We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Start your review of Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant
 Click to rate
Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten at the Old Mill before, but never stayed in their accommodation. This was a very pleasant surprise. The accommodation in restored old farm buildings (one of them a National Monument) is very good, quaintly and tastefully furnished with antiques and immaculately clean, with good quality linen, clean towels daily and superior brand bathroom toiletries. The pretty garden...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eljay13
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This guest house has so much potential. Needs a bit of modernizing, and wifi needs attention. Otherwise we enjoyed a comfortable stay. In a competitive market like Swellendam, I can only advise that they get ahead or get left behind.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liza C
Maureillas-las-Illas, France
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent one night in this delightful Guest House. We were a family of 2 parents and 2 teenagers, and had adjoining rooms. They were both very well furnished, with luxury bathrooms. The Old Mill is set in charming surroundings with lovely gardens and a nice terrace. We didn't eat dinner at the Guest House (ate at the superb pizza...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Frenchypen
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On arrival we found our room to be lovely. The Cottage was really homely and comfortable. We both felt that we fit right in. We had dinner in their restaurant which was great. The food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection! My husband had the moules and I had a steak. The pudding was also gorgeous. The breakfast was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RKE2013
Cape Town
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Ours was the Garden Cottage and we eventually found reception by a devious route which happened to include an area which we assumed was the reception. Certainly no one meeting us, but we did appreciate the help with our luggage. A very pretty, but small cottage set in the lovely gardens. Certainly adequate for one night. Unfortunately there was only...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Richard_B4952013
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a lovely stay at this characterful Old Mill, with beautiful gardens and a stream. Our room was nice and dinner and breakfast was lovely with great service and homemade icecream!!!. Neale & Nicki

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nickirichards2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A very happy find on our way back from George. Lovely gardens with stream running through and beautiful, characterful and comfortable rooms furnished in period style. Very tasty evening meal, and scrummy breakfast out on the patio! We very much enjoyed our stay..

 Report
Helpful?
Thank F B
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights in this establishment. Breakfasts are great. Suppers are extraordinary good. Vrry good menu. Last evening i had a "bucket" of fresh (not frozen) mussells with a glass of white. Simply magnificent. Love the quant little rooms. More than adequate. Loved it! Will come again any time. My highlight was the Belguim beer. To die for!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Adrian W
Lier, Belgium
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Back in August 1998 I stayed at this guesthouse together with my parents. Now 16 years later I was surprised this guesthouse just looked as charming as I remembered it in my dreams. Though the owners changed, I was surprised to find a guestbook in our room, and guess what, I was confronted with my note from -6 years ago...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Remco S
Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We drove past this restaurant and decided to have lunch there. It was a lovely day so we sat outside under the verandah. It's a beautiful setting and the staff are very friendly and makes you feel at home. They have good home cooked food. We had the lamb shank with mashed potatoes and chicken pie with french fries -...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MJPAARL

7 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Swellendam hotels
0.0 km away
Swellendam Country Lodge
Swellendam Country Lodge
#8 of 37 in Swellendam
205 reviews
2.9 km away
Babette Bed and Breakfast
Babette Bed and Breakfast
#4 of 37 in Swellendam
135 reviews
3.0 km away
Cypress Cottage
Cypress Cottage
#6 of 37 in Swellendam
231 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Rothman Manor
Rothman Manor
#2 of 37 in Swellendam
449 reviews
3.1 km away
African Shades B&B
African Shades B&B
#19 of 37 in Swellendam
95 reviews
3.2 km away
Braeside Guest House
Braeside Guest House
#17 of 37 in Swellendam
253 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant

Address: 241 243 Voortrekstraat | P.O.Box 557, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: €59 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sorry we only visited the restaurant so I did not see the rooms”
MJPAARL, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There is a bit of road noise from big trucks. Nothing can beat the sound of the water furrow meandering through.”
lad123, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“book ahead so you don't miss out”
stuartm729, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The Watermill is a good choice although the most expensive. Do ask about the room spray thing and if it can be turned off.”
CherylInLondon, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are quite spacious and very comfortable.”
Dirts, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
TripAdvisor
* /night
View Deal
Priceline
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates