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Windmill Guesthouse

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3 Kerk Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 20/08/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#34 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
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A hidden gem in the historic town of Swellendam situated just of the main street, Windmill Guesthouse is a welcoming place with 6 luxurious air conditioned en-suite rooms, each with separate entrances. A swimming pool, secure parking, cable TV and amazing views of the majestic Langeberg Mountain right opposite the historic Dutch Reformed Church built in 1802 are all inclusive in the hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Peter and Marita wrote a review Mar 2019
George, South Africa10 contributions
Riaan and Juanita make you feel so welcome, the rooms are clean, neat and walking distance from restaurants. Perfect get away or just a nice stop between George and Cape Town. Definitely worth the price as an amazing boere breakfast was includes as well as an awesome complimentary bottle of wine when left.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from RiaanG41, Owner at Windmill Guesthouse
Responded 11 Mar 2019
Thank you for the awesome 5 star rating and great review. As owners we need to hear from our guests what they like and don't like so that we can better prepare our self for future guests. So this review is much appreciated and we hope to see you back here soon.
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Maria W wrote a review Feb 2019
Trelleborg, Sweden164 contributions12 helpful votes
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When you go through and need a stay in Swellendam the Windmill is a perfect spot. Right in the center close to restaurants this newly build guest house has everything you could ask for including the most friendly hosts. We enjoyed it a lot and great breakfast is included. Thanks😍
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast. Thank you also for your kind recommendation. Hope to see you again soon.
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k00sk0mbuis wrote a review Feb 2019
Western Cape, South Africa4 contributions3 helpful votes
I love this guesthouse and have stayed there more than once. They have a simple, no-nonsense approach to hospitality and I loved the fun decor of the breakfast lounge, complete with matching serviettes and place mats. I would recommend this place to anyone who wishes to spend time in the fantastic town of Swellendam, whether for business or pleasure.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from RiaanG41, Owner at Windmill Guesthouse
Responded 11 Mar 2019
What can we say? To have one of South Africa's most renown artist's stay with us is not only an pleasure but also an absolute honour. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our Guesthouse. We are over the moon to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will recommend us to anyone passing through.
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Dorian wrote a review Feb 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa36 contributions49 helpful votes
Beautiful clean (has a come back again feel), the ambiance was so lovely and welcoming great atmosphere in this Guesthouse. Riaan and Juanita the host and hostess went out there way to make us feel welcome. They were very helpful in giving tips on Swellendam and restaurants to have supper at. When you book at this guesthouse request the rooms at the back it is right next to the pool area. We loved the place will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from RiaanG41, Owner at Windmill Guesthouse
Responded 11 Mar 2019
Such a hart warming review, had to read it 3 or 4 times. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment and recommend us. We don't get everything spot on every time but we will never stop trying to be one of the best Guesthouses in Swellendam. Hope your travels was successful and safe.
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Lovemore Kufahakurambwi wrote a review Dec 2018
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I enjoyed my stay from the minute I arrived till I checked out. The rooms are well decorated & equiped with new furniture - I was told that the guesthouse is just 2 years old. The owners are wonderful people. There is a restaurant just accross the road in just 20 meters away from the guesthouse. I will definately come back again & would recommend this place to other people who would like to stay in Swellendam.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded 11 Mar 2019
What an absolute fabulous review, reviews like this will make any guesthouse owner emotional. Thank you so much for staying with us. We are ecstatic when people actually take the time and make the effort to write such a nice review, it can only mean that they really enjoyed their stay with us. We hope that the rest of your trip and accommodation was just as nice.
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PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windmill Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Windmill Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.6 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (0.4 km), and Swellendam fairy sanctuary (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windmill Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Windmill Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Windmill Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Windmill Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Windmill Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Powell House Restaurant, and Field & Fork.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Windmill Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windmill Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.