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32 Elsenham, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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#6 of 90 in Somerset West
Stay in unique luxury in Somerset West. SW1 Lodge offers undiluted Euro-African style and comfort and tasteful opulence combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Enjoy our sumptuous breakfasts; flop into a deliciously comfortable bed and snuggle under quality linen; enjoy over-sized bathroom decadence; be treated with dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do. Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge offers 6 exquisitely decorated and individualized rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading & relaxation nooks, a TV lounge and bar, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure, SW1 Lodge has no equal in the Helderberg for unique style, luxury and comfort. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, use as a base for longer stays whilst you go out and explore all that our region and Cape Town and its environs has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Chanel M wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I booked at this lodge last minute when we had a terrible experience at another hotel. The owners of the lodge were so accommodating and made sure that we were comfortable. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and clean clean clean!!! The staff at the lodge are so accommodating and friendly. Breakfast was delicious and prepared by the owners of the lodge- we loved the personal touch! Thank you SW1 Lodge for an unforgettable stay! We look foward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Leonleon wrote a review Oct 2019
Lebbeke6 contributions
Lovely place & really friendly staf ! They gave us à warm feeling! Nice room, clean, and a lovely pool. We enjoyed our stay here! The breakfast was really fresh with good products. A must visit logde in a beautiful area!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from sw1lodge, Owner at SW1 Lodge
Responded 01 Nov 2019
Dear Niels, Thank you very much for that wonderful review. We all are so happy to have exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards SW1
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Steven P wrote a review Oct 2019
Shepperton, United Kingdom74 contributions169 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 fantastic nights but this was not long enough. A very warm welcome from the extremely friendly and attentive staff set the tone. Our room was gorgeous - large, comfortable bed, huge bathroom, thoughtful amenities and excellent WiFi. The public rooms were awesome with a fabulous pool area and simply amazing grand room. Breakfast was superb and the location is very convenient to restaurants, etc with Uber being very easy and cheap to use.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from sw1lodge, Manager at SW1 Lodge
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Dear Steven and Susan It was such a pleasure to have your stay with is, even if only for three days :-) The whole is so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please visit next time you return to South Africa.
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Warren Wagner wrote a review Oct 2019
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I can highly recommend SW1 Lodge. Our room was even better than it looked on the website. We enjoyed a high quality relaxing weekend (quite possibly the most comfortable bed I've had away from home) in the care of excellent, attentive staff who were prepared to wake up at night to let us in after our party finished late. Top marks to Ed, John and the rest of the staff!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from sw1lodge, Manager at SW1 Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Thank you Warren for such high praise. It was a pleasure to host you both last weekend and we hope that next time you can stay longer and enjoy all the Lodge has to offer. Best wishes The SW1 Team
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SamMack wrote a review Sep 2019
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Had a lovely stay at the lodge with my husband. The lodge is perfect for a relaxing break. The staff took excellent care of us during our getaway. They helped us with any needs we had. Breakfast we excellent. The rooms were clean. Will definitely return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from sw1lodge, Owner at SW1 Lodge
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Thanks for this lovely review. We are so happy that your breakaway as a couple was enjoyed so much with us. It was our pleasure hosting you. We hold you to your promise that you will return to us and hope that it will be soon. Sending best wishes from Ed and all at SW1. Kind regards Terri
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US$185 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSomerset West
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Frequently Asked Questions about SW1 Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to SW1 Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Helderberg Nature Reserve (3.8 km), Root44 Market (6.8 km), and Cheetah Outreach - Somerset West (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SW1 Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at SW1 Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at SW1 Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at SW1 Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SW1 Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alex On Fire Moto Bistro, Rust en Vrede Restaurant, and Cavalli Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SW1 Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does SW1 Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, SW1 Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at SW1 Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SW1 Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to SW1 Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vergelegen Picnic (4.5 km).