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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is an estate worth visiting. The accommodation is superb with lovely views.....its incredibly restful. Book early for a Sunday lunch at their restaurant, Towerbosch (awarded the Eat Out - Best Country - Style Restaurant in South Africa for 2013 Award) , otherwise the weekday lunches are also superb (but not open on a Monday and Tuesday) The wine, food,...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning SB Thank you very much for your most complimentary review of all that Knorhoek offers. We are pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that you plan on visiting us again. I have conveyed your compliments to the staff and they are beaming. Sincerely Carol

Nijkerk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Knorhoek is a nice place, in beautiful surrounds and nice facilities but the service can be improved; the lady at reception was curtly and not very client friendly. Decor looks in the pictures look better than the real thing. Nice little swimming pool.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear NLM Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate your honest criticism as we use it to improve upon what we offer. I shall show your review to all the people working at reception - i do not know whether it was weekend staff or others and discuss this. Regarding the photographs of the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2015

My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights here and had such a wonderful stay! The rooms have so much history and warmth, I really appreciated the soul of the place and the fact that the farm was family run and had tons of history. Yummy breakfast and beautiful plates and cutlery used for the breakfast. The staff were welcoming...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sarah What you have written in your review is exactly what we wish to offer our guests. Thank you for your wonderful review, I have told the staff and they are pleased that you enjoyed the rooms, the meals and the ambience. All the best, regards Carol

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

For us this place was fantastic. Is an oasi like our Tuscany place and we stayed in the rose cottage that was very nice and confortable. The diner was great and also breakfast was very good. The staff was very helpful and I liked very much mrs Carol. Only a pity to stay 1 night only!!! Laura

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear L It was lovely meeting you and your family - I'm so pleased we were able to accommodate you all. Thank you for your wonderful compliments, comparing us with beautiful Tuscany. We are pleased you enjoyed the meals as well as your accommodation. All the best for 2015 Regards Carol

Eversdal, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I had a nightmare experience at the knorhoek unfortunately. Firstly the lady at reception was brash and not very client friendly and seemed impatient with us really. When we arrived it seemed our cottage was not properly prepared and the cot for our baby was dirty and seemed old. Now the shocker, our room while it looked ok had a...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Good morning JS On Saturday night, when I asked your wife that I meet with you in the cottage lounge and not the bedroom, I hope this professional and respectful request was not interpreted as being poor service. Upon entering the cottage there was no musty or mouldy smell, but I respect your opinion. I understood that a booking had...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2014

we enjoyed our stay, the place is nestled nicely between the Mountains. Service is fantastic and the breakfast was great. Not to understand that the place can not offer decaf coffee, even a Nescafé would of done it! We did not have dinner, so can not make a comment. Defiantly a place to book again. We had the two loft...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear T and P Thank you for your very kind review and it is a great compliment that you intend visiting us again. I am most embarrassed about the decaf coffee and immediately went and bought several sachets, sadly too late for your stay. We are pleased you liked your rooms and the particular mention of the breakfasts was conveyed...

Nederland, Colorado
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The rooms are a bit noisy so try to get the upper rooms. The rooms are dark but spacious, good beds, bath and terrace etc. The bathroom has almost no windows and is dark, so shaving is difficult. The pool was dirty. But contrariwise their wine was delicious. The dinner and breakfast were more than good. (but once my steak...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear LaoJ Thank you for your comprehensive and honest review. We are pleased you enjoyed the meals and wine and most of what we have to offer. Unfortunately our patio rooms can be a bit dark as the rooms used to be stables and the walls are so thick (almost 1m) that larger spaces could not be opened for bigger...

Reviewed 29 September 2014

Relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodation with quaint, understated decor. Friendly service with a personal touch - we were offered a complimentary glass of wine and a chat by the owner. Beautiful country surroundings with a quirky herb garden and peacocks roaming the grounds. Great country retreat without any pretensions.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sally F Thank you for your wonderful review of everything we wish to offer our guests - wine, friendliness, relaxing times, tranquillity (except for the noisy birds) at night and having the bright lights and city activies a mere 12 km away. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely Carol

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Lovely family run farm. Warm and inviting atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Crisp clean linen and big comfortable beds. Good amenities and clean bathrooms. Fresh farm bread along with delicious breakfast. There is a lot to do in the area and the views are beautiful.

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Skirminkel Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You touched (and complimented us) on everything that we try to do to make your stay comfortable, memorable and special. I have conveyed this to our staff and they are beaming. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay and appreciate your taking the time to write this review....

Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
Reviewed 2 September 2014

What a beautiful place to stay! The farm and gardens are beautifully maintained and if it hadn't been for the rain we would have done a lot of walking. We had a lovely cottage in the garden which was essentially a self-catering unit but breakfast and dinner are available in the guesthouse dining room - obviously pre-booking is required. We...

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Hobnob Thank you for your wonderful review! What you mentioned is exactly what we would like our guests to enjoy - home-cooked dinners, breakfasts with freshly baked bread from our kitchen and of course our friendly staff who really enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I agree that the poor cellphone reception is rather frustrating, but even...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
True Cape hospitality on a Fourth generation wine estate; breathtaking natural beauty of the mountain, rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens and natural streams; friendly locals to welcome you to tastefully decorated accommodation of your choice. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, close to Franschhoek and Paarl ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knorhoek

Address: PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $96 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The Stables rooms do not have aircon but even at 36 degrees Celcius outside, the temperature in the rooms were just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Sheena-DM, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest staying away the cottages for now, not sure how the guesthouse is, but make sure you know of alternate spots in case you're hit with a similar problem”
 of 5 bubbles jsdookoo, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are noisy so try to get the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles LaoJohnny, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in room 8 which is the honeymoon suite-but all the rooms are pretty! The upstairs rooms and the cottages are the prettiest.”
 of 5 bubbles Scubanu, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“we had the family room upstairs though we were only two but would be perfect for a couple with kids or for friends ....”
 of 5 bubbles starsuk, 1 May 2014 | Read review
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