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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 November 2009

Schoone Oordt is a rare find, where luxury is abundant, wonderful grounds, beautiful historic buildings and outstanding luxury suites in the mix. But it does not stop there. The warmth of the hosts Alison and Richard leave you wanting for nothing. The breakfasts are also especially wonderful experiences with Alison's flair for cooking taking your taste buds on an exceptional journey. My wife Shelley and I had a wonderful stay, truly one of our best.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

These words said it all. We had a great time. Will definitely be back... Thank you Alison for making us feel "at home". Regards, Marius & Marinus.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2009

Our four night stay at Schoone Oordt (17-20 Oct 2009) was mid-way through our holiday in the Western Cape and prooved to be a highlight of the trip. The beautifully restored main building and our great suite were well complemented by the lovely friendly and personal service from Alison. Our complimentary wine, cheese and olives on arrival set the scene for a good stay and we were never disappointed. The fabulous breakfasts have set a new high standard against which all others will now be measured.
Alison recommended and made our bookings for good local restaurants. And following her suggestion, we had a very enjoyable day out at the regional wine festival.
The location is great for visiting Bontebok National Park and good too for the Robertson Valley vineyards and the amazing De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

We decided to stop off at Swellendam en route to the Garden Route. What we found was a delightful small town with alot of historic and beautiful buildings one of the best being the Schoone Oordt Country Guest House. The facilities were excellent, service exemplary and the breakfast probably the best and most original I have ever experienced. Allison, Richard and their team were all incredibly helpful. Next time we will certainly use it as a base to see many more of the sights in the vicinity.

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Reviewed 23 October 2009

The house has a big historical value, and the owners have it restored in an extremely beautifull way. The rooms are decorated in the same style: old badtube but perfectly renovated, toiletwaterreservoir is old, but brought in perfectly condition, the chain to let water flow...everything is consequently in the same style. The shower is a little bit different: open round shower. Not far from Drostdy Museum, not so far from the natural reserve De Hoop....close to good restaurants, and big personal service and...last but not least: a very original breakfast...This place I can recommend to everyone and the owners are very friendly people. A warm wellcome is waiting you here!

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Reviewed 9 October 2009

We stayed at Schoone Oordt at the start of our Honeymoon. The friendly and excellent service made this the highlight of our vacation. A lot of guest houses can learn from Alison how to treat guests. We had the best meal at a restaurant that was recommended to us by Alison. We will definately be going back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

Beautiful luxurious room - we stayed in the honeymoon suite. Quiet, peaceful and exactly what we hoped for. Walking distance to restaurants, galleries, museums etc - so very relaxing. No need to drive anywhere.

Divine breakfast overall service fantastic!

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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
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range: £136 - £233 (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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