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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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St. Thomas
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27 reviews
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

It was already dark when we arrived so we could not immediately experience the beautiful grounds. Upon arrival, we found out that we had been upgraded and were staying in the honeymoon suite. What a nice surprise. The room was gorgeous and filled with antiques. The managers were wonderful. Since we were late, they provided us with a nice tray of cheese, fruit and crackers. In the morning, we were greeted with a gourmet breakfast. We unfortunately only had the one night here. If we are ever in Swellendam again, we will definitely stay at Schoone Oordt for a longer period of time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

A wonderful place to stay. During a recent 2 night stay, I found the service to be impeccable. We arrived after dark and the managers were there to greet and assistance. The fireplace in the room was lit and we were made very comfortable. The next morning, the breakfast served was superb which included a special house muesli (homemade and best ever), Eggs Benedict along with the best bacon I have eaten. The food was beyond excellent both mornings for breakfast. The management team, manager and chef, were absolutely fantastic hosts. A neighboring property light (newly installed) shined into our room through the blinds however once the management was informed a fix was put in place and no light shone into the room the second night. Very attentive to guest needs and concerns. Nightly turn down and chocolate on the pillow, a nice touch. Will stay again on next trip to Swellendam. A great place to stay and very relaxing environment. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Alison_J_Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you so much for such a special review. We had such an interesting time chatting with you. Thank you for loving Swellendam. We do too and really look forward to your next visit. Take care of yourselves.
With love,
All of us at Schoone Oordt
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Jeffreys Bay
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed at this wonderful Guest House for two nights in August. Besides being a truly beautiful property, the quality of service and beautifully appointed rooms make for a wonderful experience. Our room had a fireplace, crisp white linen, lovely bathroom amenities, all the things that make you feel spoilt and pampered. The staff could not do enough for us and treated us to the most amazing breakfasts in a stunning breakfast room overlooking beautiful gardens. Highly recommend this guest house to anyone staying over in Swellendam. We loved it!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious with lovely fireplaces
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This was truly an experience that made us feel like royality. Our meals were custom made to our request. Breakfast was served at 11am (we slept in each day). We needed a place to do email so they brought us down a desk.

Beautiful and charming boutique hotel, highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Paarl
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Schoone Oordt during June (for the second time). The last visit was for three nights. We were absolutely spoiled from the moment we arrived till we left. The rooms are very cosy and in the evenings you are surprised with a nice sweet treatment when arriving in your room. Not to say the romantic atmosphere with the logfire in your room, ready to just lit the fire. The host is the chef (a real chef who knows andloves his job and food) and the hostess is his wife (playing a huge role in the comfort and finishing touches of your stay). They are absolutely enjoying their job, working together as a team and making their guests as comfortable as possible. We can't say enough about the breakfast and the dining experiences - both are out of the books, and put together with care and delicious tasting.This is our number one getaway, where you experience a bit of everying - privacy, romance, relaxation, hospitality (where the hostess even went out of her way to offer drinks when she notice you sitting around in the beaufitul garden), comfort, excellent food, drinks, and then you are walking distance from all nice places to visit or just to go for a pleasant walk in their beautiful town. On the morning of departure our car was washed. One word - impeccable service throughout! They just think of everything! Thanks to everyone their for ensuring such comfort and hospatility. We will see you soon. Amie and Christine

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed one night at Schoone Oordt on our way to our holiday along the Garden Route. From the time we arrived to when we left we were treated like family and spoilt beyond belief. We were travelling with our 4year old son and 2,5 year old daughter and are always worried at how child friendly a five star establishment really can be - well Schoone Oordt was our answer to a luxurious home away from home. Alison, the owner, went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Her children included our son and daughter into their home and kept them entertained at all times. The luxury suite we stayed in was lovely with a beautiful fireplace just right for a cold winter's night. The bathroom was huge with a stunning bath and pampering shower. The attention to detail throughout our stay was faultless - from the complimentary car wash on arrival and departure, the coffee cheese and biscuits, the beautifully made up cot in our room, the hot water bottles in each bed, the luxurious beauty products in the bathroom, the delicious chocolates at bedtime, to the scrumptious breakfast the next morning - my list is endless! Definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed!

Room Tip: The Luxury Suite was perfect for the age of our children.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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El Cerrito, California
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I spent two weeks traveling around in South Africa and the Schoone Oordt Country House was by far our favorite lodging. The accommodations were simply charming and the service was impeccable - right down to washing our car before we left. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. We can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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