Reviews of Groenhuis Guesthouse


"The sunset"

Nicoline Wessels | 17 January 2018

"Lovely house; great atmosphere. "


"A lovely but short visit"

(South Africa) Karen Mallinson | 26 March 2016

"We're going to spend a little longer next time so we can explore the surroundings. Hospitality was wonderful."


"Iets anders"

(South Africa) Tian Fourie | 18 December 2014

"Baie uniek. Vriendelike ontvangs. "


"Groenhuis - Philippolis"

(South Africa) Liiza Swart | 28 March 2014

"Lovely location. Spacious place with a homely feel. Neat and clean. Great value for money. Wonderful people in the whole of Philippolis."


"'n Wonderlike plek om te oornag!"

(South Africa) Annette Leonard | 29 December 2013

"Die huisvesting is ruim, skoon, en baie aangenaam om van gebruik te maak. Oom Jens is uiters gasvry en laat 'n mens baie welkom voel. Maak gerus van sy Groenhuis gebruik! Sal nie spyt wees nie.

The accommodation is spacious, clean, and enjoyable to make use of. Uncle Jens is very hospitabl..."

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"Die huisvesting is ruim, skoon, en baie aangenaam om van gebruik te maak. Oom Jens is uiters gasvry en laat 'n mens baie welkom voel. Maak gerus van sy Groenhuis gebruik! Sal nie spyt wees nie.

The accommodation is spacious, clean, and enjoyable to make use of. Uncle Jens is very hospitable and makes you feel very welcome. Feel free to make use of the Green House! You will not regret it."


"Groenhuis guesthouse"

(South Africa) Hendrina Bakkes | 12 July 2013

"Enjoyed a lovely stay, which met all our needs: Clean, comfortable, friendly host and tranquil surroundings. "


"Groenhuis Guest House"

(South Africa) Mary Mileham | 8 January 2013

"A wonderful, peaceful stay with a friendly, helpful host and beautiful, clean rooms. Thank you, Jens."


"Great stay"

(South Africa) Martie Moore | 13 August 2012

"The owner gave us a lovely reception and the accommodation was comfortable and warm."


"Groenhuis"

(South Africa) Annalie du Preez | 3 April 2012

"Warm and inviting with lovely owners. Worth a visit."


"Gem in Philippolis"

(South Africa) Ben ash | 10 January 2012

"We had an immaculately restored old house, complete with interesting antiques, to ourselves for the night. Friendly, helpful owner that has a long history with the town. Highly recommended."


"A worthwile stay"

(Germany) wolfram von konigslow | 5 January 2012

"It's a small town and pleasant surroundings. The flats are cosy with nice solid furniture. We felt at home, having such a nice host."


"Charming"

(South Africa) Ranka Sofijanic | 4 January 2012

"Very charming place! Clean and tastefully furnished. We entirely enjoyed our stay."


"Gorgeous"

(South Africa) Nelia de Melo | 3 January 2012

"We thoroughly enjoyed the peace, cleanliness and wide open spaces. Thank you Jens!"


"More than just an overnight stop"

(South Africa) Nick Cowley | 21 December 2011

"The Guest House is clean and well appointed, with everything you will need. There was lots to read, and host Jens, a retired school principal is a real old-style 'gentleman' of a type you rarely get nowadays. "


"A relaxing place"

(South Africa) A Krieg | 4 September 2011

"A relaxing place if you want to unwind from a long drive. A cold wind was blowing when we arrived,but sitting outside in the sun with sheep bleating,a cockerel crowing,a dog barking in the background , made the trip worthwhile.An electrical blanket to warm up the bed made the night's sleep comfortab..."

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"A relaxing place if you want to unwind from a long drive. A cold wind was blowing when we arrived,but sitting outside in the sun with sheep bleating,a cockerel crowing,a dog barking in the background , made the trip worthwhile.An electrical blanket to warm up the bed made the night's sleep comfortable. "


"Great stay"

(South Africa) Liezl Crause | 3 May 2011

"We had a very enjoyable stay at Groenhuis. Definitely recommended! More people should get off the N1 and stay here."


