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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We first got a flat for 5 persons, wich was not that great. It was located close to the street, so there was a lot of sound and the interior wasn't that clean too. But in the evening we could switch to 3 rooms for 2 persons each and these were much better. It was much cleaner, much more peaceful.... More 

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Enjoyed the 'motel' style room that lead onto the garden. Was a chilly night but I was warm as toast with the oil heater on and a hot cup of tea. Staff luckily checked on me in the morning when I overslept and nearly missed a delicious breakfast. Lovely old world style & friendly staff. Secure parking a bonus. Only... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked in for two nights - we thought we would be visiting a quaint, historic town with much to see. After an excursion into town, and inspecting the rooms, we're out of here ASAP. The place is shamefully dilapidated, run down and not a place to visit - anymore. I'm heartbroken by the decay, the filth, and the general lack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I reviewed this Restaurant a year ago and raved about it.Was back in the area so,couldn't resist another visit and am more than pleased to say that in my opinion its simply unbelievable value for money,with delicious hot food and great service.I really do think this is a gem-its a restaurant that would do fantastic business anywhere in the world.

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Richmond, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We were booked into the out back newer add on to the old hotel. While the room was quiet it could use a good tidy up. Nothing special just a convenient place to stay a few blocks from the town center and the university. The plus would be the restaurant located in the hotel. The food was excellent. Maybe some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It actually pains me to write this review where the outcome of the chronic neglect the owner clearly has exhibited may adversely affect the employees in a country where unemployment and poverty are rife. Nonetheless, dear traveler, this place is to be avoided at all costs. Yes, Grahamstown has few options, but there are better than this. Our two days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We spent a warm, comfortable night at The Cock House, despite the chilly weather and load - shedding! The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. It was a treat to be surrounded by the history of the place, the lovely art in the dining room and the antique pieces. The bar is a cosy space for a drink or two... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was our tenth visit in six years to The Cock House. The reason we keep going back is because we get great service, pleasant, helpful staff and a consistency. Add to that, a great kitchen that delivers superb food. Its a winner!!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a very old and historical hotel...from the outside it really does not look like much and area make one a bit nervous. But once our car was parked in very secure lock up area, we discovered a very pleasant bar man on duty that was so helpful! The room was very spacious and clean but must say old... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hotel has had some not so good reports but we were very happy with our visit this month. Granted, the location is not ideal, but once through the door, or remote parking gate, it is a mini paradise. Rooms are comfy and large and the staff all welcoming and friendly. We have been visiting Grahamstown for 3 years now,... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Cock House

Address: 10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cock House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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