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Guesthouse LaRachelle

8 Somerset Street | PO Box 562, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and very friendly. Clean hospitable good breakfast and I would go back anytime ! No complaints and a lovely garden leading to the river.It is very well situated just a few minutes to the quaint town.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our one night stop over at La Rachelle on our way to Cape Town. Rachelle made is feel at home straight away and was very chatty. The rooms have lots of character and are more than adequate for a few nights stay. Rachelle gave us several suggestions of places to eat and tried to put them in... More 

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Stanford, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place to stay. Very centrally situated, near restaurants and signts. The room was very clean and welcoming. The beds had electric blankets which were necessary as it was an exceptionally cold night. The room we had was very quiet which was great as we are slight sleepers. A light breakfast is included in the rate and it was all... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Just off n2, close to restaurants, beautiful rooms and hosts made us feel right at home. recommended, one of the best we stayed in. Large shower and bathroom. Breakfast served on lovely enclosed patio area. Wifi connection very good.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Pretty as a picture. Cute garden. Feel so relaxed after a tough work day. Thanks to my hosts. They welcome you in and then leave you in peace. DSTV, wi-fi, what bliss. Recommended for business or holiday. Enjoying the beautiful warm weather, under the stars.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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Wakefield
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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 

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