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Swellengrebel Hotel

91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6470, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My biggest mistake on the 10 th July 2015 was to stay at this Hotel instead of sleeping in my car! It was the worst night I have ever spent in a Hotel! The room was located next to a busy street! There were cars accelerating,hooting,doors slamming,people shouting, lights flashing most of the night and people passing by who could... More 

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Swellendam, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend this hotel for tourist who are traveling the Cape en route to the Garden route and further.It has conference facilities and cater for large groups or sports men in need at that moment.It's got a lovely dining room and an a le carte restaurant.Very need and comfortable.It has a bar with slot machines,a gym and a swimming pool.Very... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked the court yard room, expecting it to lead into a court yard or somewhere close to a court yard...it didn't. Besides that, the room was old, gave an air of not being clean, was dark, lacked decor, the air conditioner was old, the tv didn't work and there was no remote for the tv to begin with. The... More 

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Seaford, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure what's going with the negative reviews. Perhaps there have been updates since then. But I think this hotel is very nice. They saved us at midnight from a horribly spider-infested guesthouse. The rooms are clean, spacious and delightfully spider-free. The desk staff were both very nice, helpful and accommodating. The hotel is a bit outdated in terms... More 

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Buchanan Ga
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72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

At about $52 this was good value for the money. Having read other revues we checked the rooms out first and discovered the rooms in the front were far better than the others. Our room was clean with new carpet, couch, good bed, bath and shower in the restroom. Flat screen tv, coffee facilities. Great for our One night stay.... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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66 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the hotel is a real "plattelandse" hotel, very friendly and helpful staff through out,from reception to the bar to the gardener. the rooms are also typical , big rooms with 2 double beds, easily sleeping a family of 4, sliding doors with safety gate facing the garden, shower in the bath, hotel can be upgraded but then it will of... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our room was big, and comfy, but the carpet was dirty, and the bedding and curtains was out dated, and a little washed out. It was clean though. Towels were clean, and the shower in the bath is not great.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nothing to write home about. This is as basic as it gets in the beautiful and picturesque town of Swellendam. Property and rooms are dull and boring. The staff are unfriendly. Not wheelchair friendly as no elevator in 3 storey building!! Beautiful mountain views from our room on 2nd floor.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This hotel barely earns an "Average" rating based only on location and price in this popular tourist destination. Guest area maintenance is very average, guest room worse with carpet torn, badly soiled in places, and restaurant food, including breakfast, of so-so-to-just-adequate quality.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel was established in 1915 and is still in business, what an achievement. The current owners have been there since 1975 and still loving their hotel, guests and friends. Real value for money, and the wealth of information shared to make your visit in Swellendam memorable. I loved the tranquility and peacefulness the hotel oozes and the pretty gardens,... More 

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