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SW1 Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

Very lovely people. Beautiful room.there is a nice pool. Fresh good breakfast . King bed. Big shower. We loved it! Afscheid genomen met een knuffel. Hele aardige bediening. Goede service, aanrader!( prachtige kamers heerlijk zwembad)

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

Dear Ineke Thank you so much for your positive post regarding your recent stay at SW1 Lodge. Mareaze and her staff welcome feedback and are thrilled with the comments you have made. We hope you will return for a stay with us in the future. Best wishes Terri

Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We wished to stay in the Somerset West area whilst travelling home from a holiday on the West Coast. Our needs were comfortable accommodation for two nights to do some shopping at the nearby factory outlets and also to have affordable access to the wine estates for tastings and purchases. Our previous experiences in the area had not been great...

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

Dear P_C_ 1000000 WOW!! Your review of SW1 Lodge has blown us away and made Mareaze and her staff extremely happy. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to post your comments. We are thrilled that you will be making SW1 your preferred place to stay on your future visits to Somerset West. We look forward to...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2014

SW1 Lodge was an oasis of well equipped rooms, friendly helpful staff and a peaceful atmosphere. The rooms were tastefully appointed while the lovely lounge and boma area seemed to encourage you to stay there a while longer. Definitely can recommend a stay there.

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

Dear Rob 878 Thank you very much for your positive review and constructive comments about your stay at SW1 Lodge. We are very pleased that you found our rooms to be well equipped and that you enjoyed our Lounge and Great Lapa. Mareaze is an impeccable hostess and takes pride in everything she does and it seems this is evidenced...

Jbg
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Peaceful, convenient and very comfortable retreat out of the hustle and bustle, but close enough. Was most ideal for me to work and relax with much-appreciated quietness. But I have no doubts its ideal for a relaxing holiday.

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

Dear Instant-12 We so appreciate your review and especially the title 'Coming Again'! It is very satisfying for us that you found SW1 peaceful and able to meet all your requirements whilst you were on business. We do hope you will indeed 'come again' and that the next time you will be on holiday so that you can enjoy the...

Ennetmoos
Reviewed 18 October 2014

A great place to stay! The ambiente is so nice and carfully choisen! We had spand 3nights there & it was just great and outstanding. The place is verry beautiflu& the hospitality from Mareaze and her staff is amazing. It was just to be like at Home. We hade a great time& we will never forget!! Thanke you so much...

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

Dear Lilipilly What a wonderful review you have given SW1 Lodge! We are very grateful for your kind words. We are so pleased that you found SW1 to be 'home' and that you enjoyed your 3 days so much with Mareaze and her team. Mareaze is a very special host and she emulates everything SW1 stands for. I am so...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2014

If you are looking for peace and discretion in a inland of luxury, this is the place to be. Rooms are very clean and well designed. Staff very friendly and professional. Food excellent quality. We really enjoyed every moment and will definitely come back.

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

Dear Jean-Pierre M Thank you so much for your 5 Star review of SW1 Lodge. We are all thrilled with it. Mareaze and her team love what they do and it seems you have experienced that! We hope you will return to Somerset West and SW1 soon. Best wishes Terri Coyle

Givatayim
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I loved the spacious room, the bacony and the comfortable and extremly large bathroom. I especially loved the way Mareaze, our host, took special care of each of the guests making sure that each got what they needed. Her advice about the local restaurants was exact and very helpful. The facilities are much more than you would expect for a...

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

Dear Conram Thank you very much for your wonderful review of SW1 and your kind words about Mareaze and her staff. Mareaze is the quintessential hostess and loves the work she does. She is delighted with your compliments. Having recently re-opened the lodge we are delighted at the early good impression made on you and promise to continue to maintain...

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Stayed 2 nights at the lodge and was delighted with everything! Friendly and helpful staff and the rooms were outstanding. We stayed in the Thandi room - Very spacious, lovely unique decor, balcony with sea view and an amazingly spacious bathroom! Would highly recommend the lodge and cannot wait to stay over again on my next visit.

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

Thank you so much for this fabulous review! It was such a pleasure having you stay at SW1. We are so pleased that you took time to go shark cave diving, whale watching and to have a cheetah encounter. Next visit you are definitely booked to go to Amazink! We appreciate you taking the time to post your opinion of...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We spent one night at this magnificent lodge. The welcome on arrival made us feel very special - the staff were super attentive and obliging. The interior design is quite unique and creates a very relaxing ambiance. Our room, Tsala-Tsala was amazing - beautifully fitted and very spacious. The grounds are beautiful - all in all, a perfect lodge which...

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

Greeting to the Nuttals! Sincere apologies for the late response to your wonderful March review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your brief stay at SW1 and are pleased to tell you that we re-opened in mid September after a few months of renovation and general sprucing. We hope that you will be back visiting SA soon and that you...

Reviewed 7 March 2014

SW1 has been one of our favourite Guest houses on our travels through the Cape. The staff have always made our stay feel more of a home from home. Sadly, Monique left to manage the Victorian 1906 Hotel in Montague. The resort is now closed and shortly will be re-opened under new management......and I don't think the staff who made...

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

Dear Wildrover Thank you for your very complimentary comments about SW1, my involvement in it and the vote of confidence for the staff I have had working for me for many years. It is so heartening to hear that you feel it is a very special place. This is precisely why we are NOT handing over the reigns to any...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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: ₹ 6,658 - ₹ 9,955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are lovely & have private patios/balconies”
458amitac, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cheaper rooms are much smaller than the others”
16melanie, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Thandi Room”
ptmagadla, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are stunning”
lindsayr38, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are all fantastic.”
770valeriew, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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