Schoone Oordt Country House

Reviews of Schoone Oordt Country House

Excellent(90%) From 21 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Schoone Oordt Country House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Prof & Dr M from Sheffield
Arrived on: 12-May-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

The directions to the accommodation could have been slightly clearer, as we drove past the accommodation! We couldn't see the white bricked sign 'Swellendam' from the car! Perhaps leave that bit out? This is a very minor criticism.

Very comfortable rooms with a veranda. Nice breakfast and afternoon tea on arrival.

We ate our evening meal at a restaurant recommended by staff who made the reservation for us. Not much to do here apart from visit the local museum. However a good place to break a journey en route to Cape Town or towards Port Elizabeth

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Mr J from UK
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely building

Lovely dining room / restaurant, especially if you can manage to get a window table overlooking the gardens.

Good food, friendly host and staff. We found Swellendam town itself not worth a 2-night stay, but would really recommend nearby Bontebok National Park - we spent nearly a whole day there, even though its a relatively small park.

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Mr M & family from Lincs
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Greeting on arrival by Fidney was good.

The bed was very hard. Large room with nice view of garden.

The restaurant for evening dinner was expensive and not really worth the money.

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Mr & Mrs C from Romsey
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely country house

Schoone Oordt is a lovely country house that has been beautifully and sympathetically restored. We had a very nice warm welcome with afternoon tea ready for us. The scones were lovely! The rooms were very nice, with lovely bathrooms and toiletries. It was nice to have complimentary water and hot chocolate sachets as well as a selection of different teas. The little note we got on the bed each evening was lovely. However, we did find the mattress hard and hence uncomfortable, but this is personal preference! We also had birds constantly rustling and moving around in the ceiling which kept us awake/woke us up, but we informed the owners when we left and I do believe they will sort this. The weather was not brilliant for our time in swellendam and we struggled for things to do, the pool was cold and swellendam didn’t have loads to offer. We had a brilliant meal at Drostdys and would highly recommend this restuarant. The food at swellendam was ok, the breakfasts were at times a bit out of the ordinary and not exactly what we wanted at that time in the morning. The staff were lovely and very friendly.

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Mr G & Mrs C from London
Arrived on: 16-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Fabulous historic property - an ideal stopping off point between the Cape and Garden Route. Spacious rooms set in beautiful gardens. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance

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Mr & Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Excellent. Advise clients to visit the Museum in town - excellent

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Mr W & Ms W from NL
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice stopover

We stayed here only one night in the separate family room.

The service here was excellent, but the room was a bit small for the four of us.

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Mr V from Birmingham
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

The owner was over anxious to please "he patrolled" the dining room; was unclear about whether the alcohol was free; he insisted that a bottle of wine of which a glass had been taken be paid for. The room was rather dark and gloomy. However dinner was very good

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Mr & Mrs C from UK
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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An Great Plce to Stay

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Schoone Ordt Country House - great location, accommodation and excellent service. Wouldn't hesitate to go back there!

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Mr T from Kew, London
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovey conversion

A beautiful old house converted into an excellent small hotel. Again very good accommodation.

Attractive grounds and swimming pool. Very good breakfasts each day. We also had dinner here twice which was very satisfactory.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

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