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One of Grahamstown's best-loved landmarks, The Cock House offers you country home comfort and elegant dining in South Africa’s Festival City. Built in 1826, this charming Victorian home has been lovingly restored and is a declared National Monument. Accommodation consists of nine double en-suite rooms and four spacious two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, lounges and dining areas. The warm and welcoming main house features a cosy pub, a lounge/library and Norden's Restaurant. Norden's is renowned for its innovative menu offering delicious South African cuisine, complemented by an excellent wine selection. Since opening in 1991, many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House, including President Nelson Mandela on three occasions. Linking the Garden Route and the Wild Coast, a two to three night stay is recommended to enjoy Frontier Country, the Sunshine Coast and nearby game reserves such as Addo Elephant National Park.
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Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Beautiful old historic house. We had 2 rooms in the old part, huge rooms, comfortable beds. Decided to have dinner at their restaurant, it was a good choice. Fish of the day was very tasty. Comfortable hotel with very friendly staff.
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Great place to stay with a small yet great menu. Hosts are very accommodating and even laid a special table for my birthday. In cold weather, you arrive to find a warm and inviting room. Crisp and clean percale linen assists to make you sleep like a baby.
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While Makhanda is looking very disheveled due to terrible municipal mismanagement (which will, hopefully, be fixed soon), The Cock House retains its air of grace and history and rooms 1 to 5 (we stayed in 2) are spacious and comfortable and open onto the pretty garden (and the
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Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock House
Responded Nov 12, 2018
Thank you for your review ShinyBriony :)
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We stayed at the Cock House for two nights while doing work in Grahamstown. The rooms and dining room were very comfortable and atmospheric and the beds and bedding great. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Dinners and breakfast were excellent. The weather was bad but
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Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock House
Responded Oct 4, 2018
Thank you for the great review Michelle H :)
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My stay at the cock house was great. It had been my second visit. The manager and the rest of the staff made our stay very comfortable.Our first visit was in May-June and the second one was in August, the rooms were always clean and very warm , considering Grahamstown's cold
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Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock House
Responded Oct 7, 2018
Thank you so much for your review Extraordinary818470!
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Room 4, where Former President Mr Nelson Mandela has stayed.
View from our room...balcony, unvarnished, uncarpeted stairs, towels with holes, ceiling that lo
View from our room...balcony, unvarnished, uncarpeted stairs, towels with holes, ceiling that lo
View from our room...balcony, unvarnished, uncarpeted stairs, towels with holes, ceiling that lo
View from our room...balcony, unvarnished, uncarpeted stairs, towels with holes, ceiling that lo
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"Loved the old rooms above the lounge."
"Only ate there, did not stay at the hotel"
"Stayed in the family unit - comfortable and clean"
"Only room 6"
"We stayed on the 1st floor and street can get a bit noisy but all the garden cottages was fully booked."
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGrahamstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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