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The Coachman Guest House

14 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
The Coachman Guest House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed at the Coachman Guest House from Nov 8th-Nov 9th. It was a terrific night and the one regret was not being able to stay longer and enjoy the beautiful grounds and house. Lana and her mother were very kind to us and let us upgrade to the cottage with stunning views of the backdrop. The breakfast was delicious... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

My wife and some family members stayed here in September 2011. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable. The room sizes vary but ours was a nice size. The main building is a lovely old cape dutch style with very nice gardens and a beautiful view over the mountains. Breakfast was very nice and the hosts are extremely warm and... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This lovely little guest house was a great find on our trip to South Africa. Lana and her mother, the chef who makes wonderful breakfasts with fresh bread, could not be better hosts. Lana had all sorts of good suggestions for restaurants and activities, and made us feel instantly at home. An example of her thoughtfulness is that she doesn't... More 

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Witrivier, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I have now stayed at The Coachman twice since I discovered it only eight months ago…and I already have another visit planned for December! I was overwhelmed by the hospitality I received from the moment I arrived, and Lana and Maggie have somehow managed to create for their guests the perfect blend of “feeling at home” and “being treated like... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

The accomodation was splendid. We slept in small cottages in the back of the garden, which where well equipped and had a romantic fireplace. The garden with pool was a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the early evenings. The breakfast was very rich and also decoration of the plates and tables was well thought of. Our hostess Lana was... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We arrived at the guest house without booking but needed somewhere to stay last minute. We're 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 6 month old baby. Firstly the grounds and buildings are superb, being well maintained and attractive, theres awesome views and a large enclosed garden with tress, bushes and grass for the kids to safely run about... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Very friendly staff and all was relaxing. The breakfast was super. Just the tv was not working very good, but that can be an advantage.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

The Coachman Guest House have a real old cape atmosphere and is easy to reach (two hours drive froma Cape Town). The cottage has a great wood roof and a romantic fireplace (in april in SA is winter season ...). Everything is comfortable and the breakfast (included in the rate) is very rich. High recommended.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

A must stay sort of place. Very low key, friendly and efficient family run biz. The swimming pool is set in a perfect garden and it's a 5 min walk to the museum or main drag.

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

We stayed in Swellendam this February for business. The Coachman was reserved for us by our businesspartner. This was a great find for us. There is a real old cape atmosphere, a beautiful garden with fishpond and fountain and a big lapa to stay cool by the pool... In the courtyard one can sit outside and internet. Breakfast is beautifully... More 

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