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Summerwood Guest House

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28 Jonkershoek Road | Mostertsdrif, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Summerwood Boutique Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property deserves an excellent rating. However, it is a small boutique hotel, not a typical B&B. You rarely see the owner, and staff has been hired to manage the establishment. You do not have the feeling you are staying in someone's home. The atmosphere is more formal. For example, breakfast is more like eating in a restaurant and guests... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Summerwood Guest House in February and it was absolutely fantastic. I apologise to the owners in advance for the length of time it has taken me to write this glowing Report. My husband is South African and I am British, we both live in the UK now. Our trip to South Africa always involves a whistle-stop... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tessa and Danika and the staff are super friendly and provide warmth and charm to add to ones stay. They were extremely helpful, in ensuring my Canadian guests were well cared for including making dinner reservations where necessary. about a half an hours walk from the centre of Stellenbosch, it is situated in a beautiful quiet location. The minimalist design... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Highlight of accommodation while I was traveling in the Western Cape. I was overwhelmed with the kindness and assistance given by the staff (Tessa and Danika). Room 8 was luxury. Better than a 5 star hotel and more personal. Atmosphere relaxed with stunning interior decoration as well as outside space. Great quiet location. I enjoyed tremendously stunning... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Wow - what a lovely compliment! We are delighted to hear how much you loved your stay here @ Summerwood. Such positive feedback about Tessa & Danica is amazing - we are so lucky to have them, they always go the extra mile for our guests! The suburb we are in is ideal for running & cycling &... More 

Solihull
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very nicely renovated Guest House within a 20-30 minute walk of the town centre. Service we received from the two managers, Tessa and Danika, was great both prior to our visit over email and actually during our stay. They suggested a wine tour with Anel, African Wonders which was fab – see separate report. We were initially disappointed room... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks a million for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that Tessa & Danica pointed you in the right direction for your wine tour - they really are gems! Room 2 is also very popular due to its terrace & easy garden access -we are glad you liked it! The honesty bar is one of our... More 

Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I found this place on trip advisor and saw the 5 star rating and we decided to stay here. It truly lived up to the ratings. The home was built in 1904 and has probably had it's share of renovations but the owners have done a splendid job in keeping the house's old world charm! It's beautifully decorated and immaculately... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks so much for taking the time to review our Guesthouse, We are delighted that Summerwood lived up to your expectations. We love the heritage that comes with Summerwood & all our renovations have tried to modernise while maintaining the character of the building. We hope you can stay with us longer next time you visit South Africa! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed at Summerwood for one night in the Top Room, Number 8. We wish we had a bit more time to enjoy it as it was such an amazingly beautiful place. Contrary to other reviews, we really enjoyed the breakfast, they provided eggs to order and loads of healthy options. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the staff were... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for this lovely review - it is so kind of you to share your positive remarks on this forum. We are so happy that you had a great stay with us at Summerwood and that you enjoyed all our breakfast options! More 

Scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We found this guesthouse to be comfortable and the staff pleasant and helpful. The one reservation is the quality of the breakfast provided. It lacks in quality and imagination with little bits of this and that provided on a self-service basis which we don't like. The bacon and eggs would be far better if cooked to order and the croissants... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, Room 2 is a popular choice! The issues you had with breakfast were indeed shared with other guests recently. Please rest assured that we take this feedback very seriously and are working on practical solutions to suit the various pallets of all our guests. Better... More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not much to add to other reviews: comfortable accommodation, nice pool and garden, excellent breakfasts, friendly management team. It was a bit of a walk back from the town on a hot day, but overall we could not have been more satisfied.

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is always great to know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us - Hope to see you again! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited Summerhouse during South-African spring (september). Booked one night, but stayed another because the room + surroundings were very nice. Lovely garden, nice and friendly staff. Too bad breakfast didn't match the excellent standards of the rest of the hotel: soggy croissants, cheap yoghurt and horrible coffee. Not too mention the fruit juice (obviously not freshly squeezed!) But don't let... More 

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SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have also taken your comments about breakfast on board & are looking into a different guest friendly coffee solution. More 

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