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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at SW1 Lodge many time. Marleaze is always attentive and helpful. Rooms are stunning. Fabulous decor. Good breakfast. Lovely swimming pool and loungers, with a lovely view. Great restaurants close-by

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Quorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SW1 Lodge is an absolute gem of total luxury accommodation discreetly hidden in Somerset West, within the Cape Province of South Africa ... whenever you are an international traveller or a local African on holiday or between cities on business we could not recommend a more luxurious place to stay with the highest standards of service. The proprietor obviously has... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed here just for a weekend, getting away from the city to enjoy the mountains and the vineyards. The guesthouse is a wonderful peaceful oasis, where we really felt spoilt. The attention to the details can be seen in everything from the interior decorations to the delicious breakfasts, and the friendly and professional service was beyond our expectations. Thank... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A treasure in the Helderburg. We stayed here for 4 nights, enjoying the most delicious home cooked breakfasts. Our room was so opulent and magnificent with a "his" and "hers" shower, and a roll top bath fit for a King! Magnificent place, Mareaze clearly loves her job, and has wonderful staff working with her to create a home from home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I booked SW1 as part of a 3-stop tour around Cape Town, wanting to be close to the wine regions. We often got puzzled looks when asked where we were heading/staying, Somerset West did not seem to be top of anyone's list. I can understand that in terms of the town itself, just a standard community town. However, who cares... More 

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Thank Debcatterall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

It is difficult to express just how amazing this guest house is. It all starts with Mareaze who's high standards can be seen everywhere. From the beginning of the day she has her finger on the pulse with her friendly attitude to make sure that everyone's stay at SW1 Lodge is as near perfection as possible, Her team of John... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Great location, awesome service, nothing was too much to ask for. Mareaze and her team made it like home from home. Erinvale needs to learn a few things about customer service from SW1. Will be booking for next year!

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Thank Michel W
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

From our arrival to departure our stay was sheer pleasure! As for the staff - nothing was too much trouble. Mareaze ran her team, John, Moira and Izzy to give what you would expect on any 5 star vacation. Rooms were a designers delight and maintained superbly. Quiet communal areas to relax and a bar and social area too. Beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

lucky to get in due to a fortunate cancellation. Mareaze could not do enough for us and the place is Stunning. We just mentioned an idea to Mareaze and she researched and planned a superb day for us x

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

It all starts with the colourful, exotic, flowerful exterior when you arrive, continues with the warm welcome from Mareaze and the helpful staff to be completed with the very well decorated, spacey and certainly NOT average sub-urban guest house. We stayed 2 nights at SW1 Lodge and wanted to return later during our holiday but they were fully booked and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Luxury in Somerset West Do you want to experience undiluted Euro-African chic and opulence in magnificent surroundings? Enjoy delicious chef prepared meals? Be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do? Then Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge Offers 5 uniquely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading/ relaxation, TV lounge and bar, conference facilities, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, have a conference or that all-important business meeting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SW1 Lodge

Address: 32 Elsenham, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Price Range: $97 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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SW1 Lodge Somerset West, South Africa - Cape Town
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