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Somerset Lodge

Main Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used Somerset Lodge for visiting business associates for about five years now. I always feel welcome; my business associates tell me that there is no cook in town who can match the special chicken dish on the menu; the rooms are beautiful and the manager, Antoinette, has never failed to go the extra mile for me - be... More 

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Thank LouisevanderMerwe
Simon D, Owner at Somerset Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you for your kind words. Repeat business, happy customers, positive feedback and reviews are very important to us. Thank you for your compliments to Molly who runs our kitchen and Antoinette, my General Manager who will always go the extra mile and is the point of contact for the majority of our guests at Somerset Lodge for... More 

Decorah, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to check in late, which was pre-arranged with the staff, however when we arrived no one was there to let us in and ended up waiting almost an hour until someone let us in. Had issues with things going missing from our room. Laundering services were terrible, our clothes returned with permanent stains from being washed incorrectly. Don't stay... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Simon D, Owner at Somerset Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, In the event a B&B or Guest House makes a mistake an apology is in order. However, sometimes there are guests that a hotel wishes were never there. From the outset the booking was problematic, your credit card was declined, you tried not to pay your balance due. You arrived in the middle of the night on New... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A homey place to stay for a few nights but not more. The antique furniture, woody bar, fire place and a cat called ginger all add to the look of the place and makes you wonder about its history. I did not like the carpet in the room I stayed in and that i could hear the guest in the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Welcoming and late check -in. We only reached at 11.30pm. The breakfast was great ,fresh and tasty. Beautiful down feather duvet -perfect for the winter nights. The staff are helpful with requests and go the extra effort to assist you.

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1 Thank nirupas2015
Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

4 of us ( 2 couples) stayed here for a total of 6 nights recently. The staff and managemnent were very good,homely old style charm, definitely not a cosrporate hotel, as some seem to expect reading reviews before we left for South Africa. Mollys brekfasts and dinners were superb, we had a roo mwith a balcony leading to the gardens... More 

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1 Thank otistdriftwood
Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is a historical building but the rooms and the dinning area are not the same as displayed on the internet. The rooms are rather old and the hallway floors creek all the time so you constantly hear people walking down the passages. Furthermore, the guesthouse manager is very rude and the first thing she says to customers entering the... More 

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5 Thank MissLee001
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I've stayed here a few times while on business in Somerset West. The staff are friendly and breakfast is great. The rooms in this old farm building are spacious, decorated with oldish furniture and good quality, comfortable beds. Rooms have coffee making facilities. The Arksey Village Pub, located at the lodge is a great place to relax and have a... More 

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Thank Igmar G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Friendly and convenient lodge type accommodation in Somerset West, had a brief stay and enjoyed the experience, cozy friendly Pub and home style cooking. Well situated to do any business in the Helderberg area. A lovely old building with character, this is not the usual boring hotel.

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Thank Stephen D
Maryland
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

If you like your room furniture shabby, tobacco smoke from the all-day bar drifting down the hallway, and inconsistent Internet service, this is your place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2006

I stayed at Somerset Lodge for 3 weeks while on business, what a great location and lovely buiding. I found the lodge to be central to all my clients in the Western Cape. The hotel has large rooms, offers a great breakfast that keeps you going for the whole day until you get back in the evening and can unwind... More 

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