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“Somerset Stables”
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Somerset Stables
Ranked #1 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
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Pretoria, South Africa
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71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Somerset Stables”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

I don't like B & B's - I prefer hotels. Reluctantly I booked at a B & B because the hotel in Graaff Reinet is being restored. How I could eat my words. Everything I thought about B & B's was put to rest.
Somerset Stables was exactly like the pictures - and more.
Reinette had turned on the heating for us so our room was at the perfect temperature. Reinette booked for us at the restaurant because it was the only one open that night and she thought we might be hungry (and what an amazing restaurant).
The bed was to die for - and I am fussy, the linen was perfect - I cannot say enough about this gorgeous B & B that has changed my concept of B & B's for life.
Incredible breakfast - and just superb overall. I don't like people - but Reinette was just the right bit of everything - Would recommend Somerset Stables without hesitation.
Thank you Reinette and thank you to Theo her son who got us a map so we did not get lost while walking to the restaurant - they have thought of everything.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Oh wow! THANK YOU so much for all your kind words> Thank you for your review, and what a pleasure to welcome guests like yourself into my home. I do hope that you will return to Somerset Stables and thank you so much for the photos! What a joy!
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Somerset Stables is a perfect B&B. Very clean, quiet and quaint. Incredibly interesting decor and Reinette, the owner, is the loveliest lady with a warm and welcoming touch with fascinating stories to share. Her kindness made us feel at home and we were sad to say goodbye, but will most definitely return one day.

  • Stayed May 2014
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
THANK you so much for your review, It was an honour to have you and your family here as my guests at Somerset Stables, so pleased you enjoyed our town and stay! Hope you will return in the near future and all the best with your job...very interesting!!!
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johannesburg
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We so enjoyed our stay in Graaff -Reinet and this B and B added to our learning experience and understanding of the area. Reinette, the owner is a fascinating personality and we enjoyed talking with her over breakfast. The breakfast was cooked personally by her, and it was delicious!! Read some of the newspaper articles in the passageway - part of South African history.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Thank you so much for review, it makes all my effort so worth while when my guests enjoy the breakfast. I hope that you will return in the near future to Somerset Stables!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Amazing transformation of old stables by owner Reinette. Gorgeous farm-style kitchen from which we were served a deliciously indulgent breakfast. The living and dining rooms are filled with items with stories behind them. So much for your eyes to see. Our room was spacious and comfortable, with double basins and a bathtub in the room. Reinette kindly booked dinner for us at a lovely restaurant, Polka, a few minutes walk from the stables. She was also very knowledgeable on the sights to be seen in and around Graaff-Reinet. The Camdeboo National Park is worth a visit - only about 15 minutes drive to the viewpoint overlooking the spectacular Valley of Desolation.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your review, i hope that you will visit again soon and that you will encourage the local club with cricket. Thank you for staying at Somerset Stables. Next time we book the room with a shower for you!! Hope you took good photos!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Welcomed with warm sincere hospitality by the very gracious Rienette. Loved the beautiful authentic historical atmosphere filled with a very loving touch. Everything in the room was perfect, to the finest detail and of the best quality. Secure parking. Lovely breakfast.
One is guaranteed a peaceful nights sleep after soaking in a lovely hot bath :-) Highly recommend. Will definitely stay at Somerset Stables again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Thank you so much for review, it was your first visit and i hope you will return, pleased that you enjoyed the bathtub!!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay. Always welcomed by reinet on arrival, where you are not seen as just a guest but a friend. Comfortable rooms with everything you need and the best breakfast the karoo has to offer, served in reinet's fabulous dining room. Always looking forward to my next visit here.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you so much for the review and always a pleasure to have you as a guest at Somerset Stables. Look forward to your next visit!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Absolutely love the atmosphere, setting, hospitality and the ambiance!!!

Feel so welcome and comfortable when I visit the Somerset Stables!

Beautiful breakfasts and I absolutely love the attention to detail!
Thank you Reinette, youve made me love my trips to the karoo!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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SomersetStables, Owner at Somerset Stables, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you so much for the review and always a pleasure to have you as a guest at Somerset Stables.
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Property: Somerset Stables
Address: C/O Somerset & Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
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Ranked #1 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
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Number of rooms: 2
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