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Darling Lodge Guest House

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22 Pastorie Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stephan & Oliver offer tranquil lodging in the old town of Darling. Our room was small, but offered 2 beds with a large en-suite bathroom filled with lovely toiletries. A shared deck overlooked the pool. Oliver has planted the beautiful gardens rooms along the pathway from the main house/library, breakfast pavilion, & pool, so one feels like movement just walking... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent a night during the remarkable Darling Music Experience festival and loved this guest house. The Victorian building has an authentic feel and yet there are interesting and charming features - our bathroom had two metal cats in front of the window, functioning as burglar bars, which I have never seen anywhere before. This is the Nikolaas Maritz room... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Loved my stay at this country lodge, from the crisp white linen and cloud-soft beds. The 'secret' garden and poolside at your doorstep - with perfection in nature surroundings, quality food and fittings to comfort your stay. Hosts were supreme, informative and most hospitable. A definite return is scheduled!!! It's one of the Gems within the Western Cape, and in... More 

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northants
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great care and attention to detail here. Homemade bread, muffins etc at breakfast, excellent coffee and beautifully prepared breakfasts. Very comfortable six foot bed. Washing service offered ( a rare thing in B and Bs). Lovely garden and pool. We had one of the three rooms in the garden and found the noise from our neighbours quite intrusive, so use... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Welcoming and helpful hosts, well thought out rooms and a charming little spot in a charming little town. Great for couples. Be sure to go to bistro 7 for dinner and evita seperonne for lunch and try catch a show which alternates either on a Saturday or a Sunday

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Despite only being 90 minutes drive from Cape Town the best is to spend the night in order to enjoy all that there is to do in this charming village and surrounds. You are unlikely to find a nicer place to stay than the Darling Lodge. Charming hosts, lovely rooms and a relaxing, cool pool area to escape the heat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Three of stayed in 3 superb bedrooms in the main house in early December. The bedrooms are well appointed and very clean. The beds were very comfortable and the roll top baths an extra treat. The splash pool was ideal for a refreshing dip when the sun was getting too hot, an idylic location to enjoy a laze afternoon and... More 

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

Dear notsib, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It was a great pleasure having you all with us in Darling. We hope to welcoming you back again next time you are visiting South Africa. Best regards from sunny Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stephan and Oliver are the perfect hosts, friendly, warm and professional. Apart from giving us advice on what to do around Darling, they also kindly gave us travel tips for our July holiday to Switzerland. The room is peaceful and quiet and is set in a beautiful garden. We enjoyed the delicious fresh breakfasts which were prepared and presented meticulously.... More 

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

Dear wendy4051, Thank you very much for your wonderful and motivating and feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Darling Lodge Guest House and furthermore the travel tips for your holiday in Switzerland were of some help. We hope to welcoming you back some other time. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners... More 

Dornach, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fantastic location with a wonderful, kind of "fairytale garden" with big old pepper trees. Take your time and watch the birds taking their good morning bath in the big fountain. And then enjoy the breakfast created and served by the 2 owners Stephan and Oliver :) One 1 hour west of Capetown, 1 hour east of West Coast NP, and... More 

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

Dear schaulinsan, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It was a great pleasure having you all with us in Darling. We hope to welcoming you back some other time as there is still a lot more to discover. Best regards from sunny Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More 

Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As soon as we arrived and were welcomed by Oliver we knew that we were going to enjoy our 3 days at Darling Lodge. We stayed in the Jean Beeton Room and can highly recommend it. The garden is delightful and it was easy to find sunny places to sit and read and enjoy the Darling wines. Oliver was able... More 

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

Dear EileenMulga, Thank you so much for the absolutely great review and feedback! It was a pleasure to have you both staying with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in South Africa as well and returned back home to Oz with a lot of amazing memories. Best regards from Darling, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners... More 

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