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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed at the Coachman Guest House from Nov 8th-Nov 9th. It was a terrific night and the one regret was not being able to stay longer and enjoy the beautiful grounds and house. Lana and her mother were very kind to us and let us upgrade to the cottage with stunning views of the backdrop. The breakfast was delicious...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed September 30, 2011

My wife and some family members stayed here in September 2011. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable. The room sizes vary but ours was a nice size. The main building is a lovely old cape dutch style with very nice gardens and a beautiful view over the mountains. Breakfast was very nice and the hosts are extremely warm and...

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San Francisco
Reviewed September 12, 2011

This lovely little guest house was a great find on our trip to South Africa. Lana and her mother, the chef who makes wonderful breakfasts with fresh bread, could not be better hosts. Lana had all sorts of good suggestions for restaurants and activities, and made us feel instantly at home. An example of her thoughtfulness is that she doesn't...

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Witrivier, South Africa
Reviewed August 20, 2011

I have now stayed at The Coachman twice since I discovered it only eight months ago…and I already have another visit planned for December! I was overwhelmed by the hospitality I received from the moment I arrived, and Lana and Maggie have somehow managed to create for their guests the perfect blend of “feeling at home” and “being treated like...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed August 8, 2011

The accomodation was splendid. We slept in small cottages in the back of the garden, which where well equipped and had a romantic fireplace. The garden with pool was a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the early evenings. The breakfast was very rich and also decoration of the plates and tables was well thought of. Our hostess Lana was...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed July 9, 2011

We arrived at the guest house without booking but needed somewhere to stay last minute. We're 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 6 month old baby. Firstly the grounds and buildings are superb, being well maintained and attractive, theres awesome views and a large enclosed garden with tress, bushes and grass for the kids to safely run about...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed June 19, 2011

Very friendly staff and all was relaxing. The breakfast was super. Just the tv was not working very good, but that can be an advantage.

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed May 23, 2011

The Coachman Guest House have a real old cape atmosphere and is easy to reach (two hours drive froma Cape Town). The cottage has a great wood roof and a romantic fireplace (in april in SA is winter season ...). Everything is comfortable and the breakfast (included in the rate) is very rich. High recommended.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed April 13, 2011

A must stay sort of place. Very low key, friendly and efficient family run biz. The swimming pool is set in a perfect garden and it's a 5 min walk to the museum or main drag.

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 19, 2011

We stayed in Swellendam this February for business. The Coachman was reserved for us by our businesspartner. This was a great find for us. There is a real old cape atmosphere, a beautiful garden with fishpond and fountain and a big lapa to stay cool by the pool... In the courtyard one can sit outside and internet. Breakfast is beautifully...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a restored National Monument, The Coachman is one of Swellendam's oldest buildings dating back to 1752. If you are in search of an alpine idyll for summer and winter which promises you fresh air and breathtaking landscapes, then The Coachman Guest House in Swellendam prides itself on offering you the perfect solution. The South Africa's city of Swellendam has earned its notoriety as a popular traveler’s destination thanks to its breathtaking nature and its incomparable charm, and if you are looking for Swellendam accommodation, you will want to stay at The Coachman Guest House. At the end of the day you can relax and unwind in a restful environment away from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to explore the city's attractions. The Coachman Guest House treats you to high standards of hospitality throughout, but is also a great base for trips and excursions. Don't hesitate to ask the staff about the exciting destinations which are just a short drive from your door. The two luxury garden suites are in the Cape Dutch vernacular - built to high specification. The each have their own patio, 'Hot Art' fireplace, and off street parking. Both have lovely views of the Langeberg Mountains.Modern comforts, attentive service as well as many facilities including meeting and catering facilities, free Wi-Fi, garden, swimming pool and bar conveniently featured on-site. Your hosts: Lana & Maggie Jordaan ... more   less 

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Address: 14 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Number of rooms: 6
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