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Knorhoek

PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Nederland, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are a bit noisy so try to get the upper rooms. The rooms are dark but spacious, good beds, bath and terrace etc. The bathroom has almost no windows and is dark, so shaving is difficult. The pool was dirty. But contrariwise their wine was delicious. The dinner and breakfast were more than good. (but once my steak... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear LaoJ Thank you for your comprehensive and honest review. We are pleased you enjoyed the meals and wine and most of what we have to offer. Unfortunately our patio rooms can be a bit dark as the rooms used to be stables and the walls are so thick (almost 1m) that larger spaces could not be opened for bigger... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodation with quaint, understated decor. Friendly service with a personal touch - we were offered a complimentary glass of wine and a chat by the owner. Beautiful country surroundings with a quirky herb garden and peacocks roaming the grounds. Great country retreat without any pretensions.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sally F Thank you for your wonderful review of everything we wish to offer our guests - wine, friendliness, relaxing times, tranquillity (except for the noisy birds) at night and having the bright lights and city activies a mere 12 km away. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely Carol More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely family run farm. Warm and inviting atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Crisp clean linen and big comfortable beds. Good amenities and clean bathrooms. Fresh farm bread along with delicious breakfast. There is a lot to do in the area and the views are beautiful.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Skirminkel Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You touched (and complimented us) on everything that we try to do to make your stay comfortable, memorable and special. I have conveyed this to our staff and they are beaming. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay and appreciate your taking the time to write this review.... More

Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a beautiful place to stay! The farm and gardens are beautifully maintained and if it hadn't been for the rain we would have done a lot of walking. We had a lovely cottage in the garden which was essentially a self-catering unit but breakfast and dinner are available in the guesthouse dining room - obviously pre-booking is required. We... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Hobnob Thank you for your wonderful review! What you mentioned is exactly what we would like our guests to enjoy - home-cooked dinners, breakfasts with freshly baked bread from our kitchen and of course our friendly staff who really enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I agree that the poor cellphone reception is rather frustrating, but even... More

Juba, South Sudan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent two nights at Knorhoek at the end of May, looking for relax after busy days in Capetown (and we found it). Despite the cold and the rain, the stay was very pleasant. Bedrooms (we were staying in a patio bedroom) make you feel at home and offer a cosy under floor heating. We had a great dinner at... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good afternoon Stella Thank you so much for taking the time to write your most complimentary review and the fact that you wanted to stay longer is a great bonus for us. I'm glad you enjoyed the good things of our Cape winter - red wine, good food and a roaring fire. Most guests compliment our kitchen staff on the... More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The location is great, as are the wines! It is very charming and a relaxing atmosphere. We really enjoyed the room's decor and the views were spectacular. The staff was very nice and the wine tasting was very enjoyable. We had to leave early the bent morning so did not have the breakfast.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning Katie Thank you for your kind review. I have conveyed your compliments to the wine tasting section and they are beaming. My son started as a learner wine maker last year. Stellenbosch has had the most spectacular crop in about 30 years, so you'll have to visit us again in about 4 years to sample the reds!! I'm... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We live in Cape Town and every now and then we look for new places to stay to recharge that is not to far to travel. Knorhoek in 45 minutes form the center of Cape Town outside the historical town of Stellenbosch. We had a lovely room in the attic of the main house that consisted of a king size... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning C Thank you so much for writing your most complimentary review. I have shown it to all the parties concerned and they are thrilled. I find it very educational to read what clients highlight after a stay with us, what they enjoy, what they find special and what they have done. Thank you for the comprehensive overview of... More

Sanur, Bali
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My (now) Husband and I got married at Knorhoek Wine Estate in April 2014. We could not have imagined a weekend more perfect. We are currently living overseas and as such had to plan most of our wedding via email. We booked Knorhoek before either of us had even seen it and we could not have been more delighted with... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Scubanu Both Suraine and I were all "choked" up after reading your review. Thank you so much for the beautiful things you said about Knorhoek and all the personal comments. We are so pleased that everything went off as planned and that your memories will always be special. You were all such easy, fun-loving guests, it was a pleasure... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we stayed only one night here, which was a shame as enjoyed it a lot. we had the family room upstairs though we were only two but would be perfect for a couple with kids or for friends .... we had dinner there too and breakfast, both lovely. we hired bikes in stellenbosh which were delivered to us at the... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Starsuk Thank you for taking the time to write your most complimentary review. I'm glad you enjoyed your large room and our breakfast and dinner (and of course, our wines!). We always learn new things from our guests - I was not aware of a company that delivers bikes to your doorstep; so we are pleased with a service... More

Milan, Italy
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Whenever you say Cape Town, I say Stellenbosch !!! This time we were even more keen to come down here thanks to our friend’s wedding who couldn’t picked a better place. We couldn’t be happier with this beautiful location, the Knorhoek . It was easy to find due to the good directions posted on their site and far no more... More

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Epi We really appreciate your kind and honest review. We love it when families and friends get together for special occasions and enjoy everything that Knorhoek has to offer. I agree the Towerbosch mutton is "to die for" I'm pleased you enjoyed our wines, the bedrooms and the scenery which is a beautiful back drop for beautiful celebrations. I'm... More

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Address: PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Number of rooms: 8
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