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“Luxurious relaxing weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Dedale Country House

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Grand Dedale Country House
Ranked #1 of 22 Wellington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“Luxurious relaxing weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I treated ourselves to a weekend away and couldn't have chosen a better guesthouse. The rooms were exceptionally appointed with no TV's and limited cell phone coverage which was great! Dinners were a 3 course event with cheese to finish and canapé's and bubbly to start. Lovely walks and mountain biking trails around the farm.

Room Tip: Rather don't pick the loft rooms if you are particularly tall.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are very glad that you have enjoyed the weekend with us. New TGCSA standards for 5 stars Country Houses however requires plasma TV in the rooms as of October and therefore on your next visit we would have added an this facility in every bedroom. The style of the room will not be spoiled or altered though as the plasma screens will be hidden inside vintage cabinets matching the individual style of each room.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Country House Team.
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South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent a blissful two nights in this secluded, peaceful and luxurious piece of Cape heaven. Off the usual tourist routes but authentically winelands! Five well earned stars, attention to detail and incredible, understated service in a stunning setting and beautifully appointed boutique country house. Don't expect anything touristy, but do expect absolute indulgence of all your senses and a completely stress free pampering!

Definitely be returning, especially given the incredible winter specials!

Thanks to Angelo, Tina and Brighton for a truly special experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Renée J
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your review and I was glad to read that you both felt absolutely indulgenced and that our pampering did not create any stress during your short visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

The Team at Grand Dédale
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a place. Great setting and accommodation with exceptional service. Food is exceptional and the wine tasting was very memorable. Wish we could have stayed longer. Wellington is not great but this destination is worth the trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 151franks
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GrandDedale, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our hospitality. We are actively involved with the Wellington Tourism office and we hope that on your next visit you will find the town a bit more interesting. For some tips you might want to read our "15 things to in Wellington" suggestions http://www.granddedale.com/winelands-accommodation/activities/15-things-to-do-in-wellington.php

Kindest regards from the Cape Winelands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

My husband and I were there for our anniversary and felt pampered from beginning to end. What a luxurious place. The food was excellent and plentiful. The setting is tranquil and restful. We took a lovely walk along the river and in the Labyrinth. A wine tasting was included in our stay and we were most impressed.

Room Tip: There is no fitness centre and the spa is by arrangement.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GrandDedale, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and we hope we don't have to wait until your next anniversary to spoil and pamper you. Any occasion is a good excuse to escape to our valley.

Kindest regards from the Cape Winelands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

WE had the very good fortune of staying at Grand Dedale this past Saturday for a friends birthday - WOW - absolutely stunning. The staff were amazing, the setting, the food - the stunning rooms...the only problem I had was that I couldnt stay longer (: Well done and thank you for sharing your peice of paradise with us!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I chose to get married at Grand Dedale in April 2013 after looking at a number of venues in the winelands. The property really is the stand-out venue in the area, whilst the scenery, food, accommodation and service are all outstanding.

I literally cannot think of a single flaw with the venue, and Angelo and Tina really did make our wedding a day to remember. We had a lot of first time Cape Town visitors travelling from the UK and everyone there, and especially the members of the wedding party who stayed, simply gushed about how beautiful the venue was. We are planning on returning for our first anniversary to have a relaxing mini-break, as I would go as far to say this is probably the best accommodation in the western cape. It really is that good!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of the valley where this wonderful Country House is located. I know the area fairly well, but as you drive the last kilometre or two on their access route, the jaw dropping scenery of this secluded valley far exceeded any expectations I had. The Country House is a 200+ year old manor house luxuriously restored some 5 or so years ago. The rooms are beautiful and luxurious and the service is excellent and personal. We came here for our wedding anniversary and I can't imagine that we will want to go anywhere else for our anniversary next year! If a 6 out of 5 rating was possible, I'd give it to Grand Dedale!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Dedale Country House
Address: The Bovlei | Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington 7654, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wellington
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Dedale Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate has recently been restored to its former Cape Dutch elegance and houses six luxurious en-suite bedrooms and one free standing cottage. Spacious entertainment areas and landscaped gardens with a 15 meter pool guarantee relaxation. The 380 hectares of land are ideal for outdoor activities. Wine tasting, restaurant, function and conference facilities. ... more   less 
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