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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Riversdale after a long drive from Cape Town and found a very friendly reception in the form of Christopher. Had a deep hot bath, dinner and a quiet deep sleep. To our surprise found our car being washed the next morning. Thank you all for a memorable short visit. Will be back in near future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I can happily recommend chef Chris Peppas' meals to the most picky diner. He is a brilliant host and a really exceptional chef. His veggie and herb garden is enviable. Give it a try on the road between Cape Town and Knysna. Break your journey - stay an extra night - you will not be disappointed.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Very good value for money. We were so surprised by your hospitality and excellent service. Will definitely return. Riversdale and De Doornkraal Hotel s a must. We were so satisfied. Food was lovely and of high standards.

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

De Doornkraal is a pleasant guest house offering good quality dinners in its own dining room. Our welcome was a bit stilted but overall staff were friendly and helpful. The room was dull and the decor a little tired but clean and comfortable. Dinner and breakfast were good and Chris was a good and humorous host.

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IlkleyWYorksEngland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay. It was our second visit and we shall hopefully be back many times. We love Room 3 in the main house which has a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. A door leads out onto the front terrace and we enjoy sitting here watching the world go by on this quiet little road. We... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Stayed for one night on our trip back to Cape Town. Warm welcome, nice room, we had dinner and the food was very good..Would come back. The tender gave us some excellent advise for our trip back to Cape Town.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Quiet area very close to centre of town (dorpie) with safe off-street parking. Charming old facility with upgraded modern amenities, eg; bathroom, etc. Peaceful garden that includes fruit trees, herbs, plants and flowers around a small pool. Newly built, modern kitchen that will not disappoint. The most outstanding feature though, is the staff. Hosts Jessica and her team are led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We stayed for a couple of days recently,Christopher and his team were excellent hosts, more attentive to guests wishes than many a 5 * hotel I have stayed in. The true excellence however, is to found in the kitchen. I can honestly say that we had some of the best food we have ever eaten; here.Fresh home made joghurt? who... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We stayed here for 4 days in the luxury suite. The accommodation was delightful. The staff were well trained and very polite, providing excellent service. The meals were excellent with a sumptuous breakfast and a varied dinner menu, superbly cooked by Christopher and his team. The garden and pool were clean and tidy. This is a well run establishment.

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Halifax UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Christopher, who is as mad as a March hare, was a brilliant host. His hospitality was only exceeded by his ability as a chef. I had the Cape Malay curry and my wife had the best filet steak she had in the entire trip round South Africa. Both presented and cooked to the highest standard. I would regard this as... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming 4 Star boutique hotel whereguests are treated to luxurious, ensuite accommodation in charmingsurroundings. Relax at the pool, enjoya drink at the adjacent wine garden ordine at our intimate "De Wingerdt"restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

Address: 8 Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Price Range: $83 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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