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Swellengrebel Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6470, South Africa
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Ranked #3 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Dijon, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is one tired old place! Everything about the hotel was poor and they only avoided a terrible as a staff member gave us a good tip for a restaurant. Where do I start.... The property is old, worn and not well laid out. It is not well cared for and things like the pool are very ropey - you... More

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Rome, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We slept here one night on our way east through the garden route. The place is not bad, clean and cheap. Yet the rooms are very cold and dump and not all are heated. The restaurant of the hotel, Jorje's, makes good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I had the privellage of staying over there one night during one of the towns annual festivals. Exceptionally friendly and efficient staff coupled with clean and extremely comfortable rooms. And the breakfast the next morning was an absolute winner! This owner run hotel is exceptionally well managed and deserves far more praise! Thanks Carlo and his team for making my... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I spent one night at the hotel, and I must say the service was excellent. Management and staff were polite and professional. I will be using them again for conferences and a place to get a great nights rest. Brian

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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

I arrived without a booking late one evening and was allocated a room that clearly hadn't been cleaned (with discarded food and other trash left in a rubbish bin) and the bed not properly made. On complaining, I was allocated another room on the far side of the hotel and up two flights of stairs and was told I could... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

I passed through Swellendam while traveling during the Soccer World Cup, and was pleasantly surprised by this Hotel. Upon arrival I was not expecting much considering that this is not the most modern hotel, but was very pleased with the staff, location and hotel in general. I would recommend the Swellengrebel Hotel to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.

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Address: 91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6470, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Swellengrebel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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