Clean and comfortable a walk from town but makes up for by the great location. Unfortunately the ensuite rooms have wafer thin walls and we shared every moment of our next door neighbours abulations, music, and conversations. The raised walkway resonates every footstep and herds of baby elephantss could have walked more quietly. No soap in the shared showers or rooms was provided. The shower and basin were a wash tub base and bucket respectively. Good idea but impractical and I would have thought for people with mobility problems stepping unrealistic. Sadly we were woken up one morning by the manager shouting at a member of staff outside our door. Later when we asked for more washing up liquid she replied well there was plenty earlier, then told us we had enough. Not a very helpful attitude to take with paying guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more less