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De Kloof Luxury Estate
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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25 reviews
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“Superb place to stay”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Firstly, we were so glad we chose Swellendam as an overnight stop. It was a very sweet historic town set at the foot of the mountains, with the whitewashed cottages and thatched roofs.
Secondly, we were so glad we chose to stay at De Kloof Estate - what a wonderful place. It exceeded our expectations.
Such a warm welcome - you are made to feel special. Met at the door with complimentary drinks - and attention to detail second to none. We enjoyed the wine tasting before dinner, in front of the lovely log fire, where you can chat with other guests.
Rooms are lovely, with everything you need, and the breakfasts superb.
A very enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

When we arrived they gave us a couple of room options and both were great - we opted for a room at the front of the property away from all the other guests who were staying the same night. It was a little dark - but we knew that when we chose the room. They had a lovely wine tasting that we enjoyed before heading out to dinner - they recommended an Italian restaurant in town that was outstanding. Breakfast the next morning was lovely - would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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dekloof, Owner at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
We would be pleased to welcome you back again ! Next time we look forward to book you into our inhouse Restaurant 18 Zero One . You would also be able to experience one of our other individually styled rooms & suites .


Marjolein van Mourik-Borrias
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

“If you ever get to beautiful swellendam, let me recommend 'de kloof' guest house. sharp, friendly service & gastronomical delights aplenty. and a very important point for me who often can't sleep well in hotels etc. - the comforts and atmosphere were such that i slept really well for a change.” – Chris Chameleon

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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dekloof, Owner at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review, 18 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this message.
Our main goal at De Kloof Luxury Estate is to treat and spoil each individual guest in every possible way to ensure a great stay at this intimate hotel.

Our team is grateful to read your kind comments and it was a pleasure to host such talented and famous musician & artist. We look forward to welcome you back in the future !

Marjolein van Mourik Borrias
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Historic charming setting, but lots of cost cutting going on. Cold rooms without heaters, very little warm water in the tanks, breakfast straight from Pick and Pay - for a five star estate one can reasonably expect something to be home cooked or baked, but here everything is straight from vacuum pack to table. Visitors would probably be better off in a smaller family run B&B with a more personal touch.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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dekloof, Owner at De Kloof Luxury Estate, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
The hotel team is in disbelief and saddened about the incorrect, untrue and unfair comments left by the reviewer whom it seems likes to harm deliberately because of the below points which were not ventilated during the guest stay or upon check out.

Firstly all rooms and suites DO have individual climate control and the room was warm and inviting upon the guests arrival. The heater can be switched to a 30 degree Celsius and worked properly during the entire stay of guest.

Secondly each room has its own large water tank which contains a minimum of 150 litres capacity of hot water. A full bath and rain shower can be taken easily at the same time. There has been no report on faulty of the tank and it is in good order

Thirdly the breakfast is always freshly prepared because of the fact it is a la carte with an extensive cold and hot menu to choose from. Daily freshly baked bread rolls, warm croissants and pastries were presented and enjoyed by guest plus a tailor made eggwhite only hot breakfast

Fourthly the hotel is an owner and family run business since the opening in 2004

De Kloof Luxury Estate is categorized as a boutique hotel and country house and offers in total eight guest rooms and suites. Due to this intimate size and limited number of rooms we are therefor able to give a very personal service and go the extra mile for tailor made services to the guest wishes and needs. The high level of service and professionalism with a very personal touch is in particular were the hotel is well known for.

Marjolein van Mourik -Borrias
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed here one night during our travels in South Africa, as I wanted to visit historic Swellendam, and this looked a typical group of historic buildings in itself. It has charm and has been beautifully restored and maintained, in pleasant gardens. Adele, the manageress, was welcoming and helpful, and our room was ready despite our arriving not long after noon. We were given a short tour of the grounds before being taken to our lovely room 'under the thatch', which was well furnished, with a good bathroom (shower), comfortable bed, nice little balcony and free wifi. In the evening the short wine tasting in front of the log fire was very pleasant, and a nice attempt to help guests socialise with eachother. Unfortunately, the restaurant was not open that night, but Adele showed us menus for local restaurants, made excellent recommendations and booked a table for us at the restaurant of our choice, which was very good. Breakfast was good, freshly cooked from a good range of choices, and accompanied by a glass of sparkling rose wine. Before our departure, our car was washed as an added complimentary service - Nice touch!
Yes, this is a little more expensive than other 'guest houses' in the area, but well worth it in our opinion.
One little suggestion - Warn guests that the walk back up from the town is a little steep!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cadillac, MI
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

De Kloof is a must stay if in Swellendam. The historical home and grounds sweeps you back in time and any travel weariness is swept away. The staff is phenomenal and the breakfast wonderful. This truly is Five Star accommodation and service.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Family Suite which more than comfortably house my wife, son and I. It has two rooms...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

This was our best stay on a 10 day South African vacation. Excellent service throughout, pleasant and attentive without being overbearing. Lovely decor in the rooms. We were shown 2 to choose from, one being an offer for upgrade without charge. We actually chose the original room as it had a lovely balcony. Beautiful gardens and views. Dinner was excellent, interesting and very nicely served. Breakfast was just right. Relaxed luxury at its best!

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: De Kloof Luxury Estate
Address: 8 Weltevrede Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — De Kloof Luxury Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 star boutique hotel& Villa & SPA -Member of best Boutique Hotels of the World Often described as the Jewel and Grand Dame of Swellendam- Western Cape -South Africa -where history meets trends with unique interior decor. Hotel offers spacious rooms & suites all with free WIFI ,large designer bathrooms,extra length beds and climate control. high teas, breakfast, lunches and evening fusion tasting dinners and a la carte dinners served in Restaurant 18 Zero One ,large pool with breathtaking views. Spa for beauty and massage treatments with award award winning products and services. Dam with geese and ducks, several secluded gardens and koi ponds Grand Suite with waterbed, jacuzzi and fireplace as well 2 bedroom family Suites available. A true Oasis and hidden gem on superb quiet large grounds walking distance from historical heart of village ... more   less 
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