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193 Main Road, Paarl 7646 South Africa
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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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Car hire
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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andriesa651 wrote a review Jul 2022
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The people are friendly kind and helpfull . There food were also exellent and have a restuarant and the best pizza in the whole worl.You can stay there anytime! Neat clean and not far from the schools !
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Houtkabouter wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa81 contributions20 helpful votes
We visited with family and friends for an event and the staff was fantastic, the food amazing and the atmosphere very inviting. We will certainly return. The furniture in the building is something to behold if you enjoy antiques. This is a must visit if you sleep over in Paarl.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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AntwanZA wrote a review Feb 2019
Durban, South Africa37 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent the past week staying at Zomerlust. A wonderful garden is available to walk around in the property. The Guest House is a bit dated. However, the friendly staff try to cater for all your needs. On site safe parking is available. There is a small supermarket and pharmacies close to the Guest House.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Otto R wrote a review Dec 2018
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Came back to to this quaint little spot 19 years after getting married here Same room and same everything! Really cool and nostalgic. Super clean and neat with aircons and just an all round awesome, quiet and chilled experience. We loved it.....19 years later!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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papoose2016 wrote a review Oct 2018
Cape Town, South Africa26 contributions2 helpful votes
I chose to stay at Zomerlust in Paarl this weekend, as I had stayed there before. We were attending a wedding at Lekkerwyn, Franshhoek, and didn’t want to drive back to Cape Town that same night. It is very common for the temperatures to be very high in Paarl, and it was 38 degrees. We arrived to find a stiflingly hot room, unnecessarily. The air conditioning could have been switched on before our arrival. Easily. There is no fridge in the room, so no way of keeping anything cool, purchased from the bar or anywhere else. Why we had to stay in a room facing the main road is a mystery. The hotel seemed pretty empty, with only one other vehicle in the car park. The pool, a tiny plunge pool, which could have been very welcome, was ‘under construction’. It is October, season is here. I have to say the room was pretty and spacious, the bedding excellent and spotlessly clean. The staff who received us, cordial. My husband was hungry and ordered a toasted cheese and tomato, which he had to fetch himself, no room service, and pretty bland. The most disappointing was this morning. We got to an empty breakfast room, with fruit and yogurt, cheese and cold meats in open platters, with no covers and flies everywhere. We were told there was no coffee!!! What???? How does that work in a B&B? Pretty shocking at a whopping R1680 a night for the room. I will not return nor recommend it to anyone. Where were the owners? Where was the management? They left skeleton staff, armed with only apologies but not a solution. That perfect stonewalling ‘I am sorry’ which leads nowhere. Here is the perfect example of an establishment charging a professional fee for a service which is clearly anything but that.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HMBWHK wrote a review Dec 2017
Windhoek, Namibia44 contributions12 helpful votes
I chose Zomerlust because for my purpose it was conveniently situated and I have been there to a function before. The room is average. Clean white linen, good bed, spacious for 1 person, coffee and tea making facilities and TV. The bathroom has a bath and shower and is clean but old. Room 6 is however not situated in the best location. The traffic noise and late night diners on the street make the room noisy. In front of the room is a security light attached to a neighboring wall which shines straight into the room and switches on and off all through the night. The shutters and blinds do not close tight and are unable to keep the bright light out. The breakfast was sufficient with the normal spread. The safe parking is a great bonus.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Samuel P wrote a review Sep 2017
38 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chantal P wrote a review Apr 2017
Cape Town, South Africa42 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Delia S wrote a review Mar 2017
Parow, South Africa2 contributions
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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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Zomerlust Guesthouse
Responded 16 Mar 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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Roberta718 wrote a review Nov 2016
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa7 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 16 Mar 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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US$51 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zomerlust Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Escapetrix (0.8 km), The Kennel Brewery (1.1 km), and Paarl Town Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noop Restaurant, Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, and Grande Roche Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Zomerlust Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zomerlust Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zomerlust Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Zomerlust Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zomerlust Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Zomerlust Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Drakenstein Prison (4.2 km).