One may often ponder the thought as to what the difference is between a hotel or a guesthouse. Even more so, when it comes to Evertsdal! If one looks at the definitions, a guesthouse is traditionally a small, privately owned homestead that rents out its rooms at a daily rate. A guesthouse will also have fewer rooms than a hotel, usually anything from 4-10 rooms. Evertsdal Guesthouse has … premium rooms, which puts them out of the league of a guesthouse and more inline of a boutique hotel. A hotel is often a larger establishment that is corporately owned. It may be a chain of hotels that operate under one brand name, whereas it is rare to find that in a guesthouse. Where Evertsdal really has the edge on most guesthouses is that it has six different houses with a range of amenities and facilities.
In South Africa, a guesthouse may be called a Bed and Breakfast or B&B and usually offers more of a personal touch than a hotel, as there are fewer guests to accommodate. This is where Evertsdal differs from a larger hotel where one might become just another guest. Evertsdal is proud of the personal service offered. Many guests come back repeatedly, preferring the beautiful setting and supreme personalised service as opposed to being treated in an impersonal manner in a hotel. The cosiness and warm hospitality sets Evertsdal apart from an hotel.
One may rightfully expect a guesthouse to cater for specific needs, as it is more flexible than a hotel. At Evertsdal it is well known for being accommodating and for ensuring guests get the best venue or conference facilities as well as bespoke hospitality for a well-deserved break away.
As Evertsdal is a popular wedding venue, luxurious and stylish accommodation is available for families and guests on such a special day. There is also a magnificent honeymoon suite for the bridal couple. Corporate functions, events and cocktail parties are welcome at Evertsdal where the management and staff go out of their way to make sure that their guests are only left with the best memories to take away. Their beautifully manicured gardens set the scene for a memorable backdrop for any event.
To conclude, there is really one word that differentiates a guesthouse from a hotel, and that is “personalisation”; but even more so at Evertsdal.