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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is a must visit Hotel. It has a calming ambiance and is beautifully appointed. Christoffer and his staff are charming hosts and we felt welcomed and very spoilt. The breakfast was unbelievable. Also be sure to book supper at the restaurant , Christoffer's rib starter is a must have! We will be back with our family and to explore...

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We stumbled on this little gem by accident (as these things often are), looking for a stopover to break the trip between Knysna and Hermanus, and this little hotel looked the part. It far exceeded our expectation. We got lost trying to find it, and Christopher took the trouble to come and find us and be our guide. His flamboyant...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I had a wonderful stay with my two little girls. Christopher and the rest of the staff made such an effort to make our stay comfortable, with such friendliness and warmth. Our suite was beautiful, this is an amazing old building with beautiful wooden floors. All done beautifully with amazing linen, wonderful bathrooms (brilliant water pressure). The breakfast was FANTASTIC,...

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Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Everything was amazing, will definitely visit thr hotel again soon, no need to change anything. Food was top qaulity and smiles were making a unforgettable experience. compliments to the chef and staff

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

What a pity we only stayed one night at De Doornkraal. We enjoyed our stay there immensely. Christopher was an excellent host, chef and source of information. Our accommodation was spacious to say the least and very comfortable. I can highly recommend Christopher's evening meals and breakfast - imaginative and beautifully cooked.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay here tremendously. The room was great, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding. The breakfasts were the best we had on our trip around the Western Cape. Well worth making a detour or planning a road trip to include this hotel.

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were looking for an overnight stop between Cape Town and East London and had never considered Riversdale. We came across De Doornkraal and what a find. From the immaculate historical buildings, to the quiet street, friendly and helpful staff and last but not least, a delicious meal prepared lovingly by Chris we had a great stay. We will definitely...

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Caldogno, Italy
Reviewed 21 September 2015

De Doornkraal is a little gem for those who love beautiful things of the past. Do not expect luxury but a blast from the past. The atmosphere is magnificent and essential. One advice: taste the cuisine of Christopher Peppas and be infected by his joy.

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cape town
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed over at De Doornkraal for one night and found the attention to detail impeccable. Not only is Christopher a fantastic chef, but such a welcoming and warm host. We travelled with our 9 month old little babygirl and the staff was so accommodating regarding our needs. We truely had a lovely experience which was worth every penny.

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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 17 August 2015

what a wonderful experience. Top quality service, food and wine. I love staying at De Doornkloof. It is a real treat. The breakfasts are just amazing. I love everything about the place, especially Chris.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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
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  • Concierge
  • 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: ₹ 5,950 - ₹ 8,557 (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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