Drostdy Hotel Graaf-Reinet
The majestic facade of the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet speaks for itself.
Built in 1806 and designed by famous French architect Louis Thibault as the „Drostdy“
of the district. „Drostdy“ is the Dutch word for magistrates court. Restored
to it's former splendour by De Oude Meester group in 1977, it plays host to
many of the groups priceless antiques and paintings. Enter these doors, take a
step back in time and a journey through this living national monument.. The
foyer, with it's doors open and looking down the street at another national
monument, Reinet House. One of 220 national monuments in the oldest town in
the Eastern Cape and the fourth oldest in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet. The
yellowwood floors, Persian carpet, antique table and grandiose fresh flower
arrangement gives you an idea what lies ahead.
Next to the swimming pool area is Stretch's Court, a cobblestone street, lined with colourful shutters and bougainvillea. The accommodation is situated here with safe parking close to the rooms. The imposing slave bell reminds of a time when these cottages were emancipated slave quarters. Each and every of the 51 rooms varies in size, shape, and decor. All are en-suite, equipped with air-conditioning and all modern day amenities to ensure a luxurious stay. Each room also has one or more priceless antique from the Rembrandt collection in pristine condition. A Victorian addition to the accommodation belonged to the family of the Graaff-Reinet born and bred renowned banker G.T. Ferreira. 144 candles are lit in brass candelabras in the original court room of the Landdrost – now the elegant dining room. It reminds of a romantic era, two centuries ago.
Traditional „Boontjiesop“ Drostdy bread and Karoo lamb are served here. The Wijnkamer is an extension of the dining room and is often used for small special events. The comfortable lounge and Ladies bar where light snacks, lunches, tea and drinks can be enjoyed.
The patio and a garden alive with the twittering of many wild birds from numerous feeders suspended from trees are a real joy for the weary traveller looking for a light snack or drinks! In De Camdeboo à la carte restaurant yellow candlelight reflecting in antique yellowwood tables and an excellent selection of Cape wines adds warmth to good company. The Thibault function room can accommodate a maximum of 90 guests at a banquet and De Wijnkamer, a traditional V.O.C. dining room, accommodates 20 guests. The marquee protected pool area is ideal for larger outdoor functions.
Conference equipment available includes an overhead film projector, a VHS video machine and colour monitor, a slide projector, a black board and flip chart. The Thibault Room seats 90 in the theatre, 50 in lecture and 30 in boardroom arrangements.
Rates per room per night, accommodation only: on request
|Standard room single|
|Standard room double|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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