Willowbrook Country House

Willowbrook Country House

Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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#2 of 7 hotels in Somerset West
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Willowbrook Country House offers luxury accommodation in an idyllic, private and secluded country setting amidst lush gardens in the quiet residential town of Somerset West in the Western Cape, South Africa. Owner Lisa will welcome you and personally make sure that your stay at Willowbrook Country House is a superb experience. Our location offers the advantage of being in close proximity to the tourist hot spots of the area, pristine golf courses, sandy beaches, the Cape winelands and popular towns including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus. Willowbrook Country House also offers an exquisite dining experience – the D’Vine Restaurant, voted among the top 100 in South Africa. Our garden setting next to the river is also ideal for intimate private functions such as weddings and smaller conferences.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian

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Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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Quinten wrote a review Jan 2020
Stockholm, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Willowbrook is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the Western Cape. The country house is ideally located in the beautiful, safe and calm Somerset West; just a 40 min drive to Cape Town's city center and close to various beautiful wine estates, for example Vergelegen, Morgenster and Lourensford which are just around the corner, and a bit further away (a 15-20 min drive) you can find more great wine farms in for example Stellenbosch. Me and my wife stayed 12 nights in a romantic executive room, we loved the king-size bed and spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower. There were also European outlets available in the room, a minibar and a safe, which was very convenient. The staff was very friendly and the Italian owner Lisa, a kind and pleasant, energetic and straightforward woman, made our trip even better by providing various tips for restaurants, wine estates etc. and informing us with handy information about the different areas that we would visit. We loved the garden with all the beautiful flowers that surrounds the country house. You can clearly see that a lot of work has been put into their green garden. We liked to cool down and relax at the swimming pool (accompanied with comfortable sunbeds) in the afternoons after our day trips with our rental car. We had dinner at the in-house restaurant a couple of evenings and the fish and meat options that we ordered were very tasty and well priced. We believe Willowbrook is the perfect place and starting point to explore the amazing area of the Western Cape.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Goldkind77 wrote a review Jan 2020
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were at Lisa’s Willowbrook Country House for a week of golfing and wine tasting. It was a great place to stay with a lovely intimate family style atmosphere. The choice of breakfast was small but well selected, consisting of largely homemade offerings. The house has got a small pool witch we didn’t test but looked quite cute. The rooms are of generous size and neatly furnished. All in all we had a great time and believe that this place is of good value for money well placed to do all sorts of excursions in the beautiful region of Somerset West.
Thanks to Lisa and her nice stuff.
Cheers Angelina & Johann
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SIMBA034 wrote a review Feb 2020
Loule, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Six years ago I wrote a review on Willowbrook and having returned to stay there both last year and this year I simply have to say it is better than ever. The rooms have been upgraded, the restaurant now offers a lunch menu and that, along with the evening dinners offers delicious food. Lisa and her staff are SO friendly and helpful and secured us good tables to dine at the nearby Vineyard restaurants. We shall definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are quiet
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Ariane wrote a review Dec 2022
Rothrist, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Every year in November we spend 5 days with Lisa and her team. It's like coming home every time. Very personal atmosphere. All rooms are very spacious and beautifully furnished with great attention to detail. Great garden with pool and sunbeds. Very good breakfast. Egg dishes are freshly prepared. The evening menu is small but everything is very fresh and finely prepared. Each dish can be recommended. Lisa and Emilia and the whole team put a lot of heart and soul into this wonderful lodge. We are already looking forward to November 2023.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Marina C wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 13 nights at WIllowbrook as we came for a nearby croquet tournament and were delighted with our experience. First the location was just perfect for us as it was a very short walking distance to the club along a quiet, leafy and safe lane. We fell in love with the beautiful garden, with the Laurens River flowing through the back of the property. Absolute tranquility and very spacious, comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms and large bathrooms. A quiet, grassy pool area and every bedroom had their own patio open to the garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly and competent staff. Thank you Lisa, Marie, Amelia, Lisel and everyone for your professionalism, dedication and warm hospitality. The restaurant served us freshly home-cooked, delicious meals whenever we didn't go out in the evenings and the full breakfasts really couldn't have been better. We highly recommend this establishment and hope to return again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LadyFlashby wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to south Africa with my parents and five year old daughter, to visit family locally. We stayed at the willowbrook for nine nights, our first visit to this establishment.
Lisa, Amelia and Frank were welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived. They each went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We had breakfast out in the garden every morning and the chef was happy to accommodate us where possible with our food orders. My daughter loved the pool, which was clean and fresh and gave us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the garden and sunshine! Both bedrooms were very large, very clean and beautiful in decor. We had a beautiful walk in shower and the beds were comfortable. I cannot recommend Willowbrook enough. Due to covid they have suffered, as have every other accommodation in the world, but they have kept this wonderful guest house going. We will definitely be staying again when we return.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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larslunden wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamburgsund, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice place. Perfect service and very friendly staff. The location is perfect if you want to visit vineyards and play golf. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Host Lisa is very helpful in booking restaurants and golf times.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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A. M. wrote a review Jan 2023
Rome, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Willowbrook is a perfect place to stay , close to all the main attractions , very well managed by Lisa and her Team. Excellent food and very nice quiet rooms with all the amenities, coffee, hairdryer, etc
In the property there is a very nice walk along the river, plenty of birds, squirrels, flowers everywhere. A place where just enjoy a book at the pool or start a trip for the Cape or the Easter or Western side.
we will definitely come back here
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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michaeldufty wrote a review Feb 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We again stayed in this lovely guest house so well located in Somerset West. .
We enjoyed another good Classic Room which was well appointed and the breakfasts were good.Lisa and her team run this Band B well and are good at making dinner reservations.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: choose room at rear as front can be noisey
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Wendy wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unbelievable experience!! Very professional yet friendly and comfortable. Lisa and her staff were extremely accommodating to our every need. They went over and beyond to deliver exceptional service for a business breakfast meeting. Basically home away from home atmosphere and we left knowing we would be back soon.
Thank you Lisa for an incredible time!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from Willowbrook31
Somerset West21 contributions7 helpful votes
Good day Mrs JC, the one way transfer for 1 or 2 people from Cape town International to Willowbrook is 650.00 ZAR. Please let me know if you need my assistance. Kindest regards Lisa
Pam H wrote a tip Mar 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The classic rooms are big and spacious. All rooms have outside patio areas."
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michaeldufty wrote a tip Feb 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom150 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose room at rear as front can be noisey"
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SIMBA034 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Loule, Portugal17 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are quiet"
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Ron M wrote a tip Mar 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Garden room comfortable and secluded"
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j0hannvilj0en wrote a tip May 2018
Southbroom, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I can recommend sitting at the patio area and just taking in the scenery"
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PRICE RANGE
₹7,768 - ₹10,190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Willowbrook Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSomerset West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Willowbrook Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Willowbrook Country House?
Nearby attractions include Helderberg Nature Reserve (1.3 km), Cheetah Outreach - Somerset West (6.1 km), and Strand Beach (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Willowbrook Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Willowbrook Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Willowbrook Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Willowbrook Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Willowbrook Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fancy Franks, Mozambik Somerset West, and Henri's Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Willowbrook Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Willowbrook Country House have airport transportation?
Yes, Willowbrook Country House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Willowbrook Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Willowbrook Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vergelegen Picnic (0.8 km).
Is Willowbrook Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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