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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Scotland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
143 helpful votes 143 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

A very nicely renovated Guest House within walking distance to the city and only 5 minutes drive to nearest vineyard. Service from the two managers was great - Tessa and Danika. They arranged an excellent and very reasonable Tuk Tuk Wine tour for the two of us. Our room was a little smaller than some we have had in our... More 

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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 on Summerwood. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and that your room, grounds, honesty bar and breakfast were to your liking. We strive to keep our guests happy. Over the past month the coffee is something that several guests brought to our attention... More 

Algarvia, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have stayed at Summerwood for three years running and love the place so I hesitate to downgrade it from five to four stars. The rooms upstairs overlooking the garden are great and the garden itself is an oasis of comfort and peace with a good sized pool. The service is friendly and efficient. However what has changed is the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your review and your continued support over the years, it is so nice to hear you enjoy yourself here at Summerwood. We are so sorry you did not enjoy the breakfast, we have taken this on board and have already done away with the colourful yogurt and now have only natural yogurt... More 

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