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Houw Hoek Inn

off N2 | Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Houw Hoek Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckla
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the lady ribs, toasted chicken sandwich and special of the day (steak) Steak was cooked to perfection and the shoe string chips were very Moreish . Services was excellent, place was clean and the toilet facility for the lady',s had a Woden throne built around the toilet. Lovely for a laugh High recommend

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Perth
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at this beautiful old inn. It was the perfect forced relaxation stop. Our room was clean, comfortable and spacious with a double bed (a bit small when you're used to a king but ok) and a single in the corner. It would be nice in winter to have the open fire burning. The restaurant served lovely... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed at the Houw Hoek in for oyr 3rd time. This place has unequalled beauty. Inbetween the mountains and their lush gardens, you feel perfectly at home. The rooms are to die for, with comfortable beds and a cosy fireplace. We enjoyed a glass of wine on our verandah before supper. The menu is very limited and I feel... More 

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Cape Town
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I spent two most enjoyable nights at the Houw Hoek Inn - the first being New Year's eve. The value for the dinner dance that evening was outstanding, particularly when compared to what some Cape Town restaurants are charging. Clearly, a great deal of time and effort is put in by the management and staff to ensure... More 

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Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The most AWESOME venue and staff. Manager Stefan, Veronica and all those althought I don't remember your names THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. Stefan you and your staff went out of your way to help us out and no one can complain about the friendly staff. They really know their jobs and you do it with passion.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We booked the Saturday dinner, dance bed and breakfast. We were 3 couples and they had given us rooms next to one another. They even put wood in the fire place so we could just light the fire. Hotel is old but very well maintained. Everything was good value. Rooms were clean and lots of space. Staff friendly. Great time... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Spent two nights whilst on a cycling holiday. Very clean and comfortable with lots of olde world touches. Staff friendly and polite even if barren couldn't cope too speedily with the Saturday night rush! Breakfast and dinner served on a carvery basis but covered all our needs with a wide and varied choice which suited our needs but which may... More 

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

On our way to Hermanus, we decided to stop at Houw Hoek Inn for a bite to eat. Having eaten there before, we expected the food to be up to scratch. My husband and I ordered the crumbed chicken burgers and our children had the kiddies burgers and chips. When the food arrived I was shocked that they would even... More 

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Volmoed, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An easily accessible place between Cape Town & Hermanus so we were able to meet up with our friends and share a winter weekend break at this historic hotel. Lovely grounds, warm fires and plentiful food, attended by friendly and helpful staff made for a pleasant stay. The Saturday evening dinner dance was a treat but showed up our 'age'... More 

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Cape Town
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I visited the Houw Hoek Inn on Saturday as we were guests at a wedding. Although I know of the hotel, I didn't expect much as its reputation is built on handling crowds for weddings and conferences, albeit in a beautiful natural setting. Previous experience taught me that often management aren't too concerned about service and facilities... More 

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