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Summerwood Guest House

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If you’re looking for that rare blend of contemporary comfort and old-fashioned hospitality, Summerwood Guesthouse is the perfect base from which to explore the soulful town of Stellenbosch and surrounding winelands. This late-Edwardian grand dame was built in 1904 and has since been creatively renovated to cater for the cosmopolitan tastes of the modern traveller. With its large swimming pool and location in a leafy suburb of Stellenbosch, Summerwood has become the go-to choice for visitors looking for something less formal than a hotel, but more luxurious than your run-of-the-mill guesthouse. The eight spacious rooms boast upmarket finishes and are tastefully decorated in neutral tones, while nice extras like bicycles with which to explore the charming town, air-conditioning, free WiFi, and secure off-street parking make it hard to compete with Summerwood in terms of value for money. This family-run guesthouse is a lush haven for the sophisticated traveller that seamlessly integrates the privacy and comfort of a guesthouse with the professionalism of friendly, efficient service. Summerwood Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast: 8 rooms.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Cape Town Intl Airport26 km
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights to explore Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas, are were not disappointed. We received a warm welcome, the property is stylish, relaxed and smells heavenly, the Jasmin hedge perfumes the air over breakfast outdoors. The rooms had tea and coffee...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Femmebop
Response from SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest HouseResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great feedback. Will always think of you when the Jasmin is in bloom here. Hope to see you again on your future visits to the Lovely South Africa!

Reviewed 12 October 2018

What a wonderful place to stay. Friendly and great atmosphere. The rooms are spacious, immaculately clean and well furnished. The breakfast is awesome! Very well located and family friendly. Was very happy to wake up to make myself a great cup of Nespresso coffee.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Roam823760
Response from SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest HouseResponded 15 October 2018

We loved having you here! Thank you for the feedback on rooms & breakfast. Team will be over the moon to learn that you loved your stay with us. Hoping to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

I had a wonderful three day stay whilst attending a conference. The house is quiet and conducive to working. I want to commend Cornel at reception for all the support with setting up a working area. The room and bathroom was very clean and tidy....More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

First stop in South Africa, enjoyed the lovely welcoming atmosphere of the Summerwood Guest house. Lovely pool setting, amazingly decorated rooms and a perfect breakfast next morning. Used the bikes to have a little ride into the city - just very pleasant.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Dirk-UMUC
Response from SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest HouseResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Always happy to hear that our Guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for the positive feedback. We are looking forward to see you again in the near future, on one of your Africa Adventures! Stay safe.

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Believe the Official Description above, this place is a gem. It is a leisurely 20 minute stroll into town - or the lazier ones amongst us can hail a readily-available Uber for around 20 Rand (just over £1 Sterling). The tireless Cornel will keep you...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Bob W
Response from SWGuesthouse, Manager at Summerwood Guest HouseResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words. As already said, it was a pleasure having you here with us! Looking forward to your next visit here at Summerwood. Safe travels to you & your lovely wife and enjoy the rest of your adventure here in SA.

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John F
8 September 2017|
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Response from SWGuesthouse | Property representative |
Hi John, we have newly renovated our house and it looks great, so you can look forward to an even more beautiful house, brilliant service and a peaceful nights rest. We would love to accommodate you again soon!
Room Tips
"Top floor room was great."
19 Oct 2017
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"Room 8 is lovely - on the top floor with windows on 4 sides (though a couple of flights of stairs to get..."
16 Jul 2017
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"Book top floor room fantastic views of mountains and sunsets"
5 Apr 2017
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"I think all the rooms overlook the pool area which is very pleasant."
28 Mar 2017
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US$160 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Summerwood Boutique Hotel
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