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Darling Lodge Guest House

22 Pastorie Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 6 Darling B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

our stay at the Darling Lodge was memorable. white linen and the hugest bath (what more could 2 city girls ask for..) the owners are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts huge, we didn't eat again until suppertime. the place is wonderfully peaceful with the chirping of weaver birds in the background. definitely want to go back!!

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear tmac480, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and review! It was such a pleasure having you city girls staying with us. We hope to welcoming you back some other time soon. Best regards from Darling, Oliver & Stephan Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

Waltham Abbey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a smashing stay here in April and will definitely stay again if I'm ever in the area. As other reviews have said, what you see is what you get, although I would go further and say this is one of those occasions where it's even better than the website & photos suggest. Oliver & Stephan are great hosts, friendly,... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jinxster, Thank you very much for your fabulous review! It was such a pleasure having you with us for almost two weeks. We hope to see you again next UEFA Champions League Season so we can watch our two home teams Sheffield F.C. versus FC Basel playing. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer, Stephan Moser & the two resident... More

Eynsham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The photos of Darling Lodge which you see on the website are what you get. If you are in the Darling area for any reason then this is the place to stay. Lovely old house with beautiful gardens, lovely comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast. A lounge with TV and a bar. And charming hosts.

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Bill M, Thank you very much for your marvellous feedback and review! We hope to welcoming you back at Darling Lodge Guest House some other occasion. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
82 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stopped here on a drive from Paternoster and Franschoek, and glad we did. The room was very clean and comfortable and came with an enormous bath. No television was supplied - the reason ,we understand was that the proprietors were being green. - still! Good breakfast and we were well looked after.

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear brewersfriend, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are glad you decided to stop in Darling and stayed at Darling Lodge Guest House. Of course we also try to be a bit responsible with our natural resources. But this is not even the reason we don't have TV's in each of our guest rooms... The majority of... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary here at the Darling lodge during our trip to South Africa...I'm glad that we decided to stay here. This quaint little lodge is one of those discoveries that travellers seldom make and once you are aware of a place like this you just wish to go back there again.... The place is centrally located, the... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Franziska, Dear Aashish, Thank you very much for your great feedback! It was such a pleasure having you both here for your wedding anniversary. We are looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting South Africa (with lots of Zopf for breakfast of course). Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A month ago my boyfriend and I decided to spend the weekend away. We found Darling Lodge to be just the place place. It is located ideally just close enough to take a strolled walk to the main road. We had an absolutely unforgettable time. Having had our little Lodge right by the pool was very ideal. Relaxing by the... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear DaisyDuck28, Thank you very much for your fabulous review! We are looking very much forward to welcoming you and your friends again soon. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

Portsmouth, Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Although we arrived a little too late to view the Spring Flower display in the West Cape National Park, there were still flowers to be seen, lots of yellows, blues and whites and we did the scenic tour of the park and lagoon and took some impressive photos. We also visited the Fossil Park which was very interesting, thanks to... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear bookman_12, Thank you very much for giving us your kind feedback about your recent stay at Darling Lodge Guest House. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed an extremly comfortable stay with us and we would like to thank you for the hint with the step-up into the shower for disabled guests. Certainly something that can be improved... More

Hastings on Hudson, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

You don't want for anything at the Darling Lodge. An ultra convenient location. A comfortable and beautiful room. A beautiful back garden. Beautiful and interesting books. Unusual magazines. An elegant breakfast. Your reservation requests followed exactly. An over all of this, Stephan and Oliver making sure it all goes smoothly. We were turned on to the place by a key... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear HowardB118, Thank you very much for your great feedback! We hope to welcoming you back at Darling Lodge Guest House some other time. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had my wedding in Darling and got dressed at the lodge, we also had our family breakfast there the next morning. Oliver and Stephan went out of their way to make our stay so special. After the bridal party left the bridal room it looked like a tornado had hit it. When my husband and I returned to our... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear MinionJ j, Thank you very much for your fabulous review! It was such a pleasure having you, your family and friends staying with us on your very special day. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were out there to see the spring flowers and decided on Darling town for our first night stay - the best travel decision we have made in a long time. The Darling Lodge is amazing, warm and comfortable, our hosts are very welcoming and helpful people. I look forward to coming back here again and again and again... The... More

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Simphiwe N, Thank you very much for your great feedback as well as the nice photo you added on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you at the Darling Lodge Guest House and we look very much forward welcoming you again and again! Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More

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Address: 22 Pastorie Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Darling
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers three individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms with a grape-vine covered patio which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. Two rooms are ideal for families as they are linked with a connecting door. Generous breakfasts are served in the breakfast room, out on the terrace or on the patio. The lush garden with its ancient pepper an palm trees, fountain spraying water over blossoming roses, aloes, bougainvillea and mass of lavender with its heady fragrance invites guests to relax and unwind. Darling is the ideal place to discover the hidden gems on the West Coast set in one of the World’s richest Floral Kingdoms: The Darling Wine and Art Experience, Pieter-Dirk Uys at Evita se Perron, the Darling Stagger as one of five Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails, the West Coast National Park, the Swartland Birding Route, the Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, the West Coast Fossil Park, the Darling Music Experience Festival, the Darling Story Telling Kuier, the Voorkamer Fest, the Wildflower Festival, The Footloose in Darling Event, art galleries, wine estates, good country cooking, the Creative Art Center, Darling Brew beer, golf courses and much more. ... more   less 
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