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The Old Orchard

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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St. George's, Grenada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot comment on our stay as we had to cancel our booking 6 days in advance. I was advised we would only get a 50% refund. It is now 11 days after we were due to stay there and according to them our rooms were not re-let and we have still not received our refund. I am not very...

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night by the lake. Room was comfortable but rather primitive. The situation overlooking the lake was delightful with quite a bit of bird interest. The food was quite acceptable. A nice stopover on our trip if in the heart of nowhere.

Thank georgegb1
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in March during our annual road trip - this year 40 nights and 11 properties, so this review is relatively objective. Easily found close to the main road ( so some road noise) Check in was efficient, but by an unsmiling staff member. Initially allocated room 8 which was adjacent to the restaurant, so by...

Thank JoeCBansteadUK
7274988, Owner at The Old Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Mr Banstead I do apologise most sincerely for your disappointing stay with us ! I do endeavour to keep in touch with our guests and their needs but I was struck with a bout of hospital stays etc and so was not able to be present as I would I have liked to have been and usually am. I...

Sheffield Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Old Orchard en route to western cape to get an early start through the "Transkei" and avoid congestion. Selected dam view room which was large, quite comfortable and clean and had everything required for a one night stay or more. Pizza from their new oven was great with loads of topping. Overall no complaints.

Thank Carl H
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stayed here for one night during a road trip and I have to say it was one of the standout places during my entire trip. It's in a nice and quiet location, the place itself is very rustic but modern and brimming with charm. The rooms were plenty big, with nice balconies and very well designed - clean and comfy...

Thank iamsam103
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Overnighted on way from JHB to Transkei. Lakeside room but drought conditions meant the lake was very low. Lovely situation at foot of mountains. Room was large, comfortable & clean. Service at reception & restaurant excellent helpful & willing. A good sign was that the restaurant was well supported by the locals not just lodge guests. Had a good pizza...

Thank Neil H
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Although we had friendly service, good food and a clean room, it was not 4 star quality. Insolation between the rooms is really bad. We could hear our neighbours snore. We had no warm water and had to take a cold shower. We had an old small tv with all programs having an orange undertone. Accommodation did not match the...

Thank Hannamari84
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed in Room 5, directly below the gravel driveway where you can hear cars coming and going at all hours. It looked onto the carpark. Rather book a water-facing room for a bit more privacy. The bed was very hard, heating and electric blankets took care of the cold. The service in the restaurant was outstanding, and while I...

Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Good harty food & relaxed atmosphere. Wood burning fires in the winter nights at reception & restaurant creates a nice warm comfy welcome. Very nice stay. Rooms are good & has everything you need.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Situated exactly 4 kms from the centre of the town, a guard-gate “protects” the entrance to the property and admittance is only allowed once a name and reason for entry has been supplied. The facility is based on an old farm which includes a dam and a restaurant – with the rooms situated in chalets at various locations around the...

1Thank Breuc

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Orchard Bed & Breakfast / Guest house is nestled at the feet of the Mount Currie Mountains just outside the gateway town of Kokstad on the Kwazulu-Natal / Eastern Cape Border, The Old Orchard presents the perfect stopover on your travels through this beautiful part of the country. Built on the shores of a picturesque dam away from the bustle of the city, with tranquil views out over the surrounding mountains, The Old Orchard offers a variety of accommodation options within a peaceful and relaxing environment. Also on site is Cassandra's Restaurant serving scrumptious breakfasts, a la carte lunches, dinners and more..... General information:- Secure Parking. WiFi available. Golf Driving Range Fishing Rods for those who wish to fish in the dam DSTV in all the rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Orchard

Address: P.O Box 467, Kokstad 4700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kokstad
Price Range: $101 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Water facing rooms are best”
GeraldineFarinhaFerr, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It's close by to CBD, the town got many shops even eating outlet. I was surprise that their Woolworth shop got food section”
636nicky, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has the best bed and the shower just relaxes me.”
440terenced, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
susanne19702015, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing lake and mountains are the best for tranquility and relaxation”
Katz7106, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
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