Schoone Oordt Country House

Reviews of Schoone Oordt Country House

Excellent(92%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 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.
Mr R & Ms C from London
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2020 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Just brilliant all round!

Particularly excellent service - can't imagine better.

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Mr & Mrs G from Bucks
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2020 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Only stayed one night but nice room and our meal was very good considering we had a power outage.

The owner was exceptionally nice and took time to talk to all her guests in the evening and at breakfast.

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Graham from Purley
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Too good for one night

We stayed here as a stopover, but in all honesty the room was so lovely and along with the surroundings make it worth more than a stopover. Food was good too.

We even enjoyed our eccentric host Jan !

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Mr P & family from Dublin
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Schoone Oordt Country House review

Lovely guesthouse in a pleasant town.

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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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