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1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage
The Guest Cottage was originally part of St. Aidan`s College. It was built in 1875 and served as the laundry to the College. When it closed down it was bought by a private individual who turned it into a hotel.

However the venture was not a success and the government purchased it to be used as the East Cape Education Department. The g C has a separate title deed and up until the current owner bought it, it was used as a private home.

It is now owned by Robyn James who did extensive renovations to the building. It has been restored most magnificently and is a little piece of history well worth visiting.

A well was discovered under the house and as a result St. Aidan`s have their own source of water and are not dependent on Municipal water! Whilst many of the original features were preserved emphasis has been on cosiness and comfort.

This is not only a guest house for the executive, visiting lectures, professors, judges, but also for parents visiting their children and the getting together of friends. It is centrally located with easy access to all the schools and the university.

- Splash pool
- Laundry on request
- Full English breakfast
- An honesty bar
- Off street parking
- Dstv and wireless internet
- Double and twin beds
- Fans in all rooms
- Under floor heating & heated towel rails
- Air conditioning for the hot days
- A well stocked library
- Reverse osmosis water filter system
- Wood burning eco friendly stove for those cold days
- Beautiful peaceful garden with braai and Web facilities
- Fully staffed and well equipped kitchen offering self catering facilities all day
- Good lighting an electric fence and alarm system for maximum security.
R650.00 pps

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Sleeps: 10

  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage - Pool Area
  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage
  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage - Chintz Room
  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage - Courtyard Room
  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage - Lavender Room
  • 1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage - Heart Room

Facilities & Services:

  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Library
  • Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV


    Rooms are air conditioned for summer and heated for winter. There is fulltime staff to take care of your every need, there is wireless internet for those in need.

    There is DSTV in the lounges and a hospitality bar for the thirsty. Further provision is made for children sleeping over.

    As Grahams town prime time is not season linked, but events linked, please contact either Jenny or Robyn for information.

    We also can provide you with self catering facilities at lower prices at another guest house we manage.

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    1A St. Aidens Guest Cottage Guest Review

    Average Guest Rating: 
      3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.

    Good facilities and excellent breakfast. Attention to detail lacking.
     Reviewed by James Fitzgerald over a year ago

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