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Stunning article! Thank you so much +Lauren Manuel McShane, +Vaughan McShane and the gorgeous Caleb. We loved sharing #Swellendam with you! #SwellendamStories
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Our 800th review! Thank you so much Steven and our wonderful Schoone Oordt Family for creating such amazing guest experiences. #Swellendam 
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It's that time of year again... A HUGE thank you to #TripAdvisor for the honour, and an even bigger thank you to our incredible #SchooneOordt Family and our wonderful wonderful Guests, without whom, we'd have an empty building and no soul. Thank you. ‪#‎TravellersChoice2016‬
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We LOVE how our Chef Wander got into the spirit of #Halloween  for Schoone Oordt's legendary #AfternoonTeas  
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Only a few weeks left of Winter rates...  We look back on why #Swellendam   Winters are Swellicious!
We're a little different to others when it comes to Swellendam Winters. Winter is the best, ‘seasonists’, it really is. It's about regrouping & resting.
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5 reasons to visit us! Thank you Melissa! We loved sharing #Swellendam with you. #SwellendamStories
So I have this App. It’s a simple app with the sole purpose of playing soothing sounds to aid in rest and relaxation. For example, a crackling fireplace, a babbling brook or frogs chirping. It’s actually not as random as it appears. I use it when I just can’t seem to quieten my mind or let go of the day. Seemingly endless moments spent lying in bed, simply exhausted, while my mind runs amok with thoughts... of that to-do list for ...
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We always get so excited when lovely people say such nice things about us. Thank you so much for sharing +Sakkie Nel
Schoone Oordt's magnificent in-house restaurant.
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The very lovely +Dawn Jorgensen shares our South African gems #Swellendam is amongst them. 
In South Africa, the luxury of time allows you to veer off course, leave the highway and explore the lesser-known towns that give the country character. Four such places that I highly recommend you visit are Nieu Bethesda, Matjiesfontein, Swellendam and McGregor. [image:64081] Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape Best for: Art enthusiasts and star gazers
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We love Swellendam Country Weddings... This is why.
We love country weddings in Swellendam. Country weddings are like small private festivals. Loved ones come from far to celebrate for an entire weekend.
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'The universe conspired to help us find you'...  Thank you for this stunning article Sakkie & Corlia #SwellendamStories   #Swellendam   #meetsouthafrica  
I am a romantic. So when my wife and I were only going out for about a month and it was her birthday, I wanted to find her the perfect gift. Something that show...
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A fairytale honeymoon at Schoone Oordt Country House!  Thank you for the stunning article Willemien! #loveSwellendam   #SwellendamStories  
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Schoone Oordt Country House is langs ’n welige, skaduryke woudjie aan die oewer van die Kroonlandsrivier in Swellendam versteek. Dié droombestemming is as een van die top romantiese hotelle bestempel en die beeldskone, romantiese wittebrood-suite bevestig net weereens dié status. Die elegante hotel is in 1983 as ’n Nasionale Monument verklaar en spog met pragtuine, […]
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1 Swellengrebel St Swellendam 6740, South Africa
1 Swellengrebel StreetZAWestern CapeSwellendam6740
+27 28 514 1248schooneoordt.co.za
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Posh, country hotel dating from 1853 offering free gourmet breakfast and an upscale restaurant.- Google
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Henry Ulster
a week ago
What an amazing experience. Friendly staff, good food and stunning room with fireplace. Highly recommended! We just loved it.
Response from the owner - in the last week
Henry, what an amazing review! Thank you so so much! We've shared with our Schoone Oordt Family to huge smiles, thank you. Do come and see us again.
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James Bester
3 months ago
A really good hotel with fantastic rooms and service levels. The restaurant is also top notch. My kids love the dogs. We stayed in the family unit that was tucked away in a corner of the property, probably the best room on the property ;) (hint hint)
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
James, so lovely to see your name pop up. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! It's school holidays, perfect for the Family Cottage :) Much love from all of us at Schoone Oordt.
