Southern Cross Guesthouse

Southern Cross Guesthouse

20 Barlinka Avenue De Wyngerd, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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5.0
#8 of 43 guest houses in Somerset West
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Southern Cross Guesthouse is situated in a quiet private residential area on the slops of Somerset West with stunning views of False Bay, mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 min. drive from Cape town, close to sandy beaches and in the heart of the Winelands is the guesthouse a perfect gate to all the interesting points of the Western Cape. The Southern Cross offers its guests a choice of 4 Star sea- and garden-view rooms as well as suites, all individually decorated and offering a very modern European standard in their equipment. The surrounding park-like garden is lush and manicured at the same time. Either here or on different sundecks guests can find their individual place for relaxation. A beautiful so called boma offers stunning views to Cape-Point and the possibility of enjoying a bonfire or braai. Southern Cross Guesthouse is the perfect little hide-away out of the city`s buzz but having all that business- or leisure-travelers would need to find in close proximity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Patio
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German
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MarykeSpuy wrote a review Dec 2021
Ghātkopar, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at Southern Cross Guest House. Marc and Claudia's communication before hand was efficient and kind. The location of the guest house is great, close to the winelands, beaches and Cape Town. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed a family braai around the boma, spoilt with a magnificent sunset. Thanks Marc and Claudia for your friendly and efficient service. We highly recommend staying at Southern Cross Guesthouse.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 08 Dec 2021
Dear Maryke, Thank you very much for your feedback - glad to understand from this, that we were able to "contribute our part" to a beautiful and very enjoyable family weekend. It was a pleasure having all of you with us! Keep well and please have a merry season coming up soon - it`s around the corner already :) Warm regards to you and the whole family from Claudia & Marc
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tccdhoward wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything is perfect at this jewel of a guesthouse, thanks to Mark and Claudia your friendly hosts who give a personal touch to your stay.
We enjoyed the perfect location (close to the main road between Strand and Stellenbosch), midway between the main attractions. Clean, very comfortable, secure, quiet and peacefull.
The vibe at the pool makes for such a relaxing chill at the communal outdoor area, or on the sun deck. Breakfast was excellent, and they would even seat you outside.
We really had a great time as a family at Southern Cross!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 15 Jan 2023
Awwww - thank you very much for your lovely feedback ! The pleasure was on our side having you staying with us !
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Disappointed wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very warm, friendly and homely feeling when staying at Southern Cross.
Neat, tidy and quiet atmosphere experienced during my business trip to the Cape.

The spacious rooms, fitted with all essential amenities as well as luxuries made the stay very comfortable. Will definitely be back in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sabiha2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
Bad Soden, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Southern cross guesthouse in Sommerset.
We had a nice room( suite upstairs).
It is calm and safe.
The location is perfect to explore the wine region near Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and day trip to Hermanus.
The Hosts are communicative, very helpful und friendly. They speaks german , too.
They give suggestions where to go and give recommendations for restaurants.
We will come again !
Many thanks Claudia and Marc.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 18 Jan 2024
Liebe Sabiha & Jil, habt vielen Dank für Euer feedback! Wir hoffen sehr, dass nach dem anfänglichen Stress für Euch beim Flug und Leihwagen dann der Rest Eures Urlaubes nur noch traumhaft war! Lasst es Euch gut gehen und schneit nun hoffentlich zurück daheim nicht komplett ein ;-) Sonnige Grüsse, Claudia & Marc
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Justin Huber wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Claudia and Marc of Southern Cross Guesthouse are wonderful hosts and exceeded our expectations with generosity and kindness. We used the guesthouse for our bridal party the weekend of our wedding and Claudia and Marc went out of their way to make sure that we were entirely supported. It provided the perfect spaces for socialising, privacy and comfort. Not to mention, the grounds were beautiful. We highly recommend the guesthouse for any ocassion.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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heleeng2014 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cortemilia, Italy
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice room, large, clean, balcony. Lovely bathroom
Limited view to the ocean. WiFi too slow for Netflix or teams/zoom meeting. As an IT-manager we measured the speed and it was not sufficient.
Smoking is permitted on your terrace or balcony. So if you don’t smoke, you have a problem and have to sit inside.

Any comments are not appreciated by the management and will be answered with ‘rewrite your review or we’ll make sure you’ll be blacklisted at Booking and any other hotel/b&b in the area’. Ridiculous!

Comments are meant to help future guests and the management for improvement.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Consider if you need high speed internet and you like smoking
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 07 Feb 2024
Good day and thank you for this What can we say? In case feedback and comments are FAIR, ACCURATE and reflecting the TRUTH we take them indeed very serious, always aiming to improve and learn how to do things better for everybodies pleasant holiday or business-stay. In those cases, feedback from our valued guests is of course appreciated and we understand it as a chance of room for improvement. If not - like in this case - well ... it says something about the person writing it.
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LIEZL D wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I will highly recommend Southern Cross Guesthouse. Claudia's friendliness, and willing to help with correcting my booking and adding an extra days stay with efficiency was very much appreciated.

My guys were suppose to check out on Friday but due to the work bakkie breaking down, Claudia was able to assist them with an extra nights stay. I had no problem making the first booking as it was done online.

The dates captured was incorrect but Claudia was more than willing to help me correct the dates on her side so my guys would have a place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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jabel984847 wrote a review Jan 2020
Damme, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would reccomend this guesthouse to everybody : nice and cosy, clean and very friendly owners.
The well maintained garden, the entrance to the guesthouse, the pool and relaxing area, the quality of the breakfast, all this is top. The beach , the winelands and the town of Stellenbosch are nearby. So do not hesiate when you are looking for a guesthouse in the area !
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Claudia H, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear both, Thank you very much for this lovely feedback, much appreciated! We trust you had a good start into this new year - keep well and will be great to host you one day again at our place. Warm regards from Claudia & Marc
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Catty2 wrote a review Nov 2022
Stellenbosch
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guesthouse is very well located in a lovely neighbourhood, with easy access to the surrounding winelands and Cape Town. The hosts are fantastic and very accommodating. The rooms were excellent and well-equipped with all comforts. We would highly recommend the Southern Cross Guesthouse.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 09 Nov 2022
Thank you very much "Cotty2" :) for this lovely feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to be able accommodating you soon again. Keep well and have a beautiful summer-like weekend soon.
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tornico wrote a review Nov 2022
Hannover, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Safe and quiet area, beautiful garden, rooms are spacious and well decorated. Breakfast is delicious and hosts are very friendly and supportive. Area is closed to many restaurants and nearby wine estates.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Claudia Haufschild, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear both, it was great having you back!! Thank you for the lovely feedback, you must please enjoy a beautiful Advent-time now being back home. Keep well, all the best from Claudia & Marc
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heleeng2014 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Cortemilia, Italy368 contributions79 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Consider if you need high speed internet and you like smoking"
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mtshabalala2019 wrote a tip Sept 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely Rhino :-)"
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Menzi wrote a tip Sept 2019
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had the buffalo room and loved it, some sea view."
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Parbold & District Flower club wrote a tip Mar 2019
Burscough, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room with balcony - you can just about see the sea."
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John B wrote a tip Mar 2019
Isle of Man, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I have none our room was top notch"
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PRICE RANGE
R 950 - R 1,443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSomerset West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Cross Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Helderberg Nature Reserve (4.2 km), Root44 (7.2 km), and Cheetah Outreach - Somerset West (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fancy Franks, Mozambik Somerset West, and Cavalli Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Southern Cross Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Cross Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Cross Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Cross Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vergelegen Picnic (4.8 km).
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