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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 2 September 2011

This B&B bills itself as "award-winning" and 5-star. However, our bedroom/sitting room had only one small space heater, and it was so cold I had to sleep in my coat. There was an electric duvet, but the warming level was the same whether it was turned on or off. The bathroom had no heat at all, so showering was out...

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We are very upset that this guest did not have a wonderfully comfortable stay at The Hideaway. The heaters in the suites, there are 2 in each, have variable heat controls, as do the electric under-blankets and the bathrooms are heated by heated towel rails. We have since checked all these systems and they are functioning correctly. Extra blankets are...

Reigate
Reviewed 27 May 2011

Had a truly perfect stay here in April 2011. We could not find fault with any aspect of our stay from the moment we arrived until we left. From a tourist viewpoint the location is spot on as everything is within walking distance. Fabulous rooms that lack nothing - loved the ipod player ! Stephen and Jackie were perfect hosts...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 16 May 2011

My wife and I made our way down the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in February 2011. Luckily, we got the idea to pass by Swellendam and even more luckily, we had a chance to stop over at the Hideaway. The Hideaway was the most outstanding guesthouse experience we made during our three week holiday in South...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2011

Our 3 rooms all beautify furnished. Excellent comfortable beds. Welcome tea & home made shortbread plus evening wine. Breakfast - wow!! & take away scones & muffins for morning tea. Quiet, safe location with parking in driveway & walk to restaurants. The homemade lemonade prior to departure the icing on the cake.

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London
Reviewed 17 April 2011

Jackie & Stephen are great hosts. This is a lovely guesthouse where you'll be well looked after and be very comfortable. A very nice touch was coming out to find our car had been washed ready for our onward journey. Thanks for a restful stay.

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2011

We stayed for one night as part of a trip along the Garden Route, and were delighted with our choice. Our hosts Stephen and Jackie had recently taken over the business having previously been guests, and showed an exceptional level of friendliness, attentiveness and professionalism. Everything was superb - our accomodation in one of the garden suites, sundowners in the...

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 April 2011

Lovely owners, extensive breakfast (with free laundry when the stay is a little bit longer). The glass of wine at six was appreciated by us. No stairs at all, lovely spacious rooms, all rooms open directly to garden. This garden is lovely, spacious and very well kept with always sufficient relax chairs. We happened to enjoy the Fair in the...

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2011

Four of us stayed at this beautiful guest house on our tour of the Garden Route. Jackie and Stephen provided a really warm welcome, terrific help and advice and brilliant service assisted by their capable and charming staff. Local sites were recommended, restaurants booked and Stephen even took us to one of those and collected us after we had eaten....

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2011

the Hideaway Bed and Breakfast Stephen and Jacky made us feel so welcome with many extras to make us feel special. Drinks and a chat at 6 o'clock and one of the best breakfasts in S.A. Swellendam is ideally situated as a stop down the Garden Route and has some wonderful restaurants. This was our 5th visit. Mary and Dennis...

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Datchworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Jackie and Stephen take the "hurry" out of modern life and allow you to chill out and relax. They are perfect hosts, pay attention to detail so nothing needs to be asked for, its there, and look after you royally. The breakfasts are great and the Hideaway is peaceful and quiet. The individual touches in the rooms and for the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This small country guest house in the breathtakingly beautiful Swellendam region of South Africa has the charm and elegance to make your stay both pleasant and memorable. Stephen and Jackie offer a unique experience of 5 Star accommodation: unrivaled hospitality, elegant furnishings, understated luxury with emphasis on service and guest satisfaction, and one of the best breakfasts in South Africa. Swellendam is an ideal location from which to explore the Overberg region, which is full of things to do an places to see. There is so much to do in the area that Stephen and Jackie will gladly help you to plan your trip. Please get in touch! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hideaway

Address: 10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: RM463 - RM583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hideaway 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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