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“Can we do it all over again....?” 5 of 5 stars
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Schoone Oordt Country House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can we do it all over again....?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Richard and I chose to hold our wedding reception at the beautiful Schoone Oordt. It's quite difficult to describe just how special Schoone Oordt is. With just 6 weeks to plan this wedding Sonette, Alison and Wander made it all seem so effortless. Wander - Your food is the stuff dreams are made of, I have no words. The honeymoon suite was phenomenal, the attention to detail was incredible. Truly best night of my life. We have so many happy memories. Thank you for being so helpful, patient, passionate, unpretentious and sincere, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with you and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat! We will be back very soon xx

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite wins, hands down, private veranda and the sounds of the stream passing by are a defi...
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  • Stayed April 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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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Oh Kerry, thank you, thank you for this very special review. You warmed our hearts and made us very happy on reading it this morning. We wish the two of you many many years of love and laughter together and so look forward to sharing an anniversary at Schoone Oordt with you :)
With love from all of us.
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The attention to detail in this beautiful 5 star Guest House is faultless. Staff and management are very efficient and friendly. This establishment is within walking distance of historical sites of Swellendam. I can certainly recommend this Guest House.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

From the moment you drive through the gates to the minute you leave, the staff at Schoone Oordt make you feel like you are the only guests there.

Brilliant service, highly recommended. The Breakfast was absolutely delicious, we will most definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 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
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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20 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Everything I want to say about Schoone Oordt, has been said before on this forum. There is nothing I could add to do justice to this beautiful property, the elegant Alison or staff. It is superb. Tranquil, relaxing and all other superlatives you can think of! WE WILL BE BACK!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Such a wonderfully gracious review. Thank you so much.
Thank you, too, for the 'elegant Alison' - I blushed with happiness.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Schoone Oordt and Swellendam in the not too distant future.
With love from the entire Schoone Oordt Family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Everyone stays here for its location but this hotel has a charm of its own. Faded Empire is the style but worth staying. Really nice staff, so helpful. Nice breakfast. garden rooms don't have aircon which it would need in high summer.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, December 5, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us again JohnEric! We're so happy that you love our quirkiness and character, as we put our heart and soul into our property and service. What do you think we could do to earn that elusive extra star from you?

Also, just a little note to say that we do, in fact, have aircons in our rooms, perfect for heating in winter and cooling in summer!

Hope you'll come and see us again soon.

With love
Alison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited this beautiful hotel twice in a two week period in late April/early May 2014. We had two of the luxury rooms which were very cosy during some fairly rubbish weather. The service was great, from our cars getting washed, to help with the luggage, to baby sitting and great service and food in the bar and restaurant. We travelled with two babies and were very well looked after. We didnt explore Swellendam much, it was a stop over between Cape Town and Knysna, but it was great for that.

  • Stayed May 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Truly stunning hotel in every aspect. Service, food, rooms and atmosphere. Simply stunning.

I would recommend Schoone Oordt to anyone wanting a stay in Swellendam!

I can't remember the last time we had such good service anywhere in South Africa.

Room Tip: Even the standard room is opulent.
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  • Stayed May 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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Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Schoone Oordt Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends. ... more   less 
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