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Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel
Drostdy Hotel

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9.1

Exceptional

2,852 reviews

2,852 reviews

Food & Dining5
Breakfast2
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
St James the Great Anglican Church 150 m
Graaff-Reinet Museum 150 m
Dutch Reformed Church| Groot Kerk 180 m
Monument to the Independent Colony of Graaff-Reinet 180 m
The Reinet House 320 m
Graaff-Reinet Cemetery 400 m
Krugersdorp Monument 400 m
Military History Museum 410 m
Hester Rupert Museum 430 m
The Huguenot Monument 520 m

Drostdy Hotel

30 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, 6280 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Graaff-Reinet part of Graaff-Reinet, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage, restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Exercise area

Spa

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Graaff-Reinet in the last 24 hoursCompared to 60 Graaff-Reinet properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Drostdy Hotel

Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Bachelor Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Executive
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    Single Standard
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      Standard Single Room(1 Twin Bed)
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      • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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      Standard Single Room
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      • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Drostdy Hotel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Drostdy Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Drostdy Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Graaff-Reinet with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      Is breakfast offered at Drostdy Hotel?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Drostdy Hotel.

      What are my dining options at Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel’s neighborhood is Graaff-Reinet which includes popular restaurants such as Desert Springs Spur, Meerkat Deli and Polka.

      What are popular attractions near Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel’s location in the Graaff-Reinet neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including St James the Great Anglican Church, Graaff-Reinet Museum and Dutch Reformed Church| Groot Kerk.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Drostdy Hotel?

      Drostdy Hotel is located within Graaff-Reinet, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Camdeboo National Park and Freaser's Camp.

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      What people love about Drostdy Hotel

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Beautiful place with great staff, friendly but professional."

        Gertruida

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        June 18, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "A very pleasant stay."

        Chris

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        February 24, 2022

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "Stunning hotel with an outstanding decor including 2 Dylan Lewis sculptures ! The rooms are extremely well appointed and the restaurant offers a good meal"

        Peter

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        February 19, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 60 Graaff-Reinet properties
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      Value for money score
      8.6/10
      Location score
      9.2/10
      Cheapest price score
      Cleanliness score
      9.1/10
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Graaff-Reinet properties
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Graaff-Reinet properties
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Graaff-Reinet properties
      Better than
      92
      %
      of Graaff-Reinet properties
      Overall rating:

      9.1

      Exceptional
      2,852 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.1
      Facilities
      9.1
      Location
      9.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      Amazing hotel with the most beautiful rooms and interior.
      Marlett from South Africa
      Business traveler
      More about Drostdy Hotel

      More about Drostdy Hotel

      Drostdy Hotel

      Drostdy Hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Graaff-Reinet even more convenient.
      For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
      Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Drostdy Hotel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
      All guestrooms at Drostdy Hotel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
      Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Drostdy Hotel. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
      Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities.
      Drostdy Hotel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility.
      Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's library. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 93% of the city's accommodation.
      Compared to other accommodations in Graaff-Reinet, facilities here are rated higher than 94% of them.
      According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Graaff-Reinet.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Exceptional
      Facilities

      9.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      3 mentions

      Swimming Pool

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Accessibility

      • Wheelchair accessible

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Exercise area
      • Garden
      • Massage
      • Sauna
      • Spa
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Breakfast in room
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Coffee shop
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service [24-hour]

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Currency conversion service
      • Daily cleaning
      • Disabled facilities
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Food delivery
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Heating in public area
      • Ironing service
      • Laundromat
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Babysitting service
      • Family room
      • Swimming pool [kids]

      Access

      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      • Transport to airport
      • Valet parking

      Available in all rooms

      • A/C
      • Bathrobes
      • Closet
      • Coffee/tea machine
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Daily cleaning
      • Desk
      • Hair dryer
      • Heating
      • Lock box in room
      • Mini bar
      • Mirror
      • Phone
      • Private bathroom
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Sewing kit
      • Shoeshine kit
      • Shower
      • Slippers
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wake up call
      • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Full English/Irish
      Restaurants on site

      De Camdeboo Restaurant

      • Cuisine: South African
      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      30 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, 6280
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.2

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-2 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • Children 3 years and over are considered as adults.
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until11:00

