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The Victorian Cow

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2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was our first time in, what seemed to us, a hidden valley. The drive into Riebeek Kasteel boasts an endless view of vineyards, friendly town-folk and wine stores. Upon arrival into the town, we were met by Hanniki who welcomed us with a cappuccino at her French-influenced Café Boulevard. Having not yet seen our room, we had no idea... More

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London, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Victorian Cow is a room unlike any other in the Swartland. It’s more a room that you’d expect to find in a sumptuous French ‘hÔtel’. Think grand excess of ornament and orderliness that harks back to a time when a bare room was a sign of poor taste. From the immense four-poster bed to the free-standing bath tub; from... More

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your stay at The Victorian Cow! It was lovely to be able to share in your Anniversary and get to know you better! Your are such a vibrant couple and I sincerely hope that you will be able to come back next year for another Anniversary Celebration in... More

IlkleyWYorksEngland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Our third visit to this heavenly place and it's as wonderful as ever. Hanniki makes you feel so special and we so enjoy being in her beautiful place. We travel a lot in South Africa during our 6 week holiday each year and this is one of the very best. The Victorian Cow is one of the most comfortable places... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

After a long day's drive it was so nice to be welcomed at the Victorian Cow by our charming hostess Hanniki and shown to our suite which was jam-packed with Victoriana. A very nice touch was a complimentary bottle of wine left in our room. The breakfast was really exceptional with many nice touches, designed by Hanniki. The town of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I had the most lovely two night stay at the Victorian Cow in March when visiting Riebeek Kasteel for a wedding. As soon as I walked into the room I knew I had made the right choice. The room was like living in a fairytale and the attention to detail was incredible. As a single girl going to another wedding... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our first time in Riebeek Kasteel was made perfect by our choice of accommodation. From my early email enquiries and subsequent email chats with Hanniki, the owner, I knew I had made the best choice! The Victorian Cow is a cute and charming guesthouse located about a km away from the main road. Our room was spacious and ornately decorated... More

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IlkleyWYorksEngland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We returned to stay at The Victorian Cow for 2 nights this year and it was yet again a wonderful experience. The suite is beautifully furnished with such attention to detail and with all the lovely furnishings and.the big bed so comfortable - you feel you are in another world. The weather was perfect and we ambled slowly into the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed here for one night after flying in from the UK for a friends wedding. From the minute we arrived, we were treated to the most amazing service. We were allowed to check-in early which made all the difference after a long flight. The room was beautiful and the bed luxurious. It is a short walk (5-10 minutes) to... More

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Cape town
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is a lovely guest house, the room transports you to another era, very comfortable and furnished with care. There is a great bathroom with a nice big bath and shower and a lovely comfortable big bed. We received a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and snacks on arrival, the breakfast was fabulous, served in the garden and was superbly... More

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Hanniki B, Owner at The Victorian Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review of The Victorian Cow Luxury Suite! It was wonderful and special to welcome you as my guests and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to soon meet the rest of your family when visiting Riebeek Kasteel again! Kindest regards Hanniki Bruère More

George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Victorian Cow looks like a cute dollhouse from the outside, hidden behind lavender shrubs, blooming roses, weeping branches of trees swinging comfortingly in the light afternoon breeze. The luxury of the room inside soothes the senses. The quilt on the bed caresses the skin whilst your head sinks softly in the extra large pillows and rest and tranquilty envelopes your... More

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Address: 2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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The Victorian Cow is romantic, luxury accommodation in the heart of Riebeek Kasteel. The creative and tasteful décor in the rooms evokes a sense of comfort and charm, ideal for discerning guests looking for a romantic get-away! The four-poster king size bed is covered with crisp embroidered white linen. The bathroom, with a Victorian bath, spacious shower, separate toilette, candelabras and fluffy towels embraces an ambience of luxury. A sumptuous breakfast is included! ... more   less 
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