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Houw Hoek Inn

off N2 | Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
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  • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel on numerous occasions with my daughter when visiting in Cape Town. The setting is peaceful, relaxing and and the garden is very beautiful. It is an oldish hotel but every time i return i can see that some sort of improvement was made. We always enjoy the country style food as well as their... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by pristine nature, this quaint Inn could be a 5 star, but it isn't. Rooms are a little outdated and food is more canteen style than good buffet. Fireplaces abound, making it a great spot for mid winter- yet the ones in our conference venue gave off no heat, meaning the two large fireplaces were for show only. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Houw Hoek Inn has always been our stop en route to Kleinmond.....the staff are super friendly and the setting is beautiful.....we popped in there this past Sunday around lunch time and were treated to the lovliest buffett Sunday lunch.......true South African hospitality at it's best!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a great 60th party at Houw Hoek on Saturday. The rooms were good as usual with the warm fires blazing around the Hotel as well as in your room. It was icy cold when we arrived but on entering our room it was so cozy with the heater already on. The food was as usual very good on... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This hotel that boasts the oldest pub in the Western Cape had a great fire on today in the Pub, very good light meals (the pizza beats any pizza franchise and great chicken and avo salad) and a fun cosy atmosphere as we enjoyed watching Wimbledon on their big screen TV too. Not a bad way to spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a charming country hotel ! Wonderful staff , lovely rooms , beautiful surroundings and excellent food ! Dinner / Dance on Saturday night is a real treat . The steak was so succulent and tender . The deserts were superb too ! An easy drive from the City , and well worth a much longer stay ! Highly recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Spent a night on the way back to Cape Town. A cold snap had us light the fire in the bedroom for a snug comfortable stay. Dinner very good next to a roaring fire in the restaurant. Well worth a stay for a weekend to relax and in easy reach of the city. Breakfast a bit steep at R 125... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a hidden gem. Well hidden in the mountains on the edge of the Overberg. Apparently it's secrets are well known. Wonderful comfortable rooms. A great menu and a wonderful pub all set in the mountains. Despite being a hop, skip and jump off the National road you are complaining unaware of it being there. A fantastic stay. And so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I would just like to commend the owners, management and staff for another superb evening that I had the pleasure of enjoying last night with my wife Kim. Not very often can one go to a dinner / dance and come away having tasted probably what will go down as the best sirloin steak I have ever been fortunate enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had the ribs and a pizza witch was great. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Definitely worth the effort. Tjek out the specials. Its insane. R99 for a kilogram of ribs. Also dont miss out on the dessert especially the lemon meringue.

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