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30 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280 South Africa
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#2 of 2 hotels in Graaff-Reinet
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In the heart of a town with a rich history and immense character, Drostdy Hotel, the finest Karoo gem, is found. This town, Graaff-Reinet, was established in 1786 and has matured into a charming destination that is well-known for its blend of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. Uniquely, the town is surrounded, almost entirely, by the Camdeboo National Park which boasts spectacular wildlife and natural scenery. Just as pleasing to the eye, Drostdy Hotel was initially built in the early 1800s and has its own fascinating story, having been refined over the years into one of South Africa’s top 10 hotels. Although it bears modern touches and a contemporary atmosphere, it remains true to its roots with furnishings and antiques that point to the past. Guests will find this understated Grande dame a comfortable retreat in the expansive Great Karoo.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Nomad20367197004 wrote a review Yesterday
Abidjan, Ivory Coast2 contributions
What an amazing place to stay on your way between Johannesburg and Cape. Graaf Reinet is already a very charming place and we really enjoyed the spirit of Drostdy that fit perfectly with the rest of the city. Room are clean and spacious, breakfast was very good and we had a beautiful dinner at the restaurant the first night. Wifi network is weak and unstable, clearly something that will need a serious focus.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Abrie M wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions1 helpful vote
Drostdy Hotel in the heart of the Karoo is a perfect place to stay. The staff is always friendly and the food is delicious. We usually stay here when we travel to the Western Cape. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Rooms are well equipped. Pools and gardens are beautiful!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lora R wrote a review Feb 2021
Durban225 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed at the lovely Drostdy Hotel on a 2 night special. We had a very comfortable room, spacious, excellent bed, smart TV, good coffee in the room etc. The Valentine night dinner special was excellent and our waiter Bongani was tops. The bar service was friendly and efficient. On the second day the hotel made up a generous breakfast pack for us which was great and much appreciated. Breakfast on the first morning was a bit subdued and a little disappointing - we were not advised that one of the menu items was not available until we ordered it and we were never offered another cup of coffee. Staff could have been friendlier, could have offered orange juice but unfortunately they stood mostly observing us. The Spa treatment was excellent and the Spa staff very professional and friendly. Our suggestions for improvements: greater management visibility, more training/monitoring of serving staff, plan for Spa demand during special offers - we repeatedly tried to contact the spa over 2 days to add a treatment but could not reach anyone. On checking in, Reception offered to contact someone regarding a walking tour which we never had any feedback on, there were a few maintenance issues in our room. Overall we loved Graaff Reinet and the Drostdy and hope that you will iron out the few issues. We would love to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
kajado wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa42 contributions16 helpful votes
I had great expectations of the hotel as it was recommended by friends although their stays were years ago. I had to complete 3 forms on arrival; 2 for Covid and 1 to accept the hotel terms. My room was in Strech's Court. It wasn't big but was clean and the bed comfortable. The armchair in the room was not comfortable being very low. There are very limited DSTV channels and the wifi was good. The pool was green and not at all inviting. I looked at the restaurant menu as I had intended to have dinner at the hotel but found the choice limited and the prices very high. The lamb chops were R100 more than I paid in another restaurant the night before where the food was very good. So I ate dinner elsewhere. Breakfast was ok but not special. It would be better if the pathway to the car park was not gravel as one cannot wheel a suitcase. Overall I was very disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Lalaphansi wrote a review Jan 2021
Hout Bay, South Africa9 contributions3 helpful votes
We stopped at this quaint establishment just as a stop over between Durban and Cape Town. After 11 hours of driving we were very happy to arrive to beautiful rooms, crisp linen and incredible cleanliness. We had a major problem with our bath and shower and had to share with our kids in the adjoining room. I had a mini melt down and the hotel went to the ends of the earth to make us happy. It’s not the situation but how you respond to it for which I really appreciate. Food and service great. Fantastic Covid protocol in place.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$49 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapeGraaff-Reinet
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drostdy Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Drostdy Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk (0.3 km), The Reinet House (0.3 km), and Hester Rupert Art Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drostdy Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Drostdy Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Drostdy Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Drostdy Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drostdy Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Yard Restaurant, Pioneers Restaurant and Pub, and The Muller House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drostdy Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Drostdy Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Graaff-Reinet.
Are any cleaning services offered at Drostdy Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Drostdy Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drostdy Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.