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The Victorian Cow

2009 Piet Retief Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Reibeek for a family wedding when the temp his 40 degrees C and our digs had no air con - so we checked out of there and checked into the VictorianCow. So glad we did!! We took both rooms - I cannot describe how divine they are. Tall beds, crisp linen sheets, fluffy pillows, luxurious towels. And... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of The Victorian Cow! It was such a pleasure to have you staying with me and meet you all! Your dear little princess was just so charming and well mannered! It felt as if you became instant family to me; I just wished we had more time to share! I sincerely hope... More 

Cape town
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit to the Victorian Cow and we stayed in a different room than the one we stayed in when we first visited. This must be the best place to stay at in Riebeek Kasteel! The room is beautifully decorated , the attention to detail is incredible and Hanniki is a fantastic host. Our breakfast in the... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive review and all the compliments! It was lovely to have you back at The Victorian Cow and to share some time with you both; you are such a happy couple! I sincerely hope that you will be visiting again in the near future as Riebeek Kasteel is only 75 km from Cape Town! More 

Manchester
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Victorian Cow made our stay in Riebeek Kasteel perfect. The location is a short stroll from the centre of the village which is really convenient. The attention to detail in the provence style decor is fantastic and everywhere is spotless. Breakfast on the terrace was an absolute delight with a delicious cooked option to top it off.... More 

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

Thank you VERY much for your lovely review! I really appreciate that you took time to do a review of The Victorian Cow! It was wonderful for me to meet you both and be able to make your stay in Riebeek Kasteel memorable! It was a real pleasure for me to have you as my guests and I enjoyed your... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We loved our two nights in Hanniki's guest house. Truly a haven. Incomparable attention to detail in the beautiful guest suite. Hanneki clearly takes pride in making certain her guests feel valued. Excellent service throughout. Lovely breakfast. Cannot imagine a more comfortable or more welcoming stay anywhere!

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of The Victorian Cow! It is a great encouragement to me! It was very special to meet you both and share a bit of your life with you! It was so good to see how happy and content you are with one another and how you ENJOY life! I sincerely hope that... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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192 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We spent one night at the Victorian Cow and would have comfortably spent 10 if we had the time. Beautifully decorated room, fantastic attention to detail and a charming host. If you are planning a trip to the Riebeek Valley, the Victorian Cow must be your accommodation of choice

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review - it is much appreciated that you took time to do it! It was a great pleasure to accommodate and serve you as you are both such kind people! I am looking forward to your next visit! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Hanniki for a delightful stay of one night. You laid out the red carpet and made us feel so special - nothing was too much for you. Your room and cottage is exactly as advertised - a treasure trove of luxury. We look forward to coming back. Riebeek Kasteel is quaint and peaceful and the ideal place to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is appreciated that you took time to write this review! It was SO lovely to meet you both and have some time and laughter together! Hope to see you soon again! Take care and good wishes from me! Kind regards Hanniki Bruère More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

An amazing experience! Thank you Hanniki. Luxury bedding, towels and all the little extra detail made our stay extra special and awesome. Wonderful breakfast in a lovely setting. Will definitely recommend this for a restful luxury breakaway from the city!!We hope to see more "Victorian Cow" all around South Africa soon!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your experience at The Victorian Cow - it is much appreciated! It makes me very happy to spoil people and give them special treats; especially if I can see that they enjoyed it and go home relaxed and rested! I hope to see you both again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

An absolute gem in the gorgeous little tourist town of Riebeek Kasteel. We had never been to Riebeek Kasteel and I was looking for a spot to propose that weekend, and accomodation that would be romantic and luxurious. I was told about this quirky little B&B in town, and it didn't disappoint. The room isn't huge, but very intimate and... More 

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

Thank you SO MUCH for your delightful review of The Victorian Cow! I was very excited about your booking as you shared your intentions to propose to the love of your life! You are a beautiful couple and I hope to see you again on your Honeymoon or a romantic break-away! Maybe you will this time book the new, spacious... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We booked a night at the Victorian Cow for our wedding anniversary, and it was wonderful. The attention to detail shines through everywhere: From asking us our wine preference for the welcoming bottle in the room, to preheating the bed (It's a cold winter), through to the high-quality toiletries provided. The room itself is an experience: Dominated by a Victorian-looking... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and kind words! It was wonderful for me to accommodate you for your special celebration as a married couple! I sincerely hope to see you again and also to meet your two daughters! May the rest of your life together be very Blessed! Kind regards Hanniki More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

What a magical experience! My wife and I stayed here for one night and we wish we could have stayed longer. A quaint, cosy and Victorian room with an attention to detail. We felt very attended to and at home. Breakfast is in the owner's restaurant in town - a real feast! Excellent hospitality and we will definitely be back.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Victorian Cow! It was so lovely to meet you both and be able to share a bit of your life and 20th Anniversary!! You are a very special couple and I wish you lots of happiness for the next 20 years! It will be wonderful to... More 

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