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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
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Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed in many hotels and B&B's all over the world and I can honestly say that our visit to Somerset Stables was something very special. The beautiful garden, lovely rooms, wonderful breakfast and friendly staff tell you something about the quality of the owner. Reinette is the perfect host and she goes out of her... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

What a compliment by a senior reviewer, thank you so much for this wonderful surprise! I am truly blessed with some special favor by Him that sends me all these wonderful guests, and that i have the privilege to do what i love doing...people, talking...my life has so much meaning that i can share my house with all the wonderful... More 

Montreal, Canada
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157 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I arrived in Graaf Reinet bone tired after a long drive and were looking for a place to spend a couple of restful nights when we passed this lovely place. We were greeted by Reinette, the gracious owner and decided to spend a couple of nights. Although Somerset Stables was out of our budget range, it proved... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh my word, thank you so much for your review...it has been a quite a while since you left and i am glad to see you are back safely in Canada as the two of you really travelled S.A. I can still see you sitting outside have "supper"...S.A. biltong and good red wine....you cannot go wrong! Thank you for choosing... More 

Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in this guesthouse. Our second night was with good friday and the only bad thing we can tell about our stay here is that almost everything is closed on good Friday. All museum were closed although on the signs near the museums was shown that they would be open all morning. The guest house is... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and all the positive remarks about the Somerset Stables and the restaurants. You are so right about your experience about the Reinet House and i still remember your disappointment with the museum as you walked there just to find them all closed, which is not the norm for Graaff Reinet, you at least... More 

Scotland
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

No wonder everyone raves about Somerset Stables - it certainly lives up to its reputation. Stayed here for 2 nights recently and can't recommend it highly enough. Reinette made us feel so welcome and couldn't have been more helpful. She made suggestions for places to visit and booked a table at a restaurant for us - even advising them it... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh my word, it so nice to get a positive review when unexpected...it does something to a person's day...thank you so much. I must say the roses that moved from room to room is still beautiful!! I enjoyed so much having you as my guests and i am pleased that you stayed two days that you could enjoy the village... More 

Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a nice place to stay! Whilst travelling by motorbike throughout South Africa we found this gem of a place & highly recommend it! Situated in a nice part of the town, Reinette (the host) made us feel very welcome & even gave us a choice of rooms. The B&B was very clean, neat, interesting & the breakfasts were fantastic!... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Well this is a wonderful surprise on a Monday morning, a review from Australia, thank you so very much!!!! You visited the country in a different way...on bike, i am sure you see more. I hope that you will return to Graaff Reinet, i am not sure whether your trip up the Valley was successful but even that on bike... More 

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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