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Barberton Manor Guest House

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Barberton, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Complained about noisy beds, attitude from owner, refused to give us another room although all empty, locked us in when we tried to leave. Demanded we pay half tariff for using shower and toilet. We called police, 1 hour argument in driveway to open gate. Claimed room needed to be cleaned and bed even though we had only sat on...

1Thank 751juanita
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Surprised to read these negative reviews. Our hostess was shy but warmed up and gave us a lot of local information. We were allowed into the rooms a little earlier than check-in time, breakfast was lovely and the rooms were spacious. Yes, I did miss having complimentary water and tea/coffee facilities and there are a number of rules. They have...

Thank Lesley C
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This place is truly something from a slasher movie. Arrived before the official check-in and also had to wait before officially being welcome. From the odd madame and her starched uniform to the sour-smelling sheets, this place reeks of the strange. There were a couple of suits hanging in the cupboard, like I was going to be invited to some...

1Thank Tickynaught
White River, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Please, don't be fooled by their website! It is a beautiful old house, beautiful gardens! But that is it! Rooms are nothing special! Linen is way passed their time. Mattresses not up to standard. No coffee facilities in the rooms, NOT even down stairs. No water in the rooms. We stayed in the most expensive room and our toilet was...

1Thank DianaHerbst
Bensheim, Germany
Reviewed 25 April 2015

There were only rules - starting already at the gate, in the hall, in the room and even in the bathroom. They were all no smoking, no take-aways, no own food and beverages, all doors strictly private etc.The house with 3 guest rooms is a museum with old things in an old smell and everywhere chiming clocks!. Our first night...

1Thank Monika F
Sonthofen, Germany
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Before the booking I read the comments on Tripadvisor and although there were some negative ones we decided to stay there (and we would do it again). After arriving we had a friendly welcome and were led to our room without any information about house rules. The furnishing of the house may seem a little bit strange but it fits...

2Thank Florian R
Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I was welcomed and treated with respect and dignity that is rare in our day. I loved the food, the atmosphere and i felt like I was at home. It was quite a lovely experience for my first time in Barberton!!

1Thank Nesisa
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived half an hour early (By motorcycle) and were turned away because we were too early! The fact that we arrived by motorcycle prompted the "lady of the manor" to have a negative and judgmental attitude toward us. Little does she know we are professionals on a (fun?) trip! The house rules are endless! Don't do this-don't do that!...

5Thank tonyoppie
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The lady is so unwelcoming, if you step out of they room they take the pleasure to sneak in. The whole place has a very foul smell.You cannot even drink your bottle of water. I had to take my take away food to the gate and eat on the road. Some terrible night.

5Thank distraught1
Rennes, France
Reviewed 30 December 2012

An overnight stay on our way to the Kruger which turned out to be a memorable and lovely experience, though we didn't have time to explore the large garden. The decoration and furniture takes us back to the XIXth century while ensuring XXIst century comfort. On that stormy day, the lady of the manor made miracles to provide the best...

1Thank Armelle L

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Additional Information about Barberton Manor Guest House

Address: 81 Sheba Road | Barberton, Barberton 1300, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Barberton
Price Range: ₹ 976 - ₹ 2,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3

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