      The property

      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 48

      Reviews of Drostdy Hotel from real guests

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      9.0
      /
      10
      Cleanliness9.1
      Facilities9.1
      Location9.2
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.6
      High score for Graaff-Reinet
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (45)
      8-9 Excellent (12)
      7-8 Very Good (12)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (12)
      Jun - Aug (9)
      Sep - Nov (20)
      Dec - Feb (34)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Reid from United States
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Incredible stay”

      Every part of our stay here was absolutely incredible. Exquisite, and well-kept grounds, beautifully restored buildings and rooms. The reception staff were welcoming and competent, we were escorted to our room, bags sorted for us, and even given a tour of the room. Later we received a courtesy call to make sure everything was ok, and someone even brought us cookies and a bottle of water. Even the in-room coffee maker makes really good coffee! (Pods). Heated floors in bathroom, lovely shower, comfortable bed, beautifully decorated but also spacious and comfortable to relax in. Pool area looks lovely (too bad it was winter during our stay!) food and service at restaurant was also great. Honestly no complaints and highly recommend a stay in this beautiful and historic hotel if you have a chance - makes a stay in Graaff-Reinet more than worth it!

      Reviewed July 31, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Bart from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Stunning, loved it”

      Spent one night here on a road trip to Cape Town. The town of Graaff-Reinet is awesome and feels like you are taken back in time. The hotel is exceptional in every way and I would highly recommend staying here. The food was delicious, service spot on, and the decor is stunning. We will definitely stay longer on our next visit. I would also recommend a visit to the Valley of Desolation which is a few kilometres outside of town, it is a definitive must see and will leave you in awe.

      Reviewed May 04, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gale from South Africa
      Couple
      BACHELOR DOUBLE
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Exceptional”

      They upgraded us to a Standard Room automatically. We were totally impressed with the friendly service received. Accommodation is excellent. Will definitely be our stop over in Graaff-Reinet.

      Reviewed January 05, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Robyn from South Africa
      Couple
      Suite
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

      Bliss”

      Accommodation, Staff, Location and Food were top class. I did a few Day Tours with Dawid de Wet from Toerboer from Graaff-Reinet which were amazing. Will definitely highly recommend The Toms :)

      Reviewed January 06, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lorette from South Africa
      Couple
      Executive Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Fantastic stay”

      What a treat to stay at the Drosdty Hotel in Graaff-Reinet. Historic buildings, lovely gardens, friendly staff, great food. Highly recommended

      Reviewed October 29, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Bezuidenhout from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Experience to remember”

      We spend a very cold weekend in the Drostdy Hotel. We arrived on Friday afternoon, the temperature was 5 degrees - but our room were warm and cosy. When I entered the bathroom the under floor heating were turned on what a blessing in such cold weather. The breakfast was out standing so also the dinner menu. We had the lamb shank and the pork belly - it could not be better. The staff were great - phoned in the evening to find out if we are comfortable and do not need anything. We will be back - Thank you

      Reviewed August 13, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Frederick from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2020

      Drostdy Hotel Graaff Reinet”

      We have been coming to this Hotel for the last 4 years. I travel all over the world and stay in some of the best Hotels. I simply love Drostdy Hotel. When you sit in the garden and have a beer it looks and feels like you are in another world. My favourite place to stay.

      Reviewed November 01, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Daniel from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2021

      Graaf Reinet Oasis”

      The hotel could stand anywhere in the country. The fact that it is in Graaf Reinet makes it that much more special.

      Reviewed January 04, 2021

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Pauli from South Africa
      Couple
      Bachelor Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2021

      Great Hotel pity about the Restaurant”

      The Drostdy itself is wonderful. It would be even better if the on-site restaurant was of the same standard- it is a beautiful venue and the staff is friendly. However the quality of food. Is not acceptable. The "excuse" that their staff are trainees also when the food is bad doesn't fly.

      Reviewed March 24, 2021

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Olga from South Africa
      Couple
      Executive Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Beautiful property not without problems .”

      Beautiful property. Undrinkable tea and coffee due to desalinated water used, water has salty taste and slightly greenish- yellowish colour. This is very easy to solve, by using mineral/bottled water for tea coffee instead, but for some reason management prefers to do nothing. Some rooms have poor sound insulation. We stayed in Executive room 1701 and could hear loud and clear all plumbing works and our neighbours in room 1702. Our neighbours didn’t make much noise, but it felt like they where actually in our room and we could here all they conversations.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jerome from Namibia
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Outstanding Stay”

      The Drostdy is a bright star in the middle of the Karoo. Facilities, restaurant, and staff were all top class.

