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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rt 62, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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De Opstal
Ranked #30 of 66 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit sad one this is. It could be so great and it is not. Everything is pretty musky, dark and dusty. The rooms we had were not clean, cobwebs everywhere, insects etc, that I felt uncomfortable, least they can do is spray the rooms. No hot water so no showers for us. The room was also cold,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is clearly a lovely place to stay in summer but in August (winter in s.a) it is very very cold in the rooms. They had a coach party in so there was insufficient space to chill in the lounge pre or post dinner. The food is buffet style and ok but actually nothing special. The breakfast was better.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive you see the well kept gardens with lovely white painted buildings... These are the rooms and we had two next to each other with raised patio stoop areas that you can sit on as the sun sets and the wine flows..... A gorgeous location to give a stress free relaxing time. I went running around the back... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at this lodge as a tour group from Australia, who have paid premium prices for luxury African accommodation. So we were disappointed! Our rooms were old, the decor being what granny had and it was really cold! One of our guests had to send for a hot water bottle! On the outside this lodge looks great, with lovely... More

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Ravenstone, United kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Great place, great staff, beautiful individual quirky rooms with fantastic atmosphere. The restaurant was fantastic for breakfast, however the night we arrived there was only a buffet available because they had a coach party in. The food was average. But apart from that well worth it!

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Lancashire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely quirky place with a rustic atmosphere our only regret was we only had one night here. Food was excellent and was served in a lovely atmospheric dining room with a big open fire. We loved our room, you could almost feel the history of the place. Definitely recommend this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A lovely spot to stay for one night and the rooms were very spacious with huge bathrooms and well appointed amenities. Like others have mentioned there was no evening meal available due to a wedding being prepared for so we had to travel to a nearby restaurant. The breakfast was fabulous and other than the evening meal one could not... More

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Bourne, Lincolnshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived after a long journey to be greeted very warmly at our car. We had room 11 which was lovely. The room and bathroom was large, clean and comfortable, and the gardens were just beautiful. We had food in the restaurant the first night, which although not the best we had on our two week tour, certainly wasn't that... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Like the last reviewer This was booked for us by Trailfinders in the Uk. We actually had a good-sized room with a large refurbished bathroom (suspect it was one of the best) but somehow the lodge felt old and unloved. By far our biggest complaint however was that we arrived after along drive and were told that the restaurant was... More

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scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a one night stay as part of a Garden Route tour booked via TA in the UK. This was by far the worst accommodation we experienced in SA. The info from Trailfinders was that we were booked into a luxury room with all modern amenities - I would like to know who decides what that actually means. Our... More

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Additional Information about De Opstal

Address: Rt 62, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Hotel Class:4 star — De Opstal 4*
Also Known As:
De Opstal Hotel Oudtshoorn

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