Rusthof Country House

Reviews of Rusthof Country House

Good(88%) From 15 travellers
Excellent
8
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Rusthof Country House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Rusthof Country House review

Could do with fridge in room

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Swag, tails and cushion heaven!

Well no one could accuse the Rusthof of skimping on furnishings!

This was a perfectly located guest house in central Franschoek , yet peaceful in its own little oasis. A very pleasant stay, lovely surroundings and yet another good breakfast. This place has the added bonus of becoming Ryan's kitchen in the evenings - the best place we ate in and very much recommended.

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Dr & Mrs T from Kent
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
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Average

Nice guest house in centre of Franschoek

Nice room and grounds let down by a poor bathroom. Lots of lovely food and wine and scenery!

We ate one night at the attached Ryans Kitchen which is fun as you sit virtually in the kitchen. The food is unusual with some great flavours but some which did not work so well. Only for the fairly adventurous palate?

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Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 6-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
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Small and tasteful house on main street

The room was large , tastefully decorated and well-equipped, with a great bathroom. The owners provided us with good information about restaurants and wineries to visit, and the breakfast was very good in a pretty setting. The hotel was situated on the main street of Franschoek, a quiet and pretty town in May.

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Mr H & Ms T - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Rusthof Country House review

A very friendly and helpful place, on a very good location.

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Dr D - Berkshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
Excellent
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Rusthof Country House review

We had a wonderful time in this really pretty and comfortable guest house, a very convenient place to stay.

The food in the restaurant, Ryan's kitchen, which is attached and where we ate the first night was nothing short of stunningly brilliant, we were so surprised. We didn't eat nearly so well elsewhere in Franschhoek.

[The comment on food below refers to the breakfast]

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Mrs S R from London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

comfortable B&B in the centre of Franshoek

Ideal location for visiting the town and the surrounding wineries.

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Mr and Mrs G Leicestershire
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
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Activities:
Average
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Not our favourite place

This unfortunately was the low point of the holiday. We arrived at a weekend and there was only one new member of staff on duty who although very pleasant didn't seem to know quite how the place operated. Checking in was a bit chaotic and as she left at 8 pm we were left to sort the rest out ourselves.

Luckily we had made reservations for the "on site" Ryans Kitchen which provides a molecular style of cooking in a small restaurant watching the chef at work - a real piece of theatre and fine dining. After that things did still not go to plan as the places we wanted to visit were closed -museum, wine tasting - which was no fault of Rusthof but didn't help the overall experience.

We did have a nice Sunday lunch at a nearby winery as recommended by Tess from our last hotel. The scenery in the Wine district is lovely so it was a little disappointing that the view from our room was only a concrete wall or the car park (avoid room 7) although the room itself was nicely furnished and the advantage of Rusthof being on the main street was that it was easy to go shopping and get to the local eateries.

The usual staff on the last morning recognised we had not been entirely happy with our stay and gave us some wine in recompense. Riding at nearby Paradise Stables was fun on their arab endurance horses.

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Mr & Mrs W from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Rusthof Country House review

Rusthof was a great guest house an easy couple of minutes walk to the restaurants and shops in Franschhoek. The staff and owner were all very friendly and helpful giving us advice on vinyards to visit and helping when we had car problems one morning.

Franschhoek definately lived up to its reputation of being the food and wine capital of South Africa!

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Mr C from York
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
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Food:
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Rusthof Country House review

Our stay here was somewhat clouded by the forest fires which filled the valley with smoke and dominated everything happening in the town whilst we were there. However our room was very spacious and well equipped.

The staff were very helpful to us in a number of respects. Our overall experience (above) was really better than good but not quite excellent.

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