"Very nice"

(South Africa) Christelle Jordaan | 3 May 2011

"Mooi, en die warm kombersie was toe nodig, nie geweet die Karoo kan so koud word nie.

Beautiful, and the warm blamket was needed after all. Did not know that the Karoo was that cold. "


"Charming"

(South Africa) Jonathan Berman | 19 April 2011

"Rustic charm, cosy and warm. Doubtless one of the best in town. Very friendly owner and directions to unexpectedly good dinner and company at Oom Japie Se Huis. "


"Tranquil and restful"

(South Africa) Knut Normann | 13 January 2011

"Deciding to stay over at the Groenhuis Guesthouse proved to be an excellent choice. The accommodation and hospitality were of a high standard. The rural atmosphere provided a tranquil and restful setting."


"Something different"

(South Africa) Wendy Pote | 2 January 2011

"We stayed over at Groenhuis Guesthouse on the way to the Cape. Our lodging was in a converted stable, very fitting for December. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, water hot, and towels pristine white. My husband enjoyed the mulberries in the garden. As the owner no longer offers meals we went..."

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"We stayed over at Groenhuis Guesthouse on the way to the Cape. Our lodging was in a converted stable, very fitting for December. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, water hot, and towels pristine white. My husband enjoyed the mulberries in the garden. As the owner no longer offers meals we went to Jenny Street's home restaurant for a wonderful relaxed meal. A reasonable price and something different."


"Groenhuis Guesthouse"

(South Africa) steve Adams | 27 November 2010

"Very nice accomodation, stunning rooms are beautifully refurbished and very friendly host."


"Groenhuis"

(South Africa) Hendrina Bakkes | 10 November 2010

"My daughter and I stayed here for one night and agreed that we would have loved to stay longer. Entering the cottage was like stepping back into the past. Charming, clean and comfortable. Phillipolis is the most photogenic little town, worthy of a longer stay."


"Groenhuis Guesthouse"

(Canada) Tom Paton | 11 August 2010

"Wonderful, lovely accommodation. Very attentive staff."


"Groenhuis"

(Swaziland) Jennifer Howland | 23 July 2010

"Beautifully decorated and comfortable - we loved it.

Thank you, Jens"


"Great hospitality"

(Canada) Tom Paton | 14 July 2010

"Enjoyed our stay in an authentic Free State dorp. Great hospitality and lots of advice on what to see and where to eat. Our host was kind enough to allow us to come back and stay with him at very short notice and even offered us an extra day without charge.The sign posts helped us find the place ea..."

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"Enjoyed our stay in an authentic Free State dorp. Great hospitality and lots of advice on what to see and where to eat. Our host was kind enough to allow us to come back and stay with him at very short notice and even offered us an extra day without charge.The sign posts helped us find the place easily."


"The house was lovely."

(South Africa) Anonymous | 22 April 2010

"I really liked the style of furnishings and the general feel of the house, as well as the garden."


"Groenhuis Guesthouse"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 1 March 2010

"An ideal spot to overnight on your way to or from Cape Town. The total peace and quiet is almost tangible . We met such interesting people during our short overnight stay , this 'dorpie' needs another visit. "


"Enjoyable stay"

(South Africa) Lorraine Van Wyk | 6 January 2010

"We enjoyed our stay - lovely, quiet and peaceful. Perfect for a family with children."


"Enjoyable"

(South Africa) Juanita de Jager | 5 January 2010

"lovely town, people are amazing!"


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Gordon Rothwell | 2 June 2009

"The stay was excellent, very friendly and real value for money."


"Brilliant"

(South Africa) Richard Schultz | 6 May 2009

"The accommodation and meals are of the best ever experienced!

The owners are fabulous!

A must for travellers!"


"Pleasant"

(South Africa) Annatjie Fourie | 6 April 2009

"Everything was very pleasant, The place was neat and clean and comfortable and the food well prepared and delicious. We did enjoy our stay and returned home well rested. "


"Enjoyed it very much!"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 28 September 2008

" The loveliest farm I've ever seen!

