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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Enjoyed our stay very much with three adults and 2 children. Very picturesque farm setting - large rooms with great shower facilities. The staff was also very accommodating and even fixed us some appetizers to tie us over on the afternoon of our flight. Clean and cheerful.

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Thank Abcast
Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Abcast I'm so pleased you all enyoyed your stay at Knorhoek. I always convey these messages to the staff as well so that they know they are doing the right things! Wishing you a good summer in Europe (if it ever comes!) and thank you again. Sincerely Carol More 

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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Mixed feeling about this place. The wedding venue was superb and the staff at Towerbosch Restaurant had great attention to detail. The accommodation was less attractive. The room was in need of updating and decorating. The bed was comfortable but the divan on which the mattress rested needed cleaning. One of the electrical appliances had bare wires. This room has... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sandyknees I must confess I was rather surprised at your review, but shall consider your criticism as positive and have a serious discussion with the staff - both housekeeping and front of house. We have always been complimented on the friendliness of the staff and comfort of the rooms. They were redecorated about 3 years ago. We do not... More 

Holmestrand, Norway
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94 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed at Knorhoek Guest House for two night and liked the nice surroundings, the farm life, the large second floor room and the friendliness. The breakfast was really good cape breakfast! The cleaning could have been better and the towels could have been washed at a higher temperature to get rid of the bacterias. I am not to fond... More 

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1 Thank BenedicteOslo
Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear B I do not think you are fussy at all! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate your input and criticism. Because we live on a farm and our effluent water ends up in a stream that eventually runs into a river, we are very careful about not polluting our runoff. We only... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We had such a marvelous stay at Knorhoek...it was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. The tremendous beauty of the estate, coupled with the great generosity of our hosts, Handle & Ingrid, and the enormous expertise of Arno, their winemaker, made our visit one "for the books"! We ate well, drank better, and learned so much. And, the... More 

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Thank Katie N
Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear K I have shown your mail to all the parties mentioned - everyone thanks you for your kind words. Arno's talks are always interesting with his West cost humour and immense knowledge and passion for wines. We are privileged to live in this magnificent part of the world and are pleased you enjoyed the beauty of the surroundings and... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed in the 'honeymoon suite' which was supposed to be the best room. We were a bit disappointed with the room as it lacked a level of care and attention to detail. For example, a hole in the wall had been fixed with a filler but had not been painted so there was a big white patch on the... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Rob Thank you for your honest review and we'll definitely pay heed to your suggestions. The hole in the wall remains a problem as we are fully booked and have to choose between the unsightly filler and the room reeking of paint - we have chosen the former. (Guests depart at 11h00 and the next arrive any time after... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Difficult review this. I love the place, just do not want it to get mobbed. Saying that we have just stayed there with full occupancy and it retained its charm. If you are expecting 24 hour room service with hot and cold running staff this place is not for you. If you desire a quiet, well appointed family run guest... More 

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Thank nigeldoots
Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear N I had such a good giggle at your closing sentence "I only get holiday at short notice" Thank you so much for your very honest review - you actually summarised what we are trying to achieve at Knorhoek - a place like home, where you can relax en enjoy the local delights. We look forward to your next... More 

Reading UK
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We have just been to stay (again) at Knorhoek. If you need a little time away, with great views, fantastic wine and food and awesome hospitality then this is the place for you. The location is a perfect base for exploring the winelands. We will return as soon as the finances permit. t truly is a gem of a place... More 

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Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is always a pleasure welcoming "old" friends back to the farm and catching up on the years inbetween visits, over a glass of wine or two! Wishing you a great summer in the Uk this year! Fond regards Carol More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We have been for 3 nights in the wonderful Knorhoek. We loved this silent and traditional atmosphere. Especially the food was wonderful. The cook Liesel served traditional South African food. You have to ask for her traditional chicken pie. It was delicious!!!

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Thank Doemmes R
Carol V, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. Liesel is almost a household name when it comes to her chicken pie. I have conveyed your compliments and explained the magnitude of Tripadvisor's influence - she is as proud as punch. The farm is not all that silent at the moment as we are busy harvesting - yet a... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

As a tour company we started using Knorhoek last year when I had to organise a wedding of German friends. From the start it was a wonderful experience. Everyone is always doing their utmost to accommodate every need and wish of the guests. The staff is friendly, the food delicious. Freshly baked bread at breakfast and wonderful homemade muesli are... More 

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Carolvn, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your wonderful words. Liesel is making her chicken pie as I type this e-mail. I have shown her your review and she is thrilled. It will be a little less quiet in the next few weeks as we will be starting to harvest the grapes. I really appreciate your review. All the best... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2013

My wife and I got married at this venue in Feb 2012 and we absolutely fell in love with the up market, yet down-to-earth nature of the estate. The accomodation is luxurious, but understated. It feels as though you're holidaying in a family friend's home. Towerbosch is truly amazing and their food is superb. An idyllic setting for weddings and... More 

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Carolvn, Owner at Knorhoek, responded to this review

Dear D. It is almost time for your anniversary - so I am wishing you a little early. Thank you for all your compliments about the venue and guesthouse. Please let us know what the hitches were in order to improve upon our service in the future. I really appreciate your taking the time to write down all these compliments.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
True Cape hospitality on a Fourth generation wine estate; breathtaking natural beauty of the mountain, rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens and natural streams; friendly locals to welcome you to tastefully decorated accommodation of your choice. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, close to Franschhoek and Paarl ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knorhoek

Address: PO Box 2 | Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $93 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The Stables rooms do not have aircon but even at 36 degrees Celcius outside, the temperature in the rooms were just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Sheena-DM, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest staying away the cottages for now, not sure how the guesthouse is, but make sure you know of alternate spots in case you're hit with a similar problem”
 of 5 bubbles jsdookoo, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are noisy so try to get the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles LaoJohnny, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in room 8 which is the honeymoon suite-but all the rooms are pretty! The upstairs rooms and the cottages are the prettiest.”
 of 5 bubbles Scubanu, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“we had the family room upstairs though we were only two but would be perfect for a couple with kids or for friends ....”
 of 5 bubbles starsuk, 1 May 2014 | Read review
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