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“Wonderful weekend!” 4 of 5 stars
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Montagu Country Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Bath & Kohler Street | Central, Montagu 6720, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montagu
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful weekend!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying with you on Saturday night as part of her birthday celebration. The luxury rooms are excellent and the garden is looking good. I know from previous experience the food is always good and the breakfast scones are a must. The staff are always very helpful. Gert and the staff are doing an excellent job to capture the old world splendour.

We will be back soon.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Gregdeklerk

Thank you for sharing your experience with this review. All the compliments are appreciated, and we look forward have you back at the hotel soon. The garden is starting to come into flower at the moment, blossoms everywhere, and it will be beautiful this summer.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Felt it was a lovely space, the staff were friendly. Pity that even though we let them know on booking that it was a romantic weekend - that we were given two single beds. The bathrooms need heaters in Winter. Suggestion to bring your own shampoo and conditioner as there is only a body soap provided.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Natalie M

Thank you for the review, my apologies for the error in not booking you a double bedded room as requested. The body soap mentioned is actually a shampoo / conditioner combo, made from Rooibos extract. Thank you for pointing that out, I will see to it that it is labelled clearly. Contact me directly when booking again, and I will see to it personally that you get the most romantic room in the hotel.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Noosa, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Montagu Country Hotel was a very pleasant and unexpected old world experience. The ambience was lovely, staff very friendly, dining room service was good, food was enjoyable although one of our dishes was not hot enough. We thoroughly enjoed the piano interlude right through dinner. We have told people about this nd recommended our hotel to many.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Gordon C

Great to receive your review from “Down Under”. Thank you for the compliments, we appreciate it. We find that more and more Australians make it to our hotel, and it’s great to have them as guests.

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P-J Basson
General Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I just want to express my sincere thanks to Sammy, Simeon, John and Davin for the way they treated myself and the wife over the weekend of 09/08/2013 - 11/08/2013
As a team the hotel can feel proud of their excellent service. They certainly stepped up to the platform of client service when they were required to do so. They made our stay that much more special and memorable.
Service is not just what’s on offer but how well you're treated at an establishment which can make all the difference.
Your team above did just that!
I wish them all well in the future. They rock!!
Clarence Arendse

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Clarence A

Thank you for the compliments on our staff, I am very proud of our team. It seems you enjoyed your weekend with us, and we look forward to welcome you back soon. I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to the staff members listed in your review.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Rooms are a reasonable size with bathrooms awkwardly inserted at a later period. Everything is old, some of it antique but some just plain dated. Room cleanliness was not brilliant and amenities basic. Sound proofing between rooms is very poor. Service standards were excellent from the friendly staff. Breakfast was very simple but fine. We ate here one night for a traditional Afrikaans meal which was fine with live piano accompaniment.

It’s a small town and very easy to walk to everything from the hotel. The warm baths were a pleasant hour’s walk through the canyon from the hotel and there are several nice restaurants in the same street.

This is hardly a deco masterpiece but there are a few showpieces between the standard mid-20th century country stuff. I’d come again for a meal but wouldn’t stay the night.

Room Tip: At the front but far from the stairs for a mountain view without the foot traffic
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear BadgerCT

Thank you for the detailed review, I must compliment you on your writing style, the alliteration in the heading is very catchy – although I’m not too impressed with the middle word. I must agree with you some our classic rooms, facing the front, is not on the same standard as our other rooms. These rooms have lower rates, and will be converted into new suites next winter season. I’m glad you enjoyed Montagu, and thank you for the compliments on our staff and service.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My Husband and I would like to say what a wonderful stay we had. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We loved the whole concept of the hotel from the furnishings to be serenaded by the piano player. We have already told family and friends about our stay. Truthfully we have stayed in some 5* joints which never had a patch on you. We definitely will be visiting you all again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear 693anne

This is a great review for us, thank you so much. We try to offer something different, and not everyone staying with us appreciate period furniture and piano music. I’m glad we are not a
5 star hotel, but feel flattered to be compared to them. We look forward to welcome you and your friends and family back in Montagu.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manger
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Always a favourite when travelling along the R62. Best Lamb Shank I ever had. Atmosphere around dinner table is a "must share" moment with love one! Glad I had my wife with me.
Beautiful room, gardens, friendly service, the best!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear WKVN

We get a more and more business travellers using the hotel, and I’m glad you are becoming a regular guest with us. Route 62 is such a beautiful drive, and even more special when you can share with someone special.
We look forward to welcome you back in Montagu.

Regards

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Address: Cnr Bath & Kohler Street | Central, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Montagu Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only original Art Deco hotel in SA. 33 bedrooms, 3&4 star graded. Restaurant serving traditional cuisine. Modern Conference facilities, Wellness centre, Wedding packages. Classical car trips to Robertson Wine Route. Situated halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route on historical Route 62. ... more   less 
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