Will send my friends to see the lovely mountains! "


"Enjoyable"

(Netherlands) Anonymous | 3 March 2008

"Very comfortable."


"Very good"

(South Africa) Anelia Bresler | 7 January 2008

"Extremely peaceful"


"Very good"

(South Africa) Gawie Malan | 1 October 2007

"Very nice. House was beautifully restored and clean. People very friendly. Also had a good meal."


"Groenhuis gastehuis"

(South Africa) Riaan Swiegers | 16 March 2007

"What an oasis after the long Karoo road! We where sorry we couldn't stay longer."


"Different"

(South Africa) Mark Reichenberg | 8 January 2007

"A wonderful break and stay over - far from the Colesburg crowd. Worth stopping at as an alternative to Colesburg and is not out the way at all!!

Visitors must call in advance and book a dinner at 'Oom Jaaps se huis' - be wonderfully hosted by Richard!!

Lovely accommodation overall, jus..."

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"A wonderful break and stay over - far from the Colesburg crowd. Worth stopping at as an alternative to Colesburg and is not out the way at all!!

Visitors must call in advance and book a dinner at 'Oom Jaaps se huis' - be wonderfully hosted by Richard!!

Lovely accommodation overall, just needs airconditioning as very hot in the middle of summer..."


"Hot weather and hot hospitality"

(South Africa) Robert MArshall | 4 January 2007

"Jens and Naomi are wonderful hosts, and supper was a delight, especially with kids being able to play freely. Thanks for a wonderful time and a very pretty house to overnight in."


"Groenhuis"

(South Africa) Marie van Nierop | 6 December 2005

"True 'plattelandse' hospitality, peaceful and very pleasant "


"Clean, fresh country stay"

(South Africa) jankielsohn | 9 November 2014

"Our 5th stay. Friendly, homely reception. Lovely, clean and fresh rooms with country atmosphere. Comfortable & affordable. Highly recommended. "


"Lovely"

(Denmark) Mrs Zinner | 2 March 2014

"Lovely cottage set in a beautiful garden and in a very peaceful little town. Well worth a visit."


"Lovely accommodation at a reasonable price"

(South Africa) Dave Campbell | 6 January 2014

"As a family we have overnighter twice at Groenhuis Guesthouse over the past year and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the moment of arrival in this quaint town, and on meeting Jens the owner, one is struck by the tremendous sense of hospitality and warmth. Jens is friendly and engaging, and a..."

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"As a family we have overnighter twice at Groenhuis Guesthouse over the past year and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the moment of arrival in this quaint town, and on meeting Jens the owner, one is struck by the tremendous sense of hospitality and warmth. Jens is friendly and engaging, and a mine of information about the town and area, should one be interested. The accommodation is clean, very comfortable and tasteful. We have stayed at any number of other establishments on the Cape Town - Johannesburg route over the last few years, and Groenhuis ranks as easily the most pleasant, aesthetically pleasing and reasonably-priced that we have experienced. It is an oasis on a long Karoo journey."


"Overnight at Groenhuis"

(South Africa) Mr cronje | 14 April 2012

"We spent one night at the Groenhuis and found it very interesting. The house we stayed in was neat and well kept taking into consideration that it is more than a hundred years old! It was also interesting to learn about the town of Philippolis and the old houses from the owner who really did everyth..."

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"We spent one night at the Groenhuis and found it very interesting. The house we stayed in was neat and well kept taking into consideration that it is more than a hundred years old! It was also interesting to learn about the town of Philippolis and the old houses from the owner who really did everything to make us feel at home. It was a good decision on our part to have booked there for the night and it would have been better still if breakfast could be provided.


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"An oasis in the dry Southern Free State"

(South Africa) John Gambarana | 6 January 2012

"Having not travelled through Phillipolis for many years we were rather anxious as to what we may find in this tiny backwater which had virtually disappeared off the map due to the N1 diversion from Colesburg to Bloemfontein.
Notwithstanding a rather cautious journey due to potholes for about 50 ..."

