

1 Thank moshune
Cape Town
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Comfortable and clean facilities, Very friendly and accommodating staff. Staff went out of their way to accommodate my meal request. Downside. No window nor extractor in the toilet. Skimpy coffee provisions. No Bar Fridge Tacky and worn carpet

1 Thank SGCpt

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Birdwood Guest House

Address: 976 Arcadia Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Number of rooms: 22
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“I love the rooms that are in the building near the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Seala_12, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“At the time we were there, the rooms in the "Stables" appeared to need some renovation which we understand has been planned.”
 of 5 bubbles ArturBohdan, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Ostrich room and loved it”
 of 5 bubbles NathalieP_10, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ground level rooms appear to be more spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles Jdm120, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“do not choose any room at all.”
 of 5 bubbles thebosman, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
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