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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chef here creates outstandingly good food for the reasonable price and the menu is extensive and well-complemented by the wine list. The cottages are comfortable and quiet but suffer a little from being slightly tired and could do with a thorough clean and a refresh with a higher finish quality. Restaurant outshines accommodation by some margin.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly attractive room and five star meal at this little out of the way place, Nice old building with history and fabulous owner/chef. Well worth the drive a little out of the way. Rooms a bit dated with no air con but still got a great sleep.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a charming hotel. The historic fabric has been retained whilst having a modern vibe. On arrival, we asked for a room with a bigger bed and we were readily moved. There was a mix up with our bill which was immediately sorted and compensated for with a couple of bottles of their excellent wine! Friendly staff.

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Trafalgar, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely historic BnB. We sto enjoyed our stay, staff wonderful. Reception staff also 1st class we had a wonderful dinner in the evening and a lovely breakfast. I would have no hesitation in recommending this BnB. I mislaid my cell phone, Sarah at reception helped us to try and find it and David...

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Thurso, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overnight stop on way to Game Reserve. Gem of a place. Beautiful rooms food excellent and Host/Owner couldn't do enough for his guests. Had rooms beside very quiet road off main road through Riversdale which is a very quiet place just off main road on Garden Route.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise! We could never have imagined such a wonderful place to stay in Riversdale. We drove past Riversdale on numerous occasions without even thinking we should stay over. After our pleasant surprise we will stay over at the De Doorns Historic House Boutique Hotel more often.

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Plettenberg Bay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first stay & hope fully not our last. Our room was large & extremely comfortable. Our dinner in the evening was a fabulous surprise, you certainly do not expect this very high standard of cooking in a small town like Riversdale, plus the service was excellent.

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South Africa/UK
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A charming hotel in a sleepy, rural location. Surrounded by stunning countryside this is a traditional, historic building with a pretty garden and veggie patch, which provides fresh produce to the restaurant. The main star though is the food, we had an amazing meal prepared by the charismatic Christopher.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a very unenexpected stay in a glorious location Our cottage was fabulous and the meals were even better Our host Christopher was charming and an exceptionally good chef Nothing was too much trouble

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 November 2016

friendly and very helpful personal nice rooms (Boutique) and a very very good Restaurant, thank you Mister Peppas. Breakfast freshly and varios (handmade products) we can recommend this Hotel we enjoyed.

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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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM384 - RM602 (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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“Our room fronting onto the stoop was spacious and quiet.”
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“The garden cottage is small and not convenient with a lot of luggage, the vineyard cottage would be a better choice.”
 of 5 bubbles ettemar, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every room had a silver lining, great value for money.”
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“The cottages in the garden and vineyard are beautiful and a bit secluded”
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“We had room no 3 and it was separated in 2 rooms (living and sleeping), very comfortable.”
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