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Rothman Manor
Ranked #2 of 40 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Once we managed to find the correct gateway into the property we thought it was terrific. The room was large but cosy and I challenge anyone to think of anything else that you could need as a traveller that was not in the room. Amazingly thoughtful touches. The grounds were super - especially all the birds and animals that were around. Breakfast was wonderful and the management couldn't have been better. Having our car cleaned each day was a bonus too.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank MrsC48
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place has a really lovely garden with a small lake, lovely flowers and birds and zebras in the garden. Breakfast was delicious. Our room was fine, very large but I just did not like it, I can’t really explain I just didn’t feel relaxed. It had a four poster bed, which was a bit twee, although the room was decorated in a modern way, but with African bits on the walls. A bit of a mismatch. The gardens and breakfast were good though.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Sleepingbeauty
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stayed in the XL Suite which is situated in the loft of the building. We loved every moment of it. This Guest House is run by a German couple, and you shall receive the service you expect from Germans.
The Suite consisted of bedroom with large kingsize bed, nice firm mattress, large cupboard with lots of hanging space and hangars, and plenty of light both in the room and to read with. Aircon does have heating setting as well.
The bathroom was magnificent with shower, jet bath, 2 basins and is a large comfortable room.
There is a kitchenette with coffee machine, cutlery and crockery, stocked fridge.
The living area has a small round dining room table, couches, TV and everything you need.
It was COLD and not once did I feel this cold in our Suite. That to me was a definite plus!
The breakfast were delicious, great selection of items, freshly baked goodies, great tasting hot breakfast meals.
There are umbrellas to use in the common room.
Any problems were resolved immediately resolved. Small maintenance issues were sorted as promised.
And the WiFi worked extremely well and did not cut out. That was a great feature.
I can highly recommend this Guest House.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Madame_XYZ
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Family owned boutique hotel. Welcomed by the owner and then flabbergasted by all that could be seen and experienced. Very spacious rooms. Perfect eye for any miniscule detail. Fine local arts decorating the in- and exteriors. Zebras in the garden, to be watched from the nearly off-site jacuzzi terrace. Nice pool. Perfect breakfast. Standing ovation for this small resort gem. A must have been for when in between Capetown and Port Elizabeth.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Digi-Dish
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We stayed 2 nights here in the Romance Suite which was compact, but lovely. Heated towel rails and bathroom floor were nice as it was quite dank and chilly when we were there. Beautiful grounds, but didn't try out the jacuzzi over looking the paddock with zebra etc. Also didn't try out the swimming pool, far too cold!
Bed was beautifully comfortable but pillows were feather and far too soft for me. I used my neck travel pillow to sleep on, feather duvet too.
Mini fridge bar in room, price list on table. Breakfast was 8-9.30 , cooked bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, and eggs how you want them, continental , juices, tea, coffee etc.
Lovely little town and some beautiful buildings to see and visit. We went out to Marloth Nature Reserve, well worth a visit and close by. R40 pp for permit to enter. Drive down a fair distance to walk to waterfalls. Strong shoes/boots and long trousers recommended. Lots of birds, flora and fauna to see. Lovely place for a picnic, supermarket in town to shop for picnic foods.
Rothman Manor is a beautiful place to stay, in gorgeous surroundings.

Room Tip: Romance Suite has own courtyard area with flora and fountain
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rothman Manor

Address: 286 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: $164 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rothman Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This trendy five star boutique guest retreat is your destination for accommodation in Swellendam. On the 3,5 ha estate you will find your privacy in hidden places and relax in the park like garden. Luxury and stylish design, with every comfort, decorated with African elements show a perfect match and into a laid back and retreat atmosphere. Rothman Manor offer three thatched houses, on a 3.5 hectares estate, in the famous Cape Dutch architecture going back to 1834. Unwind by the pool, read in the seclusion of your private outdoor space or just watch the onside game from the Jacuzzi and the abundance of bird life around the huge pond littered with lotus flowers. ... more   less 
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