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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Bloom Estate, sadly only for one night, on our tour of the Garden route. I am only say we wished we could have stayed longer .
We were warmly greeted and welcomed by the host and shown round by the hosts Karla and Martin. The accommodation was stylish and luxurious with every attention to detail. Contemporary furnishings, huge comfortable beds , spacious and airy rooms . The breakfast was was incredible with fresh produce, presented and tasted to Michelin star standard .
The grounds are beautiful with swimming pool and hot tub . Such a relaxing environment.
I can't recommend Bloom estate enough .

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank AndreaFowlerFoodie
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Traveling on the garden route we felt Swellendam was a good place to have a stopover.
Our family of 11 were warmly welcomed by our hosts at the door and shown around.

The rooms are modern and there is a lovely games and drinks area to relax as well as the pool. Breakfast was a feast with the freshest ingredients. The town is quaint and we went to a lovely restaurant which was one of several recommended by Karla and Maartin.

Highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank Jeremy J
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Being on a long trip in South Africa, we asked travel agents ( Pangea Travel / Inspirations Travels & Tours ) to book our accommodations for a large part of our trip. As much as we love 'the traditional Bed and Breakfast' with it's frilly comforters, lacy pillows, antique doll collections and well meant pot-pouri bowls; the fresh and modern clean design of fabulous Bloomestate Luxury Retreat was like a breath of fresh air on a hot and stuffy day. Our fabulous hostess Carla always had a smile for us and made the time to get to know us as people.
This luxury retreat can not be faulted in any way. Sleek design, clean and cubist lines, imaginative use of colours... Our very large garden room with own patio was ideal to sip some local wine while the sun was slowly setting behind the majestic mountains. Some times it's the little things that often go unnoticed to change a vibe from 'good' to 'perfection':
Fresh flowers everywhere, a cute little surprise box in the room with all amenities you might need, all the latest Conde Nast glossies, little candles and fairy lights in the trees when you come home after dinner, and friendly caring professional hosts.
Breakfast, lovingly prepared by Maarten included treats not even seen at Five Star Hotels. I will not spoil your surprise, it is just something you have to come and find out for yourself. This true gem for us is what perfection is all about.
If you are looking for dusty bouquets of dried flowers, crochet and macrame, or a location to do your laundry and hang it to drip dry on your own terrace, this might not be the place for you. If you'd like to be surprised by classy fresh inspirations and genuine hospitality: look no further. We will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank rogersmarc123
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We travelled through South Africa for quite some time and have stayed in a large range of great hotels, but Bloomestate was definitely the most magnificent place that we stayed at!
This boutique hotel offers everything for a very relaxing, but also exciting stay in Swellendarm. The perfect location allows one to reach many interesting sights within just a short car drive. The hotel itself is located in a park-like environment, including a beautiful pond, jacuzzi, and a pool. The public areas including the lounge and the bar are very stylish and modern and the perfect place to enjoy some of the complimentary tea or coffee (board games included!). There are 7 spacious, bungalow-like rooms with extremely large bathrooms - perfect to relax!
Last but not least, we have to mention the extremely friendly host and staff (they helped with a lot of tipps and dinner reservations) and the incredible breakfast! Thank you for such a fantastic stay. We would always love to come back!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank LWGerman
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Bloomestate. The spacious property has a beautifully garden with great pool and jacuzzi. And with only a few rooms, it gave us the peace and quiet we were looking for without losing its charm. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated with all the necessary facilities. Breakfast is amazing with a lot of healthy suggestions. Last but not least, the personal care of the owners (Maarten and Carla) really makes you feel at home. They provided some great suggestions for activities and restaurants in the area. It is like they run their own tourist office there, so you can leave your travelguide in your suitcase.

All in all – A perfect stay in Swellendam and we will definitely go back the next time we are visiting South Africa.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LysanneG16
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