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“Great for a bit of r and r” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   20 Christina de Wit Street | Great Karoo, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Great for a bit of r and r”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I stayed in the Wagonshed, which I think is also the honeymoon suite. A little ironic since I was there at the start of my solo road trip, but lovely nontheless.

The Wagonshed is actually a suite consisting of a lounge area, kitchenette, bedroom and en suite bathroom. Really nicely decorated, the word "Wow" went through my head when I saw it for the first time. Leading out from the lounge to a private patio and the lovely outdoor spa bath. That was loads of fun, it you stay there make sure you try it! Candles are supplied.

The bed was very comforable and with extra blankets as it was chilly in the evening. The mosquito net is not just decorative although it does add a romantic feel the the room. There is a lovely mexican fireplace in the lounge although I didn't get to use it, but I imagine it would be really good on those cold Karoo nights. The kitchenette was well stocked so you could have made a light supper if needed and there was a nicely stocked "honesty" bar fridge including some snacks.

The bathroom is fairly compact but works well. Only one at a time I would think if you were sharing.

I found the room a bit light in the morning, the curtains are fairly diaphonous and so I ended up putting some towels or blankets over those nearest to the bed in order to sleep past sunrise. I would have also liked somewhere to hang up some of my clothes as I was staying for more than a night. Other than that all was good.

The breakfast was great, far to much for my smaller appetite, but I tried my best!

The farm itself is well maintained, pretty to walk around and there are some nice quiet areas to sit and read or just enjoy the natural surroundings and various pets who like to come and say hello. An easy walk into Prince Albert itself but just outside of the main area to keep it quiet.

All in all I enjoyed my three nights there, it was a lovely way to start my holiday.

Room Tip: Wagonshed spacious so you can spend some time relaxing without falling over each other. Has a TV if...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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freddiePrinceAlbert, Owner at Dennehof, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind compliments, we really do appreciate all the feedback we get.I am pleased to tell you that the curtains has been changed from white to a darker heavier curtain and I am sure the light will stay outside .Although we dont have a cupboard for hanging clothes we made sure we do have enough hanging space now. Thank you once again for your feedback
Have a great year and we do hope to see you back @Dennehof.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed at Dennehof for one night returning to Cape Town from Addo inland via Meiringskloof which was a spectacular drive. Dennehof provides very comfortable rooms in keeping with the restored antique gentility of Prince Albert. Short walk or drive into town for dinner. Breakfast taken in the garden was perfect. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Only stayed for 1 night as passing through but would have liked to stay longer. Accomodation full of character with lovely touches ,candles by your bathtub. Excellent breakfast and good reccomendation from owner for dinner.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

What a great stay!! BEAUTIFUL relaxed and very friendly and special.That is why we continue to return and return.The hosts deserve the success they obviously are achieving.We will return as satisfied 'friends' Breakfast just outstanding

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I stayed here on the advice of some friends. It's on the outskirts of town but a short enough walk to the centre to find something to eat in the evening (where IS everybody???). It was a comfortable stay and the breakfast is superb.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Dennehof is a beautifully renovated collection of historic farmhouses transformed into a small luxury hotel. OK, so Prince Albert is somewhat off the beaten track but the location is restful and the surroundings immensely enjoyable. Rooms are varied - we stayed in the Windmill room, one of the outhouses, which was a large old room with original brick thick walls and very atmospheric. Breakfast was splendid and served in a terrace across the driveway from the main house – the tables were set on a wooden dais over a stream with views across the fields to the mountains. An absolute delight. The small town has limited restaurants but we ate a good meal at The Gallery but clearly you need your own transport here. Good value for money at 860 Rand a night. Wifi reception is limited to certain areas of the hotel and unfortunately was unavailable in our room.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I have stayed at Dennehof on many occasions and in all seasons. Friendly hospitality, wonderfully comfortable beds in beautiful surroundings and, invariably, a fabulous breakfast to send me on my way when the time comes to leave. At this time of year, Dennehof's swimming pool was the only place to be on, yet another, lazy afternoon. Thank you, Ria and Lindsay and your wonderful staff for providing this haven. I'll be back!

Room Tip: The Forge is neat and intimate, the Windmill Suite has a jacuzzi in the bedroom! There's an outs...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 20 Christina de Wit Street | Great Karoo, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Prince Albert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dennehof 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the grandeur of South Africa's unexplored spaces from Prince Albert's oldest homestead, a serene & comfortable base at the foot of the Swartberg Pass. Ria and Lindsay, are your hosts. "We know that your visit to Prince Albert will be a memorable one and we are delighted that you have chosen to stay with us at our historic farmstead. ... more   less 

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