Schoone Oordt is reminiscent of the grand old ladies of Victorian times but with a crisp, jazzed-up twist. Breakfasts are yum-ee and made with fresh local produce. Our hosts, Richard and Alison are warm, friendly masters of attention to detail that includes: A welcome drink or two, nightly turndown service with pillow treats, a goodnight note with a weather forecast (useful when planning excursions), a well stocked mini bar with wine and bubbles (ideal for beach picnics), locally produced pamper products, complimentary car wash and much more. We were surprised at how much Swellendam has to offer not just from a historical perspective but also in terms of nearby nature reserves, whale watching, locally grown and produced products (fab jam and liqueur tasting), and an incredible dinner at La Sosta Italian Restaurant. And you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the museum complex to be entertained by its curator, Miemie, who was born and bred in Swellendam. We spent three nights at Schoone Oordt. It was insufficient. You really should stay at least another day. When you do have to leave be sure to ask your hosts for directions to Happy Hog Farm to purchase some bacon - the very same served on your breakfast plate at the guest house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schoone Oordt Country House Hotel Swellendam