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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our fifth stay on the yearly trip from the North to the Outeniqua Coast. Reinette is an excellent and considerate host. She is warm, friendly, sincere and with her Grandfather and Father being pivots in the history and development of the Town and District, she readily shares her knowledge and an abundance of yarns from her childhood and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed over for 2 nights and Reinet could not have been a more gracious hostess. Nothing was too much trouble and she even recommended and made reservations at 2 great restaurants for our evening meals. The "Barn" room is newly done. It is beatifully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfasts were hearty and served in a most interesting dining room.... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Carine for your review on the new addition "The Barn"...I think it will become very popular because of the size and space.... It was such a pleasure to get to know you and your husband..sharing in the laughs and chatting... I do hope that you will enjoy Wilderness and eventually Hermanus..what a lovely trip lying ahead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Reinet. Loved my stay. Thank you for agreeing with me on Polka being the best restaurant for dinner. Also followed up on popping into Sophie's Choice Antiques & Coffee shop in Willowmore. Great place! Enjoyed our chat and hope to be back in December.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and visit Mr May..what a pleasure to have guests like yourself..hopefully i will get a chance to meet your wife..maybe in December like you say..on your way to Plett. Guests like yourself and many other that post reviews and show kindness makes this job and hours so worth it. Take care and kind... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing better than to arrive at a guesthouse when it's freezing and the room has been pre-heated for your arrival... I start craving my nice sleep under the amazing linen from the moment I walk into this gem ... The decor jut keep getting better... Such class! Not even to mention the lovely, hearty breakfast in the morning! Thank you... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Anri for this lovely review..it means so much to me when my guests takes the time to write a review....you are most welcome and i look forward to your next visit...would love to see your new baby (in waiting), i am sure that madam will be beautiful like her mommy! Thank you for your loyal support always. Your... More 

Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stayed in the honeymoon suite. The decor is very busy but this adds to the Karoo feel. Very cosy. The host was knowledgeable and friendly. The breakfast very hearty. The night was quiet. A great place to stop off on the way down to the coast from JHB.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Frank for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Some guests say that it is so quiet here that they oversleep! Hope that you will return to Somerset Stables for peace and quiet! Take care More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Very warm, friendly Karoo-hospitality from Reinette and staff. Historical buildings where each room has been remodelled into cosy and luxurious units. So much character in the interior space and artwork. Definately a must for any tourist wanting to experience Graaff-Reinet at its best. Exceeded our expectation by far!

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Aww Tania....thank you so much for your glowing review. You left to early..but i know you will come back for another and longer stay.... Thank you so much for your warm company and the "kuier" we had together. Look forward to your next visit....soon!! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Amazing place, beautifully decorated in what I would describe as a glamorous quirky eclectic Karoo inspired style. The owner is such a wonderful lady and super accommodating. Take time to look closely at the Kitchen, lounge and dining room area for amazing old treasures.

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sarah..you and your gentle giant husband!! What a pleasure it was to be in your company....it was so nice to see that your husband stuck to your choice and took on the victorian tub!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and review. Regards . Reinette More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed at Somerset Stables after a grueling week of the Otter Trail. Reinette's hospitality is untouchable. Her Guesthouse is incomprehensible Her breakfast portions are unfinishable (Not because they are bad but because they are generous) DELICIOUS!!! I would go back just for the experience!!!

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Well thank you for this glowing review!!!! What a pleasure..if i need a promotion manager it will be you for sure!!!! I did not think that you will still be able to walk and have dinner after the trail, but you got a second wind and your bubbly personality kept me going too!!! What a wonderful blessing to have guests... More 

Dubai
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Hospitality and welcome from the owner Reinet was truly amazing! The room lived up to our expectation, with everything we needed. In a historic town like Graaff-Reinet, it was a perfect choice. Ambiance was very peaceful and relaxing with a beautiful garden and verandah. The rooms were thoughtfully decorated, and very comfortable. We appreciated the secure parking right outside our... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Getting a real warm and great review like this one..just makes my day....thank you so much! You were such a stunning couple... also well travelled with a lot of experience..working in Dubai... Thank you for the bottle of wine..that did not stay closed to long...pity you had to leave that we could not enjoyed it together!!! Thank you again for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Somerset stables is a gem! The rooms are cozy and beautifully furnished. The place has an amazing rustic feel to it. Reillette is an amazing host, o have yet to experience such hospitality. She is warm, and friendly and goes out of her way to make your stay an enjoyable one. Definitely worth staying there of you plan on spending... More 

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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review

Thank you so much Miss Bashe for your lovely review...you arrived late and tired but it was great to have you and your family as guests for the short time, your positive attitude after the long day was great...then the rave about your dinner was quite enjoyable... Thank you for staying at Somerset Stables and i know you will return...your... More 

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Additional Information about Somerset Stables

Address: C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $65 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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