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Grand Dedale Country House
Ranked #1 of 22 Wellington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
dublin
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99 reviews
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“what a time”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited Grand Dedale recently at the end of a trip around Wellington. The first thing we noticed was the all white interior paintwork and furnishing. We had been to some somewhat ropey places so this was a bit of an oasis. We were welcomed with the house Chenin Blanc, which is perfect. Our room was beautiful and everything worked. Dinner was spectacular. Service is perfect and the chance to meet the other guests over Champagne was very welcome. The following morning we visited the tasting room and bought some of the house wines. I particularly liked the Malbec, a grape we have only experienced out of Argentina.

A super boutique mini hotel. Perfect for weddings.

A tip is to put in the lat and long on your nav. Otherwise could be hard to find.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear guests,

thank you for taking the time to review Grand Dédale and we are happy that you have had a superb stay.
We are currently talking to Google to update our location on their new map which shows our property on Bovlei road, just 5 km away from its correct location, but thank you for pointing that out on your tip. Surely on your next visit you will know how to drive straight to our gate without the assistance of the navigator.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

From the moment we came through the gates , the welcome, the introduction to the hotel and all its facilities, the wonderful rooms, fantastic food , friendly obliging staff, yes we will be back . Wonderful

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Heather,

thank you for your review and we are so glad that both enjoyed your stay with with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to this beautiful land.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We got married at Grande Dedale this February - wow it lived up to its expectations!! Such a wonderful intimate place to get married. It is a superb, remote spot with all the trimmings of a five star experience. Staff were friendly and personable. Food was tasty. Accommodation was luxurious. Hang out area was arty and well kept. Our guests were blown away.Tina & Angelo delivered a great service both before and during the stay with their little touches and attention to detail. We can't wait to return one day!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear R&L, thank you for your kind review and for having chosen Grand Dédale for your very special day. We are delighted that both yourself and your guests enjoyed our hospitality, food and unsurpassed beauty that this piece of paradise can offer.

We hope to see you back for one of your anniversary.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had been on a three week business trip in the Cape buying wines to export to the UK. This hotel was the start of our holiday - what a way to start! The rooms are delightful, there are so many interesting artifacts scattered around the property, pool is a good size and loungers are very comfortable. The owner and staff were great, always there to help and look after you. We will definitely go back and hopefully for more that 2 nights!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Marian, thank you for your review and happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our beautiful valley and Estate. I seem t recall that you are a regular visitor to our Country and we can't wait to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I wanted to treat my partner to tranquil luxurious place to celebrate her birthday. The challenge was our newborn 3 week old boy! This was not a problem for the kind hosts of this 5 star residence. We were allocated their romantic stand alone cottage, and for dinner, they arranged a private dining room, so we could enjoy a fine dining experience with our boy. We were made to feel welcome and our situation perfectly accommodated.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Robert and Cecile....and little one, thank you for your review and we are glad that you managed to celebrate Cecile's birthday in style and surrounded by luxury and quietness. Merit go also to the little boy who perfectly read the situation and was extremely quiet throughout, probably mesmerized by the treat he received at such a young age.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

the grounds, the rooms, the food the host were simply awesome. the place was super clean and my gluten free diet was accommodated . great service throughout and highly recommend , small intimate and non stuffy with all the luxury perks

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Denise, thank you for your kind words and we are extremely glad that you enjoyed your stay with all the little trims that came with it.
We hope to host you back in the future.

Kindest regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

My only tip would be to stay for 2 nights. We only stayed for one and it was too short. If you enjoy walking, take your walking shoes as there are some beautiful walks. We lay by the pool and enjoyed the amazing view and enjoyed the drinks from the self service bar fridges.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GrandDedaleCountry, Owner at Grand Dedale Country House, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear L & J,

Thank you for your review and for highlighting the fact that one day ain't just enough to enjoy Grand Dédale and what we offer in our valley.
I also seem to remember that J is a keen MTB rider, so ladies, bring your walking shoes and gents bring your bikes, there is so much fun to have when riding on the Bains MTB trails.

We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit.

Best regards from the Grand Dédale Team
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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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