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The Cock House

10 Market St, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked in for two nights - we thought we would be visiting a quaint, historic town with much to see. After an excursion into town, and inspecting the rooms, we're out of here ASAP. The place is shamefully dilapidated, run down and not a place to visit - anymore. I'm heartbroken by the decay, the filth, and the general lack... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I reviewed this Restaurant a year ago and raved about it.Was back in the area so,couldn't resist another visit and am more than pleased to say that in my opinion its simply unbelievable value for money,with delicious hot food and great service.I really do think this is a gem-its a restaurant that would do fantastic business anywhere in the world.

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Richmond, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We were booked into the out back newer add on to the old hotel. While the room was quiet it could use a good tidy up. Nothing special just a convenient place to stay a few blocks from the town center and the university. The plus would be the restaurant located in the hotel. The food was excellent. Maybe some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It actually pains me to write this review where the outcome of the chronic neglect the owner clearly has exhibited may adversely affect the employees in a country where unemployment and poverty are rife. Nonetheless, dear traveler, this place is to be avoided at all costs. Yes, Grahamstown has few options, but there are better than this. Our two days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We spent a warm, comfortable night at The Cock House, despite the chilly weather and load - shedding! The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. It was a treat to be surrounded by the history of the place, the lovely art in the dining room and the antique pieces. The bar is a cosy space for a drink or two... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was our tenth visit in six years to The Cock House. The reason we keep going back is because we get great service, pleasant, helpful staff and a consistency. Add to that, a great kitchen that delivers superb food. Its a winner!!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a very old and historical hotel...from the outside it really does not look like much and area make one a bit nervous. But once our car was parked in very secure lock up area, we discovered a very pleasant bar man on duty that was so helpful! The room was very spacious and clean but must say old... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hotel has had some not so good reports but we were very happy with our visit this month. Granted, the location is not ideal, but once through the door, or remote parking gate, it is a mini paradise. Rooms are comfy and large and the staff all welcoming and friendly. We have been visiting Grahamstown for 3 years now,... More 

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On the whole I agree with Karin P below: old world charm but VERY tired! And I know they can't do anything about the location, but it really isn't pleasant! (From about 6am a lady in the taxi rank opposite was smashing wooden crates with a rock to get her roadside braai going for the 'off to work' rush of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When I've learned from an elder lady at the hotel that Nelson Mandela spend some time here, it was an honor for me to stay a little time my feet in Madiba's path, just as an historical accident. You will be able to enjoy the decadent test of a taste of 19 century colonialism.

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