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Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   241 & 243 Voortrekstraat | P.O.Box 557, Swellendam 2750, South Africa
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Ranked #25 of 33 Swellendam B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
Doron D Urdorf, Switzerland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Old Mill Guest House definitely looks the part but our experience was let down by the lack of welcome/service and the food was definitely not as good as we'd had elsewhere in the Western Cape. When we arrived it was difficult to find a member of staff to assist us and we had to wait for one of the... More

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Urdorf, Switzerland
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39 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We arrived here by accident and were shown three rooms that were available. My wife found it cute, so we decided to stay in the one nearest to the main-building. The room contains everything you wish for, in a one-night stay. Unfortunately the internet got affected by the heavy rain. The room itself was nice and spacious, but didn't have... More

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have stayed at the Old Mill on several occasions and always enjoy our stay. The big draw is the owner Nikki who is a lovely warm, friendly lady. Our suite, The Fig Tree comprised a sitting area, bedroom and bathroom. We also had our own courtyard.The suite was immaculately clean, had all amenities and was close to the main... More

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Calgary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

While the guest house is very historical and quaint, it could do with some up grading. Our room was so dark that even with the lights on it was difficult to read. Privacy was also an issue as not all the windows had curtains and the door could barely be locked properly. The restaurant service was terrible as it took... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

this was our most remarkeble experience of our 15-days trip in S-africa !! Thanks to the guesthouse lady : Niki Van Rillaer ! Everything was special : the very good restaurant , the beautiful gardens ,but the lady of the house ! : she told us a lot about the African way of live : very educational ; and she... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had a night here on our drive to the garden route & were so happy we found it! You have to turn off the main road as your almost out of town, it's over the back. The cottage was very quaint with an open fire place & a cute little courtyard with wild roses, so pretty. The property is... More

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Scottsdale
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had dinner here since our guest house was next door and we didn’t want to drive. They were not very busy but the food, wine and service was very good. We had a combination plate with three different meats we had never tried before.

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Treviso, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We chose this restaurant because was very closed to our guest house. It is located just outside the city centre along the main road, the atmosphere was good and the staff nice. The restaurant was empty but we waited a long time for a chicken fillet, and a basil pasta. The portions were good but the quality so and so.

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Edgemead, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

on a trip to Swellendam we stopped in at the restaurant for lunch. Unfortunately the service was pretty poor. 30 minutes for our tea and coffee, the tea was cold already because it had obviously stood for a while. The food was nicely presented, the springbok pie was a real treat though, very very good! It got a bit chilly... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

What a fabulous find this was. The restaurant was great, the food and the service was outstanding. We hung out there pretty much all day as we had been on a long flight. The guy running the restaurant was so attentive without being intrusive. Our room was very comfortable..we did arrive in South Africa's winter so the evenings were chilly... More

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Address: 241 & 243 Voortrekstraat | P.O.Box 557, Swellendam 2750, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant 4*
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