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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Cologne, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Perfect guesthouse”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We were very impressed by this really lovely guest house. The rooms were very nice and decorated with so much love. Every detail was put with much thought together. The service was great. Everyone was very helpful and Alison a perfekt host. I can only recommend this wonderful place, it makes your vacation even more memorable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Great location in town but is a quiet area. Our room was excellent, quite large and yet cosy. We liked the fireplace that added a special atmosphere, we used it every day. Huge bathroom with tub and enormous shower. Breakfast was fantastic and dinners also very good, though the menu does not change from one day to the next. But you have several options to choose from so it was fine for us for two days. Friendly and efficient staff. Excellent value for the money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
We're feeling so fortunate for this last run of really beautiful reviews. Thank you to every guest that takes the time to write such kind, thoughtful and constructive words. Your reviews make us smile and encourage us to do better. We are very grateful. Thank you.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

This is a magnificent place to stay... It's just one of those top class, well looked after places that makes one feel totally care-free! And the food was great. Really really really lovely and accommodating of couples to businesses to families.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

As we mentioned to Alison, the internet doesn't do justice to the reality that is Shoone Oordt. We stayed here on our way back to Cape Town and after our visit wished we had been able to stay longer.

The attention to detail at Schoone Oord is fantastic and the meals excellent - compliments to the Chef.

Room Tip: Don't just stay for 1 night. We could spend a week here...!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Friends recommended this hotel to us and I'm so glad they did. It's a little hidden gem. We were on our honeymoon travelling the garden route. This was a great stop. We had the honeymoon suite which was beautiful and worth the extra money. Four poster bed and the biggest bathroom you've ever seen. The staff were wonderful, offering help and tips for local restaurants and activities. They gave us a free welcome drink and even gave us a free picnic when we were going in a day out to a national park to whale watch. And the breakfasts...what can I say. They are three homemade courses. They are wonderful! Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy all three. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
2 silly things-they've a gorgeous husky dog that comes to great you. Always made me smile. Also they are that thoughtful. It was raining one morning and as our sweet was away from the main house, a member of staff came by early while we were getting ready and dropped off a umbrella so we didn't get wet whole going for breakfast. So thoughtful!
We can't wait to go back one day.

Room Tip: I loved the honeymoon suite. It wasn't much more and it was perfect with a log fire, four poster...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 days and they were just brilliant. From the laid-back arrival accompanied by afternoon tea, pool area, beautiful rooms, friendly and helpful service, 3 course breakfasts....we want to go back. a little slice of heaven, thank you Schöööne Oordt!

Room Tip: get a suite. they are fabulous.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This hotel has been a labour of love for the family that own it, and you really get a sense of that when you stay here. It is a beautiful renovation, and the decor extremely elegant and tasteful.
We only stayed one night, to break up our journey from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay, therefore we didn't have the pleasure of having dinner here or making full use of the facilities. However, we would definitely stay here again and be sure to make more time for this place next time.
Finally, it is extremely good value. Best hotel in terms of value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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