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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Adley House

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Adley House
Ranked #25 of 74 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
nottingham, england
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“VERY DISAPPOINTED”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2008

We stayed at Adley House as part of a 14 day trip to South Africa. After a long drive we were very pleased when we pulled up outside Adley House as it looked very lovely. We were taken to our room which was within the main house and was horrified at the sight of it. Dark, dingy, 1970's decor, shiny bedspreads and a tired beige bathroom. The MFI wardrobe in the corner and the terrible oil paintings made my heart sink. The amazing breakfast as according to their advertising was a very pleasant but ordinary affair in an old fashioned dining room setting. and Hilda's homemade bread turned out to be a sliced loaf. We decided to check out as I couldn't stand the though of a second night here when all the other accommodation on our trip had been so fantastic. From the other reviews it seems the annex rooms are better but I would suggest to anyone going there please don't stay in the main house it is depressing.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2008

Had a two night stop at Adley House, good accommodation spacious room and an extremely large bathroom. Some rooms are in the main building while others are around the outside of a courtyard area, which is where ours was. Lots of nice outdoor space to sit and soak up the sun or read a book etc. Good breakfast which can be enjoyed in the outside seating area, weather permitting. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2007

Oudtshoorn is an interesting area with a lot to do and to see.
The Adley House was a good experience. Nice staff and a large room with an amazing bathroom (marble), very clean and quiet.
They were very helpful with restaurants and advices.
A nice garden with blooming flowers all over and some chairs to rest.

Stayed February 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2007

Just got back, we had a lovely room and our bathroom was very big with a huge walk in shower, my daught er had a room next to ours and although decorated slightly different it was just as nice. We went in the pool and although not big it was still very pleasent, lots of places to sit in the nicely looked after gardens. It was pleasant having breakfast ( also very good) watching the birds. The owners adviced us of places to visit in the area, very helpful and friendly staff.

Stayed February 2007
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2006

Adley House is in a nice area and you can walk to restaurants. We had a front room in the house. Room was big but a bit faded. Bathroom very small, 4 feet by 9 feet including shower. The motel like rooms were fine. Bar was locked when we returned after eating ( approx 9:30 ). Verandah woodwork quite rotten. Two pools but neither very enticing. We stayed two nights. Breakfast fine. Eat well at Kalinka both nights.

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  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Adley House

Property: Adley House
Address: 209 Jan van Riebeeck Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Adley House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the 'Ostrich feather Boom period' 1880 to 1914. This magnificent Sandstone Victorian Homestead is situated on an acre of land in a quiet up market residential area near to the centre of town. Rated 4 stars by the S.A. Tourism grading council, it has 14 Air Conditioned, individually decorated rooms with T.V, tea and coffee facilities, Hairdryers, bar fridge and all the necessary amenities to make your stay most pleasant. Relax at our 2 pools in our well kept English Garden. ... more   less 
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