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De Oude Herberg
Ranked #13 of 19 Tulbagh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Spent two nights in this beautiful period guest house, with fine cape furniture and a rich selection of paintings. Comfortable large room with generouss ensuite. Next door to tourist info. Must book restaurant excellent food. Very reasonable price for so quality a place. Lovely guarden and pool. Air conditioned with books galore! Went for an early trek in mountains nearby tougher than we exprcted but lovely breakfast waitng for us at 12 noon! Cannot understand complaints about host or cleanliness, this is quality GUEST HOUSE not a chain hotel! Will return 'nuff said

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Our second experience of De Oude Herberg. A new top-class chef. The food was exquisitely flavoursome - thai prawns and a fillet steak that was melt in the mouth. Gentle ambience. Our host went out of his way and drove us back to our accommodation as we had (probably rather unwisely) walked quite a way into town. Faultless

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Tulbagh itself was wonderful, filled with history, safe and fun. Children still playing skip-the-rope. Reminded me of the times when kids were still acting like kids and not pushed in front of the TV or PS. As far as De Oude Herberg B & B is concerned, they will never see me again. Bed and breakfast was included in our very expensive one night stop. We were asked what time we would like to have breakfast, we advised that we are traveling very far and would like to leave by 8am. The manager then quickly responded by saying they do not serve breakfast at all before 9am. I was shocked by this, as he did not even offer to arrange for anything earlier. Please keep in mind that this is a very expensive guest house, and it did not state that breakfast could not be served before 9am on the terms and conditions. If I knew all of this I would have rather booked myself and my family in at the Radisson Blu in Cape Town. The floors were dirty in the room itself. There was Port available on the nightstand of each room, but no effort was made to ensure that the glasses were cleaned, and there was still a thick line of red dried port wine in the bottom of the glass. The bathroom was also not properly cleaned, as there were human hair everywhere, and a very suspicious stain on the tile next to the loo. I was disgusted and massively disappointed. The best thing about my room is that it had Air-con! There is also no Room Service available, as we requested this but were advised that we need to be seated either outside on within the restaurant.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We just stayed for one night at De Oude Herberg to explore the town of Tulbagh and the area around it. The house is one of the houses fully restored after the earthquake of 1969 and is an absolute delight. Jan, the owner was charming and helpful and a great wine buff!
The poolside room was big and airy, tastefully and elegently furnished. We decided to stay for dinner and that was a great choice. the chef, Adrian has not been here for long but came from some of the top restaurants in Franschoek and the food was superb, washed down with Jan' s knowledgable wine suggestions.

Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Situated in a quiet street surrounded by beautiful old cape Dutch homesteads this bed and breakfast offered a relaxing and friendly atmosphere after a hot and dusty day. The evening meal was from a unique menu and was very tasty. There is interesting beer brewed closeby and this is served with an excellent choice of wines for those that enjoys wine. I can recommend this place for a stop to explore the beautiful mountains and valley.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about De Oude Herberg

Address: 6 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Witzenberg Municipality > Tulbagh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Tulbagh
Price Range: AU$116 - AU$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a historical building, De Oude Herberg guesthouse is situated in of the oldest homes (since 1885) in Tulbagh, it is even a historic landmark. It features English-style décor and antique furniture. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and honesty self-service bar. Breakfast is included with fresh fruit, yogurt and eggs to order. For larger groups dinner with wine pairing can be arranged, as long as booking is made in advance. Enquire about our special rates! There are 4 rooms in total, of which each sleeps 2 guests, with one room that is an adjoined family room that sleeps 3. The air-conditioned rooms all come with satellite TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities. There is fresh filter coffee and complimentary port. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a bath, shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. A laundry service is also available on request. Guests can relax by the swimming pool, in the shared lounge or in the full on site bar. Smoking is permitted in the outside areas. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and free parking is available off-road. Pets are allowed with prior arrangement. A variety of museums, restaurants and shops are located within 1 km of De Oude Herberg guesthouse. Twee Jonge Gezellen and Saronsberg wine farms are 7 km away and Waverly Hills is 19 km from the guest house. De Oude Herberg Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since October 11, 2013 . ... more   less 
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