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All 29 Grahamstown B&Bs / inns

The Cock House

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   10 Market St, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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The Cock House
Ranked #9 of 29 Grahamstown B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Sadly, this historic home has ended up being in a grotty part of Grahamstown, as the town has developed and faces onto the back end of a shopping complex and a noisy taxi rank. A previous reviewer mentioned that it needs TLC. Indeed. On the surface it has a 'gentleman and scholar's' feel to it, but the linen is tired,... More

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Bolton. Lancs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed two nights in November 2013. The food was excellent for Dinner and Breakfast. Appreciated the history of the place and its old world charm but the hotel is looking a little tired and needs some TLC to give it new life. We were the only guests so it was a little flat. The rooms were clean and enjoyable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I have stayed at the Cock House twice now, and both were great experiences. Their restaurant is superb and you should eat there at least once during your stay, and possible every night if you can make it. The staircase to the upstairs rooms were a little difficult to navigate with a large suit case but this was only a... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

hotel is not your modern day design BUT has historical character to the part of this small City within walking distance to an awesome Cathedral located in the center of town!hotel decor is colonial with rich fabrics!love the white crisp sheets,wooden floors and the stately design of the home.staff is always receptive and have a spirit of Ubuntu!breakfasts are excellent.i... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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32 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Having not dined there before , we were pleased when – on a recent visit to Grahamstown - our friends there suggested we visit the Cock House . We were happy to agree to this as we knew that the establishment had an excellent reputation ( but somehow did not get to visit there on numerous trips to the city... More

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

A group of colleagues and I stayed at the Cock House during a work visit to Grahamstown, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The rooms are spacious and nicely furnished, the breakfast is simple but delicious, and dinner at the restaurant was also good. The staff at the hotel really tried to accommodate our every wish - and we had a... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was recommended in Lonely Planet and we needed to break our journey up North so we booked a night at the Cock house. The hotel is located right across a minibus terminal (rather noisy, and disconcerting). While the history and architecture of the building are interesting, the hotel has seen better days. Unfortunately we were the only guests,... More

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Jessica S, General Manager at The Cock House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate our guests’ honest feedback; it allows us to look at any downfalls and, where possible, correct them. The building, in which The Cock House is situated, dates back to 1826 and is located on Market Square where, historically, there has always been a lot of hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, in the modern... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent a night at the Cock House in Grahamstown in June this year. We were attracted to the history of the property and intrigued by all the famous people and colourful personalities who have stayed here in the past. The room was comfortable and cosy considering how cold Grahamstown can get in winter - by South African standards anyway!... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I have been staying at the Cock House for 12 years (for about one week a month). As a regular I am accommodated in the same room (a small flat in fact). The management and staff are always friendly and helpful and accommodate all my needs (including custom-made meals). The rooms are large, clean and comfortable and the dining is... More

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Jessica S, Manager at The Cock House, responded to this review

Dear Pierre, Thank you for your kind words - it is lovely to have a record of one of our most special guests on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to host you during your trips to Grahamstown, and you are now part of The Cock House family - you will always be welcome! We look forward to seeing... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was the third time we stayed at the Cock House for the National Arts Festival and had a wonderful time. Really nice staff, helpful and even really late dinners after shows were no problem. Great rooms, warm, clean and comfortable. Easy access to the centre of Grahamstown and we are going to book now again for next year.

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Jessica S, Manager at The Cock House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lore, Thank you so much for your lovely, kind words. As our special regular guests it was great to see your review on Trip Advisor. It is only a pleasure to host yourself and Mr Watterson, and we look forward to The Arts Festival in 2013 so that we can welcome you back once again. With Warm Hospitality... More

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Additional Information about The Cock House

Address: 10 Market St, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Grahamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cock House 4*

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