We loved this hotel. Des and Wilma were very welcoming hosts to their small but beautiful Bed and Breakfast. The hotel is on the outskirts of the town with easy access to the sites, restaurants and shopping.
The building is in the style of an old Cape building. It is set back from the road and is very quiet with extensive grounds and a swimming pool.
We stayed in a suite - Pharaoh, at the top of the house. The room was magnificent and decorated in a classic Victorian style with large heavy furniture. But it all worked and was very welcoming. Most importantly, it was air conditioned and had a magnificently comfortable bed.The bathroom was also huge and sympathetically modern.
There was a delicious provided full English breakfast expertly cooked by Des!
We had a lovely stay here and would thoroughly recommend it. Indeed we preferred it over de Kloof, as excellent as that was, where we stayed on our outward journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled under the Langeberg Mountains, 220 km from Cape Town along the N2 Garden Route, in the beautiful town of Swellendam in the Overberg region, this magnificent Victorian guesthouse (a parsonage from 1904 until 1974) has welcomed many visitors from all corners of the world. The peaceful settings of the gardens, to the warmth of the splendid decor, and comfort and service to the visitor, guarantee their return. Enjoy the elegance in a stately historic manor house, or in the garden cottage rooms each with a private entrance. Relax in the magnificent landscaped garden, or enjoy the African sun at the large salt-based swimming pool. A scrumptious breakfast is personally prepared by the owners using fresh local produce and from their garden. Dutch, German, English and Afrikaans are spoken. ... more less
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