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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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30/05/2017 31/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2015

De Doornkraal is most definitely a stop one has to make when travelling to or from the Garden Route.The warm welcome,service, wonderful dinner and breakfast was fantastic. The staff and personalized service with attention to every detail was great. See you all soon.

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Stilbaai, South Africa
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building, gardens and rooms in Riversdale. The staff are well, trained and very friendly. Only hiccups: a short double bed let our feet hang out, no warm water in the evening and the WiFi not in working order.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Our stay at De Doornkraal was fantastic!. Chef Christopher and his staff went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable. From arrival to departure our every need was met and expectations exceeded!. The food was outstanding and the general neatness of the premises and all facilities including our room was outstanding (even though they were busy renovating) -...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 27 May 2015

How often do you get a chef wearing his tall chef's hat personally (with his staff) bowing before presenting your dinner to you? Or discussing his future plans for the establishment passionately and then giving you a free bottle of wine because you mentioned that the glass of wine you had the night before was surprisingly good? Probably never. Well,...

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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I wish to thank you kindly for your kind words which were a much needed respite; we do work very hard to show our guests that we appreciate and value them as the lifeblood of the business. We are very excited to be able to inform you that our new facilities are being built on schedule and we simply cannot...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Booked this place for one night onthe strenght of prior reviews. Owner not present when I arrived. A competant, young member of staff showed me my room. Walked in and was hit by an overwhelming smell of damp and must. Little if any natural light entering the room.On enquiring was told all other rooms were locked and not available, Left...

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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for participating in the Tripadvisor community ! My apologies that Edgar did not contact me as he is trained to do; if guests are unhappy and need my personal assistance whilst I am on a short break (my schedule would have been to come in from 18h00 and cook for you - even though you...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I have absolutely nothing remotely negative to say about De Doornkraal as everything from my arrival to my departure was flawlessly 5 star. The room was clean and very tastefully decorated with a extremely warm welcoming feel, the sheets were of the best quality and all the little extras were accounted for. I had the privilege of dinning in there...

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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review on your experience of De Doornkraal; I note that this is you second positive review which gives myself and the team an indication that we are continuously maintaining the standards and quality - thereby having the honor of be able to be of service to a repeat visitor. We...

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 22 April 2015

What a nice surprise it has been to stay at Doornkraal. Excellent service, beautiful rooms, delicious food and the most friendly staff. A most pleasant experience!!!! Will definately work in an extra day on future trips up country to stay over at Doornkraal.

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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your participation in the Tripadvisor community; we are thrilled that you have taken the time to post your review. We hope to be of service to you again - sooner rather than later and shall count the days until then.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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: ₹ 5,210 - ₹ 6,497 (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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