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Grand Dedale Country House
Ranked #1 of 23 Wellington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Maidenhead,Berkshire,UK
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
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“Exceptional place to stay”
Reviewed February 19, 2010

Grande Degale is a wonderful combination of tranquility and absolute luxury. The furnishings are fabulous and the views stunning. Tina and Angelo who run the house are extremely professional and meet every need in a calm efficient manner. The food is excellent. An added bonus is the house is part of the Doolhof Wine Estate so wine tasting could not be easier.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to stay there do not give up as you drive along the long track to the house. Just keep driving as your reward at the end is absolute bliss. I genuinely can not praise this establishment highly enough to do it full justice.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

How can one describe one of the most beautiful places on earth?! The green, green grass fields with horses and cows grazing at the bottom of the valley, the striking red kennas growing along a stream flowing through the property, the beauty of the large trees all over the Estate, and the magnificent vegetation and trees surrounding the property, making you feel like you are staying in your own private valley.

Then you walk up to the grand manor house, and are greeted by a tranquil setting of white. Spotless and perfect white chairs, flowers, table linen, cushions, and inside are white tiles, crystal chandeliers, and more white flowers. Elegant, calm, inspirational, and with the most perfect housekeeping to match. No expense has been spared to create an atmosphere of luxury, from their tableware, crystal glasses, even the pewter glasses in the bathrooms are exceptional.

Meals are a spoil created by their in-house chef. Breakfast is a buffet with fresh fruit, breads, home made muesli and jams, and then a menu where you are spoilt for choice. There were about 8 or 10 options I can't recall them all, but they included pancakes, a roasted "sandwich" with tomato, mozarella & basil leaves, an assortment of dishes with salmon, and other interesting choices. Lunch is also available, and then there is a complimentary afternoon tea with an assortment of goodies to choose from. My partner is vegan and does not eat egg, and they made an egg-free cake specially for us! For dinner we had a menu perfectly designed around our dietry requirements which was devine, and even ended off with an egg free chocolate tart for dessert!

The service offered by Tina and Angelo, supported by their team is spot on. Helpful in every way possible, but knowing when you want to be left alone is the perfect balance. Although this is a new establishment, it is evident that this experienced team has thought of absolutely everything. If you want to relax in luxury, be pampered, eat the finest foods, and enjoy an exquisite experience, you will be delighted staying at Grand Dedale.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

My husband and I stayed here in September, just after it had opened. There were a few things still being finished at that stage and a bit of work still going on, but even with that we had a fantastic stay. The opening offer was amazing value for what you ended up getting. We were upgraded to a luxurious suite, which was beautiful and full of lovely touches - fresh water by your bed, chocolate on your pillow, IPOD dock and IPODs on loan if you don't have one etc...The food was amazing - plentiful and beautiful. We felt as if we ate from morning to night during our two night stay. The setting is lovely - very peaceful, with walks around the estate and bikes to borrow should you wish. But best of all was the service. The husband/wife team managing the place were fantastic, as were the other staff we met - friendly but not obtrusive, and nothing was too much trouble. We have stayed in a lot of places, and I can honestly say the service we received here was on a different level. We felt really at home here and would rush to come back, if we return to South Africa. Oh yes, and the massages on offer are fantastic too.

  • Stayed September 2009, 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 23 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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