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Somerset House Guest House and B&B
"for discerning visitors"

Somerset House was built as a school in the Colonial style in 1905 in Paulet Street which was the first street to be built in Somerset East in South Africa's Eastern Cape.

Many of Paulet Street's original houses survive and are to-day National Monuments, conveying a good idea of what the village would have looked like almost two centuries ago. Somerset House to-day is a guest house, both spacious and elegant. Those who enjoy gracious living, silver service breakfasts and the like will appreciate staying here.

Situated in the quietest part of a quiet town and backing on to the Bosberg, the ambience of Somerset House is tranquil, scenic and restful.


There are three spacious and airy en-suite bedrooms. All have under-floor heating, air-conditioning, Percale linen and all the extras one would expect to find.


The living and dining room is large, comfortable and in excellent taste.

Outside is a large, furnished stoep which looks out over the garden to the slopes of the Bosberg.



Somerset House provides a full breakfast.

The town itself has several places to eat.

For a gourmet experience simply walk a few doors along Paulet Street to Rosehope where you will be welcomed by one of South Africa's premier chefs, Janet Telian, well-known as a regular contributor of articles to the Lifestyle supplement of the Sunday Times.

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