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Knorhoek

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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 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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Bordeaux, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely classic, comfortable rooms, ours had a gorgeous bathroom with freestanding bath tub, and a little outside balcony table. Great views and friendly staff. Really nice home cooked breakfast too. The honesty bar is a nice touch and allows you to try the estate's wines. It's in a nice setting amid gardens, mountains and vines, lovely and peaceful, and well... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear B We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, also the beautiful surroundings and our central location in the winelands. We try to create a warm, cosy atmosphere for our guests and give them a feel of the true South African hospitality. The meals we offer, is what we traditionally have in our own homes. Thank you very much... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an estate worth visiting. The accommodation is superb with lovely views.....its incredibly restful. Book early for a Sunday lunch at their restaurant, Towerbosch (awarded the Eat Out - Best Country - Style Restaurant in South Africa for 2013 Award) , otherwise the weekday lunches are also superb (but not open on a Monday and Tuesday) The wine, food,... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning SB Thank you very much for your most complimentary review of all that Knorhoek offers. We are pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that you plan on visiting us again. I have conveyed your compliments to the staff and they are beaming. Sincerely Carol More 

Nijkerk, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Knorhoek is a nice place, in beautiful surrounds and nice facilities but the service can be improved; the lady at reception was curtly and not very client friendly. Decor looks in the pictures look better than the real thing. Nice little swimming pool.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear NLM Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate your honest criticism as we use it to improve upon what we offer. I shall show your review to all the people working at reception - i do not know whether it was weekend staff or others and discuss this. Regarding the photographs of the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights here and had such a wonderful stay! The rooms have so much history and warmth, I really appreciated the soul of the place and the fact that the farm was family run and had tons of history. Yummy breakfast and beautiful plates and cutlery used for the breakfast. The staff were welcoming... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sarah What you have written in your review is exactly what we wish to offer our guests. Thank you for your wonderful review, I have told the staff and they are pleased that you enjoyed the rooms, the meals and the ambience. All the best, regards Carol More 

Milan, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For us this place was fantastic. Is an oasi like our Tuscany place and we stayed in the rose cottage that was very nice and confortable. The diner was great and also breakfast was very good. The staff was very helpful and I liked very much mrs Carol. Only a pity to stay 1 night only!!! Laura

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear L It was lovely meeting you and your family - I'm so pleased we were able to accommodate you all. Thank you for your wonderful compliments, comparing us with beautiful Tuscany. We are pleased you enjoyed the meals as well as your accommodation. All the best for 2015 Regards Carol More 

Eversdal, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had a nightmare experience at the knorhoek unfortunately. Firstly the lady at reception was brash and not very client friendly and seemed impatient with us really. When we arrived it seemed our cottage was not properly prepared and the cot for our baby was dirty and seemed old. Now the shocker, our room while it looked ok had a... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning JS On Saturday night, when I asked your wife that I meet with you in the cottage lounge and not the bedroom, I hope this professional and respectful request was not interpreted as being poor service. Upon entering the cottage there was no musty or mouldy smell, but I respect your opinion. I understood that a booking had... More 

Knysna, South Africa
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
44 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

we enjoyed our stay, the place is nestled nicely between the Mountains. Service is fantastic and the breakfast was great. Not to understand that the place can not offer decaf coffee, even a Nescafé would of done it! We did not have dinner, so can not make a comment. Defiantly a place to book again. We had the two loft... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear T and P Thank you for your very kind review and it is a great compliment that you intend visiting us again. I am most embarrassed about the decaf coffee and immediately went and bought several sachets, sadly too late for your stay. We are pleased you liked your rooms and the particular mention of the breakfasts was conveyed... More 

Nederland, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 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 

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