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Zomerlust Guesthouse

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$112*
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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Almost 20 years ago my newly wedded Husband carried me into one of the rooms at Zomerlust guesthouse. This weekend we had the privilege to revisit the same place, same room and was not disappointed. Friendly service, excellent food and pristine facilities was the usual treatment. Highly recommend it for a special stopover or celebration. Lovely garden a little depleted...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The service received from the staff was absolutely wonderful. Every query or request was addressed with speed and such friendliness. The food was beyond divine! The room and bathroom had a charming vintage feel, in keeping with the history of the guesthouse. It was delightful to sit in the back garden after a lovely breakfast and watch the guinea fowl...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Delia, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your 5 star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at Zomerlust, my second time. As a guesthouse, the owners know a thing or two about hospitality. Extremely welcoming, the room most spacious. The back garden is a tiny haven of peace. The chef went to endless trouble to accommodate my dietary requirements. A celiac's heaven, and that is rare in SA. Most appreciated.

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Roberta, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I stayed at Zomerlust Guesthouse last week on business with a party of 6 international guests. We were so well looked after by all the staff at Zomerlust during the day while we had meetings/snacks/lunch. The chef went out of his way to accomodate the different dietary requirements. Thank you so much. The rooms are good and spacious. My only...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Melody, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed one week over there for business and If I could, I'll choose another hotel next time. Old room, bath..., bad matress, bad heater, bad breadfast... The sample is thr key of my room, almost broken where I needed two minutes to open it Just it was ok the location in my case......

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear riojanaporelmundo, I'm sorry to see that your experience at Zomerlust was not what you expected. While we try to highlight and celebrate our history (the property dates back to 1792), it is unacceptable that your experience did not live up to your expectations, and I apologize profusely for it, while sharing your review with our staff and management. Best...

Washington DC
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I stayed for 5 nights last week at the Zomerlust in Paarl. From the moment my biz partner and I checked in, until the last morning of our check-out, we were treated with great service. I must commend the staff at the tasty and ginormous breakfast buffet each morning for ensuring each guest was taken care of and well-fed. The...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear c2u4ze2im, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Mapledurwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Stayed for two nights last Wednesday and Thursday. Originally got room 1 (nice, large and airey) but asked to move, a) bright lights shining on the window, b) cars & bikes in the street were noisey. Got moved to the stable room. Was OK, again, bright and airey. No shower but a bath makes a pleasant change, only issue was...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear c2u4ze2im, thank you for your review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments and comments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We had a very pleasant stay with lovely decorated rooms and friendly staff. It really takes you back to a bygone era.....the only downfall is being situated on the main road, you may have some traffic noise during the night.

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Beulah, thank you for your review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We gave stayed here over the years since a honeymoon 20 years ago. The rooms are still good and clean and the beds are comfortable but the decor is pretty much unchanged in 20 years and the bathrooms have not been updated for showers etc The garden is really neglected and the windows all need some attention The food was...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear koala602, thank you for your review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments and comments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

A B&B in Paarl. This was a very disappointing stay. The guest house is directly on the main road and trying to sleep whilst motorbikes, racing cars and loud car guards at your window is almost impossible. I requested to move to a room away from the street which they duly assisted with to their credit. The breakfast option was...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear AdventureTL, I'm sorry to see that your experience at Zomerlust did not live up to your expectations, and I apologize on behalf of the staff and management, while sharing your review with them. Best regards, Jeroen

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our heritage site in the historic center of Paarl. Situated in the Western Cape Winelands, about 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town and its international airport, Paarl is the ideal Winelands stayover. Major routes lead to the neighbouring towns of Franschhoek,Stellenbosch and Wellington Our Zomerlust property is a sustainable destination for the kontrei traveller - the traveller looking for authentic sense of place experiences. 1. Accommodation in the restored manor house of the Jacob Isaac de Villiers family. There are 10 double en-suite rooms, all individually decorated with selected period pieces and 4 cozy bedrooms in "Die Stal", the original cow stable in the garden. 2. The restaurant at Zomerlust offers home-cooked food. It has a large patio for al fresco meals and braai's (BBQ's) in the garden. 3. Die Taphuis, our boutique wine cellar, is the home of Boutique Baratok. The winemakers, Daniel Langenhoven and Alex Boraine with their Welgegund and Laska brands produced from grapes at Welgegund, Wellington. These and other boutique wines are available in Die Kraan, our ladies' bar. This is also the only place where PAARL ROCK brandy, part of the de Villiers heritage, can be enjoyed. 4. Zomerlust is the home of our in house tour operator, Kontrei Traveller - for guided, authentic local tours, transfers and tours deeper into South and Southern Africa. 5. The endemic and organic Garden with historical features from the De Villiers family is a place of tranquility for guests to interact with the seasonal dynamics of flora and fauna. 6. Special occasion or small executive workshop ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zomerlust Guesthouse

Address: 193 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Price Range: $160 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zomerlust Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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