Aa Qtansisi Guest House

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This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo. Our guesthouse, named Aa`Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You".

Dating back 350,000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants, in Graaff-Reinet & our town, Graaff-Reinet may well be the Origin of Mankind!

Be prepared to be spoilt & delighted with personal attention & unique flavours of decor in each part of this accommodation so that Aa`Qtansisi, will become your first choice of accommodation, when passing through Graaff-Reinet.

Graaff Reinet became the centre of British military operations for the whole Eastern Cape during the Second Boer War. In 1901, a
number of captured Boer rebels were tried in the town for crimes ranging from high treason, murder, attempted murder, arson and robbery.

Nine were sentenced to death, with eight of these being executed by firing squad on the outskirts of the town, while the ninth sentence was carried out in Colesberg. The Burgher Monument in Donkin Street commemorates the fallen rebels.

Facilities:
-Cot
-Bath
-Shower
-Linen
-Towels
-Toiletries
-Full Breakfast
-Private Entrance
-Special Diets catered for
-Private Bathroom
-Tea & Coffee Facility
-Ice in Summer
-Air Conditioning
-Heaters
-Electric Blankets
-TV (sabc channels)
-Serviced
-Swimming Pool
-Braai Facilities
-Safe Off-Street Parking
-Pets Welcome
-Children Welcome
-Fax Service
-Internet

Facilities & Services:

Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Restaurant
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi
English
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Directions:

From Cape Town: ( N9 )
- Follow N9 into Graaff-Reinet. Follow this road straight into town, heading straight for the old Dutch Reformed Church.

- Cross over the first 4-way stop street.( Middle Street - Midas on the corner). At the next 4-way stop (Somerset street), turn left.

- Cross straight over the next stop street (Corner of Bourke and Somerset Street). We are 3 houses down on the left hand side.

* 69 Somerset Street.

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Units and Rooms

Room 2:
A taste of the exotic spice island of Zanzibar! This room boasts a King-size XL four-poster bed enveloped in a mosquito net, saddlebags, carved mirrors & much more. It also has an en-suite old-style bathroom with bath and shower.

Room 3:
Step into colourful Marrakesh... This room features Moroccan lanterns, carved kist & arched doors, mosaics & a Queen-size canopied bed. The bathroom is in true Moroccan style and is equipped with a corner bath.

Room 4:
A classic singles room, featuring traditional barley twist oak furniture; in stripes & plaid furnishings. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower. This room has its own entrance from safe parking area.

Room 5:
A tranquil duck-egg room, hosting extra large single beds, with a distinct French flavour. Cherubs feature in this tastefully decorated room, which has an added bonus, being wheelchair friendly. The beautiful en-suite bathroom has a shower and a victorian style bath. This room has a private entrance from safe parking bay.

Room 6:
A reminder after the medieval period of the French Huguenots. This Queen -size four-poster cast iron bed, is dressed in blue & white. The bathroom has bath and a shower. The room also boasts a private entrance from safe parking area.

Latest Reviews
My husband and I decided to drive down to the Cape, stopping over in Bloemfontein and Graaff Reinet. On our way to Graaff Reinet our car broke down in Nieu Bethesda and we had to wait 3 and a half hours for a tow truck on a late Saturday afternoon. Ria from Aa Qtansisi phoned us to confirm our booking and on letting her know we would be arriving late at night she already booked us at the Polka restaurant across the road. On arriving at the guest house after the disappointment of our car breaking down my spirits were lifted Ria and Pierre the owners of the Guest house were outside awaiting us with ice cold cocktails and a warm welcome. We stayed in the room the slave quarters, what a gem! So tastefully decorated and clean. This is definitely more like a 5* guest house in my opinion! Breakfast was served the next morning on the patio and again one of the best breakfasts I have had! Pierre and Ria where very accommodating and definitely went the extra mile for us during our stay with them. We will definitely be back and recommend the gem and the town as a must see!
Tamara Nel Jan 2012
Will recommend the accommodation.
Riette Whittaker Jan 2011
Great welcome, very tastefully furnished four poster French bedroom, beautifully presented breakfast and charming host and hostess.
James Hare Feb 2010
I was made most welcome and the accommodation was outstanding. I was provided with a lovely picnic basket to go bird watching early in the morning and came back for delicious breakfast by the pool. I will definitely return when next I stay over in Graaff Reinet and thank you to you both for making me so welcome.
Jane Hall Dec 2009