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Schoone Oordt Country House

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Ian Grey wrote a review Feb 2024
Blyth, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed there for one night in February 2024.Only wish it had been longer. What an amazing hotel and beautiful gardens and pool.The food was wonderful and the rooms luxuriously furnished and the beds really comfortable. The staff were so obliging and nothing was too much trouble. When reading about the owners journey towards turning the house into a hotel over many years of work,you realise how much toil and effort must have went into into this work,but what an achievement must have been felt by all concerned to the way it has turned out. Can't wait to return,but for longer next time.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay for more than one night. Such an amazing hotel.
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Shazzag2014 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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One night stop over on way to garden route. Amazing hotel. Beautiful decor. 10 star service with so many personal touches. Lovely added touch to be greeted on arrival with tea and scones. Perfect resting place by the pool to recharge after hectic Cape Town and Franschhoek. Restaurant provided superb high quality dining and wonderful ambience. Our evening meal was superb and breakfast delicious. So much choice. Allison, Richard and all the staff were so accommodating, friendly and helpful. Especially when we could not locate our car keys which was a bit terrifying but they found them in the bath robe pocket! Would love to come back another time and stay longer.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jmu1959 wrote a review Feb 2024
Basel, Switzerland3 contributions
Fantastic Location. Rooms are really big, very well established and the bathrooms are huge too. Food is excellent. You can enjoy it either on the terrasse or inside. The view during dinner or breakfast is spectacular. Not to forget the very friendly people! The location is very well situated between ostrich farms, caves and Outshorn
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pepnik_12 wrote a review Feb 2024
Rome, Italy23 contributions3 helpful votes
The perfect place …. Friendly discreet staff, quiet green surroundings , ample room , excellent breakfast … what more can one ask for ? We loved our stay at Schoone Oordt and can definitely recommend it ! It is tucked away in the the center of town surrounded by a lovely big garden and swimming pool … perfection !
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ample parking space in the property
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Shazzer wrote a review Feb 2024
Danehill36 contributions13 helpful votes
From the minute we arrived the staff could not do more for us. Kat and Jack heading up the team and made the guest house feel like a home from home. Our accommodation was top notch and the food on offer was outstanding. Fanatastic grounds and a great setting just off the Main Street
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Fabulous, fabulous feedback! Thank you so much Shazzer. You've made Kat & Jack's day today especially. We really hope to visit with you again, we so appreciate your love and support. Thank you! Thank you!
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Martin W wrote a review Feb 2024
8 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful place to stay. Whilst we stayed 1 night, wish it had been at least 2. Staff wonderful. Rooms were fantastic. Spacious & clean. Food was amazing. Enough parking spaces. Lovely grounds with a pool. Really enjoyed our stay. Situated in a really nice part of Swellendam.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Martin, we wish that you had stayed at least two nights too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We loved having you both here and very much look forward to your next visit. Much love from us to you!
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Laurent C wrote a review Feb 2024
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland6 contributions3 helpful votes
Service excellence and fantastic food for vegetarian. In the middle of a nice garden in a quiet area. Rooms very cosy with 5 star level. The owners are very friendly and anticipate your wishes. Certainly one of the amazing location in Swellendam.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Laurent, this is beautiful. Thank you so much. We loved that you mentioned our vegetarian options. We are proud of those dishes! See you soon, we hope. :)
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Jake B wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Although we only stayed a night passing by Swellendam the stay was one to remember. The room, service and building was incredible. The kind of hospitality that makes you feel at home but well looked after in luxury. Would highly recommend staying for dinner too, the food and wine was delicious and the service exceptional.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Such brilliant feedback, we are thrilled. Thank you so so much. Perhaps a two-night stay next year? Until then... Much love from us to you!
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HazelBagel wrote a review Feb 2024
Whitefield, United Kingdom175 contributions105 helpful votes
Where to begin? Everything about our stay was perfect. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The bathroom was spacious and extremely clean. Breakfast on each day was delicious and made a lovely change from all the basic offerings you usually get in hotels. We ate dinner one night and it was true fine dining. We lived wandering around the main house, looking at the beautiful antiques and the quirky items collected over the years. We will definitely factor a return visit on our next trip to South Africa.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 1 week ago
Stunning! Stunning! Stunning review. Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart. We LOVED having you both to stay and loved the beautiful energy that you brought to our property. We look forward to your next visit. Until then... Much love from all of us.
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LS1001 wrote a review Feb 2024
Surrey, England39 contributions22 helpful votes
An absolute dream to stay here - beautiful room, house and gardens. Hospitality is excellent and the food too. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Swellendam. This was our second visit and we extended the length of stay - we were not disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alison Walker, Owner at Schoone Oordt Country House
Responded 3 weeks ago
You are absolute dream guests! Thank you so much for your support, again, and for your stunning review. Let's go for a third visit? For 3 nights? :) With love from us to you.
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PRICE RANGE
R 4,305 - R 5,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schoone Oordt Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.4 km), Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.3 km), and Die Biltong Boetiek (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and Barrel and Blues.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Schoone Oordt Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Schoone Oordt Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.