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Willowbrook Country House
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Somerset West
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“excellent breakfasts and great hospitality.”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Excellent breakfasts, great hospitality, highly recommended. Lisa and his staff are very patient and nice people. They organized for us an unforgettable township tour. Not so close to the city, but it is worth making some kilometers. Very convenient for Cape good hope and wineland tour.
Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nice, France
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I stayed 5 days in May at Willowbrok Lodge and I really loved it. I know Somerset West and also this guest house for more than 20 years and even that there are hundred of guesthouses and b&bs around I am very confident that Willowbrook Lodge represents still one of the best and maybe the most typcial South Africian upmarket guesthouse accommodation in the region.

Great view on the helderberg and the lovely garden. I loved my evening walk along the river at Redloff (?) Park. The breakfast was delicious and every morning with a special surprise.

Due to several family obligations I did not had the time to enjoy the evening restaurant.

My room was very cosy, nicely decorated and the bathroom was very light and big. According to the chilly evenings and nights I enjoyed the underfloor heating which warmed up my room extremely comfortable.

The guesthouse is convenient and very silently located. Of course, you need a car like always in Somerset West. As mentioned, you can have a nice walk direcly from the guesthouse. Even that I am not a golfer, I want to mention that one of the big golf courses of Somerset West are just opposite Willowbrook.

I got the impression that Linda, the owner and manager of this guesthouse links professional skills, experience and plenty of emontial warmness to this place. I loved my stay at Willowbrook and I will come back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Wow, second time at Willowbrook! Once again we loved the beautiful gardens and the gentle stream flowing by. Our room was luxurious and we spent two days totally relaxing. Their country breakfast was a scruptuous bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom, toast, orange juice and coffee delight. We also managed to get Springbok rugby player, Brian Habana to give us his autograph as he checked out. Mixing with the rich and famuos - that seems to happen at Willowbrook.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed at Willowbrook for one night in December 2012. We had our two small children (aged 4 and 1) with us and we are always worried that even though places say they are child friendly they are not really. Willowbrook was brilliant! The staff were great with the children. The restaurant (whose food is outstanding) adjusted the menu options for them. They could play in the pool at their heart's content - whilst steering clear of other guests who may not be in the mood for underaged company.

It is a beautiful spot with immaculate gardens and the river that meanders through it. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is fantastic!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

A wonderful week's stay at this lovely guest lodge. Very friendly and attentive staff, nothing was too much trouble. The room was large and well decorated and the breakfast delicious, Thank you to everyone who made our stay so memorable. We shall be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

My wife and I went here for our anniversary last year. The service was great and the room impeccable. The whole place had a magical charm. Definitely recommended should you stay in Cape Town and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Because their double room was under renovation, they offered us the deluxe suite for the same price.

Room Tip: Deluxe suite is worth the price.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The western cape wine lands area must rate as one of the world,s most celebrated tourist areas,and this gem,ideally located in a pristine mountain setting ,is a haven of tranquility in this noisy rushed world
It is also the ideal base from which to launch your daily adventures: Spectacular coastal drive ,that rivals the best of Amalfi coast..from Gordon's bay,via Betty,s bay to Hermanus,a visit to the fine dining offered in Franschhoek,the unforgettable world class wines and restaurants of Stellenbosch etc etc. Spacious clean,and comfortable rooms,friendly staff,makes Willowbrooke one of the very best bang for your buck ,choice....This is a no brainier!

Room Tip: I did not bother to find the "ideal room" as this place is simply awesome...so any room is...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Willowbrook Country House
Address: Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Willowbrook Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Willowbrook Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Willowbrook Country House offers luxury accommodation in an idyllic, private and secluded country setting amidst lush gardens in the quiet residential town of Somerset West in the Western Cape, South Africa. Owner Lisa will welcome you and personally make sure that your stay at Willowbrook Country House is a superb experience. Our location offers the advantage of being in close proximity to the tourist hot spots of the area, pristine golf courses, sandy beaches, the Cape winelands and popular towns including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus. Willowbrook Country House also offers an exquisite dining experience – the D’Vine Restaurant, voted among the top 100 in South Africa. Our garden setting next to the river is also ideal for intimate private functions such as weddings and smaller conferences. ... more   less 
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