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A Hilltop Country Retreat
Ranked #10 of 38 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Centurion, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A nice place to stay”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We enjoyed a three night stay here. We had a wonderful welcome and they plot all the places we could visit in Swellendam. The room is fantastic, spacious with a great kitchen ! The bed, linen, cushions towels and cleaning of the room were five-star ! The fact that there is no DSTV channels was a little disappointing, we had to go into town to watch the rugby ! Keep in mind thet we were visiting in July, it was very chilly at night and in the mornings, as there is no heater in the room ( you are not always in the mood to make fire through the day - at R20 a bundle it could get costy ! ) it was very COLD to get dressed ! As it was full-house there was definitely a problem with hot water, two nights in a row one of us had no hot water to bath or shower. As it is a four-star rating they have to look into this small problems in winter time, then we will definitely return !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edgemead, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We enjoyed a nice 4 night stay here. we had a friendly welcome (and a courtesy call to assist with directions cause we were 1 hour late), the room was clean, clean linen and towels. The kitchen is well stocked, there are braai places with matches/blitz and firewood to enjoy a nice chilled evening by the fire.

The atmosphere is chilled, the estate is well kept, the pool might be a bit small for summer (it is only a splash pool and is not heated).

You can borrow DVD's to enjoy a night in the large and warm bed (no DSTV unfortunately though). The area has many restaurants to visit, the hostess provides a map of the area, has many pamphlets to read over and was very helpful.

Overall a very nice place to unwind, even in Winter.

Room Tip: Room 2 has a indoor fireplace, keep toasty in winter
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brackenfell, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Stayed at the A Hilltop Country Resort last weekend with my husband and two young boys and had a fantastic time! We really enjoyed the room and specially the indoor fireplace. There was a lot to do in the area and we will definitely return in the summer. The location is great and the staff super friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I had a fantastic stay in a luxurious room with very detailed decoration and interior that didn't leave any wishes open. Lana was more than helpfull with pointing out all the activities that are possible in the area. Definetly worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We stayed at Hilltop last week and really enjoyed our stay! Rooms are well laid out and equipped. Location is perfect, further up the hill away from the main town. Service very friendly and efficient. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

My partner and I have visited Swellendam on numerous occassions, and have tried a variety of B&B's there. Hilltop definitely rates as one of the most comfortable and friendliest. We loved the idea of having breakfast in our fridge allowing us to breakfast at our leisure - and NO washing up!
The other bonus was the little DVD library and the big screen TV. We aren't TV people but we certainly made use of the DVD library, catching up on a couple of movies we had missed.
The overall room and bathroom is tastefully decorated, light and spacious. The bathroom included a really large shower over a bath, while the bed was a very comfortable king size bed - (often a 'double bed' really means two singles pushed together), and along with crisp percale sheets, we certainly felt very pampered!
The owners have certainly made an effort to provide everything one would need and more, like the braai outside, and outside table on your own stoep, and even some sherry for those cold winter nights. O, and the fireplace is real bonus too. Thanks! We'll be back

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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AHilltop, Manager at A Hilltop Country Retreat, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Hello Diana

We loved having you here! Please come and visit us again soon... I will also offer you a 15% discount on your next stay with us.

See you soon!
Lana & Jane
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Beautiful rooms, incredibly friendly service, a must stay In swellendam. Would return without a doubt. Had a lovely peaceful time. They arranged all my activities for the weekend like lavender picking and horse riding.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: 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 #10 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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