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Cypress Cottage

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   76 Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 33 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014
Lettie1224 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We all know how cold the Karroo gets, Cypress Cottages is the perfect place to spend a relaxing and warm night. Upon arrival we found that the rooms heater was already switched on, making our room very comfortable. They made dinner reservations for us at a lovely restaurant, were after we snuggled in front of the fireplace in the lounge... More

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Thank you very much for the encouraging review, were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cold winters night at Cypress Cottages. More

Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The cottages are beautifully appointed - fresh and sparkling. Staff are friendly and efficient. Understated luxury makes for an "Ahhh...." feeling when you get home from a day out exploring. We will definitely stay here again.

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive and encouraging review, thank you very much! We hope to welcome you back to Cypress Cottages soon! More

Underberg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Cypress Cottage consists of two houses, across the road from each other. Both have access to the garden of the host's main house which is quite exquisite, enormous lawns, mountain in the background, extremely peaceful. The sweet Karoo air is all around and the location is excellent, not far from the centre of town but far away from Main Street... More

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for the wonderful review, we appreciate it. Were so glad that you enjoy the karroo and Cypress Cottages.We hope to see you soon. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Wonderful and special place to stay right next to the reserve. Beautiful furnishings. Hillary and her staff made us feel very welcome. We will definitely visit again - may be next time for a few days- just so sit and read a book in the beautiful gardens.

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

Were so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you relaxing and reading your book in our garden soon. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed at Cypress cottage on the way from the Karoo to St Francis bay. The room was beautiful and well presented. The Garden was really lovely and well maintained and the pool was a perfect place to cool off. We received a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. In the morning i was served a beautiful breakfast... More

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

THANK YOU for the very flattering review, we appreciate it greatly. By knowing you enjoyed your stay at Cypress Cottages makes all our hard work worthwhile, we really hope to see you back someday. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We arrived to a very warm welcome followed by being shown to our luxurious and quirky rooms.Everything about our stay I can highly recommend including the outstanding breakfast in the morning which was prepared especially for us.It included some of the most delicious home grown organic food you could ever dream of.The hostess is an angel and catered for our... More

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Thanks so much for your positive and encouraging review I am so pleased you enjoyed your time and our breakfast here at Cypress Cottages. Hope to see you again! More

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Cypress Cottage is warm and welcoming and really captures the heart and soul of the Karoo. Each room and bathroom matches the charm of the town, building and setting. Our thanks to our hosts for making our stay so comfortable. We would go back in a heartbeat for longer if possible. Highly recommended!

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Liz Thank you for the wonderful review, were so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay as well as the charm of the cottages. See you soon! More

Groningen
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed two nights and booked because of the great reviews. When we arrived we did not feel very welcome, like the owner had other more important things on her mind. Besides, there was no wifi in the cottage, only in the main house for which we had to cross the street. One of the reasons we booked this place... More

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CypressCottage, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review

I am truly sorry if you felt unwelcome upon your arrival, we strive to make all of our guest feel at home, its unfortunate that you felt this way. We do not advertise in room Wi-Fi but rather Free Wi-Fi, most of the guest pick up the connection in the dining room area of the cottage, it all depends on... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

After many years abroad working in the middle east I had this incredible yearning to return to my roots and decided on a road trip from Jo'burg , Kosi Bay the Karroo and finally back too Kommetjie on the Cape peninsular .I stopped over at Cypress Cottages for a night and ended up spending five nights .The beautiful settings ,... More

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Thanks so much for your positive and encouraging review I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at Cypress Cottages. More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Cypress cottages accommodation is differentiated by the wonderful gardens and old world charm. This is not your modern shabby chique, but genuine antique old world living, with modern touches such as flat screen TVs. The staff could not have been nicer or more welcoming.

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Thank you so much for the review and for staying at Cypress Cottages. Were Delighted to hear that you appreciated the character and charm of our cottages. More

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Address: 76 Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cypress Cottage 4*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Cottages are of the early 1800s Cape Dutch variety & are understatedly decorated with a highly developed taste for the natural & comfortable. Rooms display high reed ceilings, solid pine & slate floors, antique chests, fresh flowers & free-standing baths. Breakfasts consist of free-range eggs, yogurt, fruits from the orchard, toast, bacon & delicious sausage. ... more   less 
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