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Bloomestate
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   276 Voortrekker Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 34 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Belgium
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“Top,top,top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Excellent retreat in Swellendam. Spacious rooms with all comfort you need!
Lovely garden with a very cosy relax-room offering books,dvd,music,etc.
The very best breakfast we ever had! Nice to mention that the owners did everything they could after we forgot our iPad in our room. We were already in Cape town, 250 km away but they succeeded that we got it back…thanks again Carla & Maarten!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As opposed to many of the B&B's in South Africa, who tend to be slightly archaic or bombastic in styling, this is a welcome change with very fresh and noble design.
Nicely set guest lounge and honesty bar with a wide variety of drinks.
Super rooms, nicely arranged as "bungalows" in the garden.
Best breakfast we had in South Africa and the owners are extremely nice people who take care themselves of the guests, instead of other B&B's where this is being outsourced to South African employees.
Toppick if you're on the move along the gardenroute. Try to stay at least two nights ! You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: nice room for honeymooners !
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  • Stayed November 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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bloomestate, Owner at Bloomestate, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Eric M, thank you for this wonderful review and we are happy that your stay at Bloomestate was a remarkable part of your trip through this beautiful country. We would like to mention that we couldn't do without our dedicated staff who are always on hand and form an essential part of making Bloomestate a warm and special place for our guests. Thanks again and we hope to be able to welcoming you again at Bloomestate next time.
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Amstelveen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Last year we stayed at Bloomestate. We decided this year to go back to this guesthouse and it felt like coming home. The warm welcome by Carla and Maarten and Scamper, the Rhodesian ridgeback, the lovely garden and stylish room, the lush breakfast, it was good to be back at Bloomestate.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ten Boer
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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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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

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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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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Address: 276 Voortrekker Street, 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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bloomestate 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bloomestate Swellendam: 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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