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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is that one night is not enough! We had a wonderful stay at Gaikou. The rooms are enormous and very comfortable. The staff are a delight and very helpful. Breakfast was fabulous. Sadly we did not have enough time to use the pool but it looked stunning and so inviting. Everything is thought of, from fleece...

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nestled just at the end of town-we found a quiet and luxurious retreat here; high ceiling adds to the generosity the room displayed; tub in the middle of the room for a somehow different setting definitely not to miss!!!

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Eveline2701, much appreciated!

Johannesburg
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The rooms are large, we had a very comfortable King Size bed with beautiful bathroom amenities and a lovely selection of tea and coffee, including plunger coffee in the kitchen area. Very comfortable for a longer stay, quiet surroundings out of the town with well manicured lawns and a river walk. Would have loved to be able to stay longer.

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much 575chandrew!

Chepstow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely stopover between Cape Town and the beginning of the garden route. The room was huge and felt very luxurious and very private - we wish we could have stayed longer. The staff were really helpful and gave us good advice about where to eat and booked us a table. We didn't have breakfast as this seemed very expensive...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay with us, your review and your kind words Nicola!

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We have stays with a family of 7 persons. 2 bedroom house plus a 1 bedroom house. We loved it. Tastefully decorated, well equipped, fine beds, large veranda, breathtaking view. Finally a place in South Africa where they have managed to get wifi operating at decent speed. This seems to be an issue in this country, as we have experienced...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Whoop whoop! Thank you for your 5 star rating and your lovely, encouraging words. Much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 January 2017

In Swellendam on business and found this beautiful lodge almost by mistake. Spent 2 wonderful nights in the very pretty wedge between majestic mountains. I was booked into a room marked (economy) I suppose because it was adjacent to the reception area because the room certainly anything but 'economy'! A really large, modern and well-appointed room with basic self-catering facilities...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and your lovely, encouraging words. Much appreciated Garth! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

nice quiet place to stay right near the mountains - nice rooms, well furnished, modern, with comfortable beds. they have a fridge and a kettle in the room too, very useful for overnight travellers. breakfast is very good - selection and quality is excellent.. service is slow for non-buffet items. Coffee is very average - rather go to the wonderful...

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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star rating and your suggestions dear igorbear. We hear you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Swellendam is the perfect location to discover the region and Route 62. Take a spacious villa at Gaikou Lodge for a family or for two couples. Beautiful grounds and very friendly and efficient staff. It is a very upmarket B&B.

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Whoop whoop! Thank you for your 5 star rating and your lovely, encouraging words dear Elaine. Much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This hotel is spectacular in every way. The backyard view of the mountains is jaw dropping -I felt like i was in the Sound of Music! The rooms are gorgeous - large and perfectly appointed, with a large soaking tub and deluxe linens, plus an outdoor terrace for mountain viewing. But the best part of the hotel were the people...

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Wow! Thank you for your 5 star rating and your lovely, encouraging words. Much appreciated dear Kate Mary! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Pretoria
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Gaikou Lodge is located on the periphery of Swellendam in a quiet neighbourhood. The lodge has a magnificent "back yard" with a view of the mountains so close you can almost touch it. The rooms are big, very modern, clean and comfortable. So too the bathroom. In addition, a large bathtub is located in the room for the romantic ladies...

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Thank you so much for your great rating and your lovely words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family tourism and business accommodation in Swellendam. Gaikou Lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation on a 16 hectare private property at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, at walking distance from central Swellendam's shops, attractions and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaikou Lodge

Address: 69 Berg Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $115 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaikou Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All the rooms are at ground level with beautiful views of the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 575chandrew, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All are private and have excellent view of the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles veronicaw803, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Luxury King Room has an amazing view of the mountains. Strongly suggest!”
 of 5 bubbles RHGuarnieri, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“view is awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles 147borisb, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are luxury rooms and appear to be identical”
 of 5 bubbles Sauvarin, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
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