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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

An awesome stopover in the town of Smithfield. Hosts were accommodating and friendly. Rooms were spacious and just what was needed. Gus helped with restaurant reservations and went the extra mile for us. Secure parking, good quality linen and comfortable beds. Thank you!

Thank Caryn S
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed over en route to Queenstown EC Gus, the co-owner is a gem On arrival he offered us delicious plunger coffee with shortbread fingers He went out of his way to make the stay memorable. The rooms we stayed in was spacious with a his and her's shower, tea and coffee, clean and very neat. Ample plugs to recharge all...

Thank GielCillie
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful overnight at Trading Places. The rooms were clean and full of character and the hosts most charming. We will certainly return. Smithfield has much to offer for an overnight stay and is most under rated.

Thank JamesC5
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Trading Places is the perfect spot to relax and unwind and our favourite spot to stay in Smithfield. We arrived quite late after a long road-trip, to immediately feel at peace and welcomed by Gus's friendly smile and warm hospitality. After a quiet drink with Gus in the beautiful evening light, we walked through the starlit streets to enjoy a...

Thank QuarryLakeInn
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great hospitality from Gus, the owner, and a fantastic place to stay in Smithfield. The rooms are spacious, and great for couples or families travelling together. It is walking distance to town and the restaurants in the area.

Thank Jarod G
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed stopping over at this guest house, owned and run by Carmel And Gus. We'd certainly do so again. Really nice lodgings and really nice people. We felt welcome and were very comfortable. We could happily have stayed longer. Nice coffee in the morning too!

Thank halfmens
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The houses are beautifully restored; the attention to detail makes for a comfortable stay; and it's truly pet-friendly . Refrigerator available for keeping travel food cool or frozen. Helpful owners who are very knowledgeable about the town and area, including places to eat

Thank Neil M
Carmel R, Owner at Trading Places Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your generous comments: it was wonderful to have you all back again - and again. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in Rhodes!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We arrived at our booked accommodation @18:00only to be told the room was not ready, so we went to look for alternate lodgings only to find the best spot in town! We chatted casually with Carmen and Gus who made us tea and coffee and made us feel at home. The room was fabulous!!!!

Thank safarigirlsafari
Carmel R, Owner at Trading Places Guest House, responded to this review

And we were delighted that you found us! Great conversation and, we hope, new friends that we'll see again soon.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We travel frequently through this quaint village with its warm friendly residents, but have only in the past year decided to make it our overnight stop. This time we stayed 2 nights. What a pleasure! The rooms are comfortable with fine decor. The hosts attentive without being intrusive and our every need and more, was taken care of. Carmel suggested...

Thank Anne W
Carmel R, Owner at Trading Places Guest House, responded to this review

Anne W - thanks for your generous comments about Trading Places and the impromptu breakfast we shared! The drought has been heart-breaking for gardeners in this area (and a nightmare for farmers) and we wonder if we will ever restore the gardens to what they have been in the past. It's been great to get to know you and your...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

As a family we have travelled through Smithfield for 15 years and never given it a second glance. I am a little sorry about that having been recommended to stay at Carmel and Gus's lovely accommodation. I was welcomed and made to feel at home. Carmel organised a lovely meal next door at Greg's place. She even escorted me over...

1Thank Ashley K

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Additional Information about Trading Places Guest House

Address: 32 Voortrekker Street, Smithfield 9966, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Smithfield
Number of rooms: 4
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“Great stop over route to Wild Coast”
 of 5 bubbles safarigirlsafari, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“have a room with a King , and 2 rooms with Queen plus a Single ..Kids”
 of 5 bubbles LizetteLiesching, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Our room had books, magazines, a double shower, a beautiful Persian carpet and got gorgeous morning and afternoon sun. Perfect for the cold weather.”
 of 5 bubbles julieann_mindry, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“No specific advise - Carmel offered very good advice to us on choice and needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Bridget1234S, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“The corner room with the double shower was great.”
 of 5 bubbles BJohnson2014, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
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