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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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  • Excellent76%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel. Clean and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It just didn't create a desire to go back. The dinnner menu at restaurant was limited but our steaks were outstanding. Breakfast was not bad.More

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Response from Christopher P, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in the Tripadvisor Community. I am thrilled to advise that I have been re-appointed as General Manager & Chef de Cuisine effective from the 1st May 2018; I served at De Doornkraal for six years...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had been to this hotel some time ago and I wrote a raving review on it. We have just been back, and were totally disappointed. The Chef/Manager had left and new management and "chef" were appointed. The hotel was empty (now understand why) We...More

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Response from Christopher P, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 5 days ago

Hi There - Thank you so mjch for taking the time to write a review on your experience at De Doornkraal. You might not be supprised that I do remember your good selves. I also note that your last review was titled "What a Gem"...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

The drive to Riversdale was very easy and finding De Doornkraal Country House quite easy. The room was very well furnished with our own lounge and large bedroom both very comfortable and clean. Lovely swimming pool and gardens. The Staff were very nice particularly a...More

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Response from DeDoornkraal, Assistant Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 17 March 2018

Bonjour Monsieur and Madame Hoyle! Thank you so much fort taking the time of sharing your experience at De Doornkraal. It was certainly a great pleasure and honor to have met you both and shared moments with you. Like someone said to me once: "There...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was an experience of horrors. Having booked the Garden Cottage 11 months in advance we arrived on 8 February 2018 to find not only our rooms had not been aired & very musty & dark. In addition we learnt from the present the hotel...More

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Response from Christopher P, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 4 days ago

I wish to thank you kindly for your participation in The Tripadvisor community. I am thrilled to advise that I am looking forward to rejoining service at De Doornkraal effective the 1st May 2018; I served at De Doornkraal for six years from January 2011...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This beautiful homestead was a lovely place to spend an overnight stop. The staff were lovely and very helpful and attentive. The breakfast was really good however the evening meal was disappointing although there were limited other places to eat locallyMore

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Response from Christopher P, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique HotelResponded 3 days ago

I wish to thank you kindly for taking the time to participate within the Tripadvisor community. My name is Christopher and I served as Chef de Cuisine from January 2011 through to January 2017; I am thrilled to advise that I shall be taking on...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
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Banquet Room
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Outdoor pool
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USD 107 - USD 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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USD 107 - USD 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Response from Rod H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there in September last year and had absolutely no problem in booking. I booked on line and we had a large room for the two of us. The connecting room was free so we could have had that as well.
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"Do not take a road see room - too noisy although they are the larger better rooms"
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"Go for the Vineyard Cottage if there are 4 of you - its an experience!"
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"Do not choose either of the cottages!"
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"Our room fronting onto the stoop was spacious and quiet."
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