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Old Thatch Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We had a very nice stay at Old Thatch. Breakfast was the best ever! Room was comfortabel and the service was good. Karin made our stay very good and had some good advice for our coming days of travel. I also liked the town Swellendam.

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Wonderful garden. We appreciate the hospitality and familiarity of the place. Excellent breakfast - lots of fruit. The pool and shadow from the trees were appreciated a hot day, particularly by the junior member of the family.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 12 January 2015

It was a very pleasant and quiet stay. We hope to come back one day The breakfast was excellent. Karin gave us a lot of great hints what to so and where to eat. She made us feel very well. Xccxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay, and Karin was a fantastic host, the rooms felt a little mucky and tired, but it was forgivable. Decent value for money. The breakfast and atmosphere was wonderfully friendly and overall it was a pleasant experience. Bathroom lacked cleanliness though, but like I said, forgivable

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Knysna
Reviewed 6 January 2015

There is a quaintness about the Old Thatch Lodge, but for us, the rooms were too closely co-located and we felt we needed to tip toe around on the wooden floor boards to avoid disturbing others. The German hostess was helpful in recommending places to eat and she provided a tasty and substantial breakfast. We think she must surely have...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Lovely place in hidden paradise. Unfortunately we had time to spend only one night, otherwise we would have tested little sauna, which was located in the end of garden. Great breakfast, great hospitality.

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Marseille, France
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Altogether very good, charming and special. Great value for money. Nice ambiance, great service, friendly people, leaned-back atmos. A secret hidden paradise to be discovered that we will come back to for sure.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We stayed here just for one night as we had to be in Swellendam that evening. The place is charming and tastefully decorated. We especially liked the quirky bathroom. Good use has been made of space. Breakfast was a highlight. Well presented and served with lots of fruit and breads. Very good indeed. The hostess is very welcoming and looks...

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Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed that nobody was there to meet us but once we got to know Karin and settled in we found the place to be fabulous. Best breakfast ever. We will definitely plan to go back sometime in the future.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We arrived without a booking and were ushered by Karin in as if we were long lost friends. She was able to give us great recommendations for dinner. Lovely large clean room with loads of character. The breakfast was fantastic. We will definitely be visiting again.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $79 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Thatch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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