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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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  • 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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Cape Town
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How often do you get a chef wearing his tall chef's hat personally (with his staff) bowing before presenting your dinner to you? Or discussing his future plans for the establishment passionately and then giving you a free bottle of wine because you mentioned that the glass of wine you had the night before was surprisingly good? Probably never. Well,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this place for one night onthe strenght of prior reviews. Owner not present when I arrived. A competant, young member of staff showed me my room. Walked in and was hit by an overwhelming smell of damp and must. Little if any natural light entering the room.On enquiring was told all other rooms were locked and not available, Left... More 

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

Thank you so much for participating in the Tripadvisor community; clearly I am flabbergasted at getting a terrible review from one of our guests. I have chosen not to react emotionally; but rather respect your view and investigate - once I have done this I am pretty sure the team will be able to grow from this. “To be prepared... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have absolutely nothing remotely negative to say about De Doornkraal as everything from my arrival to my departure was flawlessly 5 star. The room was clean and very tastefully decorated with a extremely warm welcoming feel, the sheets were of the best quality and all the little extras were accounted for. I had the privilege of dinning in there... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a nice surprise it has been to stay at Doornkraal. Excellent service, beautiful rooms, delicious food and the most friendly staff. A most pleasant experience!!!! Will definately work in an extra day on future trips up country to stay over at Doornkraal.

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the Doornkraal and enjoed the stay in that beautifil place. But more of that we still remember the great food created by Christopher and his team. By leaving the Doornkraal we have never seen before that a complete team says bye-bye in front of the hotel. Thanks a lot to Christopher and the team.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Christopher and his team made us feel at home. A beautiful little place with kitchen gardens providing a peaceful place to sit. Food was excellent with local produce at the fore. It's heart warming to see that Christoper is passionate about supporting the community. Thank you for a lovely overnight stay.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We booked here from the UK and it turned out great. staff fantastic owner and chef brilliant. Great food and wine would highly recommend. The in house estate wine has won awards. The chef is very talented and friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lovely boutique hotel with an old world charm to it. Rooms are neat and clean. The garden is well looked after and there is a lovely fruit & vegetable garden. The manager/chef, Christopher is absolutely passionate about his job and this is evident in everything that he does - from the moment you check in, to preparing your meals, making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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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