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    The Old Jail

    15 Blignaut Street, Willowmore 6445, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 54 reviews

    Reviewed 31 May 2017

    Julie and Dawie are amazing how they maintain this lovely inspired restored jail. The owners' restoration is imaginative and unique, expert and artistic. I loved the whole place and I felt pampered by the staff (Julie and her helpers) as Julie cared for us so...More

    1  Thank meatjie
    Response from Karen v, Owner at The Old JailResponded 1 June 2017

    What a lovely review! Thank you Meatjie.. we will definitely love to have you back and in the meantime we will give Julie and Dawie a big pat on the shoulder! It is always lovely to hear when our staff is going that extra mile...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2017

    Peace and tranquility await you at The Old Jail in Willowmore. We were welcomed by Julie and husband Dawie, who make a great management team, telling us interesting details about the various rooms in the jail. We stayed in the Hospital Suite. The ensuite room...More

    1  Thank SeanCapeTown
    Response from Karen v, Owner at The Old JailResponded 5 May 2017

    Dear Sean.. we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our Hospital Room as much as you did. It is great to hear Dawie and Julie tried their best to make you feel welcome and you were well looked after..Thank you for your great review,...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    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.

    1  Thank 2VistasCT
    Response from Karen v, Owner at The Old JailResponded 12 April 2017

    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!

    Reviewed 3 April 2017

    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...More

    1  Thank santaellis
    Response from Karen v, Owner at The Old JailResponded 4 April 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2017

    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,...More

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    Response from Karen v, Owner at The Old JailResponded 27 March 2017

    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...More

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    • US$88 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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