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Mainz, Germany
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Reinnette several times while I was travelling thru South Africa. It is always a cosy place and nice stay! This time 4 friends joined the trip and they received also a warm welcome. Nice hospitality -delicious breakfast- great hints for nice places to go to. Thanks! Always looking coming back one day again.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit Birgit, was so great to meet your other friends as well, the visit was just so short. Thank you so much for my gift, nice to be spoilt like that!! Thank you for your much appreciated review...take care and have a blessed XMas. More 

Amsterdam
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a road trip in South Africa. On our third day we visited Graf Reinet. We received a very warm welcome by the owner of the B&B. She - Lady Reinet - gave us useful tips and good advice on what to visit, where to eat and what to do. When you visit Somerset Stables,... More 

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Thank MikeRiegel
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mike, what a stunning couple the two of you were, standing out in the crowd!! Makes my job so easy then.. I am not sure where you going to spend your XMas..in France or Amsterdam...both places you can call home!! Have a blessed XMas and thank you for your kindness towards me. Regards Reinette More 

Sedgefield, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stayed here a couple of years ago and were very happy to return - it was as wonderful as we remembered it. The rooms are beautiful, with quirky vintage décor, each one different; the gardens are gorgeous, the beds exceptionally comfortable, and the breakfast excellent. Reinet, the owner, is very kind and thoughtful - especially to my husband's... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sarah, it is always nice to have guests that return for another visit, proof to me that what i do..works! It was wonderful that you stayed this time too on the way to Drakensburg and again the return trip. Special time for your family and Peter's mom is a amazing lady for a 90 year old.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reinette the owner was really very helpful and accommodating. The room I stayed in inside the house was very comfortable and spacious. The decor throughout the guest house was filled with all sorts of interesting collections from the owners travels, made the place feel more homely. The entire place was exceptionally clean!! Very central and within walking distance of restaurants

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Thank 662tonih
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Toni for your kind review, nice to hear from you. Hope that your trip with the family went well and that you could stop in Willowmore. Maybe your all will have a reunion again. Have a blessed XMas. More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed staying at Somerset Stables! We were very comfortable and the room was lovely. The owner, Reinette, was a pleasure! She was very helpful with where to eat and what to do in Graaf-Reinet. All of our meals in the restaurants she recommended were fantastic, including the breakfast she prepared. Highly recommended! Cindy and Tom, Texas, USA.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

A Huge thank you Tom and Cindy, so nice to receive a review from you. I take it that you are back home in Texas and that the rest of your trip went well. I have planted my cancer bush seeds and will see if anything happen.... You were very kind to me and what a pleasure to have guests... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was our second visit to G-R but our first to Somerset Stables. We stayed for one night in The Barn during a week-long holiday in the Karoo. Reinette bent over backwards to accommodate us given we were traveling with a toddler, even offering us the choice of two rooms and use of the bathtub in the one we didn't... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rebecca, your little baby girl reminded me so much of my own grandchild, but i know shower does not go down well when they small, so I am pleased that I could make sure that you have the use of the two rooms. She was so good and had a good sleep... You are a lovely... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Covered a lot of miles on our trip from Australia and so glad we changed our itinerary to include Graaff Rienet and Somerset Stables. A beautiful old town and gorgeous B&B. The owner Rienette was so helpful, suggesting local attractions and even reserving a table at a local restaurant for dinner. She served an amazing breakfast in the kitchen you... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Leslie for your review from Australia, its been a while since your visit and then a person realise how quick time pass. It was great to get to know you and your husband..it was good that our local chemist could sort out his gout toe..a sore episode !!! Thank you so much for the great review... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have stayed in countless hotels, motels, B&B and guest houses over 40 years of travel. They have varied between the ridiculous and the sublime; the fun and the damn-awful and everything in between. The grading system for South African hotels and other accommodation is also not much of an indicator – some places with high star ratings are dumps... More 

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Thank Harage
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Wow! Mr Harage...the king of travel...this is really really such a glowing and fantastic review that I had to read through it a few times ..thank you kindly sir! You yourself, as you say, are so well travelled and coming from a reviewer like yourself makes me feel humbled and very grateful...to GOD, and also that I am in the... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What a precious little find, after a few days on the road the prettiest room and such a comfy bed. Stopped for one night and stayed for two. Our gracious host booked us a fabulous meal and just about to sit down for breakfast

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Thank lynettestephenson
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have guests like yourselves here at my place of peace..... i still see you sitting in the garden on the bench, enjoying the sun! Thank you so much for your lovely review, you were so easy to please. I wish you a good holiday with your parents and that this won't be the last trip to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We received such a warm welcome from Reinette and her gorgeous little dauchunds when we arrived. We were immediately made to feel so welcome and at home. It is a real home away from home. So much history in every room of her gorgeous house, which Rienette was gracious enough to share with us. The garden is an oasis of... More 

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Thank Paula F
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Paula for this very warm review...like you and Craig..wonderful warm and loving guests..the dogs loved you, the duck loved you.... Your positive energy...what a blessing to do what i do...i love my job and my guests..thank you so much. Hope that you will return and i also wish you the best with you new business True... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Somerset Stables

Address: C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: RM302 - RM365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The room with the Victorian bath is really lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahcovey777, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the double room inside the main house - very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles 662tonih, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Newly renovated Stable Rooms provide a rustic, but interesting and stylish option.”
 of 5 bubbles beyersk, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have a bathtub, others only shower. Just mention your request, and the owner will do her best to accommodate your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Umisora, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any room is fine”
  • One of the beautiful and comfortable rooms.
 of 5 bubbles DanielSTB, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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