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Houw Hoek Inn

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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   off N2 | Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
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Houw Hoek Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Grabouw B&B and Inns
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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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Volmoed, Western Cape, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We recently spent a Sunday night at the Houw Hoek Inn. The hospitality is superb. With so many rooms you would never expect to get the personalised service that we got from the staff. They made our stay very special. The food is divine and the scones for afternoon tea are just out of this world! It was the perfect... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After a lovely stop at the refurbished hotel I had a pleasant drink on the stoep. Only when I got back to my car did I discover that I had left the mobile phone on the table. I went back to find the table cleared but no mobile had been found... When I asked reception weather they could ask the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A beautiful hotel in a breathtaking setting. We went for lunch, and although the waitress was friendly, the rest of the staff in reception and restaurant were totally disinterested in their customers. We were offered one small plastic menu between us, which contained a poor choice of meals. When served, the food was insipid and no thought had gone into... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The setting is peaceful, serene and beautiful. The staff are friendly, well trained and eager to assist. The food is great and the dinner dance is a treat with a great mix of great dance classics through the ages. The rooms are comfortable without being opulent and the furniture is of a good quality and thus the Inn offers fantastic... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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151 reviews 151 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay. The hotel is situated in a beautiful venue, and the personnel are very friendly and helpful. A full breakfast is offered with a wide variety of hot and cold items. Do not expect ultimate luxury or complete privacy, as the rooms are close to each other. However, the hotel offers an old world and... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

what a beautiful venue gardens stretch up the side of a Mountain with panoramic views and lots of History . Just after the Sir Lowery Pass form Somerset west . If you want to get away for it all in a quiet, tranquil location this is the spot !

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have long yearned for a taste of the Houw Hoek Inn, having passed it on many an occasion during travels up & down the Garden Route. I finally got my chance last Sunday when I hosted an office dinner there. From the unfriendly reception, to the raised eyebrows over my enquiry about the pre-arranged baby-sitting, to the inability to... More

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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Lovely historic inn..all fireplace, thick walls, cosy pub, verandah, green lawns and giant trees. We didn't stay in the main building but in one of the rooms in the newer section. Each had a fireplace with fresh wood. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Setting is beautiful. Good relaxing spot, some nice walks It was cold when we went but... More

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Address: off N2 | Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Hotel Class:3 star — Houw Hoek Inn 3*

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