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Roosje van de Kaap
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   5 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 34 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Good food and good place. Roosje are superb! Lovely antique and old historical building which part of Drostdy Museum. Value for money and unforgetable place for relax.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night on a stop over between the wine lands & the Garden Route. The lady who runs the guest house was friendly, helpful & pleasant. The breakfast was nice & overall the guest house is good value for money.

I've also read a couple of comments from other reviewers about the owners' children. We found the kids to be quiet, polite & very well-behaved!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

Good stopping off point on the Garden Route. Nice, characterful rooms around a pretty garden. The on site restaurant was very tasty and good value. Friendly service. A special thanks for posting back my one forgotten shoe as well !!!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We met old friends at Roosje. The location was great and so were the accommodations. It was close enough so that we could walk and explore Swellendam. Although the restaurant at Roosje was closed for dinner, we were close enough to other restaurants. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The view on the mountains is great!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The place came recommended by friends, but we were unfortunately the only guests in this small hotel at the time. The owner had decided to leave for a couple of days and the restaurant was closed. The WiFi connection could not bu utilized because the remaining staff did not know what WiFi was and were to find the code.
The hotel is cosy, the garden very nice, but we were unlucky.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Eucebio, Owner at Roosje van de Kaap, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
After having a very busy November month we went away for a couple of days; our working weeks are long (70 hours or more), so we need that once in a while. The beginning of December is quiet, people want to save for Christmas, so the perfect time to go away. Our restaurant will still be open in such periods, the chef cook is perfectly capable of managing it when we are not there and the restaurant staff knows how to handle WIFI. Our restaurant is always closed on Sundays; the day that you visited Roosje, however not all the girls working the rooms know how to handle WIFI. You have to know that outside Cape Town the level of education of most people is quite low and a simple thing as login names and passwords are hard to pass on without mistakes. Having said that, I still want to apologize for your disappointment.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Roosje van de Kaap is a wonderful place to stay in Swellendam! Simple but nice rooms, beautiful and quiet surroundings and a lovely restaurant attached to it. We also find the staff really friendly. Some of the serving staff was new, which was sometimes a bit ackward, but they tried their best to make you feel welcome, which we find most important. The owners are very nice as well. We even got a wine from the house when we arrived. The only advice I could give, also when reading the comments here, is that the owner could spend a bit more time with his customers, for example by making some conversation when having dinner and telling how the South-African life really is or making suggestions for visits along the way when travelling in this section of the country.
I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eucebio, Owner at Roosje van de Kaap, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
Thank you very much for your friendly response, we are happy you enjoyed your time. With respect to your remark telling our guests about South Africa and giving travel tips I can tell you that my wife and especially me do that a lot. However it's not possible to be always present, sorry that you (and the person mentioning this below) had bad luck!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Nice rooms and a beautiful garden, right next to the historic Drosdy. The restaurant has realy good meals. Friendly staff and near to nature reserves, like the Bontebokken Parc and De Hoop.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Roosje van de Kaap

Address: 5 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Roosje van de Kaap 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the top of Swellendam's main road you see the jewel of the towns' legendary buildings: The Drostdy. Behind this historical complex our 13 room guesthouse-restaurant is located. The view of the Langeberg Mountains from our pool and lush garden is breathtaking. ... more   less 
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