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Quorn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

SW1 Lodge is an absolute gem of total luxury accommodation discreetly hidden in Somerset West, within the Cape Province of South Africa ... whenever you are an international traveller or a local African on holiday or between cities on business we could not recommend a more luxurious place to stay with the highest standards of service. The proprietor obviously has...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this amazing review Steve and for stating it in such detail. And sincere apologies for the belated response. It is so uplifting to get this sort of appreciation for what we do. Your compliments regarding the decor, ambience and service at SW1 Lodge are gratefully accepted. We hope that you and Sarah will return to us soon....

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed here just for a weekend, getting away from the city to enjoy the mountains and the vineyards. The guesthouse is a wonderful peaceful oasis, where we really felt spoilt. The attention to the details can be seen in everything from the interior decorations to the delicious breakfasts, and the friendly and professional service was beyond our expectations. Thank...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review Ruxandra. Please accept sincere apologies for the delayed response. Your comments about our decor and breakfasts and general service are greatly appreciated. Mareaze is a wonderful host and she is grateful for your vote of confidence. We look forward to you returning to us.

Egham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A treasure in the Helderburg. We stayed here for 4 nights, enjoying the most delicious home cooked breakfasts. Our room was so opulent and magnificent with a "his" and "hers" shower, and a roll top bath fit for a King! Magnificent place, Mareaze clearly loves her job, and has wonderful staff working with her to create a home from home...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Vicky and Alan. Apologies for the delayed response. It is encouraging to know that our facilities, breakfasts and individualized service are appreciated. And you are right - Mareaze loves her job and it exudes into everything she does. She is the perfect host. We look forward to you returning to us soon.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I booked SW1 as part of a 3-stop tour around Cape Town, wanting to be close to the wine regions. We often got puzzled looks when asked where we were heading/staying, Somerset West did not seem to be top of anyone's list. I can understand that in terms of the town itself, just a standard community town. However, who cares...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

This review is what makes what we do all worthwhile - thank you Deb. Apologies for the late response - the gremlins have been busy. It is so gratifying to know that SW1 Lodge's qualities are so appreciated. Mareaze is a consummate professional and prides herself in delivering the highest standard in everything she does. Thank you for visiting Somerset...

Reviewed 14 March 2016

It is difficult to express just how amazing this guest house is. It all starts with Mareaze who's high standards can be seen everywhere. From the beginning of the day she has her finger on the pulse with her friendly attitude to make sure that everyone's stay at SW1 Lodge is as near perfection as possible, Her team of John...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

This is an amazing review and is gratefully accepted Valerie. My sincere apologies for the late response. We are so uplifted by your positive and detailed comments. It makes what we do all worthwhile. Thank you for acknowledging our very special Mareaze and her loyal team. We are honoured that you endorse our name as #1 in Somerset West -...

Newport
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Great location, awesome service, nothing was too much to ask for. Mareaze and her team made it like home from home. Erinvale needs to learn a few things about customer service from SW1. Will be booking for next year!

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this positive review Michel and please accept my sincere apologies for the lateness in responding. We you will indeed return to your home from home and look forward to welcoming you back. Sending you best wishes.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

From our arrival to departure our stay was sheer pleasure! As for the staff - nothing was too much trouble. Mareaze ran her team, John, Moira and Izzy to give what you would expect on any 5 star vacation. Rooms were a designers delight and maintained superbly. Quiet communal areas to relax and a bar and social area too. Beautiful...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review Terry and Sue and please accept my unconditional apology for the delayed response. It is gratifying to know that what we offer is so appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

lucky to get in due to a fortunate cancellation. Mareaze could not do enough for us and the place is Stunning. We just mentioned an idea to Mareaze and she researched and planned a superb day for us x

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Not sure how I missed this awesome review and apologise for the delayed response. We are blown away by your wonderful comments and appreciate it very much. Mareaze is delighted. We look forward to you returning to us in the future. Sending best wishes to you.

Spain
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It all starts with the colourful, exotic, flowerful exterior when you arrive, continues with the warm welcome from Mareaze and the helpful staff to be completed with the very well decorated, spacey and certainly NOT average sub-urban guest house. We stayed 2 nights at SW1 Lodge and wanted to return later during our holiday but they were fully booked and...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

This review makes what we do all worthwhile Hans. Please accept my unconditional apology for the delayed response. It is so gratifying to know that our decor, ambience, comfort and service are so appreciated. Mareaze is delighted to say the least. We anticipate many return visits from you and promise to improve even further on our high standards. Sending you...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Everything about this bed and breakfast was top class excellence. Mareaze is so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are to die for, offering everything you would expect from a 5 star residence. Mareaze and her team, John Wiliam and Moira are so friendly and efficient it was pure joy. We had a BBQ one evening, even...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Robert What a pleasure it is to read your review of SW1 Lodge! Mareaze and her staff are delighted! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that this will entice you to return to us agin soon. Best wishes

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Luxury in Somerset West Do you want to experience undiluted Euro-African chic and opulence in magnificent surroundings? Enjoy delicious chef prepared meals? Be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do? Then Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge Offers 5 uniquely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading/ relaxation, TV lounge and bar, conference facilities, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, have a conference or that all-important business meeting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SW1 Lodge

Address: 32 Elsenham, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Price Range: $135 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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SW1 Lodge Somerset West, South Africa - Cape Town
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