Odessa Guest House

Come and discover real Russian/Ukrainian hospitality in the comfortable and neat Odessa Guest House in Bloemfontein, where you will receive the personal attention of the owners/hosts, Pieter and Raisa Pienaar and experience the reality of “Arriving as guests and leaving as friends”.

Situated in Universitas Ridge, Bloemfontein, the guest house is conveniently close(but not next to) to the N1 yet not far from all the main amenities and places of interest e.g. University of the Free State, Grey College, Medi-Clinic, Shopping Centre’s etc

ACCREDITATION:

“UNIQUE” TO ODESSA GUEST HOUSE

The host, Raisa, is originally from the city Odessa next to the Black See and all guests from Russia, Ukraine and all the former USSR states will be welcomed and served in their own language.

Accommodation

Odessa Guest House is 3 star rated and offers you comfortable, neat and affordable air conditioned accommodation. We take great pride in the excellent service and well maintained buildings. All the rooms are separate from the main house and have their own separate outside entrances providing complete privacy for guests.

The garden is an absolute pleasure, even in the times of drought as we have spared no expenses putting in a grey- and rain water system especially for this purpose.

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Rooms & Rates

All the rooms are semi self-catering with fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, and cutlery and have built-in cupboards, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions with satellite OVHD while most rooms have built in desks with chairs. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers.

For the winter there are electric blankets and heaters, and for the summer air conditioning units and a lovely pool will help to keep the heat away.

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Facilities & Services

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Gallery

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Contact Us

4 Gannie Viljoen Street
Universitas Ridge
Bloemfontein
Phone: 084 966 0200
Email:
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Testimonials

SAMANTHA AND CRAIG ARRIES (CAPE TOWN): Thank you for making us feel welcome in your guesthouse. Your hospitality and friendliness has made our stay in Bloemfontein so much more pleasant. We want to take the time to commend your exceptionally beautiful garden and your absolutely gorgeous dog. Our stay there was very comfortable and we would recommend it to any and all.

TALITA (WELKOM): I love it here at Odessa the owner are so welcoming and rooms are so cosy highly recommended

JOE HEUER (STILFONTEN): Thank you Pieter and Raisa for a really great overnight stay. The service and hospitality was five star. Will call again. Regards Joe and Monica.

PEARL (JOHANNESBURG): Thank for a wonderful stay, you guys are welcoming and the rooms are kept tidy. best wishes to your business hope it grows from strength to strength.

JACO CARSTENS (KATHU): Ons het in Oktober 2010 'n troue bygewoon en by Oom Pieter en Tannie Raisa se oornaghuis gebly. Oom Pieter en Tannie Raisa was baie vriendlik en het ons baie welkom laat voel. Dit het soos 'n tuiste gevoel. Als was netjies en lekker ingerig gewees.Ons was nou weer so week (19/12/2011) terug by Oom Pieter en Tannie Raisa se oornag huis en dit bly maar net uitstekend! Dankie Oom Pieter en Tannie Raisa vir alles, julle sal ons net kry by Odessa!

ESTELLE NAGEL (PRETORIA): Baie dankie vir julle wonderlike gasvryheid en ontvangs by die Odessa Gastehuis. Dit het ons tydjie in Bloemfontein waarlik ‘n plesier gemaak. Die netjiese kamers, warm komberse en verhitting het die kamers ‘n toevlug gemaak teen die koue. Ons waardeer die liefde en moeite wat julle by julle plekkie insit! Ons hoop om julle gou weer te sien! Groete

JOHN /MARTHA LANGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM): Stayed here for a week to watch the All Blacks game vs SA .. the premises were lovely and clean and very welcoming hosts Pieter and Raisa was never too much for them to help you out if you needed directions and information... will definately reccomend this guest house to everybody. The beds are so comfy and the breakfasts were lovely. Thank you very much we both enjoyed your hospitality.

DENIS AND JACKIE REED (PIETERMARITZBURG): Sincere thanks for our short overnight, but very pleasant, stay on the 2nd March, 2009. Your welcome was WOW!! We meet many people as we go through Life but some, like yourselves, leave footprints on our Hearts. All being well, we will definitely be back next year.

SHERYL TAYLOR (JOHANNESBURG): Thank you for the warm, friendly, welcome and excellent accommodation we had at Odessa this past weekend. The service was first class and we will not hesitate to recommend Odessa to others who would like to stay in Bloemfontein.

PHUMLANI BIXA (EAST LONDON): in December when we made our halfway stop over in Bloem on our way to East London from Joburg (my mom, my baby and me) we stayed at one of their pricy hotels but this time around we decided to go for self catering with room service, i wasn`t sure what to expect especially at their way reasonable price, but i was more than impressed the place and the owners are fantastic, from the moment we made the telephonic booking to the moment we left ...they gave us excellent treatment and service and always willing to accomodate our needs, i will never stay anywhere else when in Bloem. I salute your excellent service!

Directions

GPS coordinates: S 29.096009 & E 26.171071
From the N1:

Take the Nelson Mandela turn-off from the N1 and turn towards the city which would be left coming from the north (Johannesburg) and right coming from the south (Cape Town/ Port Elizabeth).

Drive past the Bible House on the left and turn right at the next traffic light (which is the first traffic light away from the N1) into Jac van Rijn Street, past the golf driving range and then take the first road left into Koos van der Walt and again the first road right into Gannie Viljoen Street – number 4, which is the second house on the left.

From the Airport:

Follow the main road into the city and turn left into Nelson Mandela Drive at the 4th traffic light. From there just keep on going straight through the city, past Mimosa Mall on your right, past the University on your left, past the traffic light with an old army tank on your left after which you will see only empty field on the left and the Tempe army base on your right.

At the next traffic light turn left into Jac van Rijn Street, past the driving range and then take the first road left into Koos van der Walt Street and again the first road right into Gannie Viljoen Street – number 4 which is the second house on the left.

From the city:

Get to Nelson Mandela Drive and drive towards the N1 freeway, past Mimosa Mall on your right, past the University on your left, past the traffic light with an old army tank on your left after which you will see only empty field on the left and the Tempe army base on your right.

At the next traffic light turn left into Jac van Rijn Street, past the driving range and then take the first road left into Koos van der Walt Street and again the first road right into Gannie Viljoen Street – number 4 which is the second house on the left.

From Kimberley:

From the N8 from Kimberley turn left onto the N1 towards Johannesburg then take the Nelson Mandela turn-off from the N1 and turn right towards the city.

Drive past the Bible House on the left and turn right at the next traffic light (which is the first traffic light away from the N1) into Jac van Rijn Street, past the golf driving range and then take the first road left into Koos van der Walt and again the first road right into Gannie Viljoen Street – number 4, which is the second house on the left.