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De Kloof Luxury Estate

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   8 Weltevrede Street, Swellendam 6740 , South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not the fault of de Kloof that it has steps which were difficult to manage for my father. We also found that there was a little too much 'wildlife' for us. My son spent much of the night in his suite trying to remove a constant stream of crickets which fell from the ceiling. Other than that, the... More

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dekloof, Manager at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review

We do appreciate and find it important that guests give us feedback about their stay – for example by filling in the in-room quest questionnaire- in order for us to monitor and keep up with the standards and quality of service. The party of 3 booked three singles modern style deluxe suites with large Zen style bathrooms Due to fact... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in this beautiful authentic Estate, a Cape Dutch Monument, just outside of Swellendam. Truly very stylish, big nice and beautiful decorated rooms. There are 8 rooms, all different but with the same luxury facilities, space and privacy. Wonderful beds and large bathrooms. There is a nice terrace and the pool has the most magnificent view I... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a lovely 'loft'room with a very nice shower and bath. The room is fully equipped ,and your hosts will make your stay a memorable one ! Great breakfast and diner .Lots of safe parking space . No complaints here......

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Worcestershire England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I always think that when a hotel describes itself as a luxury establishment there is a certain amount of presumptuousness attached.. This is the case with De Kloof. We have visited South Africa six times over the last few years and we know from our experience what luxury really means. Whilst De Kloof has an acceptable ambiance I would suggest... More

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dekloof, Owner at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review

It is our true passion to be in the hotel industry, being a hotelier is not a profession but a way of living. We strive to offer service in it’s best possible way and make sure that every guest leaves with a smile and fond memories. That is our passion. Therefore it is sad to read these unethical and insulting... More

southern Germany
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Beautiful room, large bathroom, very well kept grounds ( try to find the crocodile...), good breakfast. The free wine tasting was without charm - which we thought was a little pitty, but again, it was free and a nice touch. Another nice surprise was, that our car had been cleaned in the morning and was spotless when we left. We... More

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lovely one night stay at De Kloof luxury resort. After booking through booking.com, received a confirmation email with the bill (payed part in advance) and lots of info on what could be done in and around De kloof. Were upgraded to a larger room in the separate house at the front of the estate. Had a couch, really good bed... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Excellent place with a personal touch. Nice rooms, location and excellent dinner. A must go if you pass or are near to Swellendam The suite and room in the Manor house were excellent. A friendly Dutch couple is running this place and they are very helpful in offering suggestions what to do. The breakfast was just an excellent closure of... More

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Sandton, South Africa
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stayed at De Kloof for the Coronation DC weekend as a team of 12. We were greeted on arrival by warm, friendly staff which included the owner herself. The staff on duty, Keith and Marjolien were super accommodative and friendly. They changed the morning meal times to suit our requirements...... Which meant breakfast was served at 5am! The estate... More

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dekloof, General Manager at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to write your positive comments !. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you already decided to book for next year again ! Its is for our entire team very encouraging to read your comments in order to keep up with the overall standards & services... More

Vienna, Austria
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Positive - Beautiful location, good bed, lovely evening meal, nice cats... Negative - 1. bathroom unclean (hair clumps on floor, cobwebs everywhere) 2. untrained, unfriendly and sometime bitter staff. Welcome drink poured but not offered, no one to take the luggage to the room (well, in fact the young female receptionist offered but we declined). Adele (who seemed to be... More

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dekloof, General Manager at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your contructive feedback. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the beautiful location of the hotel situated in a quiet green lush secluded valley with breathtaking mountain views. The comfortable extra lenght beds with quality linen & bedding and our food as mentioned in particular the 5 course evening tasting dinner in our... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were welcomed at the door by the delightful manager - Adele. After a welcoming drink, we were shown to our upgraded luxury suite. No expense was spared by the management to make guests fell comfortable and pampered. the free wine-tasting before dinner was taken in the sun on the verandah. The 5-course taster menu was excellent and my partner's... More

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Additional Information about De Kloof Luxury Estate

Also Known As:
De Kloof Luxury Estate Swellendam
Address: 8 Weltevrede Street, Swellendam 6740 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — De Kloof Luxury Estate 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 star boutique hotel Member of best Boutique Hotels of the World Often described as the Jewel and Grand Dame of Swellendam- Western Cape -South Africa -where history meets trends with unique interior decor. Hotel offers spacious rooms & suites all with free WIFI ,large designer bathrooms,extra length beds and climate control. Enjoy free daily wine tastings in the lounges, high teas, breakfast, lunches and evening fusion tasting dinners served in Restaurant 18 Zero One ,large pool with breathtaking views. Dam with geese and ducks, several secluded gardens and koi ponds Grand Suite with waterbed, jacuzzi and fireplace as well 2 bedroom family Suites available. A true Oasis and hidden gem on superb quiet large grounds walking distance from historical heart of village ... more   less 
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