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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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Solihull
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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69 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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 hotel reviews
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 

shropshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have recently returned from a month in South Africa during which time we spent a very pleasant stay at Summerwood. We were welcomed by friendly staff, and were looked after very well throughout our visit. Tess and her team went out of their way to make restaurant recommendations/reservations all of which proved to be a great success. The Guesthouse... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us such a positive review. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us & in the Stellenbosch area. We will be delighted to welcome you back on your next visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Summerwood in February and left a little underwhelmed especially considering the rave reviews we'd read before arrival. The property is nice and comfortable so long as you you like twee design and lots of grey (which we happen to like), and the pool and garden area are nice and peaceful, our room could have done... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your thoughts on your stay with us at Summerwood. It is always valuable to hear first hand about our guest’s experience. It saddens us to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some feedback on the 2 major things that disappointed you. Service:... More 

leicester, england
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240 reviews 240 reviews
99 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had stayed at Summerwood when under previous ownership about 6 years ago. Since then it has been modernised but remains a beautiful (if less characterful) building in a peaceful pleasant neighbourhood about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Stellenbosch. The room was satisfactory if not very large and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was attractive with a... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank your for your feedback. It is important for us to be aware of any issues you experienced during your stay as we are constantly striving to improve the quality of our guest’s experience. Please allow us to take this opportunity to provide you with a response to your issues. Rate: We have a very competitive rate in... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed here at the close of our visit to South Afica, travelling back from knysna. Enjoyed our two night stay, staff were very frioendly and helpful Ideal location for walking into town, day or night, and easy access to the many vineyards.

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