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“Best landlady with the best breakfast”

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Schoone Oordt Country House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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“Best landlady with the best breakfast”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

This was a beautiful start to our SA holiday in Oct-Nov 2009. The bulding was stunning and the hospitality was really great. Our chalet was of very recent construction and was stop class. The gardens were a lovely haven and the service was fantastic from the minute we arrived down to the complimentary carwash....

The landlady was really proud of her establishment and her personal touch was really genuine. Breakfastttttttttttttt speechless.....

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

My new husband and I stayed at Schoone Oordt for a night during our honeymoon last month. We can not say enough to recommend this wonderful gem of a County House. It was without doubt one of the highlights of our honeymoon in SA. From the moment we arrived Alison was so kind and hospitable. She upgraded us to the honeymoon suite which was really stunning with a bottle of bubbles and rose petals awaiting us! She had booked dinner for us in a super restaurant close by which was one of the best meals we had on our trip. The breakfast was fab - homemade granola, baked apples and waffles. We just wish we could have stayed longer in Schoone Oordt. The house itself is really beautiful and has the look and feel of a super luxurious chic retreat. We hope to come back to visit soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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marianne@zuidafrikavakantie.nl
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

Unfortunately we only stayed one night at Schoone Oordt! We had the honeymoon suite after almost 30 years of marriage. Spacious room, very large bathroom, nice veranda. Alison is a very good host, her breakfast is delicious. After so many eggs, every morning, we were delighted with her french toast with bacon and banana, yogurt with warm apple and crossants. A lovely place to stay longer, next time we will !

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed May 14, 2010

What a great place and wonderful expereince. W ho would have thought that such a great gem could exist in small town. Although the stay was short the expereince was one of great fullfillment and enjoyment. The tranquility and peace make one feel that you are in a permanent spa treatment facility. Great place and Alison you are indeed an exceptional host and your friendliness is iconic to Schoone Oordt keep it up. I indeed will return!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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antwerp
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

After roadtripping for two weeks around southern South Africa, we came to Schoone Oordt, the pearl of our entire trip. This magnificent and beautifully restored guest house took our breaths away. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owners and were led to our rooms, dispersed around the impeccably manicured gardens. Our room was a dream. It wasn't your typical hotel bedroom, rather a bedroom i only dream of having one day. Gorgeous bathroom with heated floors and a walk-in open shower. Each room has historical and sentimental value, clearly evident in the antiques and fine thredded sheets. (Each room has an oversized bed. I have never slept so well!)

After putting our luggage down we wound our way to the pool with the children. There we were treated to fine South African white wine and an assortment of cheeses. So relaxing and enjoyable we almost missed our dinner reservation!

the next morning we went to breakfast in the beautiful veranda at Schooe Oordt, where Alison prepared her home made granola together with yogurt, fruit and breads all laid out on a buffet. Then followed a full hot breakfast of eggs, bacon and fresh muffins. Incredible.

We'll be back!!!!

p.s. We we pleasantly surprised to find that our cars were even washed for us, without even asking!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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England
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

The owners of Schoone Oordt Country House have done a fantastic job of renovating the building and grounds to create a wonderfully stylish place to stay.
The stunning accommodation is backed up friendly service and lovely touches such as a welcome drink, home-made cookies and sweet-scented toiletries.
A delicious breakfast of homemade juice, fruit salad, granola, and hot sweet and savoury dishes is served in a beautiful breakfast room overlooking picturesque gardens.
I have no hesitation in recommending Schoone Oordt Country House, and hope to be able to stay again myself.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed May 7, 2010

We stayed at Schoone Oordt Country House in April 2010. The owners were so lovely, they couldn't do enough to help. They laid on so many thoughtful extra's such as washing our very dusty car. They also recommended a perfect place to eat dinner nearby gauging exactly what we'd like. The 3 course breakfast was the best we had in South Africa and the competition was very steep. The room was beautifully done - a very comfortable room with a fabulous shower. This hotel is perfectly placed for travelling to and from the Garden Route from Cape Town. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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