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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

We have stayed in De Doornkraal before looking after bicycle races between Houw Hoek and Knysna. It is a beautiful old building, nicely if spartanely refurbished. We have never had a chance to eat there before, and as it looks to me after this visit,...More

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Response from DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 7 February 2016

We thank you for you participation in The Tripadvisor community; I had a thought to instead of being defensive (thereby giving credence the aspersions above) - to respond with a review on our experience with yourselves; since your review is Spartan apropos it truthfulness so...More

Reviewed 16 January 2016

We chose to stay at De Doornkraal because we liked the idea of the General Manager also being the Chef. Christopher's cuisine is superb. The level of service from the whole team at the hotel was excellent, nothing too much trouble. Even to the extent...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Great little find in a beautiful setting - Lovely accommodation and wonderful food! Staff were attentive and helpful and very polite. Perfect stop over along the garden route! We will be staying again

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

We decided to overnight at the hotel since it's conveniently located between Plettenberg Bay and Hermanus. The room was okay (few bugs though) and dinner at the restaurant was good (kudu steak especially delicious). Breakfast good, too, but service slow and the hours (one hour...More

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Response from DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 13 January 2016

We thank you for your participation in the Tripadvisor community ! I sincerely thought that your request for a quiet room based on the fact that it was your honeymoon and birthday; was satisfied ! No other requests were made and I apologise that I...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016

Great stop over, friendly staff and impressive food. Wide ranging menu,safe off street parking together with a watchman on duty throughout the night, we will certainly visit here again and recommend the, hotel to others.

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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
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Pool
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
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US$ 56 - US$ 207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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US$ 56 - US$ 207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
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We stayed there in September last year and had absolutely no problem in booking. I booked on line and we had a large room for the two of us. The connecting room was free so we could have had that as well.
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"Do not take a road see room - too noisy although they are the larger better rooms"
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"Go for the Vineyard Cottage if there are 4 of you - its an experience!"
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"Do not choose either of the cottages!"
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"Our room fronting onto the stoop was spacious and quiet."
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