Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse exudes the charms of yesteryear

Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse

For those on holiday in the capital city of South Africa’s Northern Province, who want to enjoy the sparkle of Kimberley, you can head on down to the relaxing Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse in Belgravia.

The guesthouse is ideally situated in the centre of most of Kimberley’s historic homes, monuments as well as the business centre, shopping malls, art galleries, theatre, restaurants and the Karen Muir swimming pool.

The Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse has a rich and luxurious history. Dating back to 1895, you will be transported to the days of yesteryear while you enjoy a stay in one of their luxurious rooms.

The Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse has beautiful rooms

Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse

There are eight elegantly decorated rooms to choose from, which can accommodate a total of 18 people. Five Double rooms, two Twin rooms and a Single room are among the room choices.

The Double rooms come equipped with a double or queen bed (some have an additional single bed), a bathroom fitted with a bathtub or shower, a dressing table, TV, fridge and a cupboard with a laundry bag.

The Twin rooms are en-suite rooms that have two single beds each that can be turned into king size beds. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and the rooms are equipped with a dressing table with chairs, bed side tables, TV, fridge and a cupboard with a laundry bag.

Free Wi-Fi is available as well as air-conditioning, electric blankets, ironing and laundry services, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. The dining room is equipped with a microwave and toaster.

Enjoy a tea party or picnic in their beautiful garden

Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse
Enjoy the beautiful gardens

The Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse specialises in hosting tea garden and picnic events for their guests, so they can enjoy a delicious meal while sitting back and relaxing in the beautiful shady gardens under the summer sun and their beloved mulberry tree.

Their friendly and efficient staff will be at the ready to cater to your every need. Light meals can be served and enjoyed in the tea gardens and home-cooked meals can be prepared for you upon request.

To make a booking at the Cecil John Rhodes Guesthouse, call them on 053 830 2500 or email ceciljohnrhodesgh@gmail.com. Visit their website at www.ceciljohnrhodes.co.za

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