Grahamstown Accommodation at The Cock House Eastern Cape Hotels
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  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests36
  • Rooms/Units14

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The Cock House is a 4 star graded hotel offering Grahamstown accommodation in 14 guest rooms.

About The Cock House

One of Grahamstown's best-loved landmarks, The Cock House offers you country home comfort and elegant dining in the historic "City of Saints". Named after the Hon. William Cock, an enterprising 1820’s Settler, the house dates back to 1826. Opened as a guest house and restaurant in 1991, it has been lovingly restored and is a declared National Monument.

Many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House, including President Nelson Mandela on three occasions. The guest house is centrally located to explore historic Grahamstown, South Africa's festival city and home to Rhodes University and many prominent schools.

Linking the Garden Route and the Wild Coast, a two to three night stay is recommended to enjoy Grahamstown, Frontier Country, the Sunshine Coast and nearby game reserves such as SAN Parks Addo Elephant National Park.

ACCOMMODATION

The warm and welcoming interior features yellowwood floors, fine fabrics and antiques. While away an afternoon browsing through the library in the same room where former resident, South African author André Brink, penned four of his best-selling novels.

Each of the nine double guest rooms is individual and special, whether located in the main house or in the converted stables and cottages. They are named after previous owners of the house - Norden, Atherstone, Webber, Brink and so on. All have bath and/or shower, hairdryer, TV with selected DStv, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Heating and electric blankets will keep you snug in winter and overhead fans cool the rooms in summer.

Two rooms are family suites sleeping four while the Brink room and Long room boast magnificent four-poster beds.

Self catering accommodation is available in four spacious two-bedroom apartments with kitchen, lounge and dining areas, ideal for longer stays or families.

THE RESTAURANT

The warm and welcoming main house features a cosy pub, lounge/library and Norden's Restaurant. The restaurant is named for Benjamin Norden, an 1820’s Settler who built the house in 1826.

The gracious main dining room, with its unusual barrelled ceiling, is the perfect setting for a memorable meal. Norden's is renowned for its innovative menu offering delicious South African cuisine, complimented by an excellent wine selection.

Opening off the main dining area is a cosy private dining room, complete with the original "Welcome Dover" stove from its former days as the kitchen. Now dubbed the Breakfast Room., you can enjoy the magnificent breakfast spread of freshly baked muffins, homemade muesli, fresh fruit and fruit juices as well as the traditional cooked breakfast.

CONFERENCES AND WEDDINGS

Tailor-made set menus are available for all occasions from 21st birthdays and cocktail parties to wedding receptions and small conferences.

Norden’s restaurant: Dinner open daily; breakfast served for in-house guests; lunch advance bookings for a minimum of 8 guests.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Room 1 - Queen Room

Room 1 is furnished with a Queen-size bed, the room also has an en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, hand basin and wc. The room is equipped with a TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk. Room 1 opens onto a garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 2 - Twin Room

Room 2 is comfortably furnished for two guest, furnished with twin beds. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower, hand basin and WC. A TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk is available in the room, which opens onto a garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 3 - Queen Room

Room 3 is furnished with a Queen-size bed, the room also has an en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, hand basin and wc. The room is equipped with a TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk. Room 1 opens onto a garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 4 - Deluxe Double

Room 4 is furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed. The room has an en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, hand basin and WC. A TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk is available in the room. The room opens onto a patio and the garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Room 5 - Twin Room

Room 5 is a Twin Room situated in the main house. The room is furnished with twin / two single beds and has an open-plan bathroom equipped with a bath and a shower. The room is equipped with a TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk, and opens onto a patio.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 6 - Deluxe Double

Located in the main house, the room is furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath, hand basin and WC. A TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee facilities as well as a desk is available in the room. The room also opens onto a patio. There is a sleeper couch for one child if required.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 7 - Family Room

Room 7 is a family room comfortably furnished for a family of four. The room is furnished with a queen-size bed and has a loft room with twin beds. The room also has a private bathroom with a bath and a shower, hand basin and WC. A TV with DStv, Wi-Fi access, as well as tea and coffee facilities is available in the room.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Room 8 - Queen Room

Room 8 is a comfortably furnished Queen room. The room is furnished with a Queen-size bed and has a full en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath, shower, hand basin and WC. Guests can relax in the small lounge which has a TV with DStv, and Wi-Fi access, as well as tea and coffee facilities, is available. The room has a small patio that opens onto a garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-Catering Apartment One

Self-Catering Apartment One has two bedrooms. The first bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed and the second bedroom is furnished with twin / two single beds. There is one full bathroom equipped with a bath, shower, hand basin and WC. The unit has a kitchen with a microwave, a stove and oven, as well as a fridge, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining area. A TV with DStv as well as Wi-Fi access is available and opens onto a covered patio.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-Catering Apartment Two

Self-Catering Apartment Two has two bedrooms. The first bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed and the second bedroom is furnished with twin / two single beds. There is a sleeper couch in the lounge area, that can sleep one extra guest, if needed. There is one full bathroom equipped with a bath, shower, hand basin and WC. The unit has a kitchen with a microwave, a stove and oven, as well as a fridge, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining area. A TV with DStv as well as Wi-Fi access is available.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-Catering Apartment Three

Self-Catering Apartment Three has two comfortable bedrooms. The first bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size and the second bedroom has twin bed. There is a full bathroom equipped with a bath, shower, hand basin and WC. The unit has a kitchen with a microwave, a stove and oven, as well as a fridge, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining area. A TV with DStv as well as Wi-Fi access is available and opens onto a covered patio.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-Catering Apartment Four

Self-Catering Apartment Four has two bedrooms. The first bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed and the second bedroom is furnished with twin / two single beds. There is a sleeper couch in the lounge area, that can sleep one extra guest, if needed. There is one full bathroom equipped with a bath, shower, hand basin and WC. The unit has a kitchen with a microwave, a stove and oven, as well as a fridge, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining area. A TV with DStv as well as Wi-Fi access is available.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since September 2000

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