The estate is an oasis waking up to birdsong of a morning. We stayed for one night on two separate occasions. The weather cooperated for us to sunbathe the first time and to drink champagne around the pool before cooling off for a swim. We appreciated the use of the golf sized umbrellas the second time.
The breakfasts were amazing and we appreciated having maps printed off for our off the beaten track routes to get to our next stop along the Garden Route.
The urban chic was a pleasant change from our more traditional overnight stops and it worked so well with the surroundings. We loved the little candle lit trees at dusk and the scent of the flowers.
As an added touch, the gardener even washed one of the cars, having had a bit of an "off road" experience coming across from CPT!
Knowing just how booked this establishment can get, I'd suggest travellers book as soon as they know their dates.
Well done Carla and Maarten!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bloomestate Swellendam: This trendy guesthouse offers the restful feel of a country retreat with the style of a chic design hotel. Colourful chic in balance with natural surroundings. Bright and spacious rooms with terrace and views, high tech equipment, design furniture and free internet access and luxurious bathrooms (double bath and separate walk in shower) with bath and body products of Rain.Relax at the poolside or on the sundeck on the pound, try the Jacuzzi or pamper yourself with a wellness massage in the dedicated treatment room. Breakfast is a high treat, separate guest lounge with funky bar wing and large covered terrace with views. Good restaurants on strolling distance, owner managed. Only 2 hours from Capetown. ... more less
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