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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
1 review
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“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

What an amazing little gem! So glad I stayed here, it's the little things that stood out, the well prepared fireplace everynight, bath goodies next to the bath etc. Breakfasts are simply out of this world, dinner the Saturday night an absolute feast! I was so well looked after, everyone was so friendly and happy to help, I felt pampered from the moment I arrived, and completely replenished when I left. Well done Sonette, Wander and the team!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

What a wonderful treat!! From the moment we made contact with Schoone Oordt, via a website enquiry, until we dragged ourselves away back home we were treated like royalty! Every interaction was professional, they were very accommodating and everything just happened smoothly. Sonette and Wander really spoilt us into the ground and Wander is certainly a true master of his vocation. Breakfast will never be the same again – ever! Dinner too was a truly gastronomic experience and the cherry on top of a delightful weekend visit to the lovely, quaint and historic town of Swellendam. We can highly recommend a visit to Schoone Oordt and we certainly cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

We visited this wonderful place for 3 nights and its absolutely superb. From arrival to departure it doesn't let you down! The breakfast was the best I've had and the tasting menu was even better. What makes a place is the people! Warm, friendly and always accommodating. We want one in England and we want to go back! Keep up the amazing work! X

  • Stayed May 2013
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

As soon as I looked to the hotel facade, I got absolutely impressed. What a fantastic old house. Then, we stepped in and were received for a very attentive staff which offered us an afternoon brunch free of charge, and it was delicious. The rooms are impeccable furnished and clean. Breakfast was also very good. There’s a beautiful backyard with a pool where you can spend a good time. Regarding location, since Swellendam is a pretty small town, everywhere you stay is close to everything. Moreover, they serve a very popular and delicious dinner, so book in advance. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Amazing place, Before we had even arrived Sonette assured me she would have everything covered to make this a night we would never forget. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, Neatly tucked away at the lower end of the property closest to the river bank. On arrival we were welcomed by a cheese platter served to our room by one of the friendliest people i have met! Sonette suggested a full body massage for my bride the afternoon of arrival. Great suggestion My wife thoroughly enjoyed it. Wander invited me up to the bar lounge to enjoy a beer while the wife got pampered. awesome idea! On returning form supper we were welcomed to our room with a Beautiful warm fire burning away. The room was made up Beautifully with rose petals, candles and a bottle of bubbly nicely set out, Creating the perfect atmosphere! and don't forget the warm water bottle in the bed, Best surprise ever! Our breakfast was amazing! My wife is gluten intolerant, and they baked a bread specialty for her. Really they went completely out of their way. I would recommend Schoone Oordt to anybody i know and even to you the people I don't know. Thank you Schoone oordt Family for you amazing service, hospitality and friendliness. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
Dear Hugo
What a fantastic review! Thank you so so much for taking the time to write it. Thank you too for choosing to spend part of such a special holiday in Swellendam. Sonette & Wander LOVED getting to know and spending time with you both and so look forward to your return visit. Perhaps for your first anniversary?
With love from all of us at Schoone Oordt.
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Lovely quiet place.. honeymoon suite was done up very well with 4poster bed, candles and a very spacious bathroom. Setting is great amidst greenary. The place has an elegance to it.Exceptional brekafast- even though we were vegetarians! Hosts were very warm and friendly. highly recommend if one were to stop by for a night on a garden route tour

Room Tip: Honeynoon suite is quite amazing
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

The Schoone Oordt experience for our family of 2 plus 2 (5 years and 23 months) was most welcoming and comfortable. The property is impressive and impecable with its grand Victorian main building, warm conservatory, manicured gardens and well appointed cottages. This was the first accomodation we have stayed at in SA that supplied a grobag/sleeping bag for our toddler. Luxurious toiletries, warm and comfortable beds, our vehicle washed before we drove onward, an exceptional cooked breakfast but most importantly, friendly, genuine service from Alison and her staff. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: The luxury suite was perfect for our family for a one night stop over.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Schoone Oordt Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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