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A Hilltop Country Retreat
Ranked #9 of 40 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2013

I'm not the kind of person who likes to rough it out in the great outdoors. So for me there's nothing worse than being on holiday, paying for a weekend away and missing your home comforts. Luckily, I didn't miss home at all. I loved every minute we spent at A Hilltop Country Retreat.

Its a wonderful getaway.

The attention to detail, the effortless luxury and the thought that went into presenting the place to the guests was an absolute pleasure.

We were there over a very rainy weekend and we stayed indoors quite a bit. We were comfortable and not bored. They provided DVD's for grownups and kids. There's a fireplace and very very nice bedding.

No expense was spared, I could tell they wanted to make sure the guests were comfortable.

All of that for very reasonable rates. We were very impressed.

I highly recommend A Hilltop for your next stopover in Swellendam.

Oh and Jane was a very lovely host.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2013

Thank you for your amazing review. We are so glad you & your family enjoyed your stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat.

We would like to give you a 15% discount on your next stay with us, just to say thank you! Just send me an e-mail

Hope to see you again soon.

Lana

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Reviewed 6 February 2013

We have had the pleasure of staying at A Hilltop Country Retreat a couple of times and it has always been such a relaxing and pleasurable experience. The decor and design is effortlessly luxurious and with the most comfortable beds, you'll have the absolute best sleeps there! Our perfect getaway.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Very nice, very clean, lovely room, full kitchen and all really new.
Absolutely recommended if you wanna stay in Swellendam!
Not in Center of town but this means no noise and a wonderful sleep.
P.S. Best bed we had on our Trip in South Africa.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

A wonderful place to stay with pretty gardens,spacious rooms and friendly staff - highly recommended. Make sure you use the fire pot and watch the stars. Close to the town where the helpful map pointed us in the right direction and near to the nature reserve too.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

We had a warm welcome on a cool rainy day. So we couldn't use the braai and the pool but the teapot instead. The room was spacious, clean, modern furnished and included a well equipped kitchenette. We decided to go out for breakfast and dinner. The recommended locations were worth a go. The garden had a lot of nice flowers and Parking was on the premises. We would recommend this place and stay here again next time with less rain.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

A Hilltop really offers so many opportunities for all, whether a stopover during a trip or to stay and explore. Across the road from a nature reserve and the wonderful mountains, close to many unusual tourist attractions or simply relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. Staff are willing and helpful, the rooms are really attractively furnished, all fitting,linen etc of the highest quality, and all comforts are catered for.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Absolutely the best welcome we've had! Friendly and helpful service and willingness to go the extra mile, with a smile -thank you Lana! Loved the decor and interiors. Linen and towels were ample and luxurious. The bed was spacious and super comfy. Loved the pets, adds a very homely feel. All the small extra's go a long way, the stocked fridge, the lotions etc. Tranquil and peaceful surroundings with breathtaking views of the hills and overlooking the town. This was the perfect getaway from the city. I cannot fault anything at this establishment, we will definitely return!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2012

It was lovely to have you stay with us Adeeba. Hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about A Hilltop Country Retreat

Address: 7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: £54 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Hilltop Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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