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Bloomestate
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   276 voortrekkerstreet | Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 33 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Ten Boer
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Zen in Africa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Bloom Estate and were expecting a luxurious B&B. Well, it is more than that. The hosts have turned their B&B into some sort of 'wellness retreat'. Spacious rooms, spacious bathrooms, all modern and stylish; a joint lounge, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, and a Japanese style garden. Now that is a different B&B.
The host are exemplary. Breakfast is perfect. What to say more? Relax is the advice I would give.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Perfect Service combined with perfect combination of Design Elements.
Always good insights where to go best in Swellendam itself and surroundings.
Thank you we will the each other a fourth time - that's for sure!!!

Room Tip: Any room is quiet and stylish
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

When you go to swellendam .. go to Bloomestate. The entrancegates open slowly and elengantly, but once you get in...:) Just experience it yourself. You will not regret.
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Don't forget to watch a movie from the good up to date moviecollection in your own room, play around with the dimming lights, take a couple of cookies out of the free jar, run around in the huge bathroom, and be sure you drink one beer or coffee with the owners, great hospitality and good humour. Cheers Ferry

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Enschede
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

On our last SA trip Bloomestate was by far the best guest house we've stayed in. We have stayed here the last 2 nights to get some absolute rest (so we cannot comment on the things to do in and around Swellendam). Their hospitality is on a fantastic level, as is their eye on detail. The complete estate looks spotless and hip, and as in other reviews mentioned breakfast is perfect.
Thanks Carla and Maarten for a fantastic stay, and we will surely be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed at Bloomestate for two nights with our 5-year old and we had a great stay. The estate is beautifully designed, definitely colourful chic and cubist cool. What surprises you most when you are there is the incredible gardens, the luxurious pond, all the little places you can sit down, relax and enjoy some quiet time. The room was perfect to stay with our little one who even had his own Bloomestate bathrobe which he adored! And then the owners: they were warm, very committed to making our stay perfect (we really liked the picnic basket for our day at De Hoop) and the breakfast was top notch! All in all a great experience! We will come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Bunnik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A beautiful hotel. Compliments to Carla and Maarten, the very nice, kind and pleasant owners, who have shaped this hotel. For the second year in a row in the month of September we visited the Bloomestate and again it was perfect. The beautiful rooms, a spacious garden, nice pool and comfortable hot tub are ample for a few days to relax while enjoying a glass of wine. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed September 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I took an escape from work and stress and spent relaxing days at Bloomestate. Despite the fact that I travelled alone I felt so at home! Walking barefoot on the grass, reading books at the lazy swimmingpool beds and having an nice warm bubbly moment in the hot tub while the evening got chilly...
Maarten en Carla organized a very special program at the new RAIN forest day spa for me. The new Spa is next door Bloomestate and a true added value for a retreat like Bloomestate. The chilly nights were comforted by a warm water bottle in bed. Loved the room which has sunshine all day. Carla advised me to go for a trail walk in Marloth Nature Reserve at a 2km distance and I really enjoyed it. Every night they made reservations to nice local restaurants. I lOVED the luxurious scrumptious breakfast....actually... I LOVED everything and came out fully relaxed..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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bloomestate, Owner at Bloomestate, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Wow Monique and Arjen, this is a boosting review, thank you for sharing! The pleasure was really on our side and we look forward to your next visit, when we can do it all over again!
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Additional Information about Bloomestate

Address: 276 voortrekkerstreet | Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bloomestate 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bloomestate Luxury Retreat This trendy guesthouse offers the restful feel of a country retreat with the style of a chic design hotel. Colourful chic in balance with natural surroundings. Bright and spacious rooms with terrace and views, high tech equipment, design furniture and free internet access and luxurious bathrooms (double bath and separate walk in shower) with bath and body products of Rain.Relax at the poolside or on the sundeck on the pound, try the Jacuzzi or pamper yourself with a wellness massage in the dedicated treatment room. Breakfast is a high treat, separate guest lounge with funky bar wing and large covered terrace with views. Good restaurants on strolling distance, owner managed. Only 2 hours from Capetown. ... more   less 
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