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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at SW1 midway through our Cape holiday and found when we arrived that we had been upgraded. The rooms are extremely comfortable and our bathroom was fantastic. My wife particularly enjoyed the spa treatments that were available and we both enjoyed the price. The whole property is well maintained and the staff friendly and attentive. Set in a...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Michael G for you very positive review. We are so happy your stay was pleasant and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes to you.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have booked for two nights and I wish we have booked for the entire week. We had an amazing time with Mareaze and SW1 stuff, everything was on point. She has a passion for what she does. We were more that satisfied with them and the lodge is just amazing. We loving everything the rooms, food and at the...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you ptmagadla for this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that you wish you had been able to stay longer. Hopefully next time you will. Best wishes to you.

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the entire lodge for my sisters wedding party and it couldn't have been a better experience. It was definitely a home away from home. The staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Everything was of impeccable quality. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were large. No expense was spared in making this place a top quality...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this vote of confidence in SW1 Lodge Brewski 1979. It has made us very happy to know that the wedding weekend stay for you and your family was such a positive one. It was our pleasure to host you on this special occasion. Mareaze and her team look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Comfortable, stylish, secure and friendly environment. Staff at SW1 always went the extra mile to ensure that my stay was as comfortable as possible.. A must stay for couples and frequent business travelers. Waseema Ismail

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive review Waseems - we appreciate it very much. We hope to see you back with us soon. Best wishes to you.

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2016

What a fabulous guest house! The room I was in ( Thula Thula ) was comfortable with a marvelous walk in shower. It has a lovely courtyard garden outside the room and a beautiful swimming pool. Staff are friendly and helpful and the cooked breakfast is prepared individually for each person ( much nicer than everything keeping hot in those...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this delightful review on SW1 Lodge Elizabeth. Thula Thula is a lovely suite and we are very glad you found it so comfortable. Mareaze prides herself in serving divine breakfasts and appreciates your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes yo you.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have stayed at SW1 Lodge many time. Marleaze is always attentive and helpful. Rooms are stunning. Fabulous decor. Good breakfast. Lovely swimming pool and loungers, with a lovely view. Great restaurants close-by

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review Lindsay and apologies for this belated response. We are so grateful for your loyalty to SW1 and your acknowledgement of what we do well. We look forward to you returning to us soon. Warm regards

Quorn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

SW1 Lodge is an absolute gem of total luxury accommodation discreetly hidden in Somerset West, within the Cape Province of South Africa ... whenever you are an international traveller or a local African on holiday or between cities on business we could not recommend a more luxurious place to stay with the highest standards of service. The proprietor obviously has...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this amazing review Steve and for stating it in such detail. And sincere apologies for the belated response. It is so uplifting to get this sort of appreciation for what we do. Your compliments regarding the decor, ambience and service at SW1 Lodge are gratefully accepted. We hope that you and Sarah will return to us soon....

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed here just for a weekend, getting away from the city to enjoy the mountains and the vineyards. The guesthouse is a wonderful peaceful oasis, where we really felt spoilt. The attention to the details can be seen in everything from the interior decorations to the delicious breakfasts, and the friendly and professional service was beyond our expectations. Thank...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review Ruxandra. Please accept sincere apologies for the delayed response. Your comments about our decor and breakfasts and general service are greatly appreciated. Mareaze is a wonderful host and she is grateful for your vote of confidence. We look forward to you returning to us.

Egham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A treasure in the Helderburg. We stayed here for 4 nights, enjoying the most delicious home cooked breakfasts. Our room was so opulent and magnificent with a "his" and "hers" shower, and a roll top bath fit for a King! Magnificent place, Mareaze clearly loves her job, and has wonderful staff working with her to create a home from home...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Vicky and Alan. Apologies for the delayed response. It is encouraging to know that our facilities, breakfasts and individualized service are appreciated. And you are right - Mareaze loves her job and it exudes into everything she does. She is the perfect host. We look forward to you returning to us soon.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I booked SW1 as part of a 3-stop tour around Cape Town, wanting to be close to the wine regions. We often got puzzled looks when asked where we were heading/staying, Somerset West did not seem to be top of anyone's list. I can understand that in terms of the town itself, just a standard community town. However, who cares...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

This review is what makes what we do all worthwhile - thank you Deb. Apologies for the late response - the gremlins have been busy. It is so gratifying to know that SW1 Lodge's qualities are so appreciated. Mareaze is a consummate professional and prides herself in delivering the highest standard in everything she does. Thank you for visiting Somerset...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Luxury in Somerset West Do you want to experience undiluted Euro-African chic and opulence in magnificent surroundings? Enjoy delicious chef prepared meals? Be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do? Then Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge Offers 5 uniquely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading/ relaxation, TV lounge and bar, conference facilities, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, have a conference or that all-important business meeting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SW1 Lodge

Address: 32 Elsenham, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Price Range: ₹ 6,943 - ₹ 11,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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