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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Stayed here on two separate nights while travelling from Cape Town to Mossel Bay and back. Both my rooms were comfortable and necessarily equipped. There was a good breakfast selection and buffet. Food is tasty yet simple. I especially enjoyed their ham and pea soup. There are jacuzzi, sauna, gym and pool facilities although I didn't get a change to... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The hotel is lovely. It has just the right ambience and facilities to cater for a simple family getaway. The room was ample although a bar fridge would add that little bit extra. The Jacuzzi, pool, sauna, kids play area are ideal for the kids and easily accessible. Jorge's Restaurant's room service dinners were tasty. The kids loved the Pizza!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The photos are very flattering to Swellengrebel. When we entered our room, it was old and smelled incredibly musty. It seemed clean enough, but not pleasant. My fiancé and I were both tired and he was ill, so we decided to stay in for the night and order room service. The burger was not very tasty, though we heard that... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Our stay coincided with New Year, so a VERY LARGE contingent of related guests was booked in. Some smoked in their rooms (clear no smoking signs up every where), were very noisy (room doors left open with TVs blaring) and completely took over the pool area, making it impossible for other guests to enjoy the facilities.

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Outdated hotel.Aircon sounded like a tractor,room was not comfortable.Bed was terrible,had a sore back the next day.Will definitely Not go back or recommend.Very noisy outside.Room was also not well lit up.bed had block mounts screwed onto the wall...

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • 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: $47 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Swellengrebel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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