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C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 35 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Reinettes home and you feel truly welcome from the moment you arrive. As others have said she is a great host and guide to the area. The rooms and beds are very comfortable. Beautifully decorated in a quirky style, full of historical memorabilia the dining room is a delight. And breakfast is not to be missed.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you in my home.. having you as my guests for the two days as you certainly enjoyed Graaff Reinet and were busy visitors..well done!!! More 

Sandton, Johannesburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our one-night stay at this little gem in the Karoo. Reneitte, the owner, was such an attentive and caring hostess! She recommended a late afternoon visit to the Valley of Desolation, which was awe inspiring. Without even asking she booked us in for dinner at a great restaurant down the road called Polka, where we enjoyed local Karoo... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. You were awesome guests and i wish you only the best of the best with your new venture in Sea Point....what a wonderful opportunity for yourselves. Hope to welcome you again at Somerset Stables in the near future. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at Somerset Stables for two nights in December and it was a brilliant introduction to the great little town of Graaff Reinet. Reinette was a brilliant host and prepared excellent breakfasts. She also shared some great stories and gave us good pointers of things to do during our stay (as well as lending us a... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh wow, thank you so much for this surprise review....time flies and Dec has come and gone! I do hope that you will return and visit Somerset Stables again some time, it was such a pleasure welcoming you as my guests in my home. Stay blessed. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We just stop over one night at Somerset Stables on the way back to Johannesburg from Knysna. We got a warm welcome and many tips around Graaff Reinet on arrival. Lovely owner and room. Everything perfect. We would like to stay there longer next time. We were the first Japanese guest there.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and what a honour it was to welcome my first Japanese guests, lovely family. I am so pleased that you went to visit the Valley of Desolation and the photo that you have send to me...great that you are back safely too. Hope that your visit will bless me with more guests from... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you are welcomed by Reinette to the time you seen off, you are made to feel like long lost friend cominf for a visit. Rooms are very well appointed and clean. Breakfast was amazing - cooked with love. I will definitely return.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. What a pleasure it was to share my home with you guys, I am so very blessed with the most wonderful guests that passes daily through my life , you all enter as strangers and leave as friends. Thank you so much and please come and visit again. More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Spent Saturday nite there en route to Capetown. Very pleasant & clean. Reinette was most welcoming & warm. She had pre booked Polka restaurant for us up the street, which was much appreciated. We had our own wing with two rooms. One for the children with 2 beds & a double in ours.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Aww the busy family, you did so much on a one night stop over...i hardly saw you!!! Thank you for your review, have a good XMas. More 

Pretoria
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We recieved a very warm welcome from the owner on arrival. She had lots of tips on things to do and sights to see while we were staying there. She already booked a table at a great restaurant down the road - very nice touch! The guesthouse itself is full of antiques and almost everything in the house has a... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Somerset Stables and your kindness....hope that you will return one day. Be blessed. More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed our short stay at Somerset Stables. Lovely room, very comfortable. Our host is a very knowledgeable lady and knows the country's history having been close to the leadership for many years. The business has been built up over the years with a great deal of personal effort. It shows in the love of the property and the effort... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I hope that you will return to Somerset Stables and Graaff Reinet. What a pleasure to play host to guests like yourselves. Thank you so much for choosing Somerset Stables. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nothing makes you rest out as nicely as top quality linen and beds... Thank you somerset for always providing us with an amazing experience! Air cons and dstv makes it incredibly comfortable in cold winter and hot hot summer! The breakfast is superb every time, we sleep like babies every time and nothing is too much to ask from them!... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. It is always a pleasure to accommodate guests like yourselves...i am truly blessed with wonderful people passing through my life daily that makes Somerset Stables a happy and peaceful place to stay. Thank you for your compliment re the linen. More 

Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not only is Reinette (as in Reinette Te Water Naude) a gracious host (who will personally cook you a sumptuous breakfast), she also has a story (or two) to tell. Much to my chagrin, I was woefully ignorant about South African history, but meeting Reinette has changed that. She has met Mandela, de Klerk, Botha, and her eye-witness accounts of... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Somerset Stables, your kind words, and i am grateful to GOD that blesses me everyday with guests like yourself and for proving me with this special place. I hope that you will return in the near future to Somerset Stables. More 

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Address: C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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