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Rothman Manor
Ranked #2 of 39 Swellendam B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The place is wonderful. We were the only guests as we were coming during winter. Rooms were warm, everything was special as jasmine on the towels, fresh apples, etc. Our kids loved the jacuzzi with the view to the springboks and the zebras. Breakfast was rich and wonderful as well. Not to forget that my car was washed before we took off without us requesting anything. A really special place in a standard stop on the garden route.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are great. We had 2 rooms straight in front of the pool which both were very conve...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Rothman Manor is located at the West end of the historic and charming town of Swellendam close to the national park.The accommodations and service are first rate. The grounds are spacious with a pond, birds and a few game animals. The German couple who own the B&B are friendly and attentive and offer a very welcoming experience. Easy to find on the town's main street it is close to shopping and dining.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had booked the hotel many months before as a stop-over on our journey from Knysna to Franschhoek which didn't really do this hotel justice. One night in such a lovely hotel was not enough. Our suite was lovely and just a little bit quirky - see the pictures. The gardens were beautiful with the pond, full of lilies, the swimming pool, attractive but a little too cold for me (yes I am a wimp) and best of all a hot tub - which we sat in alone in the dark and in the rain. Joyous. As I said one night was not enough - arriving late afternoon and leaving the next morning. Never mind I'm sure we will be back.

Room Tip: Our lovely room was in one of the out buildings across the courtyard from the car parking
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Had prebooked taking the chance, given that The Schoone Ort was fully booked by the time and did not regiert our decision a single moment.

When we arrived early afternoon, morning view suite was already waiting for us and Chanel gave us a warm reception and showed us around. The suite is one of three in the most modern building, just by the parking. You do get a bit of noise from neighbors (ours had two below teenage boys), but otherwise simp,y perfect: modern with style, great bed by the window (yes, you can sleep with fully open windows here), lovely linen, nice adjoining walk in closet, spacious and legendär living room with doors to spacious and fully equipped bathroom, a private terrace to the lake and a private terrace (sunny) to the pool. The bathroom has floor heating, huge tub, huge separate shower with both rain and hand held, two sinks and the toilet. All the toiletries are there and where luxury, magnifying glass, cleenex, shower cap, shower gel, cotton balls, ear buds, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner....you name it. Everything nicely decorated.

Their small pool allows for fun bathing, not swimming, but is deep and salt water and very clean. There are deck chairs around it, all very clean and well kept.

In the lush garden there are more deck chairs, a jacuzzi on a wooden deck and you get a view of their zebras and springbok. Everything exhales harmony and tranquility. Rain spa next doors.

On the other side of the pool (in from another three rooms) the hosts private house with breakfast terrace where they feed humming birds or breakfast inside when weather does not permit outside. The buffet is sumptuous, service perfect, coffee in all its variations delicious as are fresh fruit and eggs cooked to your liking, with whatever you want with them with.

Francisca and Andreas are great hosts, full of charm, attention, care for their paradise and guests, tips of what to do and where to go. They or Chanel booked us into the two bets operating restaurants in Swellendam early April: field & fork and Droste.

We definitely recommend to stay there to couples. You are about 3,5 km from the Restaurants mentioned above, easy walk for adults.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had 2 nights in the loft suite which was amazing and so clean. The gardens too were immaculate. The owners were lovely and so helpful. We just chilled out on the second day and visited a museum in Swellendam which is a lovely little peaceful town. There are several restaurants within walking distance (one next door and across the road) and more a short drive away. Stay at least two nights!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rothman Manor

Address: 286 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: RM490 - RM976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rothman Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This trendy five star boutique guest retreat is your destination for accommodation in Swellendam. On the 3,5 ha estate you will find your privacy in hidden places and relax in the park like garden. Luxury and stylish design, with every comfort, decorated with African elements show a perfect match and into a laid back and retreat atmosphere. Rothman Manor offer three thatched houses, on a 3.5 hectares estate, in the famous Cape Dutch architecture going back to 1834. Unwind by the pool, read in the seclusion of your private outdoor space or just watch the onside game from the Jacuzzi and the abundance of bird life around the huge pond littered with lotus flowers. ... more   less 
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