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Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant

241 & 243 Voortrekstraat | P.O.Box 557, Swellendam 2750, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we didn't utilize the guest house of this establishment we decided to try their dinner and Belgium beers. My husband and I both decided upon the scampi for starters, and he had the springbok pie for mains, although a little dry the taste was excellent. Service was top class.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Anyone who cares to read my other reviews will discover that I am a critical fellow but I cant rave enough about this place, The property is classic authentic Cape settler with the water furrow running through. One might expect an historic place like this to be run down but everything inside is modern and perfect from the bed to... More 

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Tuncurry, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Tired travellers arrived just before evening and what a find .Right from being greeted until we left the following morning WOW . Staff were not only helpfull and courteous but couldn't do enough to make us feel special. The whole ambiance was extremely impressive from the manicured gardens ( very impressed with the running stream through the gardens)to the perfectly... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as a family of 3 and were disappointed with the meal. Childs dish - The sausage was dry, the chips soggy and the salad not really appropriate (big shards of raw onion). Adults dish - My wife and I both had trio of game asking for the small steaks all to be done medium rare.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Gorgeous old hotel home-stead style hotel with lovely quaint rooms. We stayed one night on a trip from Cape Town to The Wilderness at the beginning of the garden route. The rooms were small, but clean, and very charming. Gorgeous property. The restaurant was excellent, and the breakfast (included) was a heavenly table setting of delicious home baked breads and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Having read a few reviews, I don't get what others are seeing. I stayed there last night with my son. It was a last minute booking due to a change of plan. The owner, Nikki was wonderful. The food was good. The room was excellent, clean and considering it is very old it had been superbly updated. I've spent 2... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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