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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Stayed for one night on our trip back to Cape Town. Warm welcome, nice room, we had dinner and the food was very good..Would come back. The tender gave us some excellent advise for our trip back to Cape Town.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Quiet area very close to centre of town (dorpie) with safe off-street parking. Charming old facility with upgraded modern amenities, eg; bathroom, etc. Peaceful garden that includes fruit trees, herbs, plants and flowers around a small pool. Newly built, modern kitchen that will not disappoint. The most outstanding feature though, is the staff. Hosts Jessica and her team are led...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed for a couple of days recently,Christopher and his team were excellent hosts, more attentive to guests wishes than many a 5 * hotel I have stayed in. The true excellence however, is to found in the kitchen. I can honestly say that we had some of the best food we have ever eaten; here.Fresh home made joghurt? who...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We stayed here for 4 days in the luxury suite. The accommodation was delightful. The staff were well trained and very polite, providing excellent service. The meals were excellent with a sumptuous breakfast and a varied dinner menu, superbly cooked by Christopher and his team. The garden and pool were clean and tidy. This is a well run establishment.

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Halifax UK
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Christopher, who is as mad as a March hare, was a brilliant host. His hospitality was only exceeded by his ability as a chef. I had the Cape Malay curry and my wife had the best filet steak she had in the entire trip round South Africa. Both presented and cooked to the highest standard. I would regard this as...

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Munich
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Hotel is an oasis in the middle of riversdale. The friendly and helpful staff makes the stay very fomfortable. The quality of food, no matter which meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner), underlines this excisite places' demand to offering the best experience in town.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We were only able to stay one night but our visit really exceeded all expectations. The general manager, Christopher, is not only very entertaining and extremely helpful, he is also the master chef of a kitchen that sends out delicious food. The gardens are beautiful and contain an amazing array of fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. The quaint setting does...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Stopped for one night travelling between Plett and Hermanus. Had a lovely room, good service from friendly staff, and the food was excellent at both dinner and breakfast. Chef Peppas is a real character and obviously very passionate about food. Would definitely stay there again if travelling that route.

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Krefeld, Germany
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Nice hotel & place but to be improved. The sleeping room was small & niceley painted, but the old carpet, ants & finally a cockroach in our bed makes the stay not confortabel. The floortiles in the shower should be renewed due to get them clean. The restaurant at the hotel is perfect with the best food & quality in...

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We thank you kindly for your participation in The Tripadvisor community. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your food and that I was able to make you feel comfortable. I have noted your concern with regards insect activity; I must mention that during some times of the year we do have tiresome critters which are airborne in our locale as...

Melrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We had on overnight stop here on a journey from St Francis Bay to Hermanus. Whilst some might regard the room we had as a bit old-fashioned (it had everything we needed), that was part of the charm of De Doornkraal for us. Delightful and tranquil garden to enjoy refreshments in. The highlight was the food in the restaurant which...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
- Experience charming countryside hospitality in South Africa - We are committed to providing service excellence and ensuring that our guests feel that they are at home whilst away from home. Our good-natured team are proud that De Doornkraal has been recognized as the best four star Country House in South Africa, as well as the best in our province two years running at the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards – 2014 and 2015. In addition we also are proud recipients of The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013, 2014,2015 and 2016. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

Address: 8 Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Price Range: ₹ 5,434 - ₹ 7,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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