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De Opstal
Ranked #20 of 78 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

My guests and i stayed here for 1night and were pleased with the service. I also booked dinner for us and it was the first time for them to try ostrich, which was really good. Setting is great and they have a great well kept garden.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed at De Opstal as part of a tour of the Garden Route as we wanted to visit the Cango Caves which are 14km away. As other travellers have said, the accommodation is in converted farm buildings surrounding a very beautiful and well kept garden.

Our chalet was ok with a modern bathroom, but this was the worst nights sleep of our holiday by far. On this trip we had stayed in a tent for two nights to out that comment into perspective. The bed was hard and there were lots of noises from both the building and wildlife which kept us awake. We were also disturbed by the staff bringing the linen for the next guests early in the morning. You could see daylight around the poorly fitting door and my other half was concerned about the security of the place. The chalet also backed onto the R328 and there is a fair amount of traffic.

What also lets this property down is the rather creepy old farm machinery and furniture.

The "restaurant" was truly horrible. We decided not to have the dinner based on first impressions and drove into Oudtshoorn. Our trailfinders document described the breakfast as "luxury" but it was far from this. The decor was old and needed replacing and none of the cutlery matched. Service from the staff was odd and confused. We had coffee and toast and left as quickly as possible.

Overall, I'd say De Opstal is ok for an overnighter but I wouldn't advise a longer stay.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed here on our honeymoon in September 2013. Unfortunately we were only able to stay for a night as we were just passing through. The room that we stayed in was more of an apartment - very large and luxurious.

Food and service in the restaurant was both very good as well.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Fantastic old style hotel very quirky the dining room was lovely & the food very good Nice swimming pool, mounted animal heads in the bar, succulent ostrich on menu. Service from all staff was fantastic A lovely retreat in the countryside.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Site consists of 1800’s buildings converted to hotel rooms. The rooms are large and basic with tiled floors, air conditioning and fireplaces. We were told free wireless internet could be accessed in the common areas, but we had no trouble accessing it in our room. There are no telephones in the rooms

The bed was very comfortable. Our room was close to road and we could hear traffic, but it did not disrupt our sleep.
Breakfast and dinners – cooking was more like home cooking than at the large hotels
We found the service quite friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed here on our garden route self drive. What a place! Hard to find but great when here! Arrived later than wanted but had great reception. Room amazing. Pool and surroundings amazing. Evening meal was BBQ of a sort was just tremendous food. Wine excellent! Staff lovely

A place you need to stay in!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The room was good, spacious and well appointed. Pity the restaurant did not meet the same standard. It was a big barn with harsh lighting, no ‘musak’, and nothing on the table matched, not even the glasses. The food and wine were ok.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about De Opstal

Address: Rt 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $108 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — De Opstal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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