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“Ok for a motel, but a hotel it is not.”

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Swellengrebel Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Reviewed 21 November 2006

If this place was advertised as a motel, it would be fine. With few expectations it cannot dissapoint. However, the websites suggest it is so much more. On paper it looks good: pool, braii etc but this place is one big lost opportunity.
It needs a big overhaul. Unless worn out 70's decor comes back in fashion, the rooms will continue to be tacky and soulless. They are titled deluxe but are in need of a few coats of dulux. The staff seemed resigned to the fact that they were part of a substanndard organisation and had lost the will to live. An entertaining but illustrative example was when my wife and I arrived to check in. A member of staff came to show us the room. As my wife struggled with her backpack, he kindly offered to carry her handbag to make it easier! Having been used to excellent friendly service everywhere else we went in SA, this place failed to deliver.
I have written reviews on Tripadvisor for 5 years now and sometimes, if I read a review like this one, can be tempted to take it with a pinch of salt and decide for myself. Beware. This place really IS crap. If you want a cheap motel, then go for it, but you arelikely to have a better nights stay in one of the many B+Bs available in the area.

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 March 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2016
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Stayed: January 2016
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Additional Information about Swellengrebel Hotel

Address: 91 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Swellendam
Price Range: £34 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Swellengrebel Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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