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Swellengrebel Hotel

91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6470, South Africa
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Swellengrebel Hotel
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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 The hotel is a bit outdated in terms...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 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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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