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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 7 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very attentive, well mannered and friendly staff under leadership of Christopher. Good old fashioned attention to detail. Extremely tasty meals.Room very tastefully appointed with all facilities one would require.

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent welcome by staff and proprietor. Very comfortable room in main building with private sitting room. Innovative food which was very good, fine wine list. Lovely garden and pool ideal for a weekend away from town. Good stopping off point on way to Garden Route

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay here. The management and staff were super attentive and we had very comfortable accommodation. The standard of catering was excellent too. This is a lovely part of the Western Cape with great places to visit. Thank you to the team.

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Ulm, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice small hotel. The rooms are comfortable the bathrooms with walk in showers. Everything very clean. The owner is also the chef and the food is absolutely excellent, service very good. Altogether we can highly recommend this hotel. It has a nice garden + vegetable garden and a swimming pool.

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been staying at this historical hotel in the Cape for years mainly for the accommodation and the restaurant - fine dining in the hotel (not to be missed). Best value for money, clean, efficient staff, and once again ... the food! We specially plan our visits to the Cape so that we can stop over... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to stay over in Riversdale, arriving around 11.30, we found De Doornkraal on tripadvisor, seeing the excellent reviews we decided, this is the one! Out the car and into reception, there we found the chef, who I assume is also running the establishment. A frosty greeting and new prices given, we were then informed that... More 

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

Thank you for participating in the Tripadvisor community; we find your review interesting; when you arrived this was precisely the time that the hotel had just completed the checking out of guests and was about to begin the turning over of bedrooms from the previous evening and was completing the closing up duties that are normally associated with breakfast service..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Greenwood B B guide all the way from Phalaborwa to Cape Town and this was our last stop.Christopher ( half Irish ,half Greek) is a host with the most and nothing was too much trouble for him or his team.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stop over, just for one night, unfortunately, on our way to Cape Town. Had room 4 in this beautiful Historic Hotel, beautifully restored, spotlessly clean and beautiful bed linen. What a find this place is and Christopher is so committed and passionate about the Hotel, along with his staff Nadia and Edgar (and another young lady on... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome with a glass of their own rose wine, I have tasted better, but a lovely gesture. This is a delightfully rustic hotel, with a mixture of nice smells from the fabric of the old building and from the kitchen. Excellent service from all the friendly staff. Christopher, the chef/manager is a character, although he does shout at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this amazing hotel and we shall certainly be back next year. We had room 3 in the main house and loved all the yellowwood floors and ceilings and the beautiful furniture and furnishings. We also had a lounge. We felt really pampered by the wonderful staff and especially by Christopher, the Manger/ Chef who cooked us... More 

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