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Guesthouse LaRachelle

8 Somerset Street | PO Box 562, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We spent two nights at this B&B and had a comfortable stay. We were warmly welcomed by the owner Marius who gave us useful maps of the town. The guesthouse is tastefully decorated and our room opened onto a courtyard with a colourful garden. I loved the Aloe Ferox products placed in the bathroom for guests' use and we popped... More 

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Etosha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a great stay. Friendly, helpful hosts. Comfortable rooms and peaceful surroundings made our stay absolute bliss. The local restaurants, recommended by the hosts were excellent. Thank you, we will be back!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Larachelle is run by the owners, lovely room with large bathroom and Aloe Forex shampoo, body wash etc. Very clean with all the cons required for an overnight stay. Service excellent would recommend to anyone travelling through, rates very reasonable, large full breakfast. Owners helpful about restaurants, and places to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent and very friendly. Clean hospitable good breakfast and I would go back anytime ! No complaints and a lovely garden leading to the river.It is very well situated just a few minutes to the quaint town.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our one night stop over at La Rachelle on our way to Cape Town. Rachelle made is feel at home straight away and was very chatty. The rooms have lots of character and are more than adequate for a few nights stay. Rachelle gave us several suggestions of places to eat and tried to put them in... More 

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Stanford, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place to stay. Very centrally situated, near restaurants and signts. The room was very clean and welcoming. The beds had electric blankets which were necessary as it was an exceptionally cold night. The room we had was very quiet which was great as we are slight sleepers. A light breakfast is included in the rate and it was all... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Just off n2, close to restaurants, beautiful rooms and hosts made us feel right at home. recommended, one of the best we stayed in. Large shower and bathroom. Breakfast served on lovely enclosed patio area. Wifi connection very good.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Pretty as a picture. Cute garden. Feel so relaxed after a tough work day. Thanks to my hosts. They welcome you in and then leave you in peace. DSTV, wi-fi, what bliss. Recommended for business or holiday. Enjoying the beautiful warm weather, under the stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited in January but picked a night when the heavens opened up, the owners were away but we were nicely helped and the room although not the largest was more than adequate for our needs. Everything that we could possibly need was in the room and it was well appointed as was the bathroom. We were only passing through... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate, cosy and comfortable, hallmark this family run charming guesthouse in Swellendam. Ideally situated halfway between Cape Town and Outdshoorn and or the well known Garden Route. Your hosts, Marius and Rachelle, will welcome you with warm and good old fashioned country hospitality. LaRachelle offers five smoke free en-suite bedrooms in great comfort with separate entrances opening on to a secure and private enclosure. Relax, after an active day, in the comfort of your bedroom or in the lounge. With most trendy restaurants and places of interest within walking distance, Guesthouse LaRachelle is the perfect choice of accommodation and offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guesthouse LaRachelle

Address: 8 Somerset Street | PO Box 562, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $41 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse LaRachelle 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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