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Montagu Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Overnight stay at Montagu Country Hotel”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Montagu is a beautiful town and this hotel fits in perfectly with its wooden floors, huge rooms and high, pressed-steel ceilings. Every possible comfort is catered for, including something that I haven't seen in any South African hotel: an international wall socket. The bed was comfortable and the shower adequate. We also had a huge bath and two basins, which makes early morning much easier.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Com4t

Thank you so much for the great review, we’re glad that you enjoyed both the hotel and Montagu. We are privileged to have a nice mixture of international visitors and South Africans this time of year, we don’t often get guests from Potchefstroom!
Have a wonderful new year; we look forward to welcome you back in Montagu.

Kind regards

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

I recently spent an all too short one night at the Montagu Country Hotel. This was my 6th visit and certainly will not be my last. There is so much in the area to explore and keep one occupied. The room was spacious with all the modcons one requires for a comfortable stay.
The staff were helpful, knowledgable and friendly and breakfast the following morning beautifully cooked and presented. Cant wait to return. Thanks P-J for your kindness in giving us an indepth and personalised tour of the "village".

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear happytraveller125

I like your username, we love the idea of happy travellers!

Thank you for the nice review, I’ll be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. I enjoy showing our guest more than just the hotel, Montagu is a special village, the centre of Route 62.

We look forward to welcome you back soon,

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

A fantastic hotel and very welcoming owner. The hotel is all art deco and very well done indeed. The food (especially the home made bread) is wonderful. Well worth visiting and also asking to check out the owners american car collection.

Room Tip: The 'african hut' is well worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear LumberjackUk

Thank you for the review, I’m glad you had a good time at the hotel. The “American Dream Car” concept is becoming very popular, and we enjoy showcasing our beautiful area using the old-timers.

We wish you and your family a blessed festive season.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Cape Town
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a hotel which was built in the late nineteenth century and has the charm of years gone by.
Several rooms have been renovated and the owner is in the process of refurbishing the whole hotel - step by step. The public rooms are comfortably furnished and the service excellent.

The cuisine at the hotel is known to be the best in Montagu and the diningroom is cosy but can cater for large groups.

The patio and garden is lush with greenery and there are flowers everywhere. The pool is inviting and this is a lovely area where one can relax and have a drink. A delicious "cold platter" can be ordered outside on the patio (at a reasonable cost) and enjoyed together with local wines about which the owner, Gert, is knowledgeable and will be happy to advise.

Gert loves Classic Cars and will take you on a trip down Memory Lane in his beautifully maintained American 1956 De Soto. A visit to the nearby winelands is a must and the scenery alongside spectacular mountains, rivers, lakes and vineyards is an unforgettable experience.

The route from Cape Town via Montagu and Oudtshoorn, alongside the Langeberg Mountains and Northwards towards Colesberg is known as South Africa's Sunshine Route where you can be assured of warm hospitality, good weather and excellent food.

Room Tip: Request one of the renovated rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear TouristGuide

Thank you for a great review on the hotel. As a tourist guide, you are obviously well travelled, making your review so much more special to us.

We wish you a blessed festive season, and look forward to welcome you back in Montagu.

Kind regards

P-J Basson
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed here one night recently. We had a comfortable stay and the hotel is in a great location but it certainly wasn't our favourite hotel in South Africa.

The art deco theme was unique and fun but at times the hotel just felt dated. The air conditioning unit was very old, the windows single glazed and the room had no fridge. We also had two single beds pushed together after requesting a double room.

Staff were friendly and the breakfast was good but again the instrumental Lionel Richie music playing in the background just made the hotel feel dated rather than art deco!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Alex H

Thank you for the review, I’m glad you had a comfortable stay. As you will see from many of our reviews, we are constantly upgrading the hotel to maintain our standard. We have replaced more than 50% of air-conditioning units already, and will continue to do so in the off season. With regards to Lionel Richie music during breakfast, you must have mistaken us for another hotel. Apart from our piano music in the evening, performed by Kosie Hanekom, we play carefully selected music fitting in with our hotel theme.

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P-J Basson
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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Gert, the gregarious owner of this hotel, loves meeting his guests and taking them for tours of the nearby wine estates in his 1954 de Soto called Sorella de Soto. Staying in his art deco hotel reminds one of how country hotels used to be. The furniture and decor have been lovingly collected over many years, Sunday buffet lunch is a unique experience with piano accompaniment and excellent food at a very reasonable price.The two resident dogs and two beautiful cats help to create a welcoming and homely atmosphere. Montagu has some very interesting residents and a weekend just is not long enough to take part in their local activities. We attended the village market on the Saturday, an interesting art exhibition and the pre Christmas church service where the local school choirs and church choir gave an excellent performance.
I cant wait to return to this hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for the newly decorated rooms in the main building. The rooms are systematically being improved...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Olga L

Thank you for your great review. We all learned from Gert about hospitality and attitude towards our guests, I’m glad you had a good time with him. I’m pleased you see our hotel as how country hotels used to be, that is exactly what we try to offer our guest.

We look forward to welcome you back, and wish you a happy festive season.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

What was so nice about this hotel is its position in the picturesque and clean town of Montagu...the hotel is central to most shops and eateries, so once you have parked your car after a long journey, you don't have to drive to see the village life. Plus ... because the hotel prides itself on being retro, the rooms are beautifully spacious, and quirky with their individual retro furniture. Very comfortable too, and big windows to let the fresh air in. There's a large and pretty courtyard to sit in with lots of cool green vegetation. We spent the afternoon hiking in a private nature reserve and came back too late for dinner and the dining room was closed, but they very obligingly offered us soup and rolls in our room, it was after nine, and a Sunday,and we were very grateful, as they do not have a room service menu. Breakfast was first class!! ..with everything you could desire and good coffee. So all in all a nice , easy stay 'back in time'!!! Thank you Montagu Country Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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P-J B, General Manager at Montagu Country Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear vikki b

Always nice to welcome guests from the North of South Africa – we work really hard to market Route 62 as an alternative to the highways, and see more and more South Africans using this route when travelling down to Cape Town. Thank you for the nice review, quite a compliment coming from a Top Contributor.

Wishing you all the best for the festive season, and looking forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,

P-J Basson
General Manager
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Property: Montagu Country Hotel
Address: Cnr Bath & Kohler Street | Central, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Montagu Country Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only original Art Deco hotel in SA. 32 Bedrooms. Restaurant serving traditional cuisine. Modern Conference facilities, Wellness centre, Wedding packages. Classical car trips to Robertson Wine Route. Situated halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route on historical Route 62. ... more   less 
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