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Cypress Cottage

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights in the Cypress Cottage. It's a very old house with its charm (and it's downsides being a little dark room). The garden is very nice, pool at the right temperature and good sitting area. Room is large and breakfast very good! The owner is a very nice and helpful man, giving us tips on what...

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cypress Cottage is a lovely old building set back from the main road. The host was very helpful and recommended restaurants and a good route for us to take on departure. The room was large and clean, but a little disappointing to not have a shower or a lock on the door. However, the breakfast was lovely and served on...

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cosy house, very good located near the Drostdy, and some fine restaurants. The room was excellent, quite big. Stange enough no television, but we did not miss it. Excellent wifi. Excellent breakfast. The people of the B&B were very nice, too.

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Bochum, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The host is great. Very warm welcome and helpful with suggestions of what to do or where to go. Location is great to explore the surroundings and the nearby national park. Rooms are nice and clean, breakfast is prentiful. Definitely a place that sets itself apart by its classical / vintage appearance.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only one day in the very interesting Swellendam-town. The next time we will stay longer in the Cypress Cottage. We have got very good tips for dinner and for visiting highlights in Swellendam and surroundings.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cypress Cottage is perfectly situated for visitors who wish to explore historic Swellendam and the adjacent nature reserve and national park. Public and guest rooms are beautifully furnished with historic pieces. The swimming pool is nice on warm days. Breakfasts are first rate. Owners are extremely gracious and helpful. I would happily return!

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Blue Bay
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Etienne, his staff, his dog, cat and parrot ... gave us the best welcome. It was not long before our daughters felt like at home. The elder, pianist ,could even practice on the family piano. Though it was a bit chilly at that season, they enjoyed the swimming pool. The African suite is very confortable, calm and convenient for families....

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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This guesthouse has style! We stayed as a family of 4, with two kids. We all liked this house a lot, since the rooms made you feel like living in the early days of the town. Lovely details, very cozy and friendly. Super nice management!

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The guesthouse is very nice situated. It is lovely, the room are big and nicely atranged. And the breakfast was delicious. The host waited for us until 10 pm because we were in traffic and couldn't arrive in time. Opened the door with a smile and was very friendly. Any time again.

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Palermo, Italy
Reviewed 31 October 2016

very kind the owner of this picturesque guest house.. really well managed,comfortable rooms,beautiful garden at the entrance and very good breakfast..a jump into the past with antique porcelain and cutlery.

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Cypress Cottage

Address: 3 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $87 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cypress Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We booked the cottage although we were just two. It was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles valuvalu, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and comfortable. We had a 2 room family suite.”
 of 5 bubbles rll059, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The upstairs African and Colonial rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Both rooms offer air-conditioning as well.”
  • Our African room.
  • Our African room.
  • Simple but adequate bathroom
 of 5 bubbles CorTT, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I think they were all great.”
 of 5 bubbles SueB199, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay in the garden room if you want to lock up your valuables!”
 of 5 bubbles HelenSmeaton, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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