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SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat

30 Elsenham Ave, Somerset West 7130, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spent one night at this magnificent lodge. The welcome on arrival made us feel very special - the staff were super attentive and obliging. The interior design is quite unique and creates a very relaxing ambiance. Our room, Tsala-Tsala was amazing - beautifully fitted and very spacious. The grounds are beautiful - all in all, a perfect lodge which... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

SW1 has been one of our favourite Guest houses on our travels through the Cape. The staff have always made our stay feel more of a home from home. Sadly, Monique left to manage the Victorian 1906 Hotel in Montague. The resort is now closed and shortly will be re-opened under new management......and I don't think the staff who made... More

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Wildrover Thank you for your very complimentary comments about SW1, my involvement in it and the vote of confidence for the staff I have had working for me for many years. It is so heartening to hear that you feel it is a very special place. This is precisely why we are NOT handing over the reigns to any... More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Terri and Dave are very friendly owners of the geust house. We loved our stay here and felt right at home from the very start. I loved the interior. We stayed in the Thandi room which is just wonderful. It is a spacious room with a stunning bathroom, a balcony that has sun the entire day and a sea view.... More

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Thiadrik We are thrilled at receiving your positive review of SW1. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and to offer you the hospitality we believe SW1 is well known for. You were wonderful guests and we hope you will return to visit us again soon More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Heavenly, romantic and cozy. We found it to be a perfect haven. Beautiful garden and pool area. Beautifully designed exteriors. Stunningly decorated interiors and magical views from the lapa. The staff were super attentive and helpful. The breakfast was superb and all and all a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating experience at a beautiful retreat.

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Chane We are so chuffed to receive such wonderful praise. It is feedback like this that makes what we do so worthwhile. It was our pleasure to have you and your husband as our guests. We hope you will return to stay with us again soon More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Never ever come to this spa in Somerset West called SW1. Service is terrible and unprofessional. Firstly on arrival they took 10 minutes just for reception to open the gates or answer there telephones. Me and my wife pre-booked a 10am appointment for a couple massage and overnight stay. We were asked by reception if the massage could be postponed... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I attended a Business Networking breakfast on Thurs 1st August at SW1 Lodge and the stunning decor and beautiful surroundings made this the perfect venue for this stylish event for 50 people. The staff were very helpful and friendly and ensured the event progressed without a hitch. After welcome tea/coffee we were seated for a delicious breakfast and then moved... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It is worth the money, we had a great stay. the Lodge is perfectly located in the suburbs so it is perfect if you need peace and quiet and it is stylish, clean and cosy! The staff is very helpful and very accommodating and they offer great services! one thing i would say is that maybe breakfast should be included... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A double booking spa treatment mistake by them was rectified with * Spa Treatment, * Overnight Stay (Thula-Thula) and * Lunch at Jenna Viva Restaurant! Excellent service and extremely professional. Thanks.

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mr S We are so pleased we were able to make up for the double booking that inconvenienced you.. You were most accommodating of this error and proved to be amazing guests. It is so refreshing to have people who are so easy to get along with and who appreciate the service provided. SW1 is open to... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I saw a promotion advertised at JennaVIVA (my favourite restaurant in Somerset West) for a spa called SW1. Being a spa bunny I thought I'd try it out. I never expected what I got. A beautiful hidden setting right here in Somerset West with the most fantastic decor and the most friendly and well trained staff. I've only been back... More

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Alda We are blown away by your fantastic feedback! This type of review makes what we do well worth all the effort. We have to insist that you come and savour our luxurious rooms!! You are always welcome at SW1 More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed for one night on a mid-week break. Good Points: - large and clean room and bathroom - quiet and relaxed setting - breakfast staff were friendly and freshly baked cheese rolls were delicious Bad Points: - Lady at reception was not very friendly and had a bit of an attitude - Jacuzzi was "out of order" but just looked... More

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Additional Information about SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat

Address: 30 Elsenham Ave, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Also Known As:
SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat Somerset West, South Africa - Cape Town

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Luxury in Somerset West Do you want to experience undiluted Euro-African chic and opulence in magnificent surroundings? Enjoy delicious chef prepared meals? Be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do? Be pampered at a uniquely special spa? Then Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat - a treasure in the Helderberg.Highly individualised luxury accommodation and events supportSW1 Lodge Offers 10 uniquely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading/ relaxation, TV lounge and bar, conference facilities, 2 swimming pools, BBQ, sauna, Jacuzzi, majestic garden setting, 24 hour security PLUS a world class spa offering the full range of Body and Beauty treatments. Whether it is business or pleasure SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, have a high powered conference, that all-important business meeting, or for very special intimate weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations, product launches, wine tasting or dinner events and corporate workshops. ... more   less 
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