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Zomerlust Guesthouse

193 Main Road, Paarl 7646 South Africa
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#10 of 15 hotels in Paarl
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)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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AntwanZA wrote a review Feb 2019
Durban, South Africa37 contributions2 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
Otto R wrote a review Dec 2018
27 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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
HMBWHK wrote a review Dec 2017
Windhoek, Namibia43 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
Trip type: Travelled solo
Samuel P wrote a review Sep 2017
39 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
US$91 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, and Back's - Restaurant & Deli.
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.
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 (Victor Verster Prison) (4.2 km).
Is Zomerlust Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.