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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Riverdale isn't particularly nice but the hotel is a bit of an oasis. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel has a lot of character. The food was good too, particularly the breakfast but I do question the choice of Greek yoghurt with bobotie spring rolls and the need to put a sweet chutney drizzle over everything!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Christopher is a great host and the accommodation was great. We had a short business meeting in out lounge part of the suite and by paying a little extra we had an early check-in agreed for us to make best use of the time there. The food was excellent and the staff very helpful. Altogether a geqat couple of days

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Ladismith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to stay in a chemical-free environment, full of beautiful trees and plants. The ethos of growing as much of the restaurant's food as possible is admirable. The staff are caring and efficient, the food great. I would reccomend this as a peaceful retreat.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked my 1 night stay at De Doorkraal by chance, but I will definitely be back there - for a bit longer than 1 night! Travelling with my partner and a friend, we were accommodated in a building offering the luxury of 2 spacious en-suite rooms and an enormous lounge for our evening chats. Upon arrival we were offered... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Cristopher for making this stay so worth it. You immediately made us feel relaxed which was what I needed, traveling with a very busy 5 year old boy. The absolute tranquility of the environment, the lovely dinner, the gorgeous wines from the estate to the good night's rest in the interleading rooms (courtesy of Christopher), made this a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived fairly tired after flying in from London and driving to Riversdale. All the staff were very friendly and offered a glass of wine. Stayed in the cottage which was private and cosy. Good bed and linen. The restaurant is fabulous and wish we could have have stayed longer to sample more of Christof's excellent cooking. We were sent off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Found this amazing place driving through. Words fail me!!!! Unexpectedly we turned up but Señor Christopher was exceedingly welcoming , together with Renko, who helped us unpack our cases. I can't tell you how surprised or even stunned I was to find this little piece of heaven, amazing room, fabulous restaurant where I dined in the lovely garden, the food... More

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Wokingham
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Upon arrival at De Doornkraal we were met by Jenko who offered us a lovely refreshing glass of their own rose wine whilst we filled in the paperwork. We stayed in a little thatched cottage across the road from the main house which was beautifully furnished and had a lovely bathroom with freestanding bath and a good shower. The pool... More

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Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Superb food, very welcoming environment. My room was lovely, but it was on the roadside which was a bit disconcerting to start with, but closed the curtains and it was fine. Overall, very good place to stay

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This has been an absolutely great experience! This place is well kept, the food is excellent, the rooms are well cleaned and modernly decorated and the staff is friendly and extremely proffesional! I won't hesitate to go back here and Chef Peppas is not just a great person, but also an excellent chef. Definitely worth the money. Thank you again... More

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Additional Information about De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

Address: 8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Riversdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming 4 Star boutique hotel whereguests are treated to luxurious, ensuite accommodation in charmingsurroundings. Relax at the pool, enjoya drink at the adjacent wine garden ordine at our intimate "De Wingerdt"restaurant. ... more   less 
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