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“Delightful B&B in Oudtshoorn” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rosenhof Country House

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Rosenhof Country House
Ranked #6 of 77 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pasadena, California
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42 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Delightful B&B in Oudtshoorn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

I stayed here during a trip a trip this past August through South Africa. Overall I found the Rosenhof Country House to be a delightful property with wonderful public spaces, good food, friendly service, and comfortable accommodations.

What I Liked

The room was spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Most of the rooms appeared to surround a central courtyard, which has a bubbling fountain in the middle. Because it was low season, the property was also very tranquil. I believe there were only two other parties staying at the hotel. The beds were extremely comfortable with very high quality linens.

Both the food and service during dinner in the main dining room were very good. I found the set menu to be creative and appetizing, utilizing the best produce from the region, and this being Oudtshoorn, ostrich filet was an option. Service was prompt and courteous.

Public spaces were extremely comfortable and well decorated. The main reception house had a great deal of space on offer. There were also gardens surrounding the property as well as a pool, although during my visit it was far too cold to partake in any swimming.

What Could Use Improvement

Breakfast offerings, while decent, were probably some of the less impressive during my stay. It could use more diverse options of both hot and cold options. However, this could be because I was staying there during off season when less visitors meant less need to lay out a breakfast spread.

Although the actual room was very well heated during the cold time of year, unfortunately there was no heating in the bathroom. This made the bathroom incredibly cold, and the floor tiles felt like ice. Perhaps they could install under floor heating elements.

What Else to Do

The hotel provides a wonderful point from which to explore the areas many attractions. Although I missed out visiting one of the many ostrich farms, I would recommend a visit to the Cango Caves or the Cango Wildlife Ranch, both worthwhile attractions just a few kilometers north of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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73 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

The hotel consists of several separate small chalet style bungalows. The rooms are spacious, nicely decorated and well appointed. The beds are enormous and very comfortable. Although the rooms face each other across a small lawn with a fountain, it still felt private.

Lavish breakfast is served on a patio in the garden, great selection of cold buffet plus a la carte eggs, English fry-up or pancakes etc. We didn't try the hotel restaurant as it seemed slightly too posh for our liking.

The gym was small but equipped with good quality machines and large enough for three of us to have a work out at the same time. The free wi-fi worked well and was available throughout the grounds. Service was very good and friendly.

All in all it is a great place to unwind on your journey along the Garden route. The peaceful and quiet environment might however remind you of a very posh retirement village.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night of our Honeymoon. The staff was very friendly and I had a great facial at the spa. The food at the hotel's restaurant was delicious!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

ROSENHOF was a very very smart place to stay. My wife and I stayed in room 13 which is by far the best one of them all;) The food was huge and getting through the 5 course was a challange but I loved it! Rosenhof to my suprise has some of the best wines I have ever tasted! ask for their private collection.

A very big thank you to all the Rosenhof staff for making our stay a vary magical occation from the champangue and hot bath with rose pettels to the fantastic ostrich steaks to giving us a honest info pack of the oudtshoorn area thank you very much.

Room Tip: room 13 is the most private with a fantastic private swiming pool;) and the bed has the best matrass...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Eat in town at Jemima's rather than the in house restaurant - more vibe and better food selection.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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87 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Words cannot do justice to this very beautiful Country House. Gracious splendour - beautiful rooms. Fabulous food - the best of our trip. Came back to our room after dinner and found hotwater bottles in our beds! The rooms are beautifully appointed. The weather was not good, but the welcome, the cosiness of the rooms, the outstanding service and food, made for an unforgettable stay. We were sorry to leave this very comfortable place. Next time we will spend longer just because it is such a lovely place to stay. No one could ever be sorry for staying here. One wants to linger as long as possible.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast
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83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

Well it was certainly quiet as we were the only people staying there. We had booked one of the two deluxe suites and the standard of the accommodation is very good indeed. You can eat dinner there but we went into town each night as we did not want to be on our own (dining is residents only, which I think is a mistake). We had a lovely lunch and the breakfasts were also excellent - I don't suppose the kippers were fresh but they were lovely! Staff are uniformly good - we very much enjoyed our return visit to Rosenhof

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Rosenhof Country House

Property: Rosenhof Country House
Address: 264 Baron van Reede Street | corner of North Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Rosenhof Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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