All Comments for Fountain Baths Guest House

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Great overnight experience in Barberton
Amour Venter, South Africa - 31 March 2016
We had a great overnight experience at Fountain Baths Guest House in Barberton and will recommend this place to anybody without reserve. Beautiful garden and excellent facilities; right up against the mountain. The history of the area is of course very interesting and the fact that some of the oldest rock formations in the world are right there, is a plus. It is really worth a visit.
Quiet rest in Barberton
Susie de Bruin, South Africa - 13 April 2015

History isn't everybody's cuppa, but almost every place in Barberton just oozes it.

Staying in a place as old as Fountain Baths Guest House where the owner clearly loves the place was a pleasant experience. If you don't need to be entertained or live in the ritz this is a great choice. The breakfast was well prepared and we feel that we definitely got our money's worth.


Great Stay
Madeleine Reimer, South Africa - 28 August 2014
I had a great stay at Fountains Baths and Sue went out of her way to accommodate some of my special requests. My room was beautiful, spacious and very peaceful.
OK place to stay
Elaine Hutchison, South Africa - 14 December 2013
As I only stayed for one night the accommodation was fine and everything was adequate. The room had a strange layout and everything seemed quite dated. The "fountain" which presumably gives the place it's name was running outside my room all the time which was a bit annoying and the room was overlooked so I could not open the curtains. For one night it was absolutely fine.
Quaint but nice
Patty van Brunschot, Netherlands - 30 March 2013
This is a quaint, but very nice Guest house. It is made up of different units in style, deco and look. These are situated in a wonderful garden.The surroundings (mountains) are beautiful. Units have all you need. The owner is very friendly.
Jane Gurney, South Africa - 11 February 2013
Pleasant - attention to detail required.
Stop over guests
Clive Whitlow - 05 January 2013
Place is beautifully maintained, with wonderful gardens and pool.
Gouldings - Holiday trip
Sharon Goulding, South Africa - 23 December 2012
Had a very pleasant stay at this guest house - pity it was just for one night. The rooms were very comfortable and the setting, especially the gardens, was gorgeous. The photos online did not do it justice.
Ariele CESAR, South Africa - 22 August 2012
Comfortable and clean accommodation in nice surroundings.
Cherry Fraser, South Africa - 03 July 2012
Definitely not three-star accommodation. Ridiculously low doorways are downright dangerous; drains were blocked; dirty microwave; old and grubby hotplate with no oven or grill; dirty kitchen utensils; burglar bars had been cut through and never repaired; room faces courtyard which is the main thoroughfare from everywhere to everywhere else so no privacy at all. We left after one night.
Jopie Basson, South Africa - 05 August 2011
Thanks. Very nice.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Renate Knott, South Africa - 24 December 2010
We found the setting tranquil and interesting. Sue, one of the owners, gave hands on service, excellent breakfasts and was able to direct us to places of interest that were not museums. The nightly chorus of tree frogs delighted us and captured the atmosphere of "old mining days".
Very good
Anonymous, South Africa - 23 November 2008
Clean and friendly
Lovely place
Charlie Baker, United Kingdom - 21 February 2008
We stayed for 2 nights in this lovely place which oozes character - the accommodation was very clean and tidy, and the 6 foot long bath was great!
Worth a return visit
Gawie, South Africa - 13 August 2007
Situated within walking distance of Historical Old Town and also adjacent to the mountain. Heard night jars, bush babies, and owls. However, did not see porcupine!
Great Value Good & Clean & Fresh Place to ReEnergise your Soul
anthony christy, South Africa - 09 July 2007
After a long dreary dusty drive, Fountain Baths Guest House is welcoming nurturing reviving. We have stayed in many five star hotels and not felt as cared for. Charming surroundings, really clean air, serene gardens, and clean accomodation. We highly recommend this venue as great value for money and a really great place to stay, with many action activities (paragliding, quad, horse, trails, birding etc, etc)
Foutain Bath stay
Michelle Hodgkinson, South Africa - 31 December 2006
We enjoyed our very brief stay at this lovely guest house. The cottages were set in a lovely garden setting and we found the rooms very roomy with everything that we needed.
Very Pleasant
Max Scott, Mozambique - 27 November 2006
It was a first trip to Barbeton - well worth it and the Fountain Bath Guest House was excellent - very comfortable, very helpful and a great breakfast.
We remember...
Andreas Tinneman, Germany - 03 November 2006
We saw many accomodations during our 4-wwek-round trip, but I enjoy remembering Fountain Baths. Greetings to Kevin, who was a pleasant host and interesting conversationalist at the bar! We´ll perhaps come back in 2010...
Very nice stay!
Anonymous - 20 August 2006
we had a very nice stay at Fountain Baths guest house. We had forgotten it was self catering and it was a good surprise. We could have a rest there in a beautiful garden and take our time in the middle of a very exciting trip to South Africa
weekend stay
hannes nienaber, Swaziland - 27 June 2006
Hosts very friendly, accomodation excellent,

Fountain Baths Guest House
Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Mkonjwa Mountain Range in the quaint mining town of Barberton, you’ll find Fountain Baths Guesthouse. Built in 1884 as a bathhouse for gold diggers in the area, it boasts the oldest swimming pool in the old Transvaal. Today, Fountain Baths still revives the senses as a welcome retreat for travellers exploring this history-rich part of South Africa. Fountain Baths is perfectly situated within walking distance from town. Its garden extends to the very foot of the mountain. Majestic trees and lush vegetation make this a birder’s paradise. Vervet and samango monkeys, baboons and giant bush babies are regular visitors to this garden. Part of the oldest rock formation in the world can be found on Fountain Baths’ premises. And for the enquiring and energetic, there are mine tours, gold panning, a heritage walk, quad bike drives into the mountains, horse riding, guided tours for birders, hiking, 4x4 trips and good restaurants. Accommodation is B&B or Self catering with bathrooms en suite. Rooms have been decorated for style and comfort and they all have their own entrances into the garden.