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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2011

We have enjoyed our stay in Schoone Oordt Country House!
The warm hospitality and kindness was great en we felt pampered.
Looking forward for them to open their own kitchen for diners!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We would like to thank Sonette and Wander for their wonderful hospitality and generosity. This property is an absolute joy and definitely exceeded expectations - luxurious decors, incredible attention to detail, sumptuous comfort, delicious breakfast - especially the muesli and pastries. Schoone Oordt also has lush and beautiful gardens and an excellent location, close to everything that matters in Swellendam. I am a Travel professional and see many types of accommodation and this is a true small town gem, with all the charm you desire and so much more - definitely should be everyones first choice in Swellendam, especially if it fits your budget.Loved so much about it - well worth a return visit.

Room Tip: Garden rooms, especially Honeymoon suite is ideal. Room 5 is also great,
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

The hotel is a stunning victorian building with a very nice conservatory for breakfast. The interior rooms are a little austere but we did not use any other room than the conservatory. Our bedroom suite was delightful- spacious, lovely antique mirror and furniture. Bathroom with big bath complete with candles, nice lotions and fluffy towels and dressing gown. Big shower.
The gardens are a delight, a very nice pool . Excellent breakfast with good choices but unfortunately they were not offering evening meals at the time which would have been good .

Room Tip: All rooms led onto the garden so i think they are very similar.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Every now and then you find a place that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Schoone Oordt is one of those places. In fact, we loved it so much we decided to get engaged in the honeymoon suite! Sonette and Wander, with their hospitality and charm, made an already special occasion even more memorable for us. We're counting the days until we can go back....

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is a bit pricier, but worth every cent.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Philip T
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

Not only will we recommend this place to others but we are already looking at when we can return!

Schoone Oordt is a wonderful place full of character.

Sonnette and Wander manage the place for the owners Richard and Alison. Sonette and Wander are lovely and full of suggestions for restaurants, vineyards, other things to do etc. In fact Sonette booked our restaurant each evening after discussing options with us. They are truly brilliant assets to Schoone Oordt.

Our room was lovely with fantastic touches like the very nice Rain toiletries. It's a very relaxing space with plenty of room.

The breakfasts at Schoone Oordt are simply out of this world. I have never had such amazing variation but every single dish was simply brilliant. Special mention to the bacon which was fantastic.

Also worth trying is the tasting menu. Obi cooked ours and it wouldn't have been out of place in some very good restaurants where we live near London.

All in all I simply can't think of anything I'd change. You have to experience it for yourself!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed for one night in October 2011. The facilities are magnificent, love the heated floor in the bathroom and the hosts are fantastic. We had an evening meal there which would have put most restaurants to shame and the breakfast was sublime. For South Africa this is not inexpensive but spoil yourself and enjoy the ambience, meals and setting. Things like having your bed turned down and the car washed in the morning were little treats to add to the whole pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank albanytraveller_10
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

On our route from Plett to Stellenbosch we stayed only 1 night in this lovely hotel and its friendly and helpful staff. We felt sorry that we stayed only 1 night, because there is a lot to see in the environment and the "warm-designed" hotel is for sure a great place to stay longer. We hope to do so on a next occasion.
Hans Burgers and Marlou Kremer from NL.
P.S. Breakfast is also really great!

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Additional Information about Schoone Oordt Country House

Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range: £129 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Schoone Oordt Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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