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Cape Town
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Houw Hoek Hotel is an all time favourite and regulars look forward to a burst of new energy with new owners! Very conveniently located just off the N2 in terms of travelling from Cape Town (1.5 hours), the setting is beautiful, the new annex's rooms are well appointed and situated around the pool, the gardens are well maintained, the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our family of 7 persons had another superb New Years dinner dance at the Houw Hoek hotel. Thanks to the ever pleasant staff that are always on hand. Only criticisms were the long queue for breakfast and the lack of streamers for the midnight countdown which usually makes the evening and memories. Trust the new owners are not fiddling with...

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Gerrards Cross
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first night in South Africa and were due to stay at Wildekrans Country House further up the road but our suitcases had not arrived in our flight. House Hoek were very helpful and friendly and offered to take our cases at any time during the night when they might arrive.. Wildekrans was difficult to find and our...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Definitely missed a Bible in the room. Otherwise a great stay had. The big new price increase is disappointing- hope the management will have a review of this. Staff, meals, facilities and service excellent ! Hope we will be able to make this a regular destination. Please see first point- thank you.

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were a large-ish group of 6 couples, one teenager and a few day visitors; we stayed from the Friday afternoon until late Sunday morning at the beginning of August. The chill and occasional rains could have put a damper on the days but there was plenty of fireside space and other areas to catch up with each other indoors....

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Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving we were greeted by a receptionist who appeared more interested in fellow staff than us, her guests. We ordered lunch which was decent, waiter was very helpful. We ordered and paid for 2 cocktails to go, they would be sent to our room, but never arrived. The rooms are decent, though I fear the aircon undersized, and the...

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Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We booked a table for 10 people and other friends 4 more tables. At 13.20 my wife and myself went for our main course and to our disgust there were no roast potatoes.We were told they were on the way.Well 25 minutes later they arrived,at this stage the rest of our food was ice cold.I looked for management and the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Highly recommended. From the moment we stepped in, excellent and friendly service, top accommodation with room service, the best dinner & dance ever, breakfast to die for! No complaints, will surely visit again... and again!

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Excellent quality at an affordable price! We loved our room and felt like we were in a 5 star hotel. The views are lovely and the restaurant service was good and the staff very friendly. It's also great that there are two pools and a play area for the kids. We will definitely stay there again when we travel to...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We have stayed at houw hoek several times. The stay are always so friendly and accommodating, there's something for everyone in the family to do, and it's the perfect spot to explore the surrounds - from Elgin to Caledon.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Accessible rooms
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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: $156 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Houw Hoek Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Ask for a room close to the main lodge if you want good wi-fi reception.”
 of 5 bubbles Linseyjfd, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Rooms R Top Quality, with FirePlace”
 of 5 bubbles lancetanyam, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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