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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

lucky to get in due to a fortunate cancellation. Mareaze could not do enough for us and the place is Stunning. We just mentioned an idea to Mareaze and she researched and planned a superb day for us x

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

Not sure how I missed this awesome review and apologise for the delayed response. We are blown away by your wonderful comments and appreciate it very much. Mareaze is delighted. We look forward to you returning to us in the future. Sending best wishes to you.

Spain
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It all starts with the colourful, exotic, flowerful exterior when you arrive, continues with the warm welcome from Mareaze and the helpful staff to be completed with the very well decorated, spacey and certainly NOT average sub-urban guest house. We stayed 2 nights at SW1 Lodge and wanted to return later during our holiday but they were fully booked and...

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

This review makes what we do all worthwhile Hans. Please accept my unconditional apology for the delayed response. It is so gratifying to know that our decor, ambience, comfort and service are so appreciated. Mareaze is delighted to say the least. We anticipate many return visits from you and promise to improve even further on our high standards. Sending you...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Everything about this bed and breakfast was top class excellence. Mareaze is so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are to die for, offering everything you would expect from a 5 star residence. Mareaze and her team, John Wiliam and Moira are so friendly and efficient it was pure joy. We had a BBQ one evening, even...

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

Dear Robert What a pleasure it is to read your review of SW1 Lodge! Mareaze and her staff are delighted! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that this will entice you to return to us agin soon. Best wishes

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Lovely place with very beautiful rooms. The facilities are more than good. Nice swimming pool, bar, sitting room. The staff is more than friendly. They make you feel at home immediately. It's an oase!

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

Dear Eduard Thank you for taking time to write a review on SW1 Lodge. We appreciate being referred to as an 'oasis'. Getting feedback like this makes what we do all worthwhile. Please return to us again soon.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Wonderful place to relax for a few days or just overnight. We had 4 nights and days at SW1 and enjoyed every minute. The garden and pool is very secluded and quiet. Unlike many other guest houses, the pool area has enough loungers for all the guests. Breakfast by the pool was great and the hostess, Marisa, was extremely helpful...

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

Dear Tims Your comprehensive review has been received by Mareaze and her staff with gratitude and thanks. It is a pleasure to read the specifics you refer to and gives us guidance as to what matters to you. Thank you for taking the time to write this very positive review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes...

Paris, France
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Wonderful stay thanks to the delicious Marease and her devoted staff Very comfortable and quiet place, decorated and furnished with much taste And above all first class service, which makes you feel at home

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

Dear 148ivano Thank you so much for you positive review on SW1 Lodge. Mareaze is indeed 'delicious' and she is so happy to know that you are impressed with her and her staff. We hope you will return to visit and stay with us again soon. Best wishes to you.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A really wonderful stay. Hospitality with a capital H, pampered in every way, feeling at home and treated as a special guest! Looking forward going back (soon!) And so close to all the "want to do" things of Capetown and surroundings.

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

We are elated at this fabulous review and look forward to welcoming you back when you return. Thank you for taking time to record your opinion on Tripadvisor. Best Wishes

Köln
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Over all: the hospitality of Mareaze is unbeatable - everybody must love her!!! unforgettable: The delicious breakfast onto the terrasse with an exellent coffee, the spectacular livingroom, the friedly staff (expectually John), the atmosphere of freedom and 100 things more!

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

Dear Koln Thank you for your wonderful comments about SW1 Lodge and its staff. Mareaze is indeed unbeatable. She is the consummate professional and the ultimate host. John too is a very special member of our staff and am very pleased he has received your special recognition. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Had the privilege to stay a night in the Tsala Tsala room and what an experience! The size of the bathroom is breath-taking on its own! Do yourself a favour next time you want a short break from the city, maybe visiting the wine lands. And come and visit Mareaze and John at the Lodge and enjoy peace and quite...

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

Dear Crownan What a wonderful review you have given SW1 Lodge, and in particular, Mareaze and John. I am delighted to read how impressed you were with our decor, our detail touches and our staff. All credit goes to Mareaze for being a manager who truly loves her job and lives for it. I have the utmost respect for her....

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were welcomed in the warmest and friendliest manner. The attention to detail of all the staff is to be commended. The butler John made sure our fire was lit and warm after our day's outing. We were served with home cooked croissants and bread at breakfast with a huge smile from our hosts. Our room was luxurious and comfy...

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

Dear Nafisa and Brian Wow! What a delight it is to read your exceptional review of SW1 Lodge! You make everything Mareaze and her staff do all worthwhile. We are thrilled that you would recommend SW1 to everyone. Thank you! Please return to us again soon. Warm regards Terri Coyle

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: €96 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SW1 Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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