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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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4.0 of 5
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8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel
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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 1 week ago
SP536 Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 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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