      Reviewed January 14, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Robert from South Africa
      Couple
      Bachelor Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2020

      Classy, historical, proactive”

      2 items were not working in the room but before we were settled they were sorted by very friendly, concerned and proactive staff. the dinner menu is 1st class but lacks 2 or 3 'simpler or smaller' items on the menu. Loved everything about the hotel, history , staff, meals, room and even the guests.

      Reviewed November 25, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Marlett from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Excellent!!”

      Great stay, great hotel. 5 star hotel and good value for money.

      Reviewed May 24, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Marlett from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Amazing hotel and interior is 5 star”

      Amazing hotel with the most beautiful rooms and interior. Everything was 5 star except for the breakfast. Staff were not up to standard and the presentation of the food were about 2 star. Fruit were cut very thick and unproffesional and it was just not well presented at all. The parma ham was cut so thick you just could not eat it (and i love parma ham). We ordered poached soft eggs with the eggs benedict but it was hard and although the waiter realized the problem did not apologize or made any effort to correct the order.

      Reviewed June 02, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Olga from South Africa
      Couple
      Executive Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Beautiful property, but horrible water used to make tea and coffee!”

      Something was terribly wrong with the water used for tea and coffee. The water served to us was greenish-yellowish colour. We’ve brought our fine teas with us , but the water made them taste horrible. The coffee served, had the same underlying horrible taste. We were told by the restaurant manager that thay use desalinated water from their plant. And that the water in the tea wasn’t the tap water... Actually it was the same colour as from the tap and it had the same slightly salty unpleasant taste. The manager didn’t seem to know the difference between mineral water and desalinated water.

      Reviewed December 21, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Penelope from South Africa
      Group
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Great hotel let down by uninspiring meals”

      We were looking forward to our meal in the restaurant. The dining room is stylish, the waiters are friendly and efficient but the food is average and does not do justice to a first rate hotel. The breakfast was equally disappointing. The spread looks wonderful but once one tasted it it were indifferent. Fresh melon was tasteless, my omelette was dry. The coffee was filter; no espresso machine etc etc The staff though were all wonderful

      Reviewed March 27, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Caroline from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Exceptional”

      Loved our stay. Only wish we'd had longer to enjoy the beautiful facilities and surrounding area more.

      Reviewed May 09, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tony from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Great Hotel”

      The place is really worth the extra money, and i think what blew me away more than anything else, and there was a lot of great things, was the unbelievable foresight and commitment of Anton Rupert in running the hotel using trainees, and in so doing giving them the skills they would need for a carear in tourism, and paying them at the same time. I think a lot of people are unaware of the huge investments Rupert has made in improving the lot of the people of SA.

      Reviewed October 22, 2020

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      7.2
      Very good
      Andre from South Africa
      Couple
      Executive Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Very good”

      Too expensive for a small excecutive room with no king size bed and far to walk for old people to restaurant and reception

      Reviewed November 14, 2017

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Diane from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2020

      Mixed Feelings”

      Ours was a short overnight stay - so cannot comment on everything. Reception was good and although we were early they allowed us access to our room. Beautiful room - really outstanding. The pool area looked good, weather was bad, so did not venture a swim. We booked for dinner - and this is where the wheels came off. Starter of Venison Cappucio was not seasoned enough and far too much very sweet balsamic vinegar - over powered delicate meat. Our mains, we ordered Rack of Lamb - in the Karoo you can't go wrong! Well, ours did - we ordered Medium and it arrived close on "Blue" and the fat was not rendered enough. Sent back to kitchen - came back Rare and still not rendered the fat! Gave up here. Chef did not have the decency to come out, but left the management to sort out. They were good and very apologetic. Very disappointing and portion size very small - 2 carrots, 3 beans, slice of Daphne potatoes and some crispy stuff. Left still very hungry. So this really put a dampener on our stay. Would recommend the rooms, not too sure if kitchen staff know what they are doing. Saw the Imibala Gallery - great Botanical art.

      Reviewed December 04, 2020

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