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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 7 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Choc_eclaire Bracknell, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night en route to the garden route. Whilst a bit off the tourist route it is only just off the N2 and is quite a quaint old town. The hotel is a very historic 18C house on the oldest street in Riversdale. We stayed in one of the cottages across the road from the main... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of travell it was so refreshing to book into this little gem nestled in the mountains. the old charm of the bulding kept in perfect original order. Clean and full of old charm. Fantastic hospitality and the food was first class.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Awesome Awesme experience allround and suberb Food, great service and beautiful spacious rooms. Love the interior and the the seperate bathroom from the room. The lounge area is ideal for a longer stay.

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

WOW !! Three awesomeness' in one line - thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review; we shall count the days until you hopefully return - possibly you will be able to stay a little longer so that you can explore our neck of the woods and we can spoil you with our usual aplomb. More

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a historic building but well maintained and functional. Absolutely awesome is the only way to describe the service you get at De Doornkraal. I wish we could have stayed longer as 1 night wasn't really enough. We were the only guests the night we were there and were treated like Royalty from the moment we arrived and nothing... More

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

Your review made me swell with pride and blush at the same time; by this I mean that we shall not rest at continuing to work on improving our service, skill levels and offerings. I have consciously put in place a stratagem of not cutting back on what we would offer guests in high season - just because it is... More

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 June 21, 2014

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

It is very kind of you to take the time to post a review here on Tripadvisor for us. We are mindful that Riversdale is not yet regarded as a town which is considered a destination; we hope that by providing a good standard of room, service and food we will contribute to changing this one visit at a time.... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review; which I must say that I have been meaning to respond to for a very long time now. I am thrilled that you were looked after so well by the team; I am so proud of them generally speaking - many of the staff arrive with no formal skills whatsoever and between... More

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

I am thrilled that we were able to meet and then exceed your expectations ... this does not mean that we intend to rest on our laurels though. We shall continue to work on improving our offering as we go forward. On a personal level as being the Chef de Cuisine and General Manager; I cannot help but to swell... More

Middelburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

It is most kind of you to take the time to give us feedback ... The team is thrilled that we hit all the right notes during you stay ... we shall count the days until your return. More

Hole
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Wow ! What a very kind thing to say .. I feel that my response should simply be that we will continue to work toward improving and making the guest experience more enjoyable than ever. It would not be wise to rest on our laurels. More

Cape Town
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I am heartened that you folks had an enjoyable stay with us; I am particularly proud that you took the time to take some photos and post them for us - we appreciate this kindness very very much. We shall count the days to a possible return visit soonest. 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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