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“Excellent Guesthouse!”
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Marula Lodge
Ranked #6 of 38 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Excellent Guesthouse!”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed for 2 nights between Xmas and New Year - great! Everything to our entire satisfaction - no weaknesses or problems at all. Clean and modern rooms, great breakfast, good location as all ameneties and restaurants are within walking distance. Would always come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Kirkham, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We only spent xmas day here but it was lovely, the rooms are modern and very clean the gardens are beautiful, the pool is just what you need when the weather becomes to hot, Breakfast was very nice inall there is a very calming feel about Marula Lodge. Great big thanks to Flip for sending my husbands phone back to us when he forgot it you saved him a lot of trouble. Also thankyou for sorting out a resturant for us on xmas day which we hadnt thought of, Wonderful helpful hosts with a beautiful BnB and two crazy dogs

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Spacious rooms, very clean.
Big garden with braai facility.
Nice pool area.
Very good breakfast.
Centrally located.
Good tips for dinner.
Two lovely dogs (Pedro and Sammy).
Friendly hosts.

Perfect B&B (if you don't mind missing something special/luxurious/individual...)

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dirk D
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Hosts Marion and Fillip are friendy and energetic. The location of the Lodge is terrific, with off street parking. There are several lovely attractions to visit nearby and it is an easy walk into the shops and local restuarants. The gardens are a delight and I was only sorry that we were not there for a camp fire evening. Breakfast were very good with a good choice for visitors from different countries.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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england
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Great location,easy to find on the main street,within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Nice and comfortable room with safe and coffee/tea making facilities.Great bathroom with large shower and toiletries. Nice gardens and pool area with off road parking. Great breakfast with plenty of choice, great hosts and would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Unfortunately the owners are not friendly at this place. We did not feel welcomed as it is the case in other guest houses. This is sad because the garden is very nice. Not a good place to stay to feel relaxed...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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alkmaar,holland
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

A beautiful lodge and a very nice place to stay. A tasty breakfast served in a nice setting completes your stay. Swimmingpool is excellent.And on new years eve they had arranged a nice table in a good restaurant and a campfire.We had a very nice stay in Marula Lodge.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marula Lodge

Property: Marula Lodge
Address: 111 Voortrek St, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Marula Lodge Guesthouse)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Marula Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marula Lodge is a modern-African styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam.The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance.We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling salt water pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace.All our in African style decorated en-suite double rooms, have tiled or wooden floors. ... more   less 
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