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Somerset Stables

39 Donkin St Somerset St, Graaff-Reinet 6280 South Africa
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#1 of 30 guest houses in Graaff-Reinet
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See why so many travellers make Somerset Stables their guest house of choice when visiting Graaff-Reinet. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to some of Graaff-Reinet's most popular landmarks, such as Andries Pretorius Monument (0.2 mi) and Monument to the Independent Colony of Graaff-Reinet (0.5 mi), Somerset Stables is a great destination for tourists.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Somerset Stables offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.

For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Graaff-Reinet has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Our Yard, Blue Magnolia Coffee Shop, and Karoo Sjiek, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring Graaff-Reinet, check out an art museum, such as Hester Rupert Art Museum.

At Somerset Stables, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Graaff-Reinet.

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Céline A wrote a review Jan 2024
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One of the most surprising place we've been at. The way it is decorated, the colours, the flowers and the multitude of little attentions we received made our stay unique. Reinette treated us feel like family, gave us precious recommandations and even booked our forts dinner in town. We definitely loved somerset stables and definitely recommand it.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elizabeth Carelsen wrote a review Nov 2022
Scottburgh, South Africa2 contributions
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There are many accommodation options in Graaff Reinet however Renet TeWater Naude, owner of Somerset Stables, has wonderful knowledge of the town and surroundings. She is the perfect hostess. The guesthouse is rich with history and a museum-like feel to the converted stables. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 02 Dec 2022
Thank you so much...what a nice and warm feeling to get a wonderful response like that..thank you for all your photos that you also published about Somerset Stables and our lovely town. Your stay of four days was a joy, you really did all that was possible in this heat..Good thing that the aircons work well. Who know..I hope that you will pass through this way again and that we at Somerset Stables will see you again...GOD willing. Kind regards and best wishes for the Season. Reinette Te Water Naude
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Margaret S wrote a review Oct 2022
Centurion, South Africa20 contributions6 helpful votes
A divinely comfortable bed, a hearty breakfast and a warm welcome is what you will get from Reinette, the perfect hostess. The beautiful cutlery and crockery is accompanied by personal attention with many thoughtful touches such as air conditioning or heating being put on before your arrival. The high quality sheets and pillows also deserve a special mention. Somerset Stables is a true haven on a long road.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 27 Oct 2022
Thank you so much Margaret for your and Gerald's kindness. I wish you a wonderful stay in Franschoek and I am sure you will be very happy there. Be blessed indeed..Reinette
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Inspire787111 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Always travel from north to south. First time sleeping here. Will definitely save this numer. Lovely room with beautiful decor. Friendly host that will go the extra mile. Great parking for our boat. Walking distance to restaurant. Must visit!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 27 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review...I somehow missed it and want to apologise...thank you..hope to see you in the near future. Be blessed indeed. Reinette
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Katy C wrote a review Nov 2021
Brookmont, Maryland11 contributions1 helpful vote
We were warmly welcomed and given lots of information about the area. Our children were accommodated into the family room comfortably. Really quaint and quiet perfect stop over if you are travelling south! Thanks so much for our lovely stay! ️
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 27 Oct 2022
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WRITING A KIND REVIEW. I was unable to use the website but now its going again....my apologies.
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Lynda B wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
A colourful, characterful and eclectic place to stay, beautiful gardens and a house full of really interesting history right on the doorstep of the amazing Camdeboo National Park with the Valley of Desolution just a few minutes drive away. Had a lovely stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 29 Apr 2021
THANK YOU so much Lynda for you kind review....you gave me a happy heart! I do hope that our paths cross again and you will return to Somerset Stables and Graaff Reinet...I hope that we will get rain in the mean time and that Karoo will be green. Be blessed..Reinette Te Water Naude
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Nic Eksteen wrote a review Feb 2021
Barberton, South Africa12 contributions
Reinette is a wonderful host with so many stories about history Beautiful place neat and clean with alot of finesse Second visit wil do again South Africa please start traveling Towns like Graaff-Reinette has a lot of history
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Thank you Mr Eksteen for your wonderful kind words towards me and review for Somerset Stables. It is very easy to walk on the cloud when you have positive and stunning guests like yourselves ..what a way to start again and to look forward to the future when we all start again after all the restrictions ..with guests like you and your lovely wife. I wish you the best for the future and know I will see you again. Be safe and be blessed indeed.!
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Jonathan H wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa48 contributions12 helpful votes
Wonderfully run establishment full of a colourful history. Very comfortable large on-suite rooms with aircon and amenities. Exceptional breakfast served out of a magnificent farm style kitchen. Everything you can ask for whether you are passing through or staying for a while to explore the beautiful surroundings.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 06 Jan 2021
Dear Jonathan Thank you for this glowing review..what a nice surprise to get positive feed back. 2020 has come and gone and it was a weird year with difficulties. .... so your review is very much appreciated and gives me a warm feeling of being grateful. May the Lord bless you and protect you in your work. Kind regards Reinette Te Water Naude
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TimHoops wrote a review Nov 2020
Hillcrest, South Africa47 contributions10 helpful votes
This will be our second stay over at this very comfortable guesthouse. The position in town is convenient and you can walk to restaurants, coffee shops and places of interest. The guesthouse is full of items / photos / paintings and statues, most of which have stories behind them. Allow time for your hostess to entertain you! The bedrooms are spacious, ensuite, air-conditioned, comfortable and well appointed. What's not to like? Reinette your hostess will ensure a memorable stay.🤙
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 17 Nov 2020
Mr Hooper, what a pleasant surprise ..first to play host again to you and your wife and now this glowing review. I am so grateful to you for taking the time to write a review..and a very complimentary one I may add. Thank you so much it sure is nice to welcome great guests like yourselves after this weird year! I had nobody to talk to and ma talked to myself...! I wish you and blessed XMas with your family and pray that things turn to normal soon. Be blessed indeed. Kind regards Reinette
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anri_gerber wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa525 contributions59 helpful votes
What a nice break away and getting some fresh Karoo Air. A well overdue trip to this beautiful Karoo town. Love staying at this guesthouse as the hostess, Reinet, are always overdelivering on promises and needs. Loved the comfortable beds and beautifully decorated room. This place is incredibly rich with style, comfort, Karoo decor and tradition. The aircons come in very handy in this heat we’ve been having. Nicely situated and manicured property, every little detail has been carefully thought out and positioned. Thank you for the incredible breakfast that you put up. Thank you for always going one step further than needed or asked. Simply will NEVER STAY ANYWHERE ELSE when I’m in the Karoo! Can’t wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reinette te Water Naude, Owner at Somerset Stables
Responded 17 Nov 2020
It is so nice to get a lovely review and words and compliments after this weird year of no guests! I am so grateful Anri..thank you so much for your loyal support and kindness towards me.... till next time....God willing !
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,107 - R 1,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset Stables
Which popular attractions are close to Somerset Stables?
Nearby attractions include Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk (0.8 km), The Reinet House (1.0 km), and Obesa Cacti Nursery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Somerset Stables?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Somerset Stables?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Somerset Stables?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Somerset Stables?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Yard Restaurant, Hello You Restaurant, and Camdeboo.
Is Somerset Stables located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Graaff-Reinet.
Are any cleaning services offered at Somerset Stables?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Somerset Stables?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Somerset Stables?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reinet Antiques (0.9 km) and St James the Great Anglican Church (0.8 km).