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"Having not travelled through Phillipolis for many years we were rather anxious as to what we may find in this tiny backwater which had virtually disappeared off the map due to the N1 diversion from Colesburg to Bloemfontein.
Notwithstanding a rather cautious journey due to potholes for about 50 kilometers, we found Phillipolis right where we had left it some 30 years previous.
The tiny town boasts a few guest houses and B&Bs and naturally we were a bit concerned as to what we would find.
The Greenhouse Guest House is situated off the beaten track just on the edge of town, and is meticulously maintained by Jens Friis who greets you enthusiastically and regales you with a potted pen picture of the history of Phillipolis.
The room that we had booked was part of a small house with two other en-suite rooms and a common lounge area sporting a microwave, fridge and cooker and was furnished in delightful "boere kitch" furniture reminiscent of a bygone farming era that once thrived in this district.
On arrival Jens told us that the accommodation although old was impeccably clean, and this was indeed the case. Tastefully furnished en-suite room with airconditioning awaited us and we were grateful to just sit around and soak in the peace and tranquility of the surroundings after 8 hours on a long road from the Cape.
We highly recommend a stay over at the Greenhouse, and besides for a short detour of about 50 kilometers, where can you find such friendly clean and hospitable accommodation for R200 per person.
We will certainly be back."


"Charming and Relaxing."

(South Africa) Michelle Scheepers | 14 April 2010

"An absolutely stunning guest house, I could not have asked for better. We did not want to leave when the time came to go. It is the place to stay over in Philippolis!
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"Gelofte Land - Beaytiful Land"

(South Africa) BHough-J H Maarschalk | 17 May 2009

"As die gestess jou toe vou in die stads gedruis is die Groen Huis n oases .On gerepte land geskape deur God ,terepeties is die stilte en vars lug.Naomie se gas vryheid en akkomidasie uit die boonste rakke en om die prentjie te kroon Home made food -murg vir die siel en gemoed. Home from home ons paa..."

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"As die gestess jou toe vou in die stads gedruis is die Groen Huis n oases .On gerepte land geskape deur God ,terepeties is die stilte en vars lug.Naomie se gas vryheid en akkomidasie uit die boonste rakke en om die prentjie te kroon Home made food -murg vir die siel en gemoed. Home from home ons paaie sal weer kruis met die Groen Huis Brian en Johan

(RoomsForAfrica translated)
When you’re too caught up in the city life, The Groen Hius is an Oasis. On fertile land designed by God, therapeutic silence and fresh air. Our home away form home, our paths will cross with Groen Huis again.
Brian and Johan
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"Groenhuis pleasure"

(South Africa) anonymous | 19 August 2008

"Lovely room and ensuite. Food delicious, but possibly a bit overpriced. Host and hostess wonderful and very welcoming."


"Nice place"

(South Africa) Mr Pietersen | 28 April 2008

"Warm and homely atmosphere. There is a combination of something old and something new.
And a warm welcome made us feel at home. "


"Greonhuis Stalle"

(South Africa) Mr Beukes | 25 March 2008

"A very pleasant experience. Friendly service from owner, who walked the extra mile to provide us with some BBQ meat when we arrived late on Easter Sunday, and could not find any shops or restaurants open.
Attention to small detail in the cottage made it very special and we will surely return in ..."

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"A very pleasant experience. Friendly service from owner, who walked the extra mile to provide us with some BBQ meat when we arrived late on Easter Sunday, and could not find any shops or restaurants open.
Attention to small detail in the cottage made it very special and we will surely return in future.
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"An old fashioned farmhouse with a hint of modernity"

(South Africa) Mrs Gowan | 9 January 2008

"The guesthouse was lovely and really comfortable for a good nights rest. It has an old fashioned feel to it with a hint of modernity. It reminded us of a typical farmhouse from days gone by. The landlady was really hospitable and accommodating to our needs. Our requests for wheelchair accessibilty w..."

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"The guesthouse was lovely and really comfortable for a good nights rest. It has an old fashioned feel to it with a hint of modernity. It reminded us of a typical farmhouse from days gone by. The landlady was really hospitable and accommodating to our needs. Our requests for wheelchair accessibilty was heeded and well taken care of. I would definitely stay there again."