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Summerwood Guest House
Ranked #5 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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“Welcoming, 5 star accommodation, outstanding service, attention to detail”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Deciding on a weekend get-away, we arrived on a cold and wet Friday. Zonia came to our car, parked in secure parking to warmly greet us. She arranged to take our luggage to our and invited us into the lounge for a hot beverage and scones or if we preferred a glass of liquid pleasure, wines from the region of Stellenbosh. Zonia told us a bit about the place and the surrounding restaurants and we asked that she should recommend one. She called and made a booking, a table closest to the fireplace. So reservations all set, she escorted us to our room (room 8, situated on the top floor with beautiful mountain views, the best room in my opinion by far). Being a cold day, the room was preheated and I immediately felt warm and very relaxed. The bed was nice and toasty with the electric 'blankie' on preheat and a soft bed blanket for added heat could be used but was not needed. Thre room also boasts of a big flat screen TV, complimentary sherry, kettle with coffee and tea and a mini fridge. Accommodation was clean with brilliant white crisp linen and fluffy white towels for use. The The bathromm had ample toiletries and was filled daily and the white toweling bath robes was just an added touch of decadence. Decor, classic and modern and some displays, proudly South African. Great staff, great experience, great accommodation. I recommend Summerwood Guest House if you're looking for an experience to remember. Well done Zonia, Tessa and staff, including the behind the scene staff who were warm and friendly and went the extra mile when breakfast was served. A trip I will remember with five star treatment in a five start establishment. Thank you Summerwood!! Solomon Party

Room Tip: Room 8, great for privacy and fantastic mountain views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed at Summerwood while attending a conference in Stellenbosch from 14 - 18th July. What a fabulous place. The owners and staff are accommodating and sensitive to requests and the decor, cleanliness and facilities are beautiful and comfortable. Thank you to Tessa, Cornie and staff we were made to feel welcome and the homemade goodies and coffee/tea available added to the exceptional facilities on offer.

We cannot recommend the guesthouse highly enough - they are deserved winners of any awards.

Nicolette and Ticky Forbes

Room Tip: Our room at the top of the building (#8) was outstanding.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed in stellenbosch with a large group of friends and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door when we were offered tea and home made apple and poppy seed cake. The guest house is perfectly proportioned in that it is large enough to feel luxurious and yet small enough to feel personal. Each bedroom slept two people with gorgeous and relaxing decor. The attention to detail was noticeable throughout.of the house. (Hint.. if you can.. ask for the room on the top floor.. no. 8 as this had by far the best views of surrounding landscape and a feeestanding bath!) Breakfast was lovely and had a wide variety. We had dinner in stellenbosch each night... which is within walking distance (roughly 10mins). U fortubately we stayed in winter amd it was too cold to swim but the pool looked lovely as we had tea on the terrace. Overall a fantastic stay ... we left relaxed and rejuvinated!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We had the most amazing time in Summerwood, all the staff were so helpful and friendly. We were greeted on arrival with tea, coffee and freshly baked cake. The rooms and and bathrooms were impeccably clean and had everything we needed. There was a lovely lounge area where you could use the computer facilities, listen to an extensive collection of CDs or read the daily paper or a selection of books. The outdoor patio was ideal to sit in the sun with a coffee despite us visiting in the winter season. I really cannot recommend this guesthouse highly enough! 5 stars!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very lovely guest house located near the downtown in Stellenbosch. They have very comfortable rooms and a good breakfast. There is also off-street parking available. The staff are very friendly and willing to help make restaurant bookings as needed.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

it was really an excellent stay! Very friendly staff was ready to greet me. The room was very comfortable, spacious and the sherry was well appreciated! The breakfast was of a high quality and much to choose from. It is very near to the inner circle of town, I can definitely recommended this Guest House.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights while on our honeymoon. We arrived around 7pm and we were shown around the house straight away and led to our bedroom. They have a book with menus of local restaurants that they recommend so we picked one we liked and it was booked for us - great service! We went to De Cameron which is an Italian and it was lovely - just what we needed after the long drive. Back at the guesthouse we tucked into tea and cake which is provided in the guest living room. The decor in the house is stunning - the colour scheme seems to be grey and white which is really fresh and stylish. Our bedroom was no.2 downstairs. It is really spacious with a big king bed and a private patio. The only downside to the room is that it is next to the kitchen and breakfast room so there is a little noise in the morning which could wake you up if you fancy a lie in. The breakfast is lovely - cereals, yoghurt, fruit salad, croissants, meats and cheeses. They also cook a special breakfast to order. We booked a wine tour through the guesthouse. We visited 3 vineyards and it was great fun but maybe a tad expensive at around 50 eur per person for half a day including lunch when wine tastings at each of the vineyards were only a couple of euro.

Stellenbosch is a beautiful town with gorgeous restaurants. Lots of people were eating and drinking wine outside on the sat night - it created a lovely, safe atmosphere and we enjoyed walking around the town.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Summerwood Guest House
Address: 28 Jonkershoek Street | Mostertsdrif, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly Summerwood Boutique Hotel)
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Summerwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you’re looking for that rare blend of contemporary comfort and old-fashioned hospitality, Summerwood Guesthouse is the perfect base from which to explore the soulful town of Stellenbosch and surrounding winelands. This late-Edwardian grand dame was built in 1904 and has since been creatively renovated to cater for the cosmopolitan tastes of the modern traveller. With its large swimming pool and location in a leafy suburb of Stellenbosch, Summerwood has become the go-to choice for visitors looking for something less formal than a hotel, but more luxurious than your run-of-the-mill guesthouse. The eight spacious rooms boast upmarket finishes and are tastefully decorated in neutral tones, while nice extras like bicycles with which to explore the charming town, air-conditioning, free WiFi, and secure off-street parking make it hard to compete with Summerwood in terms of value for money. This family-run guesthouse is a lush haven for the sophisticated traveller that seamlessly integrates the privacy and comfort of a guesthouse with the professionalism of friendly, efficient service. Summerwood Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast: 8 rooms. ... more   less 
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