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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

something really special. A jail sentence with absolute charm. The staff was extremely efficient, helpful and efficient. No complaints on that score. The tranquillity must be heard to be believed. The perfect getaway or overnight stop away from it all.

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Klaus & Monique... so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.. we wish you safe travels back home and hope to see you again in the future!

Western Norway, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hospital room. there is no glass on top of the door to give you privasy. There is not enough milk for two people to drink tea when you arive and drink tea in the Morning. The. lightfitting outside the door bring insect and you can open any windows to get fresh air. nothing in a mini bar...no dinner....and not very...

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Santaellis..? We are indeed quite disturbed by your comments on your stay at our Old Jail as we honestly do not understand your comment on the glass above the door..? If it is the glass above the door into your room.. well that is 2.5 meters form the wooden floor above the heavy wooden door of your cell. Furthermore...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Willowmore is a charming sleepy hollow in the Karoo and a convenient place to stop over en route to the CapeGarden Route and also for adventurous traveller taking on the challenge of the Baviaanskloof Reserve with its spectacular passes. The Old Jail provides an exciting, unique and surprisingly comfortable accommodation option, beautifully restored and modernised by Karen and Oleg. Thanks...

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Roy... thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate you taking your time to write and let us know how you experienced our Old Jail. Julie and Dawie are new @ the Old Jail and therefor we especially appreciate a good feed back! We hope to one day welcome you again at our establishment. In the meantime all the...

Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a beautifully restored property, and we were made to feel very welcome. We stayed in the hospital wing, very comfortable and light with a lovely private courtyard. On arrival we were very hot, so had a swim in the swimming pool, again very well done. It would have been nice to have dinner there, our fault that we...

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Jamly.. very pleased to hear you gave us 5 out of 5 ! Restoration, Decoration, Gardens, Pool and Staff all super ! Pity you won't want to come back again. So fellow travellers be aware.. Guests with Phobias -- be weary of coming to our Old Jail...:) :)

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely comfortable rooms in an old building that has been beautifully renovated. We had our own courtyard to sit in with comfortable chairs. The swimming pool was big enough to actually swim in. The manager Julie was very welcoming and friendly. Delicious breakfast.

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Gill.. we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's really quite amazing .. but our pool is actually quite large for being in a semi desert ... so one can really do some nice lengths after a hot day travelling. We do hope to see you again in our beautiful country some time in...

NYC
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was our last stop on a long road trip across the eastern cape and back to Cape Town. After staying at a few less-than-stellar spots, we were so happy when we arrived here. The rooms are unique and beautifully appointed and having a private courtyard was kind of amazing. Very nice amenities (quality linens, high-end toiletries, small refrigerator) and...

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We the owners or Julie our manager always strive to try and and do our best and we are also very glad to hear that to be off the grit for a day or two is not bad at all especially in the peaceful country type of feeling...

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stayed in the female cell! Fantastic location, felt very good when we stayed there!! Everything is lovely restaurated in that very special accommodation. Can definitely recommend to spend a night or two in the old jail...thanks!

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

Dear Andreas,we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! And very happy that you can recommend us too! We hope to see you again some time in the near future,you are most welcome.Many regards from the whole team of The Old Jail

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The most amazing view with quality bedrooms and the most comfortable beds. The service is tops and the breakfast was so tasteful. Everything was clean and in working condition. The swimming pool was clean and blue.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We loved the idea of staying in the old Jail and everything was well run and clean and the food was good. We would have preferred the window to open in the bedroom as not everyone likes to sleep with aircon. However that being said the room was beautifully appointed and everything was clean.

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Old Jail. We presume you slept in the Female Cell as that is the only room that has no window at all however above the cell door high up a glass pane behind bars? That one can open with a bit of a push. We recommend our guests...

Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Will recommend this place. Security good, rooms neat, service great. Most of all the hosts and staff are very friendly. The atmosphere is very welcoming and inviting in the main building. History information pack is well presented. Welldone to all the staff.

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Karen v, Owner at The Old Jail, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay at our establishment. We are always trying hard to keep our staff happy and our guests happy too so it works both ways! Do come and visit us again at the Old Jail.....we would love to have you back!

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Three luxury rooms in the main building of the Old Jail and one family self catering unit with kitchenette and barbaque ( braai) area in the Old Stables sleeping 2 to 4, also on the same property with very large and safe parking area.See the web site for more specifications on all the 4 different accommodation options. ... more   less 

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Address: 15 Blignaut Street, Willowmore 6445, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Willowmore
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Jail 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Hospital room bath was fantastic”
c1985_9, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with courtyards are available.”
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“Take the "hospital" room if you want an ensuite bathroom and fireplace...”
MarizaBryanston, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The room we stayed in had an ensuite bathroom whereas the other room whilst having its own bathroom, it was across the courtyard.”
MelissaCapeTown2014, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you want a room with a fire in winter take the Hospital Cell”
Chefane, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
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