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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was the greatest pleasure from beginning to start! The bed and its crispy clean sheets was so comfy that I didn't want to get up in the mornings. :) But the delicious breakfast provided the necessary motivation. :) Our hosts were extremely kind and gracious and went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Absolutely beautiful home and gardens, wonderfully located (stunning sunsets), very warm and accommodating hosts. The delightful attention to detail in all the rooms makes this B&B one of the best. Breakfast was a delicious array of choices, made professionally with care. We will definitely be back!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

A wonderful relaxing stay - Lovely room with the most comfortable bed. House and hosts charming, with tranquil gardens. Easy access to Darling town where there is a host of quaint shops. Darling toffee is a must.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Beautifully restored & tastefully appointed, Darling Lodge is a superb country get-away within easy reach of Cape Town. The gracious hosts strike a perfect balance between being super helpful, yet not intrusive at all. It has all the making of a perfect get-away !

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Benoni, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

The quaint charm of Darling is epitomized in every detail of this delightful B$ B. The attention to detail is everywhere with tasteful Victorian decor, well-kept, interesting outdoor areas and cosy, well-appointed corners to relax indoors. Breakfast was set in a bright welcoming dining area, complemented by good food and excellent friendly service. At all times the owner was extremely... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

A wonderful place, with gorgeous gardens and a pool area. Fantastic rooms with great decor and very comfortable. Lots of quirky decorating ideas and FABULOUS Hosts. Do not miss this one when staying in Darling!!!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Just loved our stay at Darling Lodge, would have liked to stay longer. Proprietor very friendly, showed us to beautiful rooms , all set in the garden. Every facility provided. Bonus of a delightful swimming pool. Breakfast served in the garden dinning room, good choice of food, well presented.

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Thank Carole P
Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Carole P, Thank you so much for your fabulous review and feedback on your recent stay with us! It was a great pleasure having you, your husband and friend staying with us. We hope to welcoming you back at Darling Lodge Guest House the next time you are visiting South Africa's West Coast. Sunny regards from Darling, Oliver Studer... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

What a nice and cute little place. The owners are super friendly and the tooms are clean and breakfast was delisious. Nice pool are to relax and the honesty bar in the guest lounge with the local craft beers was a great touch. We really enjoyed our stay and will definetly stay here again if we go to darling :)

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Nico R, Thank you so much for your great feedback and review! We are very happy to hear you and your partner enjoyed your short stay with us and hope to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest House More 

Kuils River, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

If your first impression of Darling was based on Darling Lodge Guest House, you'd be off to a very good start! The peace and quiet was something to get used to, but the lovely king size bed and double size shower was the perfect place to come and relax after attending wedding festivities. We decided that, if ever we just... More 

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Oliver_and_Stephan, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Dear JCNdotNOMdotZA, Thank you very much for the amazing review and feedback on your recent stay with us! It was a great pleasure having you and your partner staying with us for a wedding. We hope to welcoming you back for a weekend get away in the near future. Warm regards, Oliver Studer & Stephan Moser Owners Darling Lodge Guest... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Lovely property with stylish rooms and a beautiful garden. Rather hot in the summer, fan didn't quite cool things down enough. Swiss hosts so not the South African feel i was hoping for. Had a pleasant evening there and would stay over again

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers three individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms with a grape-vine covered patio which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. Generous breakfasts are served in the breakfast room, out on the terrace or on the patio. The lush garden with its ancient pepper an palm trees, fountain spraying water over blossoming roses, aloes, bougainvillea and mass of lavender with its heady fragrance invites guests to relax and unwind. Darling is the ideal place to discover the hidden gems on the West Coast set in one of the World's richest Floral Kingdoms: The Darling Wine and Art Experience, Pieter-Dirk Uys at Evita se Perron, the Darling Stagger as one of five Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails, the West Coast National Park, the Swartland Birding Route, the Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, the West Coast Fossil Park, the Darling Music Experience Festival, the Darling Story Telling Kuier, the Voorkamer Fest, the Wildflower Festival, The Footloose in Darling Event, art galleries, wine estates, good country cooking, the Creative Art Center, Darling Brew beer, golf courses and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darling Lodge Guest House

Address: 22 Pastorie Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Darling
Price Range: $66 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Darling Lodge Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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