Annie's Cottage

Reviews of Annie's Cottage

Good(85%) From 16 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 16 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.
R & J from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

A lovely welcoming quirky place where we felt instantly at home. Wonderful room, bathroom and outside patio.

A perfect base from which to explore Namaqualand and its amazing flowers. Secure parking.

Very good restaurant just down the road - Tauren steak ranch.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A good place to stop-over

Annies Cottage is a quirky place in Springbok - which to be honest is a town with not a lot going on. The Goegap nature reserve that would have been good to visit was not possible as we were only there for one night and as we didn't arrive until mid afternoon it would have closed shortly after we got there. But it meant we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on our terrace before going to the Tauren Steak Ranch which is a bit of an institution and great food/fun/atmosphere.

I would stop here again - but as a stop over again or in the spring season as a base to Namaqualand which is obviously their high season. The town has everything a town needs, lots of 'locals' come into town and it's a crossroads and was very good when we needed to get some medication.

Its a very Africaaner place - but generally we got on OK in English. Not many British go here, so most locals assumed we were German which was quite amusing.

The drive up from Clanwilliam was spectacular and on from there to Namibia - it would be worth going again just for this part of the trip.

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Mr C & Mrs H - Lincoln
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Lovely place

A gem of a guest house in the town of Springbok. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and shown to a lovely room with fresh bed linen. The room itself was spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. We only stayed here one night but it was a very pleasant place to say within an hour of the Namibian border.

A word of praise for the staff here; we inadvertently left our portable hard drive at the hotel and were not able to make any contact with them for a couple of days. When we did, they reassured us that the hard drive had been found and was safe and they even emailed us some of the contents which we needed for later in the trip. It is customer service gestures such as this that make Annie's an excellent place to stay. I only wish we had had another night.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

We stayed for two nights and Annie's cottage offers a good option as a base to explore the area and enjoy the flowers!

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Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Annie's Cottage review

Good 1 night stay

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Mr J & Family from Winchester
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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
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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
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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
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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:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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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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