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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

We have slept here for one night. Very friendly owners. Good restaurant nearby, on walking distance. Good place to sleep by visiting the garden route. Also a nice pool , and a place to make a fire during the evening.

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Thank Wim En Mirjam H
Sheffield, England
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51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Stayed 3 nights here as part of our Garden Route tour. Really enjoyed it. Hosts are very knowledgeable about the area. Loads of things to do in area with best for me being De Hoop nature reserve which is just over an hour away. We had Room 7 which overlooks pool and garden but doesn't get people walking past on... More 

Thank Johnsterbob
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We just stayed one night on our way to the Garden Route. The accommodation was clean modern set in a lovely garden with a pool. The owners were very helpful and the breakfast was good . For me the accommodation nice as it was , was rather small for a long stay , but Swellendam is an interesting town and... More 

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Marula Lodge was a stop over on our journey round the garden route we stayed one night. Sadly it was raining very heavily during our stay so we did not get full use of the outdoor pool and surrounding garden, our room was spacious and clean with large ensuite, free wifi and a plentiful breakfast, the owner was friendly and... More 

Thank Elaine S
St Austell, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Marula Lodge is a very well presented property in beautifully maintained grounds and the room we stayed in and the en-suite bathroom were very comfortable and nicely furnished apart from the pillows which we found uncomfortable although we had good nights' sleep. Breakfast was varied and plentiful and enjoyable and our two nights stay was very pleasant.

Thank David J
Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We just stayed for 1 night but we really appreciated the lodge. The owners are very friendly and uncomplicated and the rooms are spacious, WIFI was working well and the pool and garden area was really nice.

Thank lemonde79
Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Stayed there for one night with a friend on our garden route trip. Arrived very late that day, but that was no problem as one of the owners stayed up to welcome us which we thought was very nice. Room was spacious and very (!) clean. Surroundings really beautiful and well maintained too. Nice pool. Breakfast was small but still... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here so that we could have one full day in the Bontebok National Park. We had an end room in a long extension or out-building of their property, so it was perfectly quiet and we got an excellent night's sleep in our large, comfy bed. We had a safe and access to a... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Marula Lodge Guest house while visiting Swellendam, the third oldest Dutch settlement on the Cape. Our room was spotless, spacious and beautifully decorated. The grounds are lovely, with many flowering trees and pieces of local art sprinkled throughout. The pool was much appreciated after a day of exploration, very refreshing ! Breakfast was substantial... More 

Thank Graham S
Venlo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed in Marula as a stopover between Oudtshoorn & Hermanus to have some time to do the beautiful passes on our way from Oudtshoorn and coastal line towards Hermanus. Marula lodge is a nice guesthouse with beautiful rooms and they make a good continental & cooked breakfast in the mornings. Also got some fine recommendations for restaurants in Swellendam.

Thank MarcoNL87

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marula Lodge is a modern-African styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam.The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance.We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling salt water pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace.All our in African style decorated en-suite double rooms, have tiled or wooden floors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marula Lodge Guesthouse

Address: 111 Voortrek Street | 111 Voortrek Road, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 3,546 - ₹ 4,637 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marula Lodge Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The major rooms' sleeping-rooms are towards "Main"Road but the trafic is rar in the nights.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveHamburg, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Spend the little bit extra and book the family suite. We did for just the two of us and the extra space was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Spud577, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the pool under a huge tree.”
 of 5 bubbles BouMulPE, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Nice guesthouse to relax.”
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“Room 7 is farthest away so doesn't get antony walking past the window.”
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