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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The rooms at Donkin Guest House in Beaufort West are looking like its time for refurbishment. They have odd chairs that match nothing in the room, one room doesn't even have a mirror in the bedroom, the pillows are dreadfully uncomfortable (hard like rubber). When there is more than one bed in the room, the duvet covers don't all match...

Thank 796gretchenc
Poti, Georgia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Me and my wife stayed over for one night, on way from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We arrived late in the afternoon, so there was no parking space available. I was directed to park my car in a non-parking area and all was sorted. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was good, with much space and everything...

Thank Marcus D
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had dinner at Donkin Country Lodge. The food was absolutely excellent. Lekker 'boere kos'. The lamb chops, bobotie and soet pampoen were to die for. Our next stop will include a sleep over as well.

Thank smiley_louise
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If it is a real country experience you are looking for, look no further. The rooms are true country style, the food is real boerekos like only your grandma can cook and the staff make you feel like family. We have stayed here a couple of times on our motorcycle trips and will stay here everytime. Thanks everybody and see...

Thank Irma-Stretch L
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Spotlessly clean and comfortable and perfect for a stop over. One of the best parts was the huge shower which after the long drive from Cape Town was most welcome. There is s restaurant and bar on the premises so if you don't feel like exploring the town you are sorted without having to get in your vehicle again. The...

Thank nicholasi577
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were very unhappy.The pool area only has shaded space on the grass for one family at a time so we were forced to sit on hot brick floor.The pool is also in the parking area so not at all relaxing.There is no stove top in the kitchenette so we were not able to cook.Self catering is a lie!!!!There wasn't...

2Thank NadiaC0000
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the flat - it was clean and had all we required. We had dinner and breakfast at the Resturant and the food was good home style cooking. Definitely adequate for a night stop over whilst traveling.

Thank Kelly F
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Clean, neat, crisp, friendly, Karoo food. Stunning place stop over South Cape to Northern Cape. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Great place!Love, love, love.Very clean and neat. Beds very good! Rest...

Thank stone_rehanna
eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Once again we stayed at the Donkin and as per ALWAYS the food was the highlight of our stay not to mention the friendly staff! Accommodation is always clean, neat and very comfortable! Tannie Rita who heads the kitchen enticed our pallets with beautiful tasty boere kos! They do breakfast, dinner and Sunday buffet, do not miss the opportunity when...

Thank Idalette H
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

An exceptionally stunning place for a stopover from Cape town to Johannesburg or the other way. The staff is extremely friendy and accomodating! The place is pet friendly as well, and they have a restsurant on the premises that serves GOOD food to the weary traveller! We stayed in the little house at the back of the guest house, so...

Thank cuteeccentriclady

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Donkin House is an up-market 3-star guest house in Beaufort West, in the heart of South Africa's Karoo region. We cater for business people and families alike. All rooms en-suite, with air conditioning, Dstv, secure parking, swimming pool, gymnasium, licensed bar and with a traditional farm-style dinner buffet every evening in our restaurant. Our cuisine is superb. In the morning our guests can enjoy our full English Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Donkin Country House

Address: 14 Donkin Street, Beaufort West, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Beaufort West
Price Range: $78 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Donkin Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 10 close to bar and pool”
irmastretchl, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“no stairs!”
stone_rehanna, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very spacious.”
672francoisd, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had a room facing the courtyard, restaurant was next door. No noise or loud music from the bar”
SDV882, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Book in advance as they fill up fast. Order your room delivered dinner early otherwise it will be a late night take out with very limited options.”
SafariM, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
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