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1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#1 of 4 hotels in Swellendam
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Jane H wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a fantastic one night stay here whilst stopping through on our tour of the garden route. The country house is beautiful, as are the accompanying cottages and gardens. Very friendly staff with excellent service. The food at breakfast was extraordinary. The room was so special and unique. Beautiful period features and fireplace whilst being spotlessly clean. Also loved our welcome cuddle from the dog, Puppy! Could not recommend enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Puppy misses you! Although we have a new friend for Puppy that is just as cuddly. He's called Bear. Come and see him soon. Thank you for these kind words of support and praise. You've made us very happy. With love from all of us.
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thommy1902 wrote a review Jul 2022
Bonn, Germany10 contributions10 helpful votes
We chose this place to stay one night during our Garden Route drive. As it was our anniversary we were looking for a special place in Swellendam and we found it!! Alison and her family made this place an amazing experience we will never forget.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for your kindness, Thommy. We are thrilled that we could make your anniversary so special. Thank you. Until next time...
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Neil Proudfoot wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions
What a pleasure to visit this beautiful boutique hotel with its rich history and wonderful restoration story. We were warm, comfortable and very well looked after. We only stayed for one night - our biggest mistake - and were treated to an extraordinarily delicious breakfast before leaving on our travels. We were hugely impressed by what Alison and Richard have managed to achieve and look forward to visiting again, perhaps for one of their gourmet weekends.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Spend more than one night in Swellendam if you can
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you both for the beautiful energy that you brought to our property. We loved spenidng time with you! Gourmet Getaway coming up soon. With so much love, Alison and the team
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Candice Bodington wrote a review Jun 2022
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We were welcomed with open arms after a previous booking was cancelled. The team made us feel like family in moments, and soon after brought us tea. After settling in we had a dreamy bath, with the fireplace lit and a cosy bed to crawl into. In the morning we had THE BEST BREAKFAST OF MY LIFE. I have never felt so at home while at the exact time, feeling like I was in a Jane Austin novel. The Country House is a MUST on your travels, I cant wait to come back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
It was such a delight spending time with you and your sus. Thank you for the amazing images and video. See you again soon, we hope.
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fekrug wrote a review Jun 2022
Somerset West, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Well looked after accommodation in Swellendam, good food and and friendly people. Very cenral location in Swellendam. We enjoyed the fire place and mini bar in the room. The breakfast was excellent, may be little slow.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: rooms 6,7,8
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for this lovely lovely review! We're happy that you're happy! Apologies that breakfast was a bit slow... we freshly prepare and so it does take a little longer. The idea is a long slow relaxed morning. :)
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Janet d wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed over at this beautiful historic country guesthouse last week. Our expectations were exceeded! So many special touches made us feel pampered. The highlights of this experience are as follows: a porter to help with luggage, a beautiful log fire being lit in our room for when we came back from dinner, hot water bottles in our bed as part of turndown service, fine china and glassware at the coffee station/minibar, absolutely delectable breakfast (felt like a high tea breakfast), our car being washed for us without asking. Our hostess booked our dinner table for us at the Drosty Restaurant - it was a wonderful evening! I would highly recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Choose a room with a fireplace.
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Such a perfect review. Thank you so much. You've made us all very proud and very happy! With love from the Schoone team
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Destination770113 wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
I think all the reviews say it all, as an ex-hotelier in London, this place is spot on & value for money. The rooms are beaulifully appointed, they contain everything that you would want. Bathroom was lovely with all 5 Star supplies. It is winter now & the hotel supplied us with a log fire, turned down the beds with Chocatlate & hotwater bottles, which was a very nice touch. The breakfast was too many courses, but of high quality. They even cleaned the car in the morning, I had not requested this service!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
We are always especially thrilled when our tribe review us so highly. Thank you. It means a lot coming from a fellow hotelier as you know what goes into each experience! THANK YOU! We love you. :)
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Debra Stevenson wrote a review May 2022
18 contributions1 helpful vote
Richard and Alison were superb hosts, room was warm and cozy. Fireplace lit and beds turned after arriving back from dinner @ Christlle's. Boast a full and hearty breakfast. Lovely to have met their pets Fatcat& Puppy.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you! Thank you Darren! Such lovely feedback. We are very happy.
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51OnCampsBay wrote a review May 2022
Camps Bay, South Africa7 contributions
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Alison, wow 🤩 wow 🤩 and bigger wow. Your place, Schooneoordt, hospitality and everything was beyond our expectations. The personal touches and your staff as well. So much love put into your place. We’ll be back and recommend. ✨🌸🍀. If anyone is looking for accommodation in Swellendam, do not hesitate just book Schooneoordt.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much. Your feedback has really touched us. We do put a huge amount of love into what we do and it makes us very happy when recognised. Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart.
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ericbr78 wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
This place is absolutely beautiful and so, so special! So much thought and attention has been put in to every single detail to ensure a truly wonderful stay. We were made to feel so welcome. This is a must for anyone visiting or passing through Swellendam.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much Eric! Such a wonderful review. We are thrilled. Come and visit us again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$132 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
schoone oordt country house hotel swellendam
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schoone Oordt Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.3 miles), Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.2 miles), and Die Biltong Boetiek (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and La Belle Alliance.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Schoone Oordt Country House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Swellendam.
Are any cleaning services offered at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Schoone Oordt Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Schoone Oordt Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.