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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2013

In January we returned to the Hideaway. We had visited for 2 nights last year and wanted very much to come back. Stephen and Jackie gave us a great welcome and we immediately felt at home again. We stayed 4 nights this time and visited different places which we had not had time to see last year. As usual Stephen...

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We stayed here fo two nights on our way down the garden Route. Stephen and Jackie went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were lovely all locally sourced food and plenty of it and you could even take a doggy bag, We did n't as we ate so...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Clues in the name for this tucked away very high quality guest house in Swellendam. We had a two night stopover on the Garden Route which, helped by a rainy day, was a nice antidote to being ‘on the road’. Stephen & Jacky were extremely attentive hosts & went out of their way to attend to us, the down side...

Thank Wardjimsue
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Stephen and Jacky are totally dedicated hosts, making you feel welcome and no effort is too much for them, and their enthusiasm can almost be a bit overwhelming. They thoroughly know the region and the main activities and provide guests with lots of suggestions and - if necessary - itineraries. One of the unusual aspects of this place is that...

Thank EvdWRotterdam
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 December 2012

I echo the other sentiments when I say that The Hideaway is the best bed and breakfast I stayed in during my recent SA trip. From the time we checked-in, we were floored over by their hospitality. First we received recommendations on where to go in Swellendam (Bontebok National Park), then they took the liberty to make dinner reservations for...

Thank SL_Lin
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2012

I really had a great laugh about my trip to the Hideaway. Let me start at the beginning though - I have a new found appreciation for establishments which answer emails promptly since I recently had a run in with a place who almost NEVER responded to my emails. The owners of the Hideaway are VERY efficient with emails and...

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JelsaySouthAfrica, Owner at The Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for a very thoughtful and considered review. We would just like to explain the parking system. After rebuilding the retaining lip of the storm drain 3 times and more than one guest having had a coming together with the upright on the carport, we decided that it would be better and cheaper for all concerned if we assist...

Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I think that The Hideaway is the best bed and breakfast that I have ever stayed in from the welcome when we arrived to the farewell as we left. The owners Stephen and Jackie, who are delightful, make sure that your every need is met and this is what makes The Hideaway exceptional. A beautiful peaceful garden, tea on arrival,...

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 20 October 2012

This is a gem of a place, the hosts Stephen and Jackie make a huge effort to make your stay special. the rooms are lovely and open onto the gardens. Don't hesitate to accept their recommendation of a local restaurant. Cristina, who is the culinary genius at La Sosta will cook you a meal you never forget. Fabulous food. An...

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I can only concur with the other reviewers of this wonderful B&B - they had just won the AA Award for the Top B&B in South Africa and it is easy to see why. From "valet parking" to booking a meal in the best restaurant in town (La Sosta, also rates a 5), a wonderful breakfast with homemade bread, muffins,...

Thank Jill_Germany
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Unfortunately we spent there only one night and the weather was awful, but the place was absolutely amazing and the owners’ hospitality outstanding. The B&B has very nice and tidy rooms on a very beautiful garden in an extremely quiet area: all details are carefully studied to make your staying unforgettable. The main house, where guests have breakfast has a...

Thank Goldbaer62

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This small country guest house in the breathtakingly beautiful Swellendam region of South Africa has the charm and elegance to make your stay both pleasant and memorable. Stephen and Jackie offer a unique experience of 5 Star accommodation: unrivaled hospitality, elegant furnishings, understated luxury with emphasis on service and guest satisfaction, and one of the best breakfasts in South Africa. Swellendam is an ideal location from which to explore the Overberg region, which is full of things to do an places to see. There is so much to do in the area that Stephen and Jackie will gladly help you to plan your trip. Please get in touch! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hideaway

Address: 10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 7,191 - ₹ 10,283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hideaway 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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