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“Catering lets this beautiful place down”

Stonebreaker Country Lodge
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Stonebreaker Country Lodge
Cape Town
1 review
“Catering lets this beautiful place down”
Reviewed 20 October 2009

The lodge is set in a beautiful valley, and the rooms are surrounded by well kept pretty gardens. The accommodation is clean and it is a pleasure to sit on the verandah and watch the sun go down or wake in the morning to the birdsong.
The breakfast is the same every morning, and for a long time stay I think this becomes monotonous -- also the coffee was poor quality instant, or coffee bags. Good filter coffee is an essential drawcard for any overnight establishment. The option of requesting other meals was not well explained, however the restaurant at a nearby lodge was recommended - die oue meul - and the food here was excellent, but one had to drive there.
The aloe walk was well worth the climb.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Citrusdal, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

Did not receive good service. Receptionist was unfriendly. Furniture was removed from the room without a word from us. Breakfast was not enough for all guests on both mornings.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

This is a very difficult review to write. First the good points. The place is immaculate. I was expecting something a bit rough and ready but in fact it was all very smart. The room was great; quite large with an excellent en-suite bathroom. They had a small pool and internet access.

Then this is where it gets tricky. The first thing that went wrong was that they deducted the cost of my full stay from my credit card instead of the one night deposit. When I pointed it out to them they apologised and offered to refund the balance but I said not to bother. The next thing was that their website and in-room literature state that they will do evening meals on request. This place is 15km from Oudtshoorn so restaurants are few and far between. When I asked about an evening meal I was told that they only did them 'when we have stock'! Fortunately they do have a sister restaurant over the road but it is a short car ride away with a difficult turning off a bend which isn't much fun in the dark.

The rates include full english breakfast but the first morning this was not offered until I went to ask at the desk. To be fair on the second morning it was laid out buffet style.

As I said at the beginning, this is a very difficult place to assess. We got the feeling that the owners were away and that their kids were trying to run it,,and not very efficiently. It is a very smart facility but something really isn't quite right!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stonebreaker Country Lodge
Address: R328 | P.O Box 1086, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Ranked #28 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Number of rooms: 12

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