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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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Ranked #1 of 6 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem. The reception is friendly, the rooms well appointed and the food very good. Riversdal is not a primary destination but if you find yourself in this enjoyable town make certain that you stay at DeDoornkraal

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed at De Doornkraal for 1 night in May 2014. We chose this property because of it's location on our trip along the Garden Route during our first trip to South Africa AND also, because of the pleasant email correspondence with Christopher during our planning. Finding the hotel was very easy and we were greeted right... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Pleasantly surprise with this property. Not being familiar with the area let alone the garden route, the B&B was easy to find and we were greeted with professionalism and great hospitality. We reserved the two bedroom suite which is across from the main building. Very very nice. It has a kitchenette two bedrooms with two bathrooms, living room, and a... More

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Middelburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a wonderfull time. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The staff were professional and helpfull. The manager made all of us feel welcome and relaxed. The food that we ate that night was extraordinary. De Doornkraal will definitely see me again.

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Hole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This hotel was the best on my 2 weeks in South Africa. The warm live welcome and splendid tasty food should be a must for those seeking the taste of life. Highly recomended for recharging the taste of life :-)

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Everything was just fantastic, especially the food! Thanks to Christopher Peppas and his staff who made our stay en route fantastic! I was quite surprised to get a small town shower to work like a "big city" shower. The lamb shank to die for!

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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed one night here whilst exploring the garden route and it was perfect for what we were looking for. We were treated like royalty-possibly because we were the only guests, and experienced exceptional service both within the hotel and the restaurant. It was lovely to meet Christopher, head chef and owner? Who treated us to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Charming old buildings renovated into a lovely country house hotel. Old world charm and a very cosy atmosphere. Lovely gardens. Christopher and staff very friendly and attentive. Food excellent. Highly recommended. Air co in bedroom would have made it perfect.

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Emmen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The property is very nice, however, a bit old with carpeted floors. If you don't mind insects in your room (these can enter through holes between floor and door), it's a great place to stay. The food was absolutely delicious (dinner and breakfast) and the team working for the hotel is just great. We liked our stay a lot.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review us; we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and the food to be of a good standard ..... unfortunately we will have to continue plating the Bobotie Spring Rolls exactly as it is set out in our menu as it is the most favoured of all of our... More

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Address: 8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel 4*
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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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