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De Oude Pastorie Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 40 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2017

An attractive Dutch Cape style property with large garden, small pool with sun loungers in a quiet location. Wilma and Desmond were the perfect hosts being friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble in making our stay pleasurable. Because we were late arriving on our first night, a reservation had been made at The Powell House restaurant, a short walk away, an excellent recommendation. The Pharao suite is decorated and furnished in keeping with the age of the property. The room is spacious and the bathroom large comprising free standing slipper bath as well as a large separate shower. Own large terrace and shared lounge. Breakfast was delightful, Wilma used locally sourced fair where possible and Desmond gave his personal touches to the cooked breakfasts. You will be made very welcome here and we highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The two suites are excellent.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wilma and Desmond made us feel like friends not visitors. We especially liked the beautiful garden. Port and chocolate were a nice surprise before going to bed. Thank you for your hospitality, Wilma and Desmond!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Highly Recommended Guesthouse, Great location, fair value, The staff consistently went above and beyond, 5 Stars breakfast,Good clean comfortable, Modern, comfy, service-oriented, everything works well. Afsoon :-)

Room Tip: Great location, fair value
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Up to now we were only intent on getting from Somerset West to Knysna in the shortest possible time. Swellendam was just signpost along the way. Now that we are in our late 70's we decided to break the journey - and what a pleasure break it became. The town is beautiful and full of interest. De Oude Pastorie was a haven of comfort of the highest order. Our hosts, Des and Wilma, were friendly, efficient and went out of their way to make us welcome, comfortable, well fed, and fully rested for the next leg of our journey. We will make it a must for our stops on the road to Knysna in future and cannot recommend it too highly.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We changed several times our reservation and got instant answers and "ok" from the owner. They helped us in finding and recommending the best restaurant in town. Breakfast was wonderful.Delightful big pool.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had a very enjoyable 3 days here in the cottage in the garden. So nice to be able to wander out straight into the garden to sit and read or just enjoy the view.
The owners, Wilma and Desmond really put themselves out to make sure we enjoyed our stay and it was lovely being in a B &B where the owners really cared for us and our comfort.
The breakfasts were delicious and the eggs came from their own chickens .
Felt very sad when it was time to leave.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stayed here just for one night on our way back to Cape Town from Oudtshorn.We had the Pharoe room in the eaves of the lovely old house and our friends had a similar room opposite.The rooms were spacious with lots of luggage room ,a big comfy bed and a super bathroom (with an antique bath I just had to try out).The decor was old style with lots of wood panneling and antiques,we had the upstairs sitting room to ourselves complete with balconies with a view of the mountains.The garden has a good pool and loungers ?
Our hosts we very friendly helpful and informative.There were nice touches like the sherry and chocolates at turndown and the home cooked breakfast was excellent .We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this guesthouse and would love to go back there .

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about De Oude Pastorie Guesthouse

Address: 101 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: $138 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Oude Pastorie Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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