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“An excellent meal in Swellendam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Sosta Guesthouse

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La Sosta Guesthouse
Ranked #31 of 37 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“An excellent meal in Swellendam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

I will keep this short. A very very good meal. The owner and staff are very helpful in this Italian restaurant and will help you with menu if required.They advised us we might have ordred to much from the menu. Best to share some of the first courses. Best to book ahead. We will go back. Great value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Poole Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

We really didn't think that we would find a restaurant like this in Swellendam. It is a small Italian restaurant run by a Milanese couple and provides delicious food. Everything is as fresh as it could be with everything home made if possible. It is well worth going to if you are I that area. Booking is advisable. For three courses plus corkage we paid under 500 Rand, which, we thought, was excellent value.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2010

We stayed only one night as we had a tight schedule travelling through South Africa. But if we had more time we would have stayed for the food alone (the best italian I have ever had - the veal was amazing!). They run their own restaurant inside the B&B and there was a nice atmosphere with some local diners and a lovely fireplace that added to the experience. The couple that own and run the La Sosta B&B and restaurant are really lovely and hospitable. You feel like a respected guest with plenty of privacy (the B&B rooms have their own entrance from outside so it doesn't feel like you are staying inside the house which is nice) and at the same time feel like you are in a nice and relaxed home as you can walk around the gardens or sit in their restaurant/lounge area and relax (or go through your maps and itinerary like we did). The rooms were quite pretty and homely whilst being very comfortable.

The location is great for those travelling through this part of South Africa and I recommend that you do not choose any other place than this. The price is very reasonable. Our dinner was the most expensive part (although still very reasonable)because we just kept eating and drinking as the quality was second to none.

I am sorry it has taken me so long to write this review because I rely on other people's reviews so often.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Sosta Guesthouse

Property: La Sosta Guesthouse
Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Italian hospitality in the heart of the Overberg. The Guest House has 3 rooms with own private entrance, overlooking the garden with swimming pool. ... more   less 

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