Farmhouse Hotel

Reviews of Farmhouse Hotel

Good(87%) From 17 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
5
Average
3
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Farmhouse Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs O from Somerset
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Ideal Base for Visiting West Coast Reserve

Not quite like the web site as this elderly hotel is now surrounded by new housing developments that continue apace.

The hotel is comfortable, if a little tired, but the staff are an absolute delight. Our room was an upgrade from that booked but like most of the hotel a little tired - shabby chic plus? The food was acceptable if unexciting but the management of the catering arrangements needs serious attention.

To provide enough seating in one room for a large party and resident diners, we were all were moved from the comfortable and cosy dining room into the conservatory where breakfast is usually served. This is colder and more café like. However, it was clear that no kitchen planning had been done to cater for residents and the party, resulting in an hours wait for our food. After complaining I was offered a free dessert which I declined. Our food eventually arrived and we were given a 20% discount on our dinner.

Overall the kitchen was the weak link in this hotel. Uninspiring menu and a very slow kitchen. It just about ticks the box but only just.

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Mr N & Ms S from Zambia
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

A good stay but...

Overall, we enjoyed our two night stay at the Farmhouse. It is in an excellent location right next to the West Coast National Park; and we had a great room with views to the west and north across the bay. The restaurant too was very enjoyable - good food and good service. We shall almost certainly stay there again.

All this being said, we did encounter a number of problems which came down to below par service (outside the restaurant). For the most part these were individually trivial; but the failure even to address the serious problem with our shower after we had reported it to reception on the morning of the 14th was not. The other problems we encountered were, in our view, consistent in essence to the point where we were forced to question the ex-restaurant culture of service as a whole.

We have emailed a formal complaint to Village & Life (copied to Expert Africa) as the management in situ did not seem to be overly concerned by this failure beyond platitudes from a receptionist; at the time of writing this commentary, we await a reply.

We would add that the deficiencies we encountered at The Farmhouse were not consistent with our (one) previous experience of Village & Life properties.

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Mr & Mrs S from Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Farmhouse Hotel

Lovely old characterful building in a great location for the West Coast National park.

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Mr T & Mrs M from UK
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Farmhouse Hotel review

A complete contrast to our previous accommodation: this place was homely and unpretentious, with a lovely, pub feel and decent pub grub.

The West Coast National Park, situated around Langebaan Lagoon,was a delight for us: we saw many different varieties of waders on the lagoon and, from deserted beaches, we saw dolphins swimming just off the coast.

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Mr G from Torquay
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Authentic Feel

We enjoyed our stay in a hotel that felt as though it was part of Africa - decent standards and friendly staff, without any five star pretentions.

Breakfast was not too special, and shared with sparrow droppings.

Dinner was very good SA cooking.

Group policy is to place tip boxes in the room and on meal tables with instructions on how much to tip, including at breakfast - a bit irritating, almost saying that only by tipping will you get a smile out of the staff.

Fabulous views over the lagoon and Postburg peninsula from our room

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Mr & Mrs F from Bristol
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Farmhouse Hotel review

A lovely hotel with pleasant,helpful staff,good food and splendid views over the ever changing lagoon.

We could have stayed longer

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C+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Farmhouse Hotel review

Room nr. 9 is super magnificent!!!

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Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Farmhouse Hotel - back again

We were among Expert Africa's first guests here and have been back several times. Unfortunately we have seem Langebaan development sadly engulf the hotel during this time. However it was still up to standard in spite of changing ownership.

No comment about activities as none are provided, although the nearby West Coast National Park is worth a one day visit.

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Mr & Mrs P from Twickenham
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Farmhouse Hotel review

By the high standards we enjoy in SA this was not up to scratch. We felt that management were not great as evidenced by a very casual attidude on arrival & a very mediocre restaurant.

Apart from watersports there is not much to do apart from a visit to the Nature reserve which we enjoyed & is why we went to Langebaan.

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Mr R from Chicago, USA
Arrived on: 9-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Great Hotel with an Amazing View

What a lovely setting for a hotel!!! We only stayed here for one night but we wish we would have had at least 2 or 3 nights.

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. We had a room by the pool which was quiet and peaceful. We had dinner a the hotel and it was fantastic! We were able to watch the sunset while eating dinner and it was beautiful! Breakfast was very good and again, the views were great! Staff was very friendly and helpful!

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