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La Sosta Guesthouse

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#13 of 24 guest houses in Swellendam
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Italian hospitality in the heart of the Overberg. The Guest House has 6 en-suite rooms with own private entrance, under cover outdoor seating overlooking the garden with swimming pool.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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English, Afrikaans, Italian
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Ajcifa1970 wrote a review 11 Feb
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom64 contributions44 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Rooms are great. Pool area is lovely. The food is amazing!!!! We ate there both nights as why bother to go somewhere else when the food and wine was perfect. Swellendam is a pretty place to stop on your way through the garden route and a change from the coast
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Remember to park facing the right direction. We received a £20 fine from the local council!
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Anthony T wrote a review Nov 2023
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We stayed at La Sosta for a weekend and were once again blown away by both the overall experience and the attention to detail - at every level. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. The rooms are clean and well appointed, with great touches including their delicious home made biscotti. We ate at their La Sosta restaurant and it really did feel like we had been transported back to a holiday in Italy - wonderful food paired with some lesser known but brilliant South African wines.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Ann B wrote a review Feb 2023
Petersfield, United Kingdom20 contributions8 helpful votes
We didn't stay here but we ate in the restaurant. It was incredible! So unexpected in a small town on the way through the garden route. Such a great stopping off point. This is a small family run restaurant with top quality food and service. We've travelled far and wide and eaten well in many places and this would be in our top 3! We shall definitely try and stay here too next time!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Book in advance for the restaurant - it is very popular but stays open all year.
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RobinRodgau wrote a review Apr 2022
Rodgau, Germany3 contributions
We spent two nights at La Sosta Guest House and we loved it. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the pool area was really nice. Breakfast was amazing (homemade joghurt and roissant). Dinner at La Sosta Restaurant was fantastic. Overall we found that Swellendam is a great place to stay. The National Park offers great hikes and the town has some really good restaurants.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hentie van der Merwe wrote a review Feb 2022
Darling, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about our stay was perfect, from the friendly owners’ reception of us, to the beautiful, contemporary, clean and comfortable rooms, swimming pool and fantastic breakfast. The best place to stay at in Swellendam. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruan Swanepoel wrote a review Dec 2021
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We were greated very warmly on arrival as well as during our stay. The room was exceptionally clean and well layed out. The bed was super comfy and the room had a very nice bathroom. We felt very welcome and got served with the best breakfast I had in ages. My girlfriend and I will definitely return! Thanks guys!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barbara B wrote a review Nov 2021
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was my 3rd stay here, room decor & overall quality is just superb, love staying here, friendly owners/hosts, for breakfast you have hot & cold choices with the most amazing Oats i have ever had - everything you order arrives as a beautiful picture & taste just as good as the picture looks, please try the Oats!! You hear crickets at night & birds in the trees - so peaceful, for city slickers this is heaven on earth!! thank you Nina, Salvatore & Chris for all the effort & hard work you put in. i will be back :)
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Chris Mathew, Proprietario at La Sosta Guesthouse
Responded 05 Nov 2021
Hi Pikkie We are all so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at La Sosta. We are very thankful for the support that you give us and always enjoy having you to stay. We look forward to your next visit. All the best Chris, Nina & Salvatore
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LuganoPirate wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was my second stay here and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our room was spotless and warm despite it being winter and very cold outside. the bathroom is a good size and the shower is very spacious. Plenty of room for two if you want to save water ;-) the room is also serviced with amenities such as bottled water and a kettle for tea and coffee. Chris and his daughter make great hosts and you really feel at home here. Dinner was amazing and i ended up having 5 courses from the 4 course menu! I couldn't resist the best pate I have ever eaten. I hope this remains a permanent part of the menu. It was also good to know that as much as possible is sourced locally and put together by a chef who really knows his craft. The food is easily on a par with a European 2 star Michelin restaurant. Breakfast was equally good with both hot and cold choices available to eat and drink. I can highly recommend a stay here and if you do, definitely stay for dinner as well.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ulf130 wrote a review Apr 2021
Tulbagh, South Africa143 contributions42 helpful votes
from start to finish we felt at home at the guesthouse. Chris is an excellent host. The rooms are well appointed and spacious, which also counts for the bathrooms. The location is quiet and peaceful. We will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Sue53_11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Suider Paarl, South Africa1052 contributions248 helpful votes
Our room was neat, clean with everything one needs. Lovely big shower but we couldn’t get the TV to work...not really a big problem. The wifi was not good but a very comfortable stay all in all. The gardens and pool area - very pretty.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,474 - R 1,682 (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 La Sosta Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to La Sosta Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (2.0 km), Bontebok National Park (3.7 km), and NG Kerk Swellendam (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Sosta Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Sosta Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at La Sosta Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Sosta Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sosta Restaurant, Drostdy Restaurant, and Christelle's Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Sosta Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is La Sosta Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Swellendam.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Sosta Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.