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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Visited this beautiful hotel twice in a two week period in late April/early May 2014. We had two of the luxury rooms which were very cosy during some fairly rubbish weather. The service was great, from our cars getting washed, to help with the luggage, to baby sitting and great service and food in the bar and restaurant. We travelled with two babies and were very well looked after. We didnt explore Swellendam much, it was a stop over between Cape Town and Knysna, but it was great for that.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Truly stunning hotel in every aspect. Service, food, rooms and atmosphere. Simply stunning.

I would recommend Schoone Oordt to anyone wanting a stay in Swellendam!

I can't remember the last time we had such good service anywhere in South Africa.

Room Tip: Even the standard room is opulent.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our stay is best described by superlatives: Hospitality, elegance, attentiveness. From the moment of arrival to the last lingering moment before reluctantly departing, the experience surpassed expectations. We can only recommend this as a jewel!

Swellendam is the perfect stopover midway between Cape Town and the Garden Route, and there is plenty to do and see in this historic town so we can recommend staying two nights, allowing a full day to explore the local area.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room in a smaller building close to the lovely garden, and it was very quiet and peac...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your happy experience at Schoone Oordt. We are so grateful for your beautifully kind words. We loved taking care of you and so look forward to your next visit.
With love
Alison & the Schoone Oordt Family

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights and the experience was amazing. It all starts when you arrive. Instead of checking in at a desk, you get a nice drink, during which you do the paper work. The rooms are very nice and so is the food. It is not often you get a three-course breakfast, but it is absolutely worth it. During the whole stay the friendliness of the staff keep amazing. We stayed in some pretty nice places in South Africa, but this was the most special of all.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

All the excellent reviews are true! Amazing service, excellent tasty food and relaxing rooms.
We awoke to see someone washing our car! Two course hot breakfast as well as cold offerings. Large bathrooms with heated floors. We tried the Rain bath products here and then went to the store in town and purchased our own to take home. We enjoyed our stay so much we went out of our way to stay here again on our trip. Both times where excellent.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were welcomed with great enthusiasm by the staff. Shown where to park our car, ushered in to the hotel for a complimentary drink, following which we were guided to our room, which was everything we had hoped for. The hotel is ideally situated away from the village traffic however very centrally situated. The gardens are lovely, with fountains and beautifully manicured lawns and a crystal clear pool. It is evident that a happy team takes care and runs this fantastic property.
We had a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Schoone Oordt is a beautiful country house furnished with beautiful antiques blended with all the comforts of modern life. The service was spectacular, the staff were friendly and always there to predict what you may need before you know it yourself!

The room was clean and beautifully laid out and the bathroom with shower, big bath tub and double sink was my favourite feature. I loved going to bed after eating a scrumptious meal in the Conservatory to find my bed welcoming me with a hot water bottle tucked inside.

Sonette and Wander came to check in with us at breakfast and dinner to see how we were enjoying our stay. I found the whole experience to be lovely and can recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Swellendam.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "standard room" which was lovely.
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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: £127 - £214 (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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