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Guesthouse LaRachelle

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Somerset Street | PO Box 562, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 33 Swellendam B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited in January but picked a night when the heavens opened up, the owners were away but we were nicely helped and the room although not the largest was more than adequate for our needs. Everything that we could possibly need was in the room and it was well appointed as was the bathroom. We were only passing through... More

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Cape Town
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14 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was a very pleasant short stay. The owner was very accommodating and made us feel very secure. The quality of the rooms was good and they are built courtyard- style which was nice for us as a family as we were all close together. Breakfast the next day was decent. The availability of wifi was also a plus.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We found this guesthouse whilst driving through Swellendam looking for accommodation. What a friendly welcome by the owner and his wife. The gave us information about the town and which restaurant to have a meal. We could walk to town centre and enjoyed a wonderful meal at the recommended restaurant. Our room was very comfortable with the all the necessary... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We choose Swellendam to be one of our place to stay along our tour in the Garden Route. We had no specific information about this place. We found Swellendam very nice and pastoral . The big surprise was La Rachelle Guesthouse . It was easy to find, the owner him self was waiting for us and directing to safe parking.... More

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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

This place is not as described, there is no pool, the lady host is abrupt, unfriendly and condecending, the bathroom lacks cleanliness the toilet seat made of wood yuk, the carpets and rugs were dirty. The tea and cofee tray lacked milk , so I went and asked the owner if he would be kind enough to provide some, he... More

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LaRachelle, Owner at Guesthouse LaRachelle, responded to this review

We are appalled by this review. The guest NEVER once mentioned any of his "complaints" to any of us. We had a delightful conversation during breakfast and they even wrote "thank you very much"in our guestbook. We, that is myself, my wife and other personnel have NEVER been abrupt, unfriendly or condescending to our guests. As a matter of fact... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

I stayed one night and had a room at the back by the small pool. The decor in the guest house is superbly done, very tasteful. The room was large, although I did not see any tea/coffee making facilities which would suit some guests. The bathroom was very large and well appointed, there was a guests lounge with an honour... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

A friendly helpful family run guest house where we stayed the one night on our way back to Cape Town. The accommodation is located on the edge of town but close to a couple of restaurants. The breakfast was arranged the previous day and we opted for the continental style which was great - boiled eggs, fruit, toast and cereals... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Stopped off in Swellendam to break the drive and what a little gem it is? Very pretty setting and lovely houses and restaurants. La Rachelle was easy to find and very welcoming. Our room was very nice with a lovely bathroom. Very quiet and overlooked the small pool area. Our hosts were very kind and helpful and recommended a lovely... More

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Address: 8 Somerset Street | PO Box 562, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse LaRachelle 3*
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Intimate, cosy and comfortable, hallmark this family run charming guesthouse in Swellendam. Ideally situated halfway between Cape Town and Outdshoorn and or the well known Garden Route. Your hosts, Marius and Rachelle, will welcome you with warm and good old fashioned country hospitality. LaRachelle offers five smoke free en-suite bedrooms in great comfort with separate entrances opening on to a secure and private enclosure. Relax, after an active day, in the comfort of your bedroom or in the lounge. With most trendy restaurants and places of interest within walking distance, Guesthouse LaRachelle is the perfect choice of accommodation and offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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