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Schoone Oordt Country House

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
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Very disappointed with this establishment. The front of house staff were excellent and public rooms, but it was let down by the cleanliness, particularly of the bathroom! Ours had really bad mould all along the bottom of the tiles and the bottom of the shower doors, and around
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Hotel's Favourite
What an awesome trip down memory lane! I had last visited the 'Old Lady' while she was being lovingly restored by my aunt Dulcia Moore when she and my uncle, Herman, were her owners, as a young 11-year old lad. I remember travelling with Dulcia in her little Volkswagen Beetle to
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Response from Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 18 May 2018
Oh Wim, we cannot accurately and truly express how touching this review is. It has made us so proud and so happy that you came away with an experience that matched (exceeded? :)) your childhood memory of the house. We sincerely hope that you will come and share your stories with us again one day soon. With much much love from Alison, Richard, Ian, Fidiney and the rest of the Schoone Oordt Family
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This is a beautiful house tenderly renovated to an original late Dutch Victorian style so expect huge dark heavy wooden furniture - it’s not a style we love but its bit different and more interesting than a ‘standard’ modern hotel. In your rooms there is a lovely description of
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Wewere booked in here by our agent - Rhino Africa. Brilliant. Lovely room and house and great people. The manager was very kind to us. We decided to eat at Field and Fork on our second night as we wanted to explore the town. He very generously refunded us the cost of the food
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Response from Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Chris, what a spectacular review to wake up to on a Monday morning. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are thrilled that you loved your stay. Until your next visit... Much love from all of us at Schoone Oordt.
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Beautiful, historic property in a picturesque village. Greeted with afternoon tea which was unhurried and pleasant. Rooms were two large but dark outhouses with corrugated iron roofs. The foliage around them certainly provided privacy. Rooms well equipped and furnished with
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Response from Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so sorry and so sad that we didn't reach perfection for your stay! We shall seriously look into all areas, especially the kitchen, as guests' usual comments are that ours was the favourite meal of their trip and we take huge pride in that. We are exceptionally pleased that besides the bits that weren't great, that you will still return and we are very grateful. We look forward to seeing you again for an exceptional meal and a stormless night. With love from all of us.
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Die Terasse
Der Eingangsbereich, und frische Blumen
Eine riesige Dusche
Hello Cristina Apologies for replying in English, we are not able to speak Italian, being a small South African family-owned hotel... August nights can be cold, yes, dropping down to approx. 5 degrees celsius, but during the day it gets warmer, averaging on about 15 to 18 and sometimes as high as 20 degrees. We do have fireplaces in our rooms as well as heaters and hot water bottles in the beds. :) There is lots to do in Swellendam and surrounds, museums, nature reserves, art, crafts. We do have a link to what to do on our website. I'm not sure what you mean by snacks? We have complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea included in our rates. Do hope that answers your questions? Note that we do have a winter special running through TripAdvisor at the moment, 20% off a 2-night stay. Very much hope to welcome you to Swellendam next month. Warmest Regards, Alison
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"All rooms seemed very private and secluded as they are separate buildings in the garden."
"The Honeymoon Suite is just the best"
"All suites are fabulous!"
"All the rooms ar fantastic!!"
"Luxury room - great amount of space, beautifully one bathrooms"
US$138 - US$293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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