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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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. A haven of peace and tranquillity. The breakfast was legendary. Couldn't fault it. My wife and I loved our stay there. The hosts were very welcoming and we would recommend it to others.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Summerwood. We always hope that people will find our guesthouse an idyllic place to relax and enjoy their holiday in Stellenbosch. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed breakfast. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I chose to stay at Summerwood Guest House for one night towards the end of May as part of a drive up the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Our first stop was Stellenbosch for a day or wine tasting! I would start by saying the place is absolutely beautiful. The grounds and house are... More 

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

Dear Guest Thanks a million for this feedback. We are so proud of our guesthouse and love to hear our guests enjoyed their stay. The grounds are such an important part of Summerwood and we take pleasure in maintaining the lush greenery that surrounds us here. We are so glad that you enjoyed the variety of breakfast options we have... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last night,despite the reception guy saying they were full I booked via hotels.com and got a room. Good bed,comfortable and nice variety of honesty bar drinks. Only downside was the water wasn't hot so had a lukewarm bath and shower,not great for winter.

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

Dear Guest Although we have have since been in contact with you personally via email, we would still like to respond to your review. Thanks for staying at Summerwood. We are glad you enjoyed the honesty bar & that your room & bed were to your liking. Sorry about the mix-up with your booking, more than likely just a technical... More 

Olympia, Washington
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you for reviewing our guesthouse. We are so happy that you enjoyed all we have to offer here at Summerwood. Our pool is indeed a wonderful tranquil place for people to relax. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wide variety of options at breakfast. As you mentioned, our room sizes do vary and the standard... More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

Dear Guest Well thank you sincerely for your glowing review! It is so great to hear you and your husband enjoyed your visit to Summerwood. We are delighted that you appreciated the personal touches like the sherry in the rooms and the use of our iMac. We think its really important for every guest to feel welcomed & at home... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Our team really do their very best to keep all our guests happy. We are so glad you like the look & feel of our guesthouse. It is important to us to modernise Summerwood while maintaining the heritage of the house. We hope to see you again! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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