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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Swellendam for the Amazing Berry Race and we actually live 2hrs away but decided to make a getaway of the trip, and it was amazing! From the minute you drive through the entrance there is a sense of calm. Definitely a must try for anyone seeking a moment of rest or break away from the City.

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sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here, although felt the room was a little lacking in privacy. The place was full of interesting things that really made you know you are in Africa. Jane was most welcoming. Stocked fridge a nice idea too ...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just the most stunning little place. We were met by the friendly owner when we arrived and shown to our beautiful, massive room. We just loved the decor and how cosy it was, with a massive bed and a wood burning stove (not that we needed it!). The small kitchen had everything you could need, including a fridge...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, lovely house with all the luxury you need! Our room (no. 5) was very spacious and even had a fireplace inside(!), as well as a braai and firepit outside. We ordered breakfast and upon arrival our fridge was stocked with bacon, eggs, fruit, musli, yoghurt, milk etc. Staff is very friendly and extremely helpfull. Roomservice even included our...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is superb. The rooms have a luxurious modern industrial feel with exposed brickwork, aand copper pipes. The room was immaculate and the pool inviting. We appreciated the generously stocked "breakfast fridge"

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also the stocked fridge. Hope to see you again soon! Lana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it was our 2 year wedding anniversary, we arrived a little late in the afternoon. However, the very helpful VJ was waiting to receive us with open arms. He was well spoken, articulate & made us feel right at home. We were upgraded to the deluxe suite which could've taken 2 couples instead of 1. The suite included DSTV...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Eric So glad you enjoyed your anniversary with us! (and also the free upgrade) We try our best to make sure our guests are happy and enjoy the experience with us. We are looking forward to your next stay with us Lana

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great room - very welcoming staff , good breakfast and wonderful location. The small pool was great to cool off in on hot days. Swellendam had pleasant restaurants and craft shops as well as an interesting small museum. What more could we ask?

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

HI Julie Thank you for taking the time to review us at A Hilltop Country Retreat Hope you can visit us again soon. Lana

Upington, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a very comfortable stay! The room was beautifully furnished – good size room and excellent bed. We loved the option for a “stocked breakfast fridge” to cater ourselves as well as the “honesty bar”. Well done.

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Izel So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also the stocked fridges. Hope to see you again soon Lana

Ocean View, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Hilltop Country Retreat was the perfect overnight stay on our tour of the Garden Route - only wish we had more time to enjoy all the facilities of the beautiful House. The house is very spacious with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, ideal for 4 people travelling together. The open plan living area with comfortable lounges, open fire place and...

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Cynthia You will have to visit us again to enjoy more of the facilities. Yes, the families just love the 2 bedroom houses, more space and bigger rooms. Art: from Jeanne Hendriks .com Hermanus. Hope to see you soon! Lana

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Swellendam is a must see destination for all visitors to South Africa! It is one of the oldest towns in the country and has a fabulous museum which provides lots of history of the area. Hilltop Country Retreat is just the perfect place to stay to enjoy it all. The accommodation is very spacious and luxurious with very comfortable beds....

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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Sherry Thank you for taking the time to review us and your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the view, luxury and service! Hope you can visit us again soon. Was lovely to meet you. Lana

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star luxury self-catering accommodation on a superb location. A Hilltop Country Retreat is located in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, yet close to the town centre, where you get the best of both worlds ... 360' views and no traffic. A Hilltop Country Retreat offers a complete experience far superior to that of a mere stop-over. Our rooms are spacious and luxurious featuring finishes and furniture made by local entrepreneurs and artists. The delightful calabash radios, created by South African artist Soloman, are just one of the beautiful, unique and mostly handmade elements we have chosen to enrich your stay. Our accommodation offers great value for money. All the rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped self-catering kitchens. You can dine inside or on the patio while enjoying the magnificent and inspiring view of the Langeberg Mountains and the town below. Pick some fresh herbs from our garden to prepare your own special meal or dine out at one of the many exquisite restaurants Swellendam has to offer. Here you can relax and unwind surrounded by breathtaking landscapes in a restful environment far from the hustle and bustle, but convenient to Swellendam's many attractions. A Hilltop Country Retreat treats you to high standards of hospitality throughout, but it's also a great base for trips and excursions. Book today, and come and experience the delights A Hilltop Country Retreat has to offer. We offer guests the option of a fully stocked fridge for breakfast, so you can enjoy your morning meal in the privacy of your own room or patio whenever it suits you. Breakfast includes: bacon, eggs, tomato, toast, butter, jam, muesli, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and a variety of fruit. **DSTV now available in all the rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Hilltop Country Retreat

Address: 7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: €63 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Hilltop Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Take the suite closest to the reception area. It also has a braai spot !”
 of 5 bubbles ericd591, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For a family or couples travelling together see if the house is available - it is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles 939cynthiam939, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are super and lends to a garden where you can use the braai or just make a fire.”
 of 5 bubbles Joelle1611, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good and have a view. Really quiet. No problem.”
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