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The Mountain Shadows Guest House
Ranked #17 of 45 Paarl B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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“Overpriced.”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

The facilities are outdated, and the room insufficiently furnished out. For instance, no table to put the kettle on. No place to put microwave except on top of the fridge!
The place needs a serious upgrade. The room rate is exorbitant.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

A wonderful guest house - run and managed by such a warm family, wish it could have been longer! We were fortunate to get married at Mountain Shadows 5 years ago so this one night was a trip down memory lane and luckily for us, it coincided with an afternoon full of musical entertainment and dancing - wonderful. Look forward to attending in Summer!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We all enjoy the country/outdoors and could not have stayed in a lovelier place. The air was fresh, the view was magnifico and the service friendly. A venue to recommend and return to!!
As I Jennifer went to school in Paarl, I found many changes and could share this with my friends.
Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Mountain Shadows!
The hospitality was incredible and it felt like we were part of the family that owned the farm. Was exactly what we were wanting from our visit.
I will highly recommend them!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The breakfast is delish, the farm and dam are beautiful. The rooms are very well kept and furnished. The most amazing thing is waking up to a view of the Franschoek mountains. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I couldn't find one thing to complain about and will definitely be going back for the romantic dinner by candle and lantern light on the dam.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I had a great time at Mountain Shadows the past weekend. Staff were friendly and the scenery beautiful.
They were also accommodating, providing a halaal breakfast and Grapetiser instead of wine at our arrival and providing us with a microwave to warm our food. We went on a long walk and their two dogs Sisu and Drywer kept us company :)
If you looking for a relaxing get away with the most beautiful scenery this is definitely the place for you!
The only problem was that our toilet was not in perfect working order, although this did not spoil our holiday.
Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Wow, lovely surroundings, fantastic hosts and fabulous food. Who could ask for more?! It was lovely stay and I would dearly love to come back again. Thank you Misty and Gerald. I lived up to all I had been told about the place x

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Mountain Shadows Guest House

Property: The Mountain Shadows Guest House
Address: Off Keerweder Road | Klein Drakenstein, Paarl 7620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Paarl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Shadows is situated on a working wine and olive farm at the foot of the picturesque Drakenstein mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a few minutes away from Paarl. The historic Cape Dutch manor house dates back to 1823 and has been declared a national monument. A stay at Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is a rewarding experience in luxury, style and comfort. The spacious, en-suite rooms feature exquisite interiors, each with its own individual decor and antique furnishings. Within easy reach of Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport, Mountain Shadows guesthouse is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Cape and its many scenic and tourist attractions. Visit the surrounding wine-estates, take a stroll amongst the vineyards or along the river, view the abundant bird-life, try your hand at fly-fishing in the bass dam or lounge by the poolside and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the estate. Great food prepared daily using only the freshest local ingredients, combined with fine wines from neighbouring cellars will ensure that your stay at Mountain Shadows will be an unforgettable experience. At Mountain Shadows we celebrate life. Whatever the reason for your visit; be it a holiday, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other celebration, we will provide the attention to detail to ensure that your time at Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is treasured for a lifetime. The following languages are spoken at Mountain Shadows: English, Afrikaans, German, French, Finnish and Swedish. ... more   less 

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