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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot fault SW1. The manager, Maurease & the staff were all so friendly & welcoming. Nothing was a problem & they were more than happy to help us have a very relaxing stay. Our luggage was even looked after whilst we had a night over in Hermanus. Breakfast included fresh fruit, cold buffet & a menu of various hot...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a fabulous couple of days at SW1 Lodge. Nothing was a problem and we were made to feel very welcome. Very well located on the doorstep to Stellenbosch, SW1 is an oasis in an otherwise suburban, tree lined area.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived the management and staff at SW1 made us feel very welcome. We stayed there two nights and wished we were staying longer in this peaceful and serene setting. Nothing was a problem throughout our time at SW1 which is on the doorstep to some lovely wineries and restaurants.

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Thank Nello115
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thank you Maurease and team for looking after us so well. Your tips and advice were just perfect for us as it was our first visit to South Africa...... It won't be our last. Breakfast was great, very clean rooms, lovely gardens and the in house spa was well worth a visit. My pedicure has left me with such soft...

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Thank 16melanie
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Right from the point we arrived the team at SW1 Lodge go out of their way to make your stay perfect. The setting, grounds and pool area are absolute heaven - a complete oasis in the heart of the winelands. The interior design and decor of every room is unique, we stayed in the Thandi suite which we loved. The...

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Thank Vanessa_CapeTown
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Beautiful room, lovely pool area, great breakfast, exquisite furnishings throughout & amazing staff. Would definitely recommend! We stayed in various locations & hotels during our trip & this was one of our favourites. Marese & her team are friendly, welcoming and perfect hosts

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Thank N4540YTmartinh
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a great time with Mareaze and her staff. Everything made us feel like being at home. Comfortable rooms (especially the bed!), the day started with wonderful breakfast and ended with a nice glass of redwine. Mareaze had tips for everybody regarding sightseeing and restaurants. THe only thing we had to do was to enjoy the days. We really...

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Thank corogolf
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed at SW1 midway through our Cape holiday and found when we arrived that we had been upgraded. The rooms are extremely comfortable and our bathroom was fantastic. My wife particularly enjoyed the spa treatments that were available and we both enjoyed the price. The whole property is well maintained and the staff friendly and attentive. Set in a...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Michael G for you very positive review. We are so happy your stay was pleasant and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes to you.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have booked for two nights and I wish we have booked for the entire week. We had an amazing time with Mareaze and SW1 stuff, everything was on point. She has a passion for what she does. We were more that satisfied with them and the lodge is just amazing. We loving everything the rooms, food and at the...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you ptmagadla for this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that you wish you had been able to stay longer. Hopefully next time you will. Best wishes to you.

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the entire lodge for my sisters wedding party and it couldn't have been a better experience. It was definitely a home away from home. The staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Everything was of impeccable quality. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were large. No expense was spared in making this place a top quality...

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Terri C, Owner at SW1 Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this vote of confidence in SW1 Lodge Brewski 1979. It has made us very happy to know that the wedding weekend stay for you and your family was such a positive one. It was our pleasure to host you on this special occasion. Mareaze and her team look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Luxury in Somerset West Do you want to experience undiluted Euro-African chic and opulence in magnificent surroundings? Enjoy delicious chef prepared meals? Be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do? Then Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge Offers 5 uniquely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading/ relaxation, TV lounge and bar, conference facilities, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, have a conference or that all-important business meeting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SW1 Lodge

Address: 32 Elsenham, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Price Range: €100 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are lovely & have private patios/balconies”
 of 5 bubbles 458amitac, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cheaper rooms are much smaller than the others”
 of 5 bubbles 16melanie, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Thandi Room”
 of 5 bubbles ptmagadla, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are stunning”
 of 5 bubbles lindsayr38, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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