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Houw Hoek Hotel

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took new friends with to enjoy the dinner dance/ sleepover. The reception staff deserve a special mention. Accommodation, staff and venue great as always. The buffet breakfast has a vast choice and even MCC and orange juice on offer. Weather was great and our friends were madly impressed. We will all be back - again!

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Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent and it is a lovely place to relax. The room was clean and comfortable. We just had bugs that came into the room at night. But I would recommend the hotel to everyone. We also love the history of the hotel.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful. My son lost his watch during our stay. I reported it to reception. The hotel called me a while after we'd checked out to inform me that they had found the watch and I could collect it at reception whenever was convenient for me. On my arrival to collect the watch a few...

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Thank lucilley2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed there last week. The rooms were clean, neat and very appealing. Service was good and the food excellent. We booked for the dinner dance on the Saturday evening and enjoyed the time there thoroughly.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Houw Hoek Hotel this Easter week-end April 2017, and loved every minute of our stay. The Hotel is well kept, and our room crispy clean. The staff is friendly and very helpfull. Dinner and breakfast was great, we enjoyed every meal. Houw Hoek is the perfect place to go away with kids - there is play areas...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we enjoyed a lovely dining experience with excellent service from the wait staff, we were very disappointed in the poor check-in attention (the receptionist answered the phone before a proper check-i n was completed) at the hotel. We had a specific request for our disabled sister and assumed that it would be respected. Unfortunately, we were given half-hearted directions...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to come back to this place. There are always families with children around and the facilities for play are good. Also the food is good. It would be great with an extended dinner menu on Saturday evening as the snack menu is unhealthy. We were very happy that we were allowed to order from another evening menu...

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Thank Lene O
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Houw Hoek is starting to show it's age, and the finishings are getting a little old. The service is average, and the kitchen is rather slow (40 minutes from order to getting a meal is a bit long). The rooms were clean, the staff were generally friendly, and the surruondings are quite special. Just don't ask for an early breakfast...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation and venue was really good, what we have come to expect and enjoy at The Houw Hoek Hotel, however the quality of the food at dinner and breakfast was extremely poor. I suffered food poisoning from stale fish (Tuna) at dinner. We did mention this to the management of the hotel, a great disappointment and we probably will...

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gordons bay south africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice.The food was devine and a lot on the plate.The kiddies burger was a bit of disappointment because the patty was raw and had to sent it back.😬the slippy slide was in a hot spot placed for the children and it was extremely hot that day.The decor and coaches are very nice

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect combination of old world charm and modern comfort. A home away from home. Houw Hoek Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in South Africa and is peacefully positioned in the beautiful mountains among meandering streams. It is a popular wedding venue, as the rolling lawns and duck filled ponds create a romantic setting second to none. The hotel is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Nature Reserve, just 90km from Cape Town and 75km from Cape Town International Airport. The furnishings are elegant with an emphasis on comfort. The terraces boast views of the magnificent surrounding mountains. We offer all the luxuries of home, to our excellent service will ensure that you have a magnificent stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Houw Hoek Hotel

Address: 2 Off N | Houw Hoek, Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Hotel Class:3 star — Houw Hoek Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“First floor rooms have a better view of the "mountain".”
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“Ask for a room near the pool.”
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