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“This Place Grew On Us!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hopefield Country House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Hopefield Farm | off R 336, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 7 Sunland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This Place Grew On Us!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On arrival we were a little disappointed - the room had not been aired, looked a tad tired and the lady who "greeted" us was somewhat sullen but we put it down to being just one of those things that happen.
After that, everything went swimmingly and we left after 6 days having had a most pleasant stay. The cuisine was very good, Kobus was most amusing and our room had a lovely outlook. The gardens were well maintained.
When I asked where locally I could buy some cigars Kobus said I couldn't but instead he bought me 3 Dutch cigars whilst on one of is regular jaunts into Port Elizabeth.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a very special place - an oasis in the wild! Beautifully groomed and authentically preserved one gets the true South African colonial experience! Stunning furniture, sense of history and care for details are evident everywhere you look.
Chef is top notch - exquisite dinner fare. And the wine selection is wonderful!
For the Arts lover it's a MUST: the wonderful owners are musicians and there is a grand piano in the dining room, organ in the lobby and fantastic memorabilia from the likes of Maria Callas, Johan Botha, Arthur Rubinstein and more. Beautiful classical music is always softly playing on the sound system - so one is bathed is casual elegance of this peaceful and idyllic setting. Most definitely recommend for anyone who is attending safari in Addo Elephant Park.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a lovely country house hotel whether visiting the park or just for a peaceful break. Kobus is great once you get used to him!! Food beautifully presented. Well manicured gardens and pool area. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BUCKS
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Hopefield Country House is an excellent choice to stay when visiting the fantastic Addo Elephant park. The accommodation is to a high standard throughout, meals are beautifully presented by friendly staff. If you are visiting Addo Elephant Park and want to get there as it opens (07:00) then the restaurant staff will provide you with a decent packed breakfast bag (try not to miss out on the Hopefield breakfast experience which takes some beating). The gardens and pool provide an oasis of tranquility and a lovely place to relax after a day touring the park.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This accomodation has been recommended to me by a friend. I stayed there and we arrived very late. This was not a problem at all. They even prepared a dinner for us after being very, very late. This was a surprise for us. We thought we have been to late for dinner. Additionally, I booked for the wrong day. So I needed to switch dates. I did it one day before going there. WIthout any problems! I can't describe how amazing Hopefield is. Thank you very much for the amazing time! :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Velserbroek
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A warm welcome when we arrived. A beautifull room with a view on a specious garden. We stayed 6 nights at Hopefiels Country House to visit Addo Elephant Park. The service at Hopefield was excellent, the staff very friendley and helpfull. The diners were perfect and prepared with lots of love. Breakfast was super to start the day with home made products. Thank you very, very much Gerhard, Kobus and staff. We hope to come again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This Hotel is only 15 Min from Addo National Park away, good breakfast buffet with cooked breakfast, dinner is optional and has a very good quality, rooms are big and clean, dinner room is not so clean and the dogs of the owner are there

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hopefield Country House

Address: Hopefield Farm | off R 336, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Sunland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Sunland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hopefield Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a citrus farm in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, Hopefield Country House is relaxed oasis of country hospitality The air-conditioned en suite guestrooms at Hopefield Country House feature elegant furnishings. Each room has a flat screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge and spacious verandas with wonderful views of the gardens and swimming pool.Guests can spend a relaxing day sunbathing by the outdoor pool, or take a walk through the citrus orchards. Hopefield Country House also offers guests a full English breakfast and mouth-watering set menu dinners. Hopefield Country House is located 15 km from the Addo Elephant National Park and 65 km from Port Elizabeth. Free private on-site parking is available. ... more   less 
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