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“An amazing stay at Rodwell House”
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Rodwell House
Ranked #5 of 7 St. James B&B and Inns
Oslo, Norway
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“An amazing stay at Rodwell House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

After traveling in Africa for 3 weeks - I stayed the last 5 days at Rodwell House. The most helpful staff ever, Superb food and wine at the Rodwell House. Close to the sea, great swiming pool and relaxing area. The best beds ever. Walking distance to the nicest village - where both the icecream and the coffee was very good. I will be back. Annette

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Carol B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and our lovely part of the Cape Peninsula. It is always a pleasure to serve! We hope to see you in St. James very soon again.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed in Rodwell House at the start of a 8 week trip to S.Africa and Namibia last Christmas. Fabulous experience and had a marvellous Christmas lunch. Area was spectacular, people were friendly and would certainly recommend the hotel. we had to hope to finish of our trip by going back to St.James but events overtook us. Love to go back again

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are sorry that you couldn't make it back to St James, but are thrilled that your holiday in South Africa and Namibia was a success.

We hope you will return sometime soon, and look forward to seeing you again.

With kind regards
The Rodwell Team
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We found Rodwell by chance and are so thankful we did. Nothing was too much trouble but not in an overbearing way. A stunning building that has been restored to its former glory with an expert eye that looks to show off the character but give modern expectant travellers everything they might want. We had been concerned about getting into central Cape Town from St James we did not need be it was easy. With good time management and advice from Sally we easily got there in the rush hour. The children loved the pancakes at breakfast. We used the pool lots it was a joy but the easy access to the beach was great. Despite being able to eat at Rodwell (which when we did was good) they happily recommended restaurants and booked them for us. I am already looking at it as a place to stay again especially if going to Newlands for the rugby or the cricket, or as a stop over on the way to Australia

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you so much for those very kind words. We were all inspired by your lovely family, which made our job such a pleasure.

We look forward to welcoming you all back many more times, hopefully soon.

With fond regards
The Rodwell Team
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Umhlanga, Durban
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Beautiful character without feeling "old". Luxurious but homely with modern well maintained facilities in a beautiful setting. Beautiful and spacious room with attention to detail and very sincere and friendly staff. The kind of accommodation I wish I could enjoy every time!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you so much for those kind words. We are all so glad that we were able to help you feel at home here at Rodwell House.

We wish you all the best, and hope that we will be able to welcome you here again sometime.

With fond regards
The Rodwell Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We spent a wonderful evening at Rodwell House. It is a grand old building, oozing with character and history. Early morning presented us with the most delightful view of St James, whales in the distance and the beautiful garden below. We shall certainly return for another visit.

Room Tip: Both honeymoon suites are huge, extremely comfortable with fantastic views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
It was so lovely to meet you, and we are all looking forward to welcoming you here again!

With fond regards
The Rodwell Team
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

A beautiful hotel with style and great service, the hotel is located in front of the sea. There are great restaurants and good golf courses close to the hotel. Also the hotel is great located, it's only 20 min. to the cape, 30 min. into Cape Town and 20 min. to the wine regions (Buitenverwachting/ Constantia), if you love wine this area is a must.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are always thrilled to welcome our international guests, and we sincerely hope that you will visit us again sometime soon.

With fond regards
The Rodwel Team
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a delightful stay at the Rodwell House and extended our stay by a night. Beautiful house and gardens and prime location overlooking the bay (across the street). Only wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely return. Quiet and secure with very friendly and attentive staff. Ate dinner at Rodwell on arrival night and it was a great meal with excellent service. Perfect beginning to our 2 week tour of the Western Cape.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sally B, Manager at Rodwell House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that we were able to give you a wonderful start to your tour of this beautiful region.

We do hope to see you again sometime soon.

With kind regards

The Rodwell Team
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Property: Rodwell House
Address: Rodwell Road, St. James 7945, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > St. James
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St. James
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rodwell House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Redefining luxury seaside holidays. Full sea views, garden or mountain views from our 7 spacious en suite bedrooms. Beautifully manicured gardens rich in scent and relaxation. The seven suites are gracious and spacious, delighting guests in an exclusive, stylish and luxurious manner. Rodwell House has been designed by the new owners to be a comfortable haven for relaxation. Don't forget to soak up the sun at our pool and take a walk through our beautiful garden in the front and terraced garden at the back. Simply lounge about on our gracious veranda that overlooks St James pool and the sea ahead or relax in our comfortable lounge near the fireplace with a glass of wine or cup of tea. Rent out the entire Villa for a wedding, birthday, weekend getaway, conferences or seminars. Including daily breakfast and daily servicing with the option of chef and butler services. We invite you to come and make yourself at home and enjoy all that our 85 year old stately manor has to offer. ... more   less 
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