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Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic hotel. Friendly service at reception and dining room. TV in room not working. Very mouldy roman blind in bathroom. Matras needs to be replaced urgently. Only wifi in reception. I will not recommend.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A clean sizable room, decent buffet breakfast and friendly staff made this a pleasant stay. If you are looking for a layover for four people, Swellengrebel is the best choice in Swellendam. The attached restaurant serves good fare at a decent price. The roadkill pizza was definitely a winner

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Germiston
Reviewed September 20, 2016

This hotel is still old style and their hospitality is awesome. The hotel is beautifully appointed with lovely gardens and swimming pool. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Hot water is however a challenge some evenings but overall a lovely home away from home which I can recommend to fellow travellers! Do visit the restaurant. Great food and service.

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Generally speaking, one pays for what you get, and not a whole lot more. Sometimes a little less. But I must say when I pulled up unannounced at this hotel, and requested a room, I was dealt with in a more than friendly manner, And that always rates high on my list for starters. Having read some of the other...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The hotel needs refurbishing The rooms have a disgustingly foul smell We could not stay in them till they were freshened up When we reported the smell to reception they pretended they knew nothing about it but we had another couple our friends booking in to the same hotel and they also had the same problem

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The bedroom smelled of stale cigarettes and mould. The shower tiles were covered in mould. The steam from the shower made the floor tiles very slippy which resulted in my mum falling. The bed was damp. The room was very cold and there was no heating.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Most people going on holiday seek something unique , different, life affirming. If this is what you are seeking, the Swellengrebel Hotel is not for you. The decor is 70s with mottled brown tired carpets and rattan cane furniture. The hotel has obviously grown organically and while this can be charming, this seems awkward and cheap. A good bed and...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed July 14, 2016

The mattress in the room was very soft, I asked for it to be replaced and they offered me another room. One of the rooms was a smoking room, so no surprise it smelt of smoke. The other room was better. The location of the hotel is not the best, Swellendam is a pretty town and I would recommend making...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Disappointed!!!. I will not choose to stay here again. We asked to change rooms after the first night. The first room had a cigarette smoke smell in the air and the towels smelled of it too. The TV and Air Con did not work. The windows were frosted and so there was no view to the outside, The curtains needed...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The hotel rooms are dated however for the money we paid for a family room it was okay. The restaurant on site was very cosy and the host was friendly but the food menu very limited not much side dishes or veggies with main option.of 3. The lunch we had pizzas seafood and margherita were nice however supper was a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Swellengrebel Hotel

Address: 91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $46 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Swellengrebel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Not very disability friendly -- no lifts up a few flights of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Kirstibot, Feb 21, 2016 | Read review
“Very centrally situated in the Overberg allowing for many day trips”
 of 5 bubbles theo947, Sep 14, 2015 | Read review
“Available smoking and non smoking rooms”
 of 5 bubbles josephkilian, Aug 11, 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay at this Hotel unless you enjoy Misery!”
 of 5 bubbles portofino10, Jul 13, 2015 | Read review
“Near the pool outside or a room inside the building.”
 of 5 bubbles 774globetrotter, Jul 12, 2015 | Read review
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