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Nili Kivko
8 months ago
We have been twice already and plan to be back again. A really special place with attention to detail and service that is rare to find. Really special
Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Nili, what kind words and generous praise, thank you so much! We love spending time with you. Come again soon. :) With much love from the Schoone Oordt Family.
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Peggy Klement
2 years ago
I really meant to write this review straightaway as I was so excited by my new find. It is now a couple of months later, but my first impressions have not changed a bit. We decided to stay at Schoone Oordt as a stopover on our way to the Karoo, but wished we had stayed a few days. It is truly a hidden gem- a meticulously restored Victorian Homestead and so tastefully decorated. The setting is so tranquil- beautiful gardens and pool area, luxurious elegance and attention to detail. The staff - especially Sonet and Wander make you feel so welcome- it is genuine you can feel it comes from the heart.
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Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Peggy, thank you for the beautiful review. We loved taking care of you. Thank you, too, for mentioning Sonette & Wander. They really do pour their hearts into hospitality! Come see us again. Soon.
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Shane Ashby
3 months ago
This is a beautiful country inn. The staff are very friendly, the accommodations very good, and the property is beautiful. It has a cozy yet sophisticated feel which is a rare combination. Very quiet. The dining room is also open for dinner reservations, and while dinner isn't included, the prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you for this really really fantastic review Shane! We loved sharing a small part of your holiday with you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Come back and see us again soon! Much love from the entire Schoone Oordt Family.
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Thais Lanutti
2 months ago
Perfect. It s a place especial. A warm and vintage hotel. All people are friendly. We loved it.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Ah, thank you so much Thais! It was wonderful to share a small part of your holiday with you. We hope you'll come and see us again. With love from the Schoone Oordt Family
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penny procter
a year ago
I intended staying for one night and ended up cancelling all my travel plans so that I could stay for just one more. I arrived at 2pm on Saturday 2 May, just in time for afternoon tea. I was welcomed and shown around by Fidney, an absolute treasure. Then I met the manager, Sonette who very soon questioned my original plan to stay a mere one night. My room (no.8) was exquisite. I adore vintage buildings and decor and was enthralled with the attention to detail. I even had a fireplace in my room with a stack of wood to burn all night if I so wished. The bathroom had a victorian bath and a huge open plan shower. The hotel's Husky, named Shadow, was loaned to me for my Sunday morning run, one of the many highlights of my stay. Shadow guided me along unknown backroads that led me to breathtaking views of the mountains. Breakfast was a three course work of art .. that in itself worth staying an extra week longer, not just a day. Guaranteed to be different each morning. Thank you to Schoone Oordt for the memorable stay in your beautiful establishment. Thank you to your amazing staff for the warmth and welcome I received.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Oh Penny, what a spectacular review! Thank you so so much. We loved spending time with you and were particularly happy that you stayed an extra night. Come back soon! With so much love from the Schoone Oordt Family.
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Howard Simms
2 years ago
Schoone Oordt is everything that a country hotel should be; comfortable, warm, characterful and hosted by highly attentive yet unassuming staff who give you just the right amount of attention. The love that the owners have poured into this renovation of an old Victorian classic is evident everywhere and their attention to detail is unfaltering. We were lucky enough to enjoy the light, airy and well heated honeymoon suite for 2 nights and ate dinner in the conservatory on one of them. The chef is highly skilled and offers a wonderfully uncomplicated yet modern interpretation of country cooking. We ate out the second night in a very good restaurant nearby but missed the comfort of the huge lounge and fireplace so much that we went back early to enjoy dessert in front of the fire place. If you are either too foolish or too unlucky to eat dinner at Schoone Oordt then you can still enjoy their extraordinary breakfasts, catered with the same flair and finesse as dinner. Any enquiry placed at reception is always greeted with both information and an offer to arrange things on your behalf and the positioning of the property is within walking distance of most of the town's historic sites and local eateries. We struggled to leave this beautiful place.
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Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Thank you so much for this exceptional review, Howard. You've managed to capture the essence of Schoone Oordt so perfectly and your kind words have made us very proud and very happy. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you in September. With love from the entire Schoone Oordt Family.