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The Merry Widow Country Retreat

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

What a lovely, quiet and peaceful place to stay - huge and comfortable rooms, WiFi is very convenient, the host - Ulrich is very friendly and accommodating. A great place to stay for a business trip in the area. Great venue for off-site meetings. Highly recommendable

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Enjoy country style hospitality in a relaxed, unhurried fashion. Each room is decorated individually with attention to detail. Don't expect something clinical but the beds are comfortable, with beautiful linen and each room has a lovely little coffee/tea station with a small bar fridge. An english breakfast is served and most ingredients, if not all, are sourced locally and organic.

Thank zeekoevlei
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I travel a lot and therefore have stayed in lots of hotels and guest houses with great service but this one was exceptional. We visited our journalist friend who was relaxing in Hope Field and staying in Merry Widow guest house. We ended up having an amazing dinner with the other guests of MW and staying in the guest house...

Thank evelynm255
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Merry Widow is a charming country retreat with friendly service, great food and warm and relaxing atmosphere. Thanks Ulrich for a thoroughly enjoyable stay! Hopefield is a good base to explore the west coast - we will definitely be back.

Thank Neil H
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was our first visit to Hopefield and our stay at The Merry Widow added to the charm of this quaint town. We were made to feel at home from when our family of 6 arrived! Ulrich is a friendly, informative and fabulous host, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and well...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

When I drove up to the Merry Widow I was amazed by the activity. There was a local produce market going. This is an initiative supported by the Merry Widow to assist and support the local community. I was immediately impressed by this kind of involvement and willingness to make a difference. We were invited to share a Xmas eve...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed at the Merry Widow during our holiday trip touring the West Coast. We found this little gem on Tripadvisor. It is easy to find and is near most of the West Coast attractions and towns. The room was large and beautiful. Ulrich our host was attentive and friendly. He is busy making the guesthouse a "green" property -...

Thank Hein D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I arrived and the owner/host, Ulrich Donaggi, directed my car to the rear of the property and accompanied me to an absolutely huge room which must have been a barn - with stone walls and a cathedral ceiling. I found it very cold and could not sleep the first night, and only when an electric blanket and gas heater were...

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Merry W, Owner at The Merry Widow Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were unsuccessful in tracing the paid reservation detail about your stay with us and therefore have to conclude that you might have wanted to review another establishment instead of ours!

Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Merry Widow was a highlight of our time in the Western Cape. The room (We dubbed it "the Manor House") was very large, high ceilings, antique stone walls, large excellent bed, good shower, major wood table for dining, and large living room chairs. Great nights sleep. Breakfast was excellent: first rate ham w scrambled eggs and lattes....

Thank PeterBrink
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing. Slept over for one night. Food is spectacular andbthe service is sooo friendly. Definitely a good surprise and the only option to stay in Hopefield. Got served the a nice bacon and egg open sandwich. Amazing taste. Coffee was top notch.

Thank Francois O

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of Hopefield, The Merry Widow Country Retreat is a stylishly relaxed and easy-going guest retreat for those wanting to escape the frenetic pace of city life. From the minute you walk through our gate onto the private, lavender-covered porch, you will be met by warm hospitality and a world of exclusivity that seamlessly marries old world charm with new world creative splendour. The Merry Widow is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or simply a peaceful retreat for those seeking tranquillity and a space to reflect and breathe. Come and relax, sleep in and slow down. It is ideally situated of you want to explore the South African West Coast. Used as a base for your stay, Cape Wine Routs, Bushmen Rock Art, Dolphin and Whale Watching, Kite Surfing and ocean Kayaking, Snow Watching, River Cruises, Cape Nature and National Parks, Cape Floral Fynbos and Cape Town Waterfront and Table Mountain are all situated within 20 minutes to 60 minutes drive from Hopefield. At much more affordable rates though and without the congestion of seaside towns. Come and visit us, for a TRUE holiday... ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merry Widow Country Retreat

Address: 29 Church Street | Cape West Coast, Hopefield, West Coast National Park 7355, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > West Coast National Park > Hopefield
Price Range: ₹ 2,313 - ₹ 4,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Merry Widow Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Speak to the owner and express your needs, he is very accommodating”
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“DO TRY THE Saturday market. everything is prepared and sold by the residents. usually grown in theor own gardens”
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