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Southern Light Country House

24 Hohenort Avenue, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at Southern Light so much! We stayed in the luxury room with a balcony overlooking the gardens. The location is perfect and close to everything, the area is so tranquil and you could see a part of the mountain from the room. We loved the bathroom (it has underfloor heating)! The manager, Marina, was a fantastic... More 

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Crete, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Southern Light Country House. Location was perfect for us, handy to both Cape Town itself and all the scenic areas down the cape. The facilities were secure, comfortable, and friendly. We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

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marina112015, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review

Hi Susan! Sorry for only replying to your awesome review now! It was a pleasure having you here and will keep you to your promise to come back again! Renovations are coming along and we look forward to welcome you back to an even better experience! Greetings Marina More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Garden rooms. They are small, cheaply furnished and not in keeping with a 4 star guest house. Contrary to the website which states: “Relax in the guest lounge or choose a bottle of wine from the wine cellar”. On arrival we were advised that “new management” had requested that NO alcohol was to be served or consumed in public view... More 

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marina112015, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review

Sorry that you had just a bad experience. Renovations to better the guesthouse are on the way and things will look quite different in the new season! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in April 2015. The premises is situated in beautiful surroundings. My room was spacious, the bed comfortable, the bathroom modern, sparkling and clean. The room had a wonderful view of the spectacular garden. Breakfast was good with an adequate selection to choose from. Under the new ownership, it is unlikely that, in the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Friendly and flexible personnel in relaxing atmosphere with beautiful garden (most rooms have garden view)! Located in good neighborhood. Would absolutely visit again when visiting Capetown in future.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Set in the quiet suburb of Hohenhort (adjacent to Constantia) surrounded by opulent houses and boutique wine estates this was a good choice for the Cape Town half of our annual Cape visit - a good sized room - lacking a door to the toilet in an alcove - comfortable bed and nice furnishings - the TV could do with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The staff were very friendly and most helpful. The rooms were neat and tidy. All the appliances worked. The room was very spacious. The breakfast had a good variety and th food was tasty.The hotel has been bought by a new owner.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were ending our Cape Holiday at the Southern Light. Wanting to do something different from the oceanic view we usually pick. The website is a complete misrepresentation of the real thing. The management and owners were unprofessional. The place was very noisy. We were treated bluntly by Maxi. She is rude and unprofessional. Breakfast was average, definitely not worth... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From arrival to departure we were extremely well cared for. the service was fantastic including personal organisation for the Kierstenbosch concert. Food and ambience of the hotel was second to none and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. congratulations and thanks to Marina for a splendid holiday stay.

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Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We holiday in January 2015 with the whole family of 6 adults and 2 children, all our rooms were very spacious and lovely and clean. the property was stunning and big! My daughter had the use of the kitchen in the evening to warm up the children's food. The staff was very friendly and enjoyed the children.

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