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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The staff is great, facilities are great and food outstanding. I only arrived after 20h00, while the staff was waiting for me to prepare food in the restaurant. Rooms are clean and tidy, clean bedding and towels.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I booked into De Doornkraal for one night as we were attending an event in the area. We were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience and would have loved to have been able to stay an extra night. I must mention that the booking process was very impressive with instant responses to emails and any questions answered... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We felt so welcome and all the staff was extremely friendly. We were upgraded into luxury rooms, which were superb and the food was of a very high standard. We did not have time to look at the surrounding areas, as we were on our way to Knysna

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed two nights. Actually not planned but it turned out to be one of those experinces you do not want to miss. It was such an excellent stay, created by the welcome and care of all staff members and of course the GM and "haute cuisine" chef Christopher -Thanks! We loved it so much and would recommend it to... More

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India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Tucked away in a quiet little street, this is an awesome b&b with much to offer. The rooms have a lot of character and are beautifully furnished. The guy that runs the place is very warm and welcoming. The staff are outstandingly helpful. Car parking is close by. Breakfast had a great homemade spread with a variety of made to... More

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Hemingford Abbots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

On arrival, and even before the car had stopped, a member of staff was there to welcome us - even addressing me by name!! The service was impeccable and very attentive. The garden cottage was delightful in lovely surroundings with a separate sitting room. Perhaps the bathroom could have been a little warmer? The best part was the attention Christopher... More

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

It is with great pride that I was able to share your review with the members of staff who deserve to know what an impact their hard work makes on our overseas visitors, thank you so much for also mentioning the great food that my young brigade of chefs prepared and presented to you folks. I wish to also thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After a long day of business and travel I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay the night. The staff are all very friendly and go all the way to make your stay is "as good as can get"! Lovely breakfast. I will be back, for sure.

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

Thank you so much for your kind mention of the team's contribution to making the end of a long day's work a comfortable one. We as a matter of policy are mindful that when it comes to business travelers; they arrive after a days work - which means we have to make folks feel as if they are arriving at... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at De Doornkraal we were made to feel so welcome. A lovely glass of the estates own wine was awaiting us as we stepped into our beautiful room, with huge free standing bath & seperate living area. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and couldn't have done anymore to make our stay better.... More

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

We wish to thank you so much for taking the time of giving us a review ... I am always thrilled when our guest's expectations are met and then exceeded some - I credit the staff with taking my view seriously that our guests should be treated as if they are being welcomed into our own homes as long lost... More

Vereeniging, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

this was an excellent 2 day get away from the buzz in the city. the location is fabulous, quite and clean the air that you breath is clean. The cottages which we occupied was clean warm and will definately stay there again. Food was excellent. thank you for a nice stay at the hotel.

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

Madame ... it was an honor and a privilege to be able to be of service to yourself and your wonderful family. I myself constantly brag about the fact that we have "Champagne Air", here in Riversdale. All of the staff here at the kraal wish your young son all the very best apropos his new beginning at one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a gem of a place the De Doornkraal is! Don't be fooled by the "Country House and vineyard" though, this small hotel is situated just of the town's main street and not in rolling countryside and vineyards. The place oozes character within the buildings which are well maintained& full of charm and the same can be said for the... More

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

I almost wish you folks were still here ... I have to say that I am moved that you have such nice things to say about our team; our team are learning day to day and without them we would be up the creek without a paddle. I may be the head ..... but they are the spine !! Keep... 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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