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“Nice hosts, but run-down place” 2 of 5 stars
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Cypress Cottage
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3 Voortrekker Street, Swellendam 6704, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #14 of 34 Swellendam B&B and Inns
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“Nice hosts, but run-down place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2007

If you are looking for a hippie accomodation go there:) The couple who is running the place are ok and funny. But the condition of that place is awful. Don´t let you fool yourself with the nice long passage in front of the house. This one looks really invitating but as soon as you will have a look into the rooms you will leave again. Unfortunately it was the only choice we had, but I would never go back again as the rooms are in a terrible state. the couple, who are teachers, are only renting the place so they are not the owners. Both are very well-educated people, from the Hippie generation. The breakfast is nice and good. It is very sad that the rooms are in such a bad condition.

  • Liked — the attitude of the hosts
  • Disliked — room quality
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Cypress Cottage, responded to this review, September 27, 2010
This review was posted on 27 May 2007. We (Etienne and Vera van Leeuwen) took new ownership of this Guesthouse on 1 August 2007. Is it in any way possible to take this review off the current list of reviews ? Can I send the original deed of transfer as proof. We are trying to get rid of this review now for some time but to no avail. Please can you advise us.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Address: 3 Voortrekker Street, Swellendam 6704, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cypress Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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