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Zomerlust Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Paarl
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I have stayed twice in this lovely historical building. I love the feeling of it and the photos of good old days. The setting at the back is very much like a peaceful refuge whilst the front is directly on the busy Main Street. This did not stop me from having a good sleep. Reasonable internet connection and great lounge upstairs for business informal meetings. Breakfast... probably a weak point although the ladies are lovely and will do eggs in front of you which is nice the rest of the ingredients are not quite what you would expect from this otherwise very classy establishment.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Almost 20 years ago my newly wedded Husband carried me into one of the rooms at Zomerlust guesthouse. This weekend we had the privilege to revisit the same place, same room and was not disappointed. Friendly service, excellent food and pristine facilities was the usual treatment. Highly recommend it for a special stopover or celebration. Lovely garden a little depleted due to Western Cape drought and water restrictions but still enchanting.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The service received from the staff was absolutely wonderful. Every query or request was addressed with speed and such friendliness. The food was beyond divine! The room and bathroom had a charming vintage feel, in keeping with the history of the guesthouse. It was delightful to sit in the back garden after a lovely breakfast and watch the guinea fowl and squirrels.

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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Delia, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your 5 star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at Zomerlust, my second time. As a guesthouse, the owners know a thing or two about hospitality. Extremely welcoming, the room most spacious. The back garden is a tiny haven of peace. The chef went to endless trouble to accommodate my dietary requirements. A celiac's heaven, and that is rare in SA. Most appreciated.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Roberta, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I stayed at Zomerlust Guesthouse last week on business with a party of 6 international guests. We were so well looked after by all the staff at Zomerlust during the day while we had meetings/snacks/lunch. The chef went out of his way to accomodate the different dietary requirements. Thank you so much. The rooms are good and spacious. My only comment there would be that the plug points for kettle or hairdryer are a little awkward. Perhaps plug points near a desk or table would be useful?

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Melody, thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for your star rating! I'll make sure to share your compliments with the Zomerlust staff. Best regards, Jeroen

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Additional Information about Zomerlust Guesthouse

Address: 193 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Paarl
Price Range: HK$1,024 - HK$1,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zomerlust Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our heritage site in the historic center of Paarl. Situated in the Western Cape Winelands, about 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town and its international airport, Paarl is the ideal Winelands stayover. Major routes lead to the neighbouring towns of Franschhoek,Stellenbosch and Wellington Our Zomerlust property is a sustainable destination for the kontrei traveller - the traveller looking for authentic sense of place experiences. 1. Accommodation in the restored manor house of the Jacob Isaac de Villiers family. There are 10 double en-suite rooms, all individually decorated with selected period pieces and 4 cozy bedrooms in "Die Stal", the original cow stable in the garden. 2. The restaurant at Zomerlust offers home-cooked food. It has a large patio for al fresco meals and braai's (BBQ's) in the garden. 3. Die Taphuis, our boutique wine cellar, is the home of Boutique Baratok. The winemakers, Daniel Langenhoven and Alex Boraine with their Welgegund and Laska brands produced from grapes at Welgegund, Wellington. These and other boutique wines are available in Die Kraan, our ladies' bar. This is also the only place where PAARL ROCK brandy, part of the de Villiers heritage, can be enjoyed. 4. Zomerlust is the home of our in house tour operator, Kontrei Traveller - for guided, authentic local tours, transfers and tours deeper into South and Southern Africa. 5. The endemic and organic Garden with historical features from the De Villiers family is a place of tranquility for guests to interact with the seasonal dynamics of flora and fauna. 6. Special occasion or small executive workshop ... more   less 
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