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Bristol, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Hilltop Country Retreat is in a lovely spot, quiet and peaceful and lovely views. Our room was very spacious with a great bathroom and a kitchen area. We had arrange the fridge stocked breakfast, which we enjoyed... a nice break from yet another hotel breakfast. It was lovely sitting outside our room chilling in the evening sunshine planning our...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Swellendam is beautiful, the location is lovely and the property is well maintained (clean, modern rooms). The only thing we did not know is that when you pre-order breakfast you are expected to prepare it yourself. This was not clearly indicated before. We stayed in Room #3 and one could hear everything from the adjoining rooms. This might not be...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Good day Danel Thank you for taking the time to review us. Thank you for the kind words, we like keeping everything sharp / clean and modern. We try our best to communicate with the guest regarding our breakfast options. We are fully self-catering and offer the option of a stocked fridge for breakfast. This can be booked in advance...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The guest house is small and it located on the top of the hill. The place is small, only has 8 rooms, swimming pool and reception. The room has small equipped kitchen, nice comfy bed, tv, couch and outside table and sofa. It's nice to stay away from noise and relax a little bit. It's a bit of a walk...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Alena Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I will make a note about the nets :) Hope you can visit us again soon. Lana

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were in Swellendam for the Amazing Berry Race and we actually live 2hrs away but decided to make a getaway of the trip, and it was amazing! From the minute you drive through the entrance there is a sense of calm. Definitely a must try for anyone seeking a moment of rest or break away from the City.

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope your seeking a moment of rest again soon and remember to contact us in the winter months for GREAT SPECIAL OFFERS. Fireplace in the rooms, warm bath, wine, rain..... cant get better than that. See you soon. Lana

sydney
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Enjoyed our stay here, although felt the room was a little lacking in privacy. The place was full of interesting things that really made you know you are in Africa. Jane was most welcoming. Stocked fridge a nice idea too ...

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AHilltop, General Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for taking the time to review us! Next time you must stay in one of our deluxe suites, a bit more private or even better, our houses with views of the mountain. let us know so I can give you a great room. (and free upgrade) Lana & Jane

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is just the most stunning little place. We were met by the friendly owner when we arrived and shown to our beautiful, massive room. We just loved the decor and how cosy it was, with a massive bed and a wood burning stove (not that we needed it!). The small kitchen had everything you could need, including a fridge...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for picking us Lauren! and thank you for the wonderful review. You are the reason we love what we do! making our guests feel special and happy - nr 1. Hope you can visit us again soon. Lana

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great place, lovely house with all the luxury you need! Our room (no. 5) was very spacious and even had a fireplace inside(!), as well as a braai and firepit outside. We ordered breakfast and upon arrival our fridge was stocked with bacon, eggs, fruit, musli, yoghurt, milk etc. Staff is very friendly and extremely helpfull. Roomservice even included our...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Nicoline Thank you for your wonderful review & taking the time to do so. Glad you enjoyed your stay and all the extras we offer. We hope you can visit us again soon. Lana, Jane & the team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The location is superb. The rooms have a luxurious modern industrial feel with exposed brickwork, aand copper pipes. The room was immaculate and the pool inviting. We appreciated the generously stocked "breakfast fridge"

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also the stocked fridge. Hope to see you again soon! Lana

Reviewed 7 November 2016

As it was our 2 year wedding anniversary, we arrived a little late in the afternoon. However, the very helpful VJ was waiting to receive us with open arms. He was well spoken, articulate & made us feel right at home. We were upgraded to the deluxe suite which could've taken 2 couples instead of 1. The suite included DSTV...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Eric So glad you enjoyed your anniversary with us! (and also the free upgrade) We try our best to make sure our guests are happy and enjoy the experience with us. We are looking forward to your next stay with us Lana

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great room - very welcoming staff , good breakfast and wonderful location. The small pool was great to cool off in on hot days. Swellendam had pleasant restaurants and craft shops as well as an interesting small museum. What more could we ask?

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HI Julie Thank you for taking the time to review us at A Hilltop Country Retreat Hope you can visit us again soon. Lana

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star luxury self-catering accommodation on a superb location. A Hilltop Country Retreat is located in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, yet close to the town centre, where you get the best of both worlds ... 360' views and no traffic. A Hilltop Country Retreat offers a complete experience far superior to that of a mere stop-over. Our rooms are spacious and luxurious featuring finishes and furniture made by local entrepreneurs and artists. The delightful calabash radios, created by South African artist Soloman, are just one of the beautiful, unique and mostly handmade elements we have chosen to enrich your stay. Our accommodation offers great value for money. All the rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped self-catering kitchens. You can dine inside or on the patio while enjoying the magnificent and inspiring view of the Langeberg Mountains and the town below. Pick some fresh herbs from our garden to prepare your own special meal or dine out at one of the many exquisite restaurants Swellendam has to offer. Here you can relax and unwind surrounded by breathtaking landscapes in a restful environment far from the hustle and bustle, but convenient to Swellendam's many attractions. A Hilltop Country Retreat treats you to high standards of hospitality throughout, but it's also a great base for trips and excursions. Book today, and come and experience the delights A Hilltop Country Retreat has to offer. We offer guests the option of a fully stocked fridge for breakfast, so you can enjoy your morning meal in the privacy of your own room or patio whenever it suits you. Breakfast includes: bacon, eggs, tomato, toast, butter, jam, muesli, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and a variety of fruit. **DSTV now available in all the rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Hilltop Country Retreat

Address: 7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 4,212 - ₹ 9,894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Hilltop Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room 3 is very noisy & not as private as the others”
 of 5 bubbles daneln, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take the suite closest to the reception area. It also has a braai spot !”
 of 5 bubbles ericd591, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For a family or couples travelling together see if the house is available - it is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles 939cynthiam939, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are super and lends to a garden where you can use the braai or just make a fire.”
 of 5 bubbles Joelle1611, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good and have a view. Really quiet. No problem.”
 of 5 bubbles profelainv, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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