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“A Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Village Lodge

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Old Village Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 McGregor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset West, South Africa
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“A Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have just visited The Old Village Lodge in McGregor for the first time and had a wonderful time. From the moment we arrived, and met the owner Nicolaas, everything was perfect. Firstly, on arrival Nicolaas was immediately able to find someone to come and clean our car. The swimming pool and the beautiful gardens were so enjoyable, and McGregor itself was a little oasis of calm. The breakfasts were superb, particularly Nicolaas's take on Eggs Benedict on the second morning. We must mention the beautiful rooms, so attractively furnished, and the lovely bed linen and towels. The sweet little tea and coffee room, and the lovely lounge, were an added bonus. Everything had been thought of and taken care of, even down to the selection of magazines in the lounge. Lastly we left with lots of Nicolaas's home-made jams, made with fruit from the garden. So thank you so much, we really enjoyed ourselves, and will look forward to coming again.

Room Tip: It just depends on your preferences. Room 3 has it's own private terrace overlooking the garden...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christy6708, Owner at Old Village Lodge, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Dear Jane,
Thank you for your review. It is always good to get positive feedback from guests. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and would be very happy to welcome you back again. Reviews like your review is so rewarding, we just want to do more to give our guests a luxurious and comfortable stay. Thank you again and I hope to welcome you back to McGregor when you visit next year again. I hope you'll enjoy your next 6 months in the UK.
Warm regards,
Nicolaas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Starry skies, beautiful flower-filled gardens, green lawns, warm pool and a great welcome from host and owner Nicolaas. The rooms are fine and the bed, very comfortable, the bathrooms spacious, breakfast is a delight and as other reviewers have commented, the attention to detail is excellent. We loved the homemade jams and the croissants that Nicolaas made specially for us! No noisy TVs here, you can't hear the neighbours through the ancient 150 year old walls that are sturdy and ancient and everything in this little 'two street' village is walkable. Yes, a great place to relax and we'll be back (but we'll come on the Robertson road next time, not the mud and gravel road from Bonnievale). Thanks Nicolaas.

Room Tip: We had a private terrace area in front of our room. I'd ask for that room. And, I would choose t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were back in McGregor in January 2014, and stayed once more at this excellent guest house. The great ambiance of the place, the excellent breakfast, friendliness and help with bookings from owner Nicolaas- continue to impress. The garden is now an absolute delight. I was inspired by the beauty of the garden and hopefully I can translate that to a renewal in my own garden! Nicolaas is the perfect host and his fine touches show everywhere in this establishment. A special place.

Room Tip: The room with patio remains my choice.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We wanted a place to 'get away from it all' and we couldn't have chosen a better location. The quality is fantastic, the setting really peaceful and the care and attention to detail outstanding. perhaps the best thing about it was that everything was done without you really noticing it which meant that you had time to relax and enjoy the wonderful setting.

Room Tip: Get Nicholas to make a dinner reservation for you, or if you stay longer order diner.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

My Hausband and I (from Germny) were invited by our South African family to spend a night in McGregor at the Old Village Lodge and we enjoyed every second of our stay. After a very warm welcome by Nicolaas (one of the owners), we enjoyed the relaxing garden that is kept up with so much love and care that you feel like in paradise. The place itself is decorated very nicely and is very stylish. A big highlight are definetly the homemade croissant and the other delicious food they prepare for breakfast which we had the next day after starting the day with a swim in the beautiful pool. We will definetly be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights here and cannot sing its praises enough. Beautiful accommodation surrounded by a truly wonderful garden, lovely pool and first class amenities. Nicolaas takes care of everything from start to finish and his home made breakfasts (especially those croissants and scones he bakes!) will get you ready for anything the day might throw at you. Which here in McGregor is just peace and tranquility. We'll definitely be back. Thank you!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I were fortunate to stay at the Old Village Lodge in December for 2 nights. It was the most relaxing and wonderful stay we had in a long time. Nicolaas was so considerate and a great host. From making dinner arrangements for us, to the wonderful cooked breakfasts and jams! The Old Village Lodge is truly an oasis in this peaceful town.

Room Tip: The pool facing room is beautiful and private.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Old Village Lodge
Address: 69 Voortrekker Rd, McGregor 6708, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > McGregor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in McGregor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Village Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ANY OTHER SITE AVAILIBILITIES MAY BE WRONG OTHER THAN OWN SITE. Old Village Lodge is an upmarket guest house offering three elegant air conditioned bedrooms, elegant private lounge and dining area, undercover patio's and a large pool to cool down in. The tranquil established garden with quiet sitting areas and walkways is the perfect place to find some peace and tranquility. Full English breakfasts are served with a delicious fruit & savoury muffin platter. Delicious country cuisine for dinners are available on request. Be our guest... Relax and rejuvenate your soul. Prices from R600 per person sharing and R850 for single stay. ... more   less 
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