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Roosje van de Kaap

1.9 km from Swellendam centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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5 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2016

It's the second time at the location. I can recommend this stay to anyone. It's amazing. The service, rooms, attention to guests, service etc, is of the best. Excellent and highly recommend. Thank you

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Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Came back to Roosje van de Kaap after a long time. Stayed there a number of times in the last 10 years. The place changed ownership and now the thorns are coming out. What used to be Cape Dutch is now Belgian/Malaysian fusion. Breakfast is substandard and run by an owner manager who clearly has no idea how to treat...

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MeneerKaap, Manager at Roosje van de Kaap, responded to this review

Strange response; owners are partly Dutch, partly Indonesian (which is Cape Malay) so how more Cape Dutch can it be? This person must mean something else. And in a country where job hopping is the norm, staff that works already more then 4 years for this Dutch/Indonesian owners, can only mean that they are treated very well.

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We booked this place in regards to a recommendation from friends which were there years back; it seems the owners changed in the meantime. The place is quiet and neat with a lovely garden and a small pool. The booking information we got confirmed via email seemed was incorrect and the price increased a day later which we accepted. After...

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MeneerKaap, Manager at Roosje van de Kaap, responded to this review

This response is full with exaggerations and untruthfulness, this people are only concerned about the price of things (not the value), despite that we offer good value for money, especially in the festive season. She didn't want to pay anything for sending her trousers and only communicated in a very demanding rude way. Despite that, the owners still brought back...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Unfortunately arrived on a Sunday ,so the restaurant was not open but the cottages were well appointed and tastefully decorated . Had a beautiful view of the mountain and easy to walk in and around the town

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This was a really enjoyable place to stay. The garden cottages were beautiful and the setting was stunning. Really good value. There is a stunning pool area which is great for children. The restaurant is small and intimate making it ideal for couples and the location means that you can easily walk to town or to other facilities. The staff...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We stayed as a group of 10 having just done the 5 day whale trail hike along the coast in De Hoop National Park. What a beautiful place. The rooms were neat and very comfortable. The Breakfast was amazing (especially the sausage). They went out of their way to accommodate us - allowing us to take over the entire dinning...

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Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We had a nice evening and dinner and a wonderful room for one night! We enjoyed the pool and the short time there! Everybody was nice and friendly. Is a good place to start tours to the GardenRoute and the Coast

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Schwyz, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stayed for one night at Roosje van de Kaap. The room was well furnished with old furnitures and nice decorated. The breakfast was delicious and well prepared. The Hotel is well located in Swellendam, within walking-distance to a few Restaurants.

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The guest house is in a good location in Swellendam, being within walking distance to some restaurants and shops, and feels very safe. Fabulous views of the mountain range from the gardens. The rooms are adequate and clean, if a bit basic. Very friendly staff, and nice breakfast. Secure parking and free Wifi.

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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

To make it short: Warm welcome by the staff and the lady of the house. Cosy and clean cottage in a beautiful garden. Delicious dinner in the authentic restaurant. HOWEVER this firt positive impression was completly ruined next morning by choleric behaviour of the owner, who seems to think that shouting at his guests is an appropriate way of communication...

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MeneerKaap, Manager at Roosje van de Kaap, responded to this review

This review is reality turned upside down with purpose to hurt. The issue was as follows: This couple seems to think that it's normal to let a one year old baby crawl through the restaurant, while other people are enjoying there meal and we are working; unsafe, unhygienic and frankly annoying to other guests. In the evening the owner (while...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the top of Swellendam's main road you see the jewel of the towns' legendary buildings: The Drostdy. Behind this historical complex our 13 room guesthouse-restaurant is located. The view of the Langeberg Mountains from our pool and lush garden is breathtaking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roosje van de Kaap

Address: 5 Drostdy Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $96 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Roosje van de Kaap 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The honeymoon suite offers the most privacy and has the best views of the Langeberg Mountains. But all rooms are excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles PeterG947, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Honeymoon Cottage is lovely, but there are quite a few steps to reach it.”
  • Honeymoon Cottage - bed
 of 5 bubbles JudgeGeoff, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“One of the garden rooms is definitely to be recommended”
 of 5 bubbles 456JuliaP, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Garden rooms are very special!”
 of 5 bubbles StephanWeyers, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Our room was super and they all appeared to be as delightful”
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 of 5 bubbles 146Chris2014, 12 Apr 2014 | Read review
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