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Old Thatch Lodge

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11/05/2017 12/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night, the property is spotless and well maintained, good WIFI, comfy bed, hot strong shower, restaurant and onward travel advice very solid, attention to detail was impressive. We wanted a quaint old thatched house and this ticked all the boxes. Loved the paths 'paved' in apricot and nectarine stones. The welcome was very warm from human dogs cat...

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Constantia, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a charming B&B. We received a lovely welcome form the four massive dogs who were very gentle and friendly. The rooms are very spacious and well thought-out. There are beautiful, quaint mosaics on the walls which are delightful. The breakfast was great and the beds were comfortable. A very central but peaceful location. We had a lovely stay.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We traveled by car from George to Stellenbosch and made a 1-night stop at Old Thatch Lodge to break the journey. This B&B was an excellent choice. The breakfast was amazing: a good selection of fruits, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, toast with tasty marmalade (and jam), fruit juice, tea/coffee and champagne. I liked the little touches i.e. small flowers on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

During our two week holiday going from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route, my boyfriend and I stayed at Old Thatch Lodge for one night. Location: Located in the centre of Swellendam and directly en route to the Klein Karoo, Old Thatch Lodge is the perfect place to stop. Rooms: It wouldn’t do the place justice to...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this guest house as we were meandering along the Garden Route. A must stay and we had an amazing experience. The owner, Karin, was extremely kind to us and provided helpful advice to help us out as we made our way. While there was a bit of a mix up with our reservation, Karin settled it quickly...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stayed at the Old Thatch Lodge while on a mini break. I loved every minute. I was made to feel welcome from the minute I parked my vehicle. The room is superb, very clean with a vintage feel to it. The breakfasts are amazing. Karen serves a champagne breakfasts with fresh fruit and delicious English breakfast. Karen is also...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed at the Old Thatch Lodge for 3 nights. It was a wonderful, relaxing stay. Karin went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We stayed in 2 different rooms - both were lovely. Breakfast on the porch was a great experience, the garden fantastic. However, too many dogs are roaming the property. The dogs are all...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Beautiful old building. Great African decor. Host welcoming and provided a lot of local information. Delicious breakfast. A log fire in the living area. Being winter it was a little cold in the bedrooms.

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very nice old-style lodge. A little cold for winter, which is not surprising given its age, but I am sure it would be lovely to stay there in summer. The location is good. The service was decent and Karin was a very gracious and helpful host. Some better TV options for the evening would have been nice, though.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stopped off in Swellendam on our way to Knysna. Karin was a lovely host. When we arrived she saw that we were traveling with our 3-year-old and upgraded us to a bigger room at no extra cost. The guest house is beautifully decorated and includes spacious living room and great kitchen. The room was comfortable and we had no...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Thatch Lodge Guest House Swellendam invites you to a National Monument and guest house and welcomes you to stay in our comfortable accommodation in Swellendam. Have a rest in our wonderful guest house garden, and visit the surrounding nature reserves and the historic city of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Thatch Lodge

Address: 9 Moolman Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $81 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Thatch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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