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“Business trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Summerwood Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   28 Jonkershoek Road | Mostertsdrif, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Summerwood Boutique Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 108 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Business trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stunning guest house, centrally situated in Stellenbosch. Clean, modern and serviced. Delicious breakfast.
Friendly host and hostess who aim to provide a quiet comfortable spot to stay at.
Minor concern with the very hard pillows provided (perhaps old?).

Room Tip: Room # 1 was located downstairs but is large and extremely comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Had the absolute pleasure to stay at one of the best guesthouses ever experienced during our travels in SA over the past few years.
The welcome from Tessa and her colleagues, the service levels, quality of rooms including decor, fittings and ultra comfortable beds were really outstanding and indicative of the care and pride in the establishment shown by all the staff.

Breakfast was something to both behold and experience and the best possible start to our day, fine food, great cooking and again, the best service imaginable!

If you can only stat at one place in Stellenbosch, it really has to be at Summerwood!

Room Tip: Room overlooking pool on first floor is superb
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Lovely guest house a nice stroll (or a very short drive) from the centre of Stellenbosch. There was a very warm welcome when you arrived and little touches like tea and coffee all day which just added to the welcome. The room we stayed in was well furnished with very tasteful, stylish decor. The breakfast room was light and airy again with a modern feel. Good advice for local restaurants and also the kind loan of bikes to allow us to explore (and enjoy!) the local wineries! Would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone wishing to stay in Stellenbosch!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We spent three lovely nights at this guest house. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was fantastic. The breakfasts were substantial and delicious. But most importantly, there was coffee and freshly baked cake every afternoon!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This is great clean, quiet, and comfortable eight-room guesthouse, about 10 mins walking distance to "downtown" Stellenbosch. Excellent breakfast buffet (hot and cold), with a daily made-to-order special. There is free wifi and a swimming pool. But the real asset of this place are the people working there: always extremely courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. They will assist with restaurant reservations, outing suggestions, and travel arrangements. I'd come back here without hesitation.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very warm welcome. We felt at home from the moment we got there. Beautifully furnished house. Very clean and large rooms. Excellent service. Great hospitallity. Owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Conveniently located, about 5 min from the centre. Very good, extended continental breakfast with fresh fruit, lots of different jams and juices, cereals, toasts, eggs, self made muffins, etc.We only stayed for one night but we are definitely coming back in the near future. Great place and we enjoyed it very much !!!

Room Tip: Corner rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Maputo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great guest house, outstanding breakfast, amazing service, very safe and quiet neighbourhood yet close to the center of Stellenbosch. The rooms are very clean and brand new, nice decoration, apparently the hotel was refurbished recently. Nice large bathroom with a tub and shower, the bed was very large and comfortable.
The owner were very friendly and helpful. I had forgotten a bag in the room and they went out of their way to contact me to get it back to me.
The staff at breakfast is also very nice, and the breakfast buffet is one of the best I have ever seen anywhere.
I would stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Jonkershoek Road | Mostertsdrif, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Summerwood Boutique Hotel)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Summerwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique mansion, originally built in 1904, was designed by an Italian architect and has been lovingly restored to meet the demands of the modern traveler. It is set in a spectacular garden featuring a great variety of indigenous plants. Our friendly staff can advise you and organize activities in the village and surrounding areas such as guided wine tours, hiking tours, transfers, golf arrangements and much more. ... more   less 
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