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N2 Freeway Houw Hoek, Grabouw 7160 South Africa
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The child-friendly Houw Hoek Hotel is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a leisurely 80 km from Cape Town, just off the N2 freeway. We are peacefully positioned in an exquisite location, between majestic mountains and beautiful ponds, making this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most of the rooms have private balconies with magnificent views and fireplaces for those cosy winter evenings. Built in 1779, we are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa. The Houw Hoek Hotel is the winner of TWO Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards – The Best Scenic Environment Hotel in South Africa and The Best Historical Hotel in South Africa. There is so much to do – two refreshing swimming pools, two games rooms and a host of outdoor activities. Join us for drinks or a delicious meal on the terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy 5-star treatment while our outstanding service ensures that you have a magnificent stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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Telephone
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curtg104 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Everything about my stay was enjoyable. Friendly staff, excellent food / menu. The room was clean, neat, warm, and together with the view and the quiet it was a wonderful break and did my soul all the good. Altogether and awesome experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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You are always welcome! Thank you for your awesome review!
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thea lennox wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa202 contributions12 helpful votes
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I saw a special on social media for A very price, including breakfast. Absolutely loved the stay over. Beautiful old building, friendly staff and stunning outdoor. Our aircon was on heat when we were showed our room and as it was cold outside, it was ao cosy in the room. There were a double bed and a single bes in the room. Very neat and clean. Bar frisge, coffee, tea and sugar. You have a corner bath as well as a shower. And even during loadshedding we had power. The room have a fireplace in the room and the wood is packed next to it. So if you want a romantic evening, you can light the fire. Even the food on the menue is affordable. The brrakfast was delicious and a big varienty. From hot food, to muesli and yogard, cheese, juice, coffee, tea. You name it and it is there. In the middle of the dining room there are a fire and this was the perfect way to end our stay at the hotel. If you juat want to relax and enjoy nature. This is the place for you. Beautiful hiking trails as well. Saterday nights they also have a dinner and dance that you can book beforehand. Thank you foe the great service we received
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to hear you had the best time! We look forward to welcome you back in future!
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paulenesolomon5 wrote a review Jul 2022
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A lovely stay for a chilled weekend away. The food was good, staff friendly and accommodating. The Saturday dinner dance was a real treat too. Value for money. Close enough to make easy trip to Elgin and Caledon!
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Houw Hoek Hotel!
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37ronaldm5 wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
Absolutely loved the beautiful mountain scenery and the room. In the middle of winter, the floor heating was a very nice touch. Veery much enjoyed the common living room/lounge with fireplaces. Wish we could have stayed longer
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback! Please follow us on our social media platforms to stay updated with news and special offers. We welcome you back anytime and wish you another pleasant stay!
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craven2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very pleasant stay and thanks fo accomadating my two children and grandchildren last minute and for relocating us to the best rooms suited for our arrangement Breakfast and staff was on parr and even room service was great
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
It is our pleasure to hear your valuable feedback. We will see you again soon!
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MAF2604 wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at the Houw Hoek Hotel on 27th April 1997 and again on 26th April 2022, exactly 25 years later. We are certainly not disappointed in going back after all that time. The place and the people is/are just amazing. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear from our returning guests and wish you many more pleasant stays at the Houw Hoek Hotel. See you soon!
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Ueli S wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was in one of the new rooms (181) and it was very spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom quite big as well. The restaurant however is rather average and breakfast quite boring if you have it 5 days in a row. Same for dinner one night at the bar... fast food level, very uninspired and not at all up to date with South Africa's top restaurant scene. A pity because there's nowhere to go in whole Elgin for dinner...
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback and compliments! We set a high standard for ourselves, and we’re so sorry to hear that your dining expectations were not met. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll aim to do better in the future.
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User1935 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We had to stay over as we attended our close friends wedding. I've been following your hotels socials for a few years so was keen & excited to visit! However that was rather short lived! It was mine and my husband's 1st time staying in a 3 star hotel so we are used to too notch everything. Unfortunately this was not the case at your establishment. Your rooms need serious upgrades ie: bathroom facilities, moldy showers are not a good look for any type of guest accommodation. The bed was absolutely horrible, I had no sleep. Saturday evening we tried to order a pizza to which we were told the kitchen was closed.. This was ok but having the gentleman tell me to rather call for service from my room to which I asked will they be able to serve me food, he said no so not sure why I needed to call room service 0_o This was a 1st for us and a last, I still don't get what the hype is about when people say they going to houw hoek, maybe we missed it or I'm pretty sure It cause we used to greater, this experience didn't sit well with us. Upgrade your rooms, especially to let out any odours. The buffet breakfast was also average. Beautiful views of nature going around, the space has SO much potential!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to express our apologies that you had an unpleasant experience at the hotel. Please be advised that our team is working on the case and will follow up accordingly.
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johnrargyle wrote a review Mar 2022
Sedgefield, South Africa1 contribution
Venue great. We had a beautiful view of the mountains and the room was very comfortable especially the very large bed which suits me as I am quite tall.. The shower was excellent, one of the few that you could turn the water on without burning yourself, and had plenty of space to dry yourself in the shower space. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the Houw Hoek walking trail. Suggestions. Dining room looking tired and flies a nuisance. I am sure there could be more walking trails from the Hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We’re so happy to hear from you! Thank you for your valuable feedback. All suggestions are welcome. We hope to host you again soon and wish you a pleasant experience.
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Guest G wrote a review Mar 2022
Rawsonville2 contributions
We stayed over for the Saturday dinner dance to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. The room was clean and spacious, but an interleading door to the room next door was not soundproofed, and we could hear the conversations clearly - so privacy is an issue. We spent some time at the bar and the service was extremely slow - they seemed to be very short staffed. Our 3 course meal was good, but again, service was extremely slow. The breakfast buffet was, as always, fantastic.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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We would like to express our apologies that you had a negative experience with service at the hotel. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will use this example to address the issue. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$72 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictGrabouw
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houw Hoek Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Houw Hoek Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Houw Hoek Farm Stall (0.3 km) and Cornell Skop (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Houw Hoek Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Houw Hoek Coffee Shop, The Shuntin Shed, and South Hill Restaurant & Tasting Room Elgin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Houw Hoek Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Houw Hoek Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Houw Hoek Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.