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Rijks Country House

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Van der Stel Street Ext. | Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 15 Tulbagh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This beautiful country house justifies the four star rating it deserves. Situated against the breathtaking backdrop of the Tulbagh valley, this is a gem that deserves the best accolades in service excellence, quality and professionalism. The staff is well trained, knowledgeable and very friendly and goes the extra (2) miles to ensure guests are taken care off. The food is... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Carina It is awesome to hear that you enjoyed your wine tasting with Louis - it has become an institution at Rijk’s Country House. Being only an hour and a half’s drive away from Cape Town, makes us the ideal short get away. We cannot wait to have you back in winter, when the fireplaces are roaring and the... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hotel is an absolute gem. My only regret was that we didn't spend longer than one night there. The staff were very professional and attentive and made us feel like honoured guests at this very beautiful place. They checked us in early which allowed time to pop up the road for a wine estate visit, before coming back to... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Nicky H Thank you for your review. A one night stay at Rijk’s Country House just is not enough! We are thrilled that you really got to experience our hotel and look forward to your return. Regards Trevor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have visited this country house over the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014. What a stunning setting it is. There are a lot of staff all dressed in purple tops which gives it a very professional look. Unfortunately the number of staff does not amount to the quality of service one would expect from such a prestige place.... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Niccidix Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I view it as very constructive and informative. I would like to apologize for the poor service that you received during your stay with us. I can assure you that this is definitely not the norm as we seem to have a case of: “while the... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Hotel is in a lovely setting with a river running through in an slight incline below vineyards and looking out over mountains in the distance. The property is very charming and the 18 rooms are very nicely appointed with good furnishings and fairly large space. They are all en-suite. The family rooms have 2 bedrooms, one large bathroom shower... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Chris F Firstly, thank you for the many laughs while you were with us. It was a great pleasure having you stay and I look forward to a long and prosperous future between our companies. Regards Trevor More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Spent two wonderful relaxing nights here. We did very little other than chill outside our beautiful detached cottage overlooking the mountains and beautiful grounds. We were in great need of a total rest and we left feeling that we had been in ShangiLa! Tulbagh is a pretty and historical small town with much to see, and apart from the museums... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear aroomsomewhere Thank you for your beautiful review of Rijk’s Country House. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the grounds so much and that you left us feeling relaxed and revitalized. Regards Trevor More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The rooms are huge and nicely furnished - they attend to small details such as peaceful sleep when you sit outside and plunger coffee. The bar fridge is well stocked. It is very enjoyable to sit outside on the veranda and look at the vineyard. Nice pool - felt really pampered . They washed our car before we left.

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear sp I Nothing pleases me more than reading such beautiful words from guests who really enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience. It was a pleasure hosting you and both myself and my team look forward to your return. Regards Trevor More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

That was the best b&b so far in SA, the place is super beautiful, rooms are big and cozy with everything you need and even more. The staff is really nice and helped us with everything, from advising about our trip to carrying our luggages to the room. The place is huge and you can just take a romantic walk... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear tala669 Thank you for your beautiful review of Rijk’s. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and truly experience the farm when it is coming back to life after the winter sleep. I look forward to welcoming you back again to our home. regards Trevor More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Booked 2 ensuite rooms for a mid week get away, and was graciously received even after arriving late. Spacious rooms, fantastic bathroom facilities and very polite/attentive staff. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Only comment would be the quality of the breakfast menu, but minor in comparrison to the overall experience..

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear BikesnWines I am pleased that you had a wonderful experience at Rijk’s Country House. We have just compiled and implemented a new breakfast menu and would love to have you back to experience it. Once again, thank-you for taking the time to review our property. Regards Trevor More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We arrived just after check in time and our room was ready and waiting. Lovely room and well appointed bathroom with everything we could have wanted. Only dissappointment was the advertised wi-fi. Doesn't seem to extend to the bedrooms as the receptionist was quick to advise coming up to the lounge. All in all, a great weekend with comfy accomodation... More 

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Brenda G Thank you for your lovely review. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast is delicious and has a nice variety to choose from. I am pleased to inform you that we are in the process of upgrading the internet. This is due to be completed by next week. I would love for you to stay again... More 

Pringle Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived and had to wait while the person at reception spoke on the phone for quite a while. We were pointed in the direction of our room and had no offer of help at all with luggage. There were four gardeners working right outside our accommodation so we felt we had to leave for some time until they left.... More 

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