After looking forward to visiting this beautiful little hotel for quite a while, we were quite disappointed with our room. The room had a horrible smell when we opened the door, and we counted 6 dead flies in the bathroom. We informed reception of the problem, and they confirmed that they are aware of the damp smell, but did not do anything about it other than spray air freshener. We have stayed at many self-catering houses in Riebeek Kasteel, and at the price we paid for the room in the hotel, it does not compare well to the fabulous self-catering accommodation in town. Breakfast was great and drinks on the patio were fantastic as always, but in future I will stay elsewhere in town and visit the hotel for drinks.
Beautiful old restored hotel. Rooms very neat, clean, modern and comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food excellent.
Also took advantage of the "Walk in" special. Altogether a lovely country hotel in a very nice setting. Accommodation excellent, food surpassing expectations for an off-beat place and staff friendly and helpful. Best of all, some great local wines, especially a top class house wine.
We had passed by before and had heard about the walk in special. We arrived after 3 pm and managed to get a garden room for 50% off the regular price for two days, which is a great deal as it includes breakfast, free coffee and cake during the day in a beautiful setting. The atmosphere of the hotel is very colonial. We really enjoyed our stay laying at the pool, relaxing, unwinding and not doing anything after long travels. Staff is very friendly and attentive. We didn't enjoy dinner too much but I guess that's a matter of taste. Breakfast on the porch was a joy. You have free Wifi on the premises.
To start on a positive note - this hotel is very historic and it is lovely to sit and have a drink or dine in (the food and service at dinner was excellent). However, I have stayed in a number of well rated hotels while in SA and this was the most expensive and the most disappointing. There was a real sense the hotel was being run down, to the point that there were no staff present during the night and the hotel was shut apart from two rooms (including mine) occupied in the garden. Rather disconcerting in South Africa and not what one would pay R1400 for! The rooms were OK- but there were lots of elements missing and it certainly didn't feel luxurious. I suspect the owners are cutting corners with costs - which is rather foolish in my opinion. Many drinks on the wine menu were…