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“An elegant oasis in a most beautiful setting”

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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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Teesside
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“An elegant oasis in a most beautiful setting”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Although we only had one night at Schoone Oordt, it was highly enjoyable and we were made to feel most welcome. Alison and her team really do make you feel special, nothing is too much trouble and the accommodation highlights their attention to detail - reclaimed furniture, Victorian baths, comfy beds, everything was perfect. And the breakfast! Wow!

We came out of our suite on the morning to find our car had been washed!!

We cannot recommend this country house highly enough - we will be back!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ireland
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Schoone Oordt guest house, situated just off Swellendam’s main street, is a relic of days long gone but lovingly restored and brought up to modern standards.
Our accommodation was to the rear of the property with its own entrance. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a (useable) open fireplace and antique furniture in the bedroom. The well-equipped bathroom continued the antique style throughout. The only problem we had during our stay was the difficulty in accessing Wi-Fi from our bedroom.
The attractive gardens and pool are well maintained. We were offered afternoon tea served by a delightful, very friendly young lady who also looked after us for breakfast. A satisfactory breakfast was served in the bright, very spacious, beautifully restored dining room. Wander and Sonette who manage the guest house were very welcoming, helpful and friendly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully restored property and it’s an excellent choice for a stopover.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear SeacatIreland

Thank you SO much for your kind words of praise and encouragement, especially for cleanliness and service. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that next time you visit, we'll manage to achieve a full five stars from you.

With love,
Alison
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Schoone Oordt was our favorite place along the garden route! We were met with a welcoming smile and a nice cold drink :o) The grounds here are absolutly stunning as are the rooms,.the bed was extremly comfy too! Wish we could have stayed here longer. It is very quiet and relaxing, they cant do enough for you, we hope to go back one day.
They have the knowledge for the local restaurants and more than happy to book this for you, nothing is too much for them. Loved their dog too that seemed to guard our door at night :o) Very lovely dog, so friendly!
Thank you too all the staff at Schoone Oordt for making our stay wonderful! :)
Shorlen & Lee

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed all the aspects of this unique house.
The historical house, restored with love and good taste, the beautiful garden and graceful swimming pool, the spacious and luxurious room, bathroom and terrace and last but not least the calm morning breakfast and afternoon tea and the very nice evening dinner. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and are grateful for the kindness and friendliness of the owner who even got us a doctors' appointment on our way passing George. Healing my husbands' soar back was crucial in saving the rest of our holiday in South Africa.
Thank you. We will never forget you and or your little daughter Ivy!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had the most memorable one night stay over at Schoone Oordt, on route back to Johannesburg from CapeTown last week. We were warmly welcomed by the staff on arrival . After check in, at which we were up- graded to the Honeymoon suite , we were immediately offered welcome drinks. Since we were the only ones staying there that night, we had absolute full attention of the staff , who set us up with a romantic dining setting on the lawn, where we could enjoy the perfect weather while dining to scrumptious food... nothing was too much trouble for the staff.Thanks so much to all of you!!! The room was spacious and luxurious and oh so comfortable ....will be a definite special stop for us again on our next road trip .
Cliff and Liz Meyer

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We have just spent one night at Schoone Oordt (it would have been two but the hotel was fully booked!). Our luxury suite (3) had the most beautiful garden setting. Everything that could possibily be needed was in the room and bathroom. Had the most comfy nights sleep. The 'eye for detail' throughout the country house was amazing. It has to be visited to be appreciated. The food was more than delicious combining the most freshest of ingredients. The staff obviously loved their job and all were more than willing to chat with you but not in a 'pushy' way.
Swellendm is an excellent halfway stopover point along the Garden Route and Schoone Oordt will definitely be a place we will return to.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lovely hotel in nice settings. Excellent staff, very friendly and great meals. Rooms a little disappointing tucked into a corner of the garden but nothing to really complain about. Only stayed one night but was a great experience.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Schoone Oordt Country House
Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Schoone Oordt Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends. ... more   less 
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