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Drostdy Hotel

Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
In the heart of a town with a rich history and immense character, Drostdy Hotel, the finest Karoo gem, is found. This town, Graaff-Reinet, was established in 1786 and has matured into a charming destination that is well-known for its blend of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. Uniquely, the town is surrounded, almost entirely, by the Camdeboo National Park which boasts spectacular wildlife and natural scenery. Just as pleasing to the eye, Drostdy Hotel was initially built in the early 1800s and has its own fascinating story, having been refined over the years into one of South Africa’s top 10 hotels. Although it bears modern touches and a contemporary atmosphere, it remains true to its roots with furnishings and antiques that point to the past. Guests will find this understated Grande dame a comfortable retreat in the expansive Great Karoo.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Park View
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The last time I visited the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff Reinet for lunch some years ago it was dreadful. Disinterested service, all but inedible food and a management team that could not have cared less. So I was a little concerned about booking to stay...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank peterflack
Response from Janus_Schoeman, General Manager at Drostdy HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Peter This is true history in making... Looking forward to treat you again... Kindest Janus

Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at the Drostdy Hotel after driving down from Pretoria, on our way to Robertson. We have stayed in Graaff-Reinet before, and knew a little bit about the town, but the hotel was a pleasant surprise. We were checked in quickly and helped to...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Pieter P
Response from Janus_Schoeman, General Manager at Drostdy HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Pieter What a pleasure it was to have you here... You must come try chefs pomegranate gin cocktail... Till your next visit in our beautiful town... Janus

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the hotel today and were blown away by the beautiful rooms and wonderful setting. Before dinner we went to the bar, but it was rather chilly due to the air conditioning and so we went to the lounge for a pre-dinner drink...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank suebU7742EM
Response from Janus_Schoeman, General Manager at Drostdy HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sue I would love to discuss this matter further with you, please mail me? janus@drostdy.co.za Kindest Janus

Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit made special by a hand written ‘welcome back’ card. Beautiful rooms and excellent facilities. Check in Staff professional and efficient, and porter helpful and polite. Delicious evening meal in the restaurant was a perfect end to the day. Breakfast was good, although service...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TravellingoneSwansea
Response from Janus_Schoeman, General Manager at Drostdy HotelResponded 6 days ago

We would love to have back yet again... Till then! Kindest Janus

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet was the perfect overnight stay while en route to Samara Game Reserve. We arrived from Cape Town quite late and were welcomed with a delicious snack tray in our room before being booked into the hotel restaurant for dinner. The...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank missemmajude
Response from Janus_Schoeman, General Manager at Drostdy HotelResponded 1 week ago

What a way to start your trip to Samara - hope you got to see the new Lions? Swing past on any of your next trips... Till then...

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November 30, 2014|
Response from Newmark_Manager | Property representative |
Hi there Room Amenities: Complimentary Nespresso style pod coffee, herbal teas and biscuits in room 24 Hour room service Flat and satellite screen television Individually controlled air conditioning and heating Heated... More
Room Tips
"The suites are close to the main building, airy, cool, quiet and good value for money"
4 days ago
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"Rooms facing rear parking and back street are quieter,"
Oct. 8, 2018
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"All rooms quiet - Any will do."
May 19, 2018
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"Luxury accommodation at its best"
Apr. 3, 2018
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US$113 - US$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapeGraaff-Reinet
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