Schoone Oordt Country House

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

1 Swellengrebel St, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa
Schoone Oordt Country House
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Stunning stunning stunning!!!

by TripAdvisor Member MariekeB

This guest house has that something extra that makes it stand out above others - a relaxed country atmosphere, delightful gardens, elegant yet comfortable interiors and mouthwatering breakfasts. The hosts will go to any lengths to make one's stay as memorable and pleasant as possible. We certainly enjoyed every second of our stay!

Schoone Oordt - an absolute must.

by TripAdvisor Member Bramble09

What a lovely place. The house and gardens are beautifully restored and decorated, as are the rooms - lovely linen, towels and attention to detail. What made it a real must visit was the hospitality of the hosts and the breakfasts - to die for! - worth going there just for the taste!

An absolute gem and a definite for anyone within a 100 mile radius - we made a great choice and if you have to do a detour to get there, do, because it will be so worth your while.

Louise & Matt, London, UK


by TripAdvisor Member youngbums

We had a lovely tiime: couldn't get enough of how beautifully the rooms were decorated, the main house renovated and the garden laid out.
Everything was so nicely put together - definitely the most beautifull hotel/guesthouse we've stayed at.. On top of that the reception was really warm and we settled in straight away. Great breakfasts! Great attention to detail (proper filter coffe and home made biscuits in the rooms)...We'll definitely go back. Highly recommend!

nice place to stop by ....

by TripAdvisor Member conte_dracula

we spent a night there during our trip in SA.
the house is an old vittorian house and the rooms are big, nice, clean and warm.
the property has a nice swimming pool ... that we didn't use because it rained !
the owners are very very nice and the breakfast prepared by Roy is amazing !

Incredible - I didn't want to leave...

by TripAdvisor Member southkensington

Roy Hunter and his team have created am extraordinary place to stay, and`to truly relax. In my 2 weeks in SA, the happiest day and night was at Schoone Oordt. In my opinion, it is amazing value for money, and I can't recommend it too highly.

The photos, whilst accurate, don't quite capture the incredible serenity of the place. The gardens and fountains are beautifully planted, creating natural privacy around the pool, and in front of the rooms.

The rooms, gardens and pool have all been created with incredible attention to detail, to a very high standard, and the original house lovingly restored.

The service levels are in a class of their own, and far, far better than anywhere else I stayed in SA. Again, attention to detail is exceptional, and Roy anticipates additional ways to raise the bar for each individual. What a fabulous host.

Nothing is too much trouble. Roy bent over backwards to ensure that our stay totally exceeded all expectations - even though ( as I think he would agree!), we were pretty demanding customers.

Go stay there - you won't regret it!

(And as someone else has already said, breakfast is FAB!)

Just had to go back!

by TripAdvisor Member dolphin57

After our most enjoyable visit last year we just had to return and see our 'friends' at schoone oordt. That is how you will feel as everyone is so friendly and the accommodation is wonderful. Another reason to return is for Ali's wonderful breakfast in the beautiful sun room- love the granola!
Of course we just had to go back to Koornlands as well and we had another wonderful meal!

GO AND STAY! - submitted by Andre & Sam Kitshoff

by TripAdvisor Member SamandAndre

DEFINITELY go and stay!

We had a lovely stay at Schoone Oordt. Allison, her husband Richard and their business partner Roy have created a haven in Swellendam.

We visited during our honeymoon and had a truly memorable stay. Never have we been invited by the owner of a guest house to come and have pizza with her and her friends and neither have I ever hugged the owner of a place where I've stayed when leaving, like old friends saying goodbye. Chocolates on the pillows, champagne for the newlyweds and a great breakfast the next morning, they really spoiled us. And it seemed as if this was normal practice and just the way they go about making guests feel welcome.

I would recommend Schoone Oordt to anyone!

Beautiful Place

by TripAdvisor Member HelenM30

We unfortunately were only able to stay at the Schoone Oordt for the one night due to a speedy trip along the garden route.
This place is amazing and probably the prettiest place we stayed at during our time in SA.
The guest house is beautiful and the rooms sit outside of the main house and are very private. The rooms are HUGE and the bathroom is stunning.
The grounds are fabulous with a pool and plently of loungers.
Before we arrived the owners emailed recommended several restaurants and made us a reservation at Koornlands which was great and within walking distance to the hotel.
We had to leave early the next morning and Roy even got up early to make our breakfast and Alison was around to wave us off despite the early hour!
We would definitely return to this 'beautiful place'!

Superb Experience

by TripAdvisor Member dechmont911

This place was beyond our imagination. It was a Collonial style House set within beautiful gardens and recently build outhouses which were used for the guest accomodation. The room was so beautifully prepared with all necessary facilities. Had a wonderful stay and excellent breakfast.


by TripAdvisor Member SharonGaffney

This Guesthouse was by far, the highlight of our already fantastic honeymoon!! The rooms and amenities were phenomenal. Allison's warm welcome, the attention to detail and outstanding service, the fresh baked biscuits in our room, the complimentary carwash, the delicious breakfast.... the list is endless! This place is faultless and we cannot recommend it highly enough. A must visit!


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