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Somerset Stables

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C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at Somerset stables was delightful! A warm welcome, spacious room with everything you need, a lovely garden and lots of interesting historic pieces to look at. The breakfast was delicious! Every detail is taken care of. Will definitely recommend Somerset Sables!

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mrs Venter, it was a quick visit, and you were on business, but i hope that you will be able to have more time with your next visit to see the Valley! I look forward to your next visit and thank you so much for your review on Tripadvisor, much appreciated. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Somerset Sables In "The Barn" the new addition to the lovely Somerset Stables, spacious accommodation consisting of comfortable Queen bed and a quaint single bed a lovely bathroom with a power shower and in the 40 deg plus heat the air conditioner was a blessing. The owner Reinette greeted us when we arrived and made us feel... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mr Scott for your glowing review re The Barn...still new..so you were the first guests to stay and thank you for your input, advice and suggestions....i am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in The Barn, very different but nevertheless..it is working and other guests also had a positive remarks...so there we go! I hope... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi there! We again had an awesome stay at Somerset Stables guest house in Graaff Reinet. Somerset Stables is one of the best places we ever stayed whenever we visit Graaff Reinet from time to time. Reinette and her staff were so friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was excellent and world class. The rooms are stylish and very comfortable and... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Maggie for your great review..always nice to receive positive feedback and a thank you. It was great to see you guys again and thank you for staying at Somerset Stables. Positive energy, positive remarks and reviews just make my job so worthwhile and what a pleasure to accommodate guests like yourselves...thank you again and see you next time...GOD... More 

Tokai, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I discovered Somerset Stables on this site and found it to be an absolutely fantastic stopover. The hostess was lovely and the room was immaculate and so comfortable. The visit to the Valley of Desolation was sublime and highly recommendable. A wonderful place for a visit in a beautiful town

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Thank colhouse
SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your much appreciated review and kind words. It was a short stay and i hope that you will return to Graaff Reinet and see some of our lovely museums and another visit to Somerset Stables. Thank you for choosing Somerset Stables via Tripadvisor. More 

Pretoria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have been staying at Somerset Stables twice a year for many years and it consistently gets better every year. Reinet is always thinking up ways to improve her guests' experience and constantly adds little touches of thoughtfulness, such as booking a restaurant ahead over peak times, putting on the aircon before your arrival, chilling a bottle of water. Our... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Margaret for this glowing review and your kindness towards me and your support. It is easy to look and care after guests like yourselves. Graaff Reinet is a stunning village and it is still easy living here, good schools, good people and the Valley of Desolation is a place of peace and nature at its best....... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I cannot get enough of this place, whenever I leave, a part of my heart stays behind. The recently renovated honeymoon suite is absolutely gorgeous. Nothing is too much to ask of the owner, Reinette. Amazing quality bedding and a 5 star breakfast! A touch of class!!!

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh my word, what a surprise to read your lovely review...thank you so very much! It is always a pleasure to be in your company! I wish you the best for 2016 and look forward to another visit to Somerset Stables and also to meet the rest of the family!!! Thank you so much for your much appreciated review.... More 

Durbanville
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We have been staying at Somerset Stables for many years on our way to Clarens and have always found it an excellent guest house which suits our needs. A very charming and beautiful setting. Reinette is an excellent host always taking care of all our needs. Highly recommended to anyone who likes old Cape charm, exceptional service and comfort. Value... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Andre...this is a surprise!! It is always great to see you all and also got to meet your family. It has been a while since your visit so i take it you all back to normal routine, and your career on the ship. I wish you all a blessed XMas and thank you again for the surprise review!... More 

Cardiff
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Stayed two nights with friends on a trip from the UK. Reinette, our hostess, was capable, caring, couldn't have been more helpful. As we arrived before lunch she arranged it for us in a local restaurant, the same at a local restaurant for dinner. Accommodation was ample , two rooms en suite with showers, on smaller with a bath. Breakfasts... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Oh David, how nice to hear from you all, and what a wonderful group you were, pity the stay was only two days. Thank you so much for your review, it is always a good feeling to see a review on Tripadvisor....somehow i have been very blessed with quite a few groups from the UK and what a pleasure. Seeing... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

My daughter a student, travelled back from Stellenbosch with her Dad this week and I found this gorgeous looking place online. From the outset I knew I had made the right choice. Reinette was so accommodating, staying up for the late travellers, ensuring that they were fed and my daughter Gabi woke up to the most gorgeous room and surroundings.... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for choosing Somerset Stables. I must say i have long last seen two people so tired after getting lost on the road late at night....although i got them food from Pioneers restaurant who is known for their generous portions, they could not manage to eat it all.... but had great... More 

George, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stayed at Somerset Stables the last weekend in November 2015. It was an excellent experience of the Karoo atmosphere. The rooms was clean and spacious and the breakfast was more than we expected. I loved the secure parking. Highly recommended.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Giel for your kind review and photo...it was great welcoming you on the spur of the moment as a drive in from the gate...meant to be!!! You certainly kept the conversation flowing at the breakfast table with the Germans...thank you for that..you made my job easy!!! Hope you got good photos at Nieu Bethesda of the Stop signs.... More 

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