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Somerset Stables

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C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somerset Stables is very centrally located in the picturesque little town of Graaff-Reinet. It's a fascinating house, filled with treasures and objects of historical interest, all collected or inherited by Reinette, the charming owner. Our room was spacious, quiet and comfortable, and we felt it represented very good value. Breakfast at Somerset Stables is top notch - among the best... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

After a very busy weekend with all the guests it is such a great feeling to get a review from guests that stayed a while back, thank you so very much for this !!!! Your stay was very short, but it was a pleasure to have such positive and cheerful guests, ready to take on this country and tour it... More 

George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 'Superior Double Room with Bath' I had was tastefully decorated and the bedding of a very high quality. Reinette is a wonderful host and the breakfast was really excellent. I would recommend Somerset Stables to anyone looking for good quality accommodation in Graaff-Reinet.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh what a surprise, thank you so much Dr. It is always uplifting to get a positive response from my guests. Congratulations to your own stunning bed and breakfast TWO SUNSETS...really really special and i hope that i will be able to visit your accommodation too in the near future. Thank you for choosing Somerset Stables and your kind words. More 

Regstrup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Denmark, I was looking for a special homely environment for our children and myself as they started at boarding school far from home. Somerset Stables, well located in a quiet environment, exceeded all my expectations by far. Reinette's subtle hospitality helped make our children's landing in a foreign environment an extremely smooth one. Karoo hospitality at its very... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Wayne for writing a very kind review. It was such a pleasure getting to know your and your family and i know i will see more of you in the future. If the roles was changed and i as a owner had to review my guests...sharing my home...you would also get a top review! Thank you... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The all round " caring " from Reinette is par excellence. She was very professional in the booking process. Upon arrival as ted no time in getting me settled and then advised me she had made a booking at a great restaurant Polka as it was very popular and only 400 metres away. It was a cold evening and my... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Graham, this is so great to get a review from you, thank you for choosing Somerset Stables....and being such a "easy to please" guest! I am pleased the tooth could be sorted, our town is so special when it comes to things like that, a great community! Hope that you will return for another stay, was... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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106 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 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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25 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 

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