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Cypress Cottage
Ranked #9 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ahh wow , what a stunning setting , middle of the Karoo little oasis.
Spent a lovely weekend in Graaff-Reniet and the area... Hillary's guest house was just what we were looking for , nothing was issue for her and her staff. The Garden was absolutely magnificent ... definitely coming back for wedding photos oneday ;)

Thank you so much for your Hospitality, see you all soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ESRA H
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cypress cottage is the perfect place to stay in Graaff-Reinet. The host Hillary is absolutely friendly and professional, as is her staff; the view is idyllic with a backdrop of stunning mountains; the rooms were warm and inviting and perfectly cleaned, and the food is delicious. You simply cannot do better.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Charmingly decorated private cottages with beautiful backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Very friendly and helpful staff. Delicious breakfasts.
We had a large group and nothing was too much trouble.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Bev W
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The accommodation was absolutely wonderful! The guest house is clean as well as super homely! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!! Will definitely come back to cypress cottage to experience the wonderful hospitality again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

As we arrived after a 6 hour drive coffee was served immediately and we felt settled in straight away. Deciding to nip to the shops and buy a sandwich lunch,the outdoor table was prepared for us with napkins and freshly squeezed orange juice (from oranges in the garden). After lunch the table was tided and all the dishes washed by Jacqueline, who was helpful throughout the stay. The fires (indoors and outdoors) which were prepared for us made the cottage seem even more like home. The house was generally clean and comfortable, making our stay even better than expected! The breakfast in the morning was again prepared by the lovely Jacqueline, which refreshed us for our journey onwards. We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return one day...

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

When a guest house charges premium rates you expect to get premium conditions to match. Old and quaint is fine but make sure that the beds are comfortable, that the toilet cistern does not run continually (it's surprising how noisy this is in the night), and that 'Internet available' does not mean sitting in the garden outside the owner's house.
The excuse for the last two items was that 'the men who came to fix them haven't done a very good job'. When I was in business I took personal responsibility for any failings, something sadly lacking in this case. If you don't care you shouldn't be in a service industry.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Our Stay at Cypress Cottages was one we will not soon forget. After reading the previous reveiw we could not understand why it was said that they do not recommend Cypress Cottages.
The rooms are beautifully decorated with a antique theme but still having all the modern trimmings.
There is a beautiful big garden with swings and doll houses that my children enjoyed. The pool is a fresh water pool and let out and lead into the garden making it understandable that it is empty every now and then.
Hillary and her staff were very welcoming and friendly. They were always checking up to see that we were comfortable or if we needed help with anything. Advising us on the best suited place for us to eat as well as telling us a little bit about the town and what there is to do here.
Breakfast the next morning was absolutly wonderful. With Fresh fruit, home made muslie, home made jams and food preserves, as well as a karoo breakfast prepared in the house.

Upon departure Hillary and her staff made sure to be there and greet us properly.

Me and my Family will definatly be going back to Cypress Cottages.
I HIGHLY recommend Cypress Cottages.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Victoria P
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Additional Information about Cypress Cottage

Address: 76 Donkin Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $108 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cypress Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cottages are of the early 1800s Cape Dutch variety & are understatedly decorated with a highly developed taste for the natural & comfortable. Rooms display high reed ceilings, solid pine & slate floors, antique chests, fresh flowers & free-standing baths. Breakfasts consist of free-range eggs, yogurt, fruits from the orchard, toast, bacon & delicious sausage. ... more   less 
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