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Pennylane Guest House

Review Summary

3.7 out of 5from 38 reviews for Pennylane Guest House
Cleanliness
3.6/5
Service
3.6/5
Location
3.8/5
Safety
3.8/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Helene V - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Helene V
With spouse/partner

Nie lekker nie.

Die area het onveilig gevoel. Vir ontbyt was twee items nie beskikbaar nie, wat hulle wel geoffer het. Ander gaste in die kamer langsaan was baie rumoerig tot laat. Mure baie dun en nie klankdig nie.

Marcha S - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marcha S
With friends

Sufficient for 1 night.

The place needs maintenance. Was clean and neat inside, but outside. Seems very uneducated. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Voldoende vir 1 aand.

Die plek het instandhouding nodig. Was skoon en netjies binne, maar buite nie. Lyk baie onversorg. Personeel baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig.

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Roy B - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Roy B
With spouse/partner

Place is not clean & well maintained.

Room very dusty, toiletries are sparse. Buildings & facilities are run down & not maintained. Food from restaurant was very good & well priced.

Mel D - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mel D
Family with young children

Second time we've stayed and enjoyed the accommodation.

Such honest staff. Bonnie even found the cell phone the boys left near the cattle and returned it to the boys. Lovely, clean rooms.

Daleen G - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Daleen G
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend.

Daar is plek gemaak vir ete, maar ete word nie verskaf nie. Wanneer 'n mens in 'n gastehuis bly wil jy nie rond ry vir ete nie.

Caitlin S - Aug 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Caitlin S
With spouse/partner

Needs an update desperately.

I think it needs an update. If we had have paid full price, we would be disappointed. It was extremely cold but no heater. There was no TV either.

Reniel E - Feb 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Reniel E
With spouse/partner

Not what it used to be.

The yard was unkept. This used to be a special place, but the magic has gone.

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Dis nie wat dit altyd was nie.

Die werf is onnet en onversorg. Hierdie was voorheen 'n spesiale plek. Die betowering is heeltemal weg.

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Mel D - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mel D
With spouse/partner

Awesome stay.

We had a lovely room - clean and spacious. Our host was awesome and very helpful. Thank you for recommending this accommodation.

Pennylane Guest House's response

Dream will come back with the rain.
Not allowed to water the garden.
So grass dies and so do the garden flower beds.
So yes you're right. Neglected

Pennylane Guest House
Andrew B - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andrew B
With friends

So peaceful, neat rooms and friendly service.

We really enjoyed the stay, away from the main road. So peaceful on the farm.

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Lekker rustig op die plaas, netjiese kamers en vriendelike diens.

Ons het baie lekker hier gebly, weg van die hoofpad, lekker rustig op die plaas.

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Jonathan E - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jonathan E
Individual traveler

Good value for money in this area.

For obvious reasons, accommodation near Michaelhouse (private boarding school in Balgowan, about 10 km north on the Midlands Meander) can be expensive, particularly at weekends - not so Pennylane Guest House. Great find!

Pennylane Guest House's response

Thank you.

Pennylane Guest House
Hardus C - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Hardus C
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik, skoon en netjies.

Definitief die moeite werd vir 'n oorslapie, skoon, netjies en ruim. Sal dalk na iets anders kyk vir langer verblyf.

Lungile S - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lungile S

The place is peaceful suitable for those who want to be away from busy and noisy city life.

The place is quiet and peaceful especially for those who want to be away from the busy and noisy city life. However, it is a little bit too quiet for kids as there are no TV's in the rooms. The direction board next to the road is small and it is not easily recognized during the night. It took us some time to see it until the "guardian angels" next to Lythwood turn-off assisted us. I suggest that the bigger board along the route to the guest house be placed next to the road and the smaller one along the route. The big board says B&B while there is no breakfast, even with the self catering facilities, only the tea/coffee facilities are available. An appliance such as a microwave can be useful especially for a person who arrives during the night when the neighbouring restaurants are already closed. The rooms are clean and equipped with the electric blankets for cold nights. I finalized the booking and payment on time only to find that the guest house was not aware that I was coming, luckily there was an empty room for us.

Liza H - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Liza H
With spouse/partner

Unpersonal, but acceptable if you arrive late and depart early.

Everything arranged via e-mail. We requested breakfast but arrived to close doors. The electric blankets on the bed only worked on one side. No other form of heating in the room. Rooms not sound proof.

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Onpersoonlik, maar aanvaarbaar as jy baie laat in die nag arriveer om weer baie vroeg te vertrek.

Alles is per e-pos hanteer. Ons het ontbyt versoek, maar het voor geslote deure geland. Die elektriese kombers op die bed het slegs aan die een kant gewerk. Daar was géén ander verhitting in die kamer nie. Kamers nie klankdig nie!

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Pennylane Guest House's response

Breakfast is an option, please check your voucher.
We do have a repair man, just call and we fix it.
It's clear from website: electric blankets is available.
No problem, we will sound proof it for you.

Pennylane Guest House
Edwin A - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Edwin A
With spouse/partner

Nie onlekker nie, maar ook nie lekker nie.

Hulle het geen selfsorgfasiliteite nie. Die eienaar het 'n braai aangebied maar waaruit sou ons dan eet!? Daar was net 'n koppie en geen eetgerei nie. Die kamer was 'n 3-bed kamer maar net een stoel was beskikbaar. Ons het wel lekker geslaap.

Derick V - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Derick V
With spouse/partner

Perfect for a one night stay en route.

Good value for money staying at short notice.

Ian Y - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
4/5
Location
2/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Ian Y
With friends

Moderate.

