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.
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- Also Known As:
- Rosenhof Country House Hotel Oudtshoorn