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Houw Hoek Hotel

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The quality of the food was 5 star. Friendly service, trying to accommodate your where possible. Although the linen was clean, some needed replacement because of holes. The room, especially the bathroom need some TLC, paying attention to the shower. Overall, very pleasant and can be recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really love this new Hou Hoek. Friendly staff, excellent food and wine list! No smoking in the bar unfortunately (bad habit yes) but you can on your cottage stoep. The new Boss has cleared the vegetation around the railway tracks, so now you can walk on the remains of the platforms! The tea/coffee station in the rooms mit TV is... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place with excellent service with a smile. We were welcomed with a smile. The ladies at reception were always willing to help and made our stay even more pleasant. I will and have recommended this place to others.

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George, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambience in a very natural setting. Friendly and helpful staff. User friendly parking. Nearby walking and cycling track easily accessible for daily exercise. The recent rate increase puts the property into a new bracket regarding affordability, I managed to pay the "old" rate as offered on the Travel site.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel while my husband did the Wines2Whales mountain bike race. The accommodation was conveniently located for the race in a beautiful setting and comfortable. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a room with fire place which was easy to use. Very nice after a cold boat trip! A spacious area with little apartment houses, all newly decorated. Diner was a 'braai' and after that you can have a good choice of whiskey in the pub or 'kroeg'. Morning tea on your own balcony which is situated in the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely weekend for the Elgin open gardens at Houw Hoek Inn, and were so happy to be there. The gardens were a delight and the Houw Hoek property was filled with beautiful waterlily ponds and Oak trees that were teaming with the activity of Weaver birds building their nests. A delightful breakfast was served on the veranda and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with a group of 34 rugby players for 2 nights. Very well accomodated and rooms are nice clean. Very quite and peacefull atmosphere up in the hills with a great view. Has a small pool, volleyball court(sand) mini golf course (obstacle)for activities. They do have a bar and food/drinks are affordable with pool tables and dart boards upstairs. Staff... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back to Cape Town and said to family members my stay really exceeded my expectations. .had a fabulous time ,staff was friendly ,just regret I didn't have my steak as I was not hungry ,but next time definitely.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for that one night of break away. Very quiet and tranqual. Food and music cater for all tastes. I will suppose any time during the year is a good time to go but we enjoy it more during winter as all the rooms have a fireplace which make it so much more romantic. I have also spent time... More 

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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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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: Off N2 | Houw Hoek, Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Price Range: €52 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Houw Hoek Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Corner rooms”
 of 5 bubbles U1164VAmelissar, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have a better view of the "mountain".”
 of 5 bubbles jacksons152, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Snowgooose, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the new renovated rooms with air-con.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnK727, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“One with parking as close as possible to room”
 of 5 bubbles Terry8TheSquirrel, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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