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Somerset Stables

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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 2 days ago
JoeV131 Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed the hospitality of Reinette and her little B&B in this historical and cultural little town in the Karoo a few times. The guesthouse is neat, tidy, comfortable and private with a fantastic breakfast spread. Reinette will probably encourage you to visit the 'Valley of Desolation' which is only 10 minutes drive away... do it! The 'Polka' Restaurant... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review Joe, what a surprise to receive one from you!!! You must be back from your trip with the Australians and i am sure that they enjoyed your well organised tour! It was great having you all here and i look forward to another visit from you. Thank you again for your review and... More 

england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only re emphasise all the positives! The reason we chose to stay with Reinette was because of the lovely things people had said about her and Somerset Stables. We were not disappointed in any way during our 3 night stay. Caring, helpful and a wonderful host - her only aim is to make you feel welcome and comfortable.... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh wow, what a nice surprise to receive a great review on a Sunday morning! Thank you so very much, for your kind words, it was great having you as my guests, three days is a privilege as i really got to know you and would love to visit in the UK, thank you for invite...when is the million dollar... More 

Knysna
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling up to East London and decided to stay in Graaff-.Reinet after calling first at Aberdeen (don't bother). Thanks goodness we found this charming guest house. Great covered and secure parking. Reinettes guest house is home from home. Every room is a collection of some sort of memorabilia . If you are into Victorian collectables then you will... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

What a surprise, thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review on Somerset Stables. I am so pleased that you did not get response in Aberdeen and that i had the chance to meet a real life race driver and a property tycoon from England, property in France and Knysna, what a blessed life you have!!!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 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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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
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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 

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