Place is difficult to find with address available, landline number provided did not work to get the correct directions. Road to guest house is full of potholes. Rooms are clean inside, but bed lamps was not working, very low light in the rooms over all during evenings. Parking area needs attention. No consideration from surrounding guests, woken early morning after a long drive the previous day.

Geraldine P - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Geraldine P
With spouse/partner

Disappointed, as a B & B was expecting breakfast to be included in the rate charged.

Road to property needs to be upgraded, far too many ditches. Some gravel needs to be used. Very quiet and peaceful.

Matilda B - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Matilda B
Individual traveler

Dit was so-so.

Sien die sterre.

Edna C - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Edna C
With friends

Parkeerplek en tuine baie swak.

Fantasties geleë. Tuine en parkeerplek is swak.

Elize E - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Elize E
With spouse/partner

Heerlik gekuier in die Midlands.

Baie lekker gekuier by Pennylane.

Lee M - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Lee M
With spouse/partner

Kort kuiertjie in die berge. Was heerlik en ons sal verseker teruggaan.

Ons het Pennylane gekies as 'n oornagbestemming en was spyt ons het nie vir langer bespreek nie. Ons is met ope arms ontvang en het 'n heerlike aand in die rustige omgewing gehad.

Charl P - Sep 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Charl P
With spouse/partner

Sal die verblyf moeilik aanbeveel.

Ons het 'n koninggrootte-bed bespreek, maar 'n dubbelbed gekry. Geen TV, geen stoel in die kamer nie, geen verwarming nie en dit was baie koud. Net 'n elektriese kombers, moes 17:00 al in die bed gaan lê vir 'n bietjie hitte. Geen kopstuk vir die bed nie.

Annette E - Jun 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Annette E
With spouse/partner

Teleurstellend.

Die kamer en versiering is goed, maar die toestand buite is skokkend. Daar is ook geen verwarmers in die kamers nie, teen -3 grade? Toe ons opdaag by die gastehuis, was dit so onversorg buite, dat ons byna gery het. Dit het gelyk of daar weke laas mense was. Ons het besef dis winter en bome verloor blare, maar die hele stoep was bedek met blare en stof. Die kamer binne is mooi versier, maar dit was bitter koud. Die enigste plek waar jy gemaklik kon wees was in 'n warm bad of in die bed wat elektriese komberse het. Ons was dus 18:30 al in die bed! Teleurstellend. Ook geen TV.

Suzette W - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Suzette W
Family with young children

Ons het lekker geslaap.

Die blyplek is in 'n lieflike omgewing en ons het lekker geslaap. Die plek kan egter opgeknap word. Ons het ons kussings daar vergeet en Pennylane was so vriendelik om dit na ons te pos.

Hannelee M - Feb 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Hannelee M
With spouse/partner

Very disappointed.

The least there could have been is a microwave oven and a TV.

Anria K - Jan 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Anria K
With spouse/partner

Die ligging maak dit die moeite werd want 'n mens is naby aan Howick en Nottingham Road.

Eenvoudige verblyf met goeie kliëntediens en naby aan 'n goeie plek om die Midlands Meander vanaf te beleef. Definitief nie ingerig om heel dag by te sit en te ontspan nie. Hierdie is vir die persoon wat graag heeldag wil uit wil wees en die plekke in die omgewing wil verken.

Henriete D - Sep 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Henriete D
Family with young children

Vriendelike diens.

Alles was netjies en skoon.

Bill F - May 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Bill F
With spouse/partner

Plek is netjies, maar wys tekens van ouderdom.

Hoewel die kamer skoon en netjies was, wys die geboue en afwerking tekens van ouderdom. Sal wel die plek aanbeveel, maar ook aanbeveel om na alternatiewe te kyk.

Tharina D - Apr 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Tharina D
With friends

Lekker gebly; sal volgende keer ontbyt uitsluit en eerder uiteet.

Sien die sterre hieronder.

Zubeda S - Apr 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zubeda S
With spouse/partner

It was a fantabulous holiday that my wife and I will never forget!

Penny Lane is a wonderful place to be, the management, staff, food and location are a perfectly fit for any event or occasion. It was such a wonder to spend a week here and get the same consistent, perfect service. I am definitely returning to Pennylane to have another Holiday, I have never got such great service before and I have been around South Africa and abroad.

Verona E - Aug 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Verona E
With friends

Kamers netjies. Mooi natuur. Baie geniet.

Sien die sterre hieronder.

Francois M - Jul 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois M

Loved it!

Enjoyed our stay very much!

Hanna E - Jun 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Hanna E
With spouse/partner

Very pleasant stay with friendly host

This was our second time staying here and it was lovely. Though we didn't spend much time there during the day, the overnight accommodation is very comfortable with cosy linen and electric blankets. The breakfast was very good and the friendly host kept us company.

Gill M - Jan 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Gill M
With spouse/partner

Pleasant and interesting. Pet friendly

A good guest house that was suitable for our needs.

Paul E - Oct 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Paul E
Family with young children

Neat homey country feeling!

A very cute stop over, with beautiful views!

Monika K - Sep 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Monika K

Good

Wonderful customer service!

Barry T - Apr 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Barry T
With spouse/partner

Very good value

We enjoyed our stay. Food excellent.

Belinda R - Apr 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Belinda R

Great value for money

Had a great time. Beautiful rooms and friendly hosts. Pennylane is also excellent located on the Midlands meander. Will definitely return in near future.

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  • Capacity: 22 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: N13, on the R103, Lidgetton, 3290, KwaZulu-Natal
  • All ages welcome
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