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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 #1 of 106 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Bristol UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We spent 3 nights here and loved it.
Good points:
-Staff and their service cannot be faulted; they fell over themselves to help us, book resturants, excursions etc.
-Off road secure parking (although it's not needed)
-Safe area; we felt comfortable walking back at night
-Close enough to walk into town
-Great place to base yourselves for wine tasting
-Lovely house and rooms; a high standard with nice complimentary extras like a decanter of port in the toom
-Lovely garden and pool (although it's not heated)

Bad points...
Not many. The wireless didnt reach to our room so we needed to sit in the lounge; not a big problem.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Dundalk, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

This guest house was just fabulous. Gorgeous, homely house with friendly, accommodating staff. It was the personal touches and friendliness of staff that I will always remember. At night when we would arrive back from a lovely meal out in Stellenbosch, there would be a bottle of water left on both our bedside lockers, mints on our pillows and a small card telling us the weather for the next day. Breakfast was superb, lots of fresh fruit, juices, bread and scones. Lots of cereal to choose from and a tasty fry up. The room we stayed in was very spacious and airy and lots of natural light. Each room in the house is decorated differently. Ann would inquire each morning about our plans for the day and gave us lots of great advise. I could go on for ever about Summerwood so why not just go yourself and experience it first hand. We traveled here in winter and got a great deal, 3 nights for the price of two!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

We stayed here for one night. The public areas are beautiful and service outstanding. Very quiet location and pleasant gardens and pool - we had a quiet afternoon relaxing by the pool had a constant supply of iced water and ice tea delivered to our side (with no prompting or charge).

Fantastic service - nothing was too much trouble. Ann (the owner) was the most attentive host we've ever experienced!

A 25 minute walk into the centre of Stellenbosch gives you easy access to the town whilst providing very quiet and relaxing accommodation.

Our bedroom was less spacious than most we stayed in in South Africa (but very comfortable large bed) and the bathroom was functional and slightly dated.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Århus
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

My husbond and I had a wonderful night and morning at Summerwood Guest House. The rooms are english landlord style - very romantic. Everything is nicely arranged and there are a polite and friendly tone from the staff. Should we ever come around again, we would choose to stay here.
Charlotte Hjort

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

My family and I stayed at Summerwood for two nights (in two rooms) in the course of a two week trip in South Africa. The service was friendly, the breakfasts were excellent, the rooms were excellent and the location was perfect. We could walk or drive into the city centre and were near the university as well as the nature reserve. It was a good location for jogging too.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in a romantic setting and stumbled across this little gem recommended by one of your reviewers. We received a very warm welcome by the staff and owner at Summerwood Guest House and were pampered throughout our stay. At Summerwood they have found the right balance in the way of always being there when you need some advice for where to go or what to do in the area, without being intrusive. We had lots of fun and felt right at home from the moment we arrived. 16th, 17th, 18th, .... 40th wedding anniversary here we come!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

Tripadvisor reviews helped us deciding to stay at Summerwood. Like the other guests before us, we were enchanted by the exceptional service provided by Ann and her team. Immaculate rooms, luxurious bedding and divine breakfasts just did it for us. Ann's eagerness to help, without being imposing, made such a difference. She managed to get us tables at the finest restaurants, got us tee-off times that we wanted at select golf clubs and booked us at the best Spa's in town. We will be back!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 #1 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Summerwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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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