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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Chapel Hill, NC
1 review
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 7, 2009

We were on our honeymoon and we had a wonderful experience!
A beautiful suite in this spectacular setting!
I would definitely return!

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Reviewed April 30, 2009

Schoone Oordt is perfectly located in the 'best part of town', and within a couple of minutes walking distance from some excellent restaurants. We were very well looked after by the lovely and friendly owners, who went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent stay. They were also really helpful in recommending places to eat and things to do around Swellendam. They also arranged for a well-qualified babysitter to look after our 2 year old toddler one evening. It's definitely the place to stay in Swellendam!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

superb on every level. Best breakfasts, ever! (And I'm a fussy foody). Wonderful generous hospitality. Extremely comfortable, beautifully restored, all fabulous. THankyou to you and all your staff.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

Wonderful warm welcome from Alison and Richard, and compared to some places we have stayed this is also entirely genuine. The house and gardens have been beautifully restored and set in the shaodw of the Langeburg mountains make for a stunning setting. Our stay was made all the more special by a number of lovely touches; such as the unexpected bonus of being given the honeymoon suite, even though we had booked alternative room, the homemade biscuits, and best of all was our car being washed after it had accumulated 2 weeks worth of dirt. We hope to return and spend longer relaxing there one day after our all too brief stay

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, London
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Reviewed April 3, 2009

Having stayed in several country guest houses both around Continental Europe and South Africa, this was by far the best and most luxurious experience we have had to date. I've always done thorough research online prior to booking accommodation abroad, am very fussy and meticulous in my choices and one gets accustomed to expecting a certain standard. However, upon arriving at Schoone Oordt, apart from being set in the heart of the majestic Overberg, we were caught off guard by several aspects of this fine establishment... the very warm, friendly and genuine welcome by our hosts; the style in which the service was offered, though always relaxed and unimposing; the beautiful ornate, open, airy and elegantly kept main house which breathes with charm of the Georgian/Victorian era; the cool jazz that endlessly tinkled away gently in the background of the beautiful conservatory; the pristine gardens and manicured lawns; the idyllic crystal clear pool - which was very welcome at the end of a long hot drive down the Garden Route... and the cherry on top: the luxury of the exquisitely finished spacious room we stayed in - the honey moon hide-way (completely self-contained) is in itself the very suite one only dreams of owning one day and indulges you in every imaginable treat - from its four poster bed and over-sized walk-in cylindrical shower, to the home baked biscuits you enjoy on your private terrace in the morning together with freshly brewed cafetierre coffee. The list goes on and of course as an avid photographer there was a photo opportunity around every corner. Our visit to Schoone Oordt was a brief one but will deservedly have a lasting impression. Alison and Richard – well done in creating such a beautiful haven, which I've found quite frustrating to do justice to by words alone.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed March 25, 2009

A little more central than it appears on Mr & Mrs Smith website, this hotel is the perfect place to stay if you're driving to the Garden Route from Cape Town.

The house itself is beautifully & tastefully decorated, each room a good size with a great en suite & lovely bedlinen etc. The host Allison is very easy to like with her genuine, attentive yet not overbearing manner.

Although not the cheapest place to stay in South Africa it felt like amazing value for money. I've never before written a review on trip advisor before or since. However Schoone Oordt deserves all the praise it gets.

A truly lovely place to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Meerbusch, Germany
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

Not only have Alison and Richard restored a fine 1850s manor house to splendor, they have created a wonderful estate for travelers and all seeking old-world ambience comforted by modern convenience. Beyond raving about the impecable facilities of Schoone Oordt, it is beyond a doubt the personal touch and extra effort that we will fondly remember. From a surprise car clean in the morning, to umbrellas thoughtfully brought to our local restaurant on a rainy evening, Alison & Co. left no aspect of our stay uncovered or uncared for.

The name Schoone Oordt implies from its dutch origin a beautiful and relaxing place. Alison, Richard and Roy (who cooked up a fantastic wheat-free customized breakfast for us) have succeeded in creating a B&B that is a great destination unto itself!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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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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