Annie's Cottage

Reviews of Annie's Cottage

Good(82%) From 12 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
1
Average
5
Poor
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Below are independent comments from 12 of our travellers who have visited Annie's Cottage, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Excellent

Annie's Cottage review

Good 1 night stay

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Mr J & Family - Cape and Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Annie's Cottage review

I've given Annie's Cottage an Average mark, but it's not really their fault. Springbok can only be regarded as an overnight stay on the road to Namibia - there's nothing there and it was freezing cold on the night we stayed. Luckily electric blankets were supplied.

We booked a triple room and what we were given was really a double with an extra bed by the door. However, I doubt that there is anywhere better in this town. We came, we stopped, we left - nothing more to say. Annie's Cottage was sufficient.

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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Annie's Cottage is delightful

What a lovely place, lovely 'quirky' rooms, and a pretty garden

We were greeted by Petronella, the owner, who gave us tea and biscuits on the terrace, and then showed us to our rooms, which were all very different. Petronella told us where we could go to see the flowers. She also booked a restaurant for us for dinner.

We were lucky that it had rained the previous day, so the carpets of flowers were fully open, and beautiful.

We had excellent breakfasts, (each table has its own toaster, what a good idea!)

The staff were all superb. Very pleasant and efficient. Petronella made sure she spoke to every guest at breakfast.What a lovely place.

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Mr & Mrs M - Weymouth
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Annie's Cottage - 1 night

Only one night as we were just passing through, but there was a warm welcome on arrival when we were shown to our uniquely furnished, but very comfortable room, although by the morning we felt that the bed was not the most comfortable that we have ever slept in.

Long chat with Pet Trumplemann at breakfast who thrives from meeting and talking to guests.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Annie's Cottage review

The guest house was ok. The rooms are slightly quaint but reasonably comfortable. The town (Springbok) feels rather 'seedy'
Lots of liquor stores with guards and drunks hanging around trying to beg. Hence maybe the town influenced our perception of Annie's.
Breakfast was good. One great innovation is a toaster on every table - no lost toast.
There is free WiFi in the rooms.

The nearby national park (by the airport) is charming.

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Ms N & Mr S - Bristol
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

A good stop off location

We only really used Annies Cottage as a stop over to break a long journey. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was good.

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Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Annie's Cottage review

The best thing about this place is its charming garden. We were rather put off by a long list of House Rules posted in the bedroom!

In fact, we checked out after 2 (out of 3 booked) nights, but that was primarily because there is little to do in Springbok in the absence this year of the usual Namaqualand floral display. And the restaurant options are dire.

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Mr and Mrs A - Norfolk
Arrived on: 14-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average

Annie's Cottage review

The mosquito nets were decorative not efficent and the breakfast average but the room was quiet and spacious with a good bathroom.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Annie's Cottage review

This second visit was disappointing as the first room had been so spectacular. We knew that we would be given a different room and I was looking forward to it, but it was such a disappointment - the family room - 'peach' (which we didn't need) with a pokey little shower and none of the 'nice' touches of the previous room or the breakfast room which are both enhanced with lovely furnishings and careful attention to details of mirrors, lamps and knick knacks.

They were, however, very busy at the start of the flower season and hopefully many of the other rooms please as much as our first! Breakfast was as good as ever.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Annie's Cottage review

The room was just spectacular!

Our reception was good and our hostess showed us to our room. We were enchanted by the weaver birds who were nesting in a big tree just outside our room - there was a small veranda in the sun which was very relaxing after our journey.

The one draw back to the location is that it is right across the road from the hospital which can be a bit noisy early evening and lots of lights on through the night, though the curtains are thick and block out most of it.

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