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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lovely quiet place.. honeymoon suite was done up very well with 4poster bed, candles and a very spacious bathroom. Setting is great amidst greenary. The place has an elegance to it.Exceptional brekafast- even though we were vegetarians! Hosts were very warm and friendly. highly recommend if one were to stop by for a night on a garden route tour

Room Tip: Honeynoon suite is quite amazing
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Schoone Oordt experience for our family of 2 plus 2 (5 years and 23 months) was most welcoming and comfortable. The property is impressive and impecable with its grand Victorian main building, warm conservatory, manicured gardens and well appointed cottages. This was the first accomodation we have stayed at in SA that supplied a grobag/sleeping bag for our toddler. Luxurious toiletries, warm and comfortable beds, our vehicle washed before we drove onward, an exceptional cooked breakfast but most importantly, friendly, genuine service from Alison and her staff. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: The luxury suite was perfect for our family for a one night stop over.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sonja B
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

25th March 2013

Having just driven from Hermanus through to a scenic route to Swellendam - I was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful Country House tucked away in its own greenbelt and between two Nature Reserves.

Swellendam is a small town with a big Hospitality Heart - so many activities and things to see and do - a magnificent Church building which I will leave for the traveler to explore and tonnes of well placed restaurants and deli establishments. Nature is on your doorstep and the charm of the area is highlighted by the Schoone Oordt Country House.

On arrival the Management team welcomed us with genuine interest and immediately we were offered home made goodies / ice tea / scones and yummy local jams and we sat with them to discuss our day and what we would like to do in such a short span of travel. Nothing was too much trouble for them

The rooms are tastefully appointed in the theme of the history - but not dowdy to make you feel that Aunt Camilla had had her hand in the décor. Central to the main house is the view from the dining deck onto the lawn and pool with magnificent trees protecting the grounds - we even witnessed a wild cat catch and torturing a field mouse - who needs Big 5 Safari?

A fireplace in the room set the cozy tone whilst the bath and amenities toasted my sanity levels as being the designated driver - one tends to tire out easily and need a bit of pampering. The modern shower is very spacious for a 6ft 4 bloke like myself.

Another surprise was the morning car wash while I was having breakfast - spic and span - thank you!

Unfortunately 1 night is not enough - it needs at least to be 2 to have this as your reference point for the activities in the area - overall a wonderful experience with hospitable and service orientated staff.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tomjcapetown
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Oh Tom, what a stunning, stunning review! Thank you for saying such generous, kind & heartfelt things about both Schoone Oordt and Swellendam. Your words have made our day. Thank you. Thank you.

With love
The Schoone Oordt Family

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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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1  Thank Simon H
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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 reviewResponded 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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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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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: $172 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Schoone Oordt Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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