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Darling Lodge Guesthouse

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Certificate of Excellence

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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 Voorkamer Fest, the Wildflower Festival, The Taste of Darling Festival, Darling Brew with tasting room, wine estates, good country cooking and much more.
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Pool
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Hidden Gem
Charming
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What can we say that others haven’t already said about this this very precious guesthouse in Darling. We arrived late last night and our fabulous host Stephan greeted us as though we were life long friends, had some food made for us after our long flight and we sat and chatted
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Response from Stephan_and_Team, Owner at Darling Lodge Guesthouse
Responded Nov 11, 2018
Dear anneeSussex Thank you so much for your outstanding review. I am speechless - and glad you enjoyed the Guesthouse and little Darling to the max. It was just a pleasure to welcome you after a long flight and being your host. I hope your trip up the West Coast was as exciting as the bookshop in Darling and you came across and antique shop of your style ;-)) All the best and looooooots of sunshine! Stephan
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A beautiful room and garden, welcoming and kind hosts, delicious breakfasts and gorgeous surrounds made for a wonderful stay in Darling. Our hosts were accommodating. The rooms are extremely comfortable and clean.We loved our stay at Darling Lodge.
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Response from Stephan_and_Team, Owner at Darling Lodge Guesthouse
Responded Oct 9, 2018
Dear EckertFamily Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was just a pleasure being your hosts and we are glad you enjoyed the stay with us. We will also inform our staff looking after the rooms and the garden ;-))) All the best and kind regards, Stephan & Oliver
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We stayed overnight en route to the west coast flowers and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely rooms, the peaceful garden and wonderful breakfast. The row of lavender and was it white roses? on the streetside. The staff were very helpful (we arrived a bit early for
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Response from Stephan_and_Team, Owner at Darling Lodge Guesthouse
Responded Oct 8, 2018
Dear Anna-marie R Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed the garden with lavendar an the white Iceberg roses ;-)) Was just a pleasure to be your host! Stephan & Team
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Our stay was relaxed and hour host Stephan was friendly and helpful - suggested and even reserved a table for us at a local restaurant. Our room was spotless and we enjoyed the port on arrival and late at night as well as the honesty bar. Our breakfast was most enjoyable too.
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Response from Stephan_and_Team, Owner at Darling Lodge Guesthouse
Responded Oct 8, 2018
Dear Nina V Thank you very much for your motivating review. It was just a pleasure to be your hosts during this years flower season. Glad you made it to the West Coast in this extraordinary wildflower year ;-) All the best and kind regards, Stephan & Team
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Stephan was extremely helpful and tolerant of all our questions. Our rooms were beautiful and the garden exquisite. The honesty bar and lounge for anybody to congregate, a great idea. JUST FABULOUS. I love how they recommend other Darling establishments honestly.
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Response from Stephan_and_Team, Owner at Darling Lodge Guesthouse
Responded Oct 8, 2018
Dear Ruth M Thank you so much for your fab review ;-) We are glad to know that you had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed the atmosphere in the garden and the guest lounge ;-) All the best to you and enjoy the SA summer! Stephan & Team
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"Ours were perfect (one in the main house and one in the garden) "
"Outside rooms are more private."
"Try and get one of the rooms in the garden. They are nicer than the ones in the main house."
"I did not see the rooms in the house but any of the three cottage rooms would be good."
"Have a garden room."
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeDarling
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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