Rothman Manor

Rothman Manor

286 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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5.0
#2 of 21 B&Bs in Swellendam
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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This trendy five star boutique guest retreat is your destination for accommodation in Swellendam. On the 3,5 hectar estate you will find your privacy in hidden places and relax in the park like garden. Luxury and stylish design, with every comfort, decorated with African elements show a perfect match and into a laid back and retreat atmosphere. Rothman Manor offers three thatched houses, on a 3.5 hectares estate, in the famous Cape Dutch architecture going back to 1834. Unwind by the pool, read in the seclusion of your private outdoor space or just watch the onside game from the Jacuzzi and the abundance of bird life around the huge pond littered with lotus flowers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Squash
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
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.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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dau-dyn wrote a review Jun 2008
South Wales
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rothman Manor is a most delightful Cape Dutch establishment placed in beautiful grounds. It combines colonial elegance with every modern comfort.
Every aspect of this property reflects the exacting standards of the owners, Andreas and Franzisca. They are charming hosts who offer unobtrusive and friendly service.
Our comfortable room was sumptuously furnished with meticulous attention to detail. It was complimented by a luxurious bathroom.
The garden is extensive, well maintained and interesting: it features a lovely pool and terrace as well as a small lake. If the weather permits, breakfast is served under an elegant chestnut tree.
Another plus for the Manor is that within walking distance, along a well lit road, are two acceptable restaurants.
Being small and owner-managed, Rothman Manor has a warm and intimate feel. It is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay in order to explore this attractive area of South Africa.
It comes very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2008
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Camera1UK wrote a review Jan 2008
United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Rothman Manor for one night in Oct 2007 after researching a suitable stop-off along the garden route. We found this accommodation incredible. We booked the Suite Morning Sky which is exactly as depicted on their website and astounding value. The rooms are located in buildings within the grounds of the estate close to the main building and there is an adjacent eco reserve. It was raining when we stayed and the temperature had dropped a little, but as we were only staying one night this gave us an excuse to make the most of the accommodation, take a day out from traveling and just lounge; this is accommodation which deserves to be lounged in! Given the weather, the heated bathroom floor and jacuzzi bath were particularly welcome. Breakfast was served in the main building and I spent a lot of time gawping at the beautifully restored old buildings. There is a restaurant directly opposite Rothman Manor, which Andreas recommended to us, The Old Mill, which was excellent. I don't know if it was due to the weather, the time of year, or it being a Sunday when we arrived, but Swellendam was a bit of a ghost town with absolutely nothing going on. That said, I would stay here again, for the accommodation, relaxation, and would eat again in the restaurant opposite.
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Date of stay: October 2007
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David H wrote a review Mar 2007
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 2nd visit to this exquisite 5-star guest lodge in Swellendam - ideally situated for a one or preferably two-night stop-over being around 2 hours out of Cape Town airport just off the N2 motorway along the Garden Route.
The owners Andreas & Franzisca maintain the property to exacting standards with all the guest rooms being very clean,light & comfortable - and the grounds are superb with a lovely pool area, a lake and gardens plus a small selection of animals in an adjoining field.
Take a leisurely breakfast in the garden under a spreading chestnut tree or enjoy sundowners on your patio by the side of the lake.
First-class, friendly unobtrusive service from the owners - a truly relaxing place to chill out after a long overnight flight from the UK.
Enjoy.
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Date of stay: February 2007
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KarenRobS wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful boutique guest house that sits in large grounds with zebra and springbok at the back of the garden. We had a fantastic suite full of African artifacts - the interior design throughout the property is stunning. The staff were friendly and efficient. The owners made themselves known at breakfast and clearly take an interest in their guests. Surprisingly, when we came down for breakfast we found our car being cleaned. Truly special.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Carolina wrote a review Oct 2019
Shepperton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful setting Rothman Manor has. We could have wandered around the gardens forever! Swellendam itself is a lovely old town to explore and we had dinner nearby in one of the best Restaurants ever! The room was very nice with lovely views. To be highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Dodgeredwards wrote a review Mar 2019
Cyprus
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although only stayed for the one night, we thoroughly enjoyed it. A strolll around the beautiful gardens is a must, at the bottom of which you’ll find zebras and springboks, amazing. The breakfast cooked and buffet were delicious, upon loading my bags into the car I found that my car had been cleand, the icing on the cake.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Nigel S wrote a review Nov 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rothman Manor is a beautiful property and the service provided was excellent. We only stayed for one night in the "Suite Romance" room, which consists of a lounge area, bedroom and bathroom, finished to a high standard.. We took a scenic drive to Swellendam from Hermanus which was enjoyable, although Swellendam appeared to be quite remote and a little off the main Garden Route. Having said that we had lunch at the Le Belle Alliance and evening meal at Powell House, both were very pleasant and reasonably priced. Breakfast was most enjoyable, despite choosing to sit inside as it was a cold and cloudy morning.- the outside area would have a great memory as it was beautiful. The pool and grounds are also beautifully styled and well maintained.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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andrew b wrote a review Nov 2018
Mougins, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely hotel certainly lived up to expectations. Wonderful facilities, lovely grounds and fantastic breakfasts! Of particular note are the owners and staff, unfailingly efficient and wonderful hosts!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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TinaAGreen wrote a review Oct 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a wonderful place! We stayed in the loft suite which was beautifully appointed and huge and the bed was the most comfortable we’d slept in during our trip to South Africa. I loved the gardens and even swam in the pool even though it was only 19 degrees. As other posts have mentioned the little touches are charming. Well worth the stop over .
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Date of stay: October 2018
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MYreviews wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in three different places in Swellendam over the years and the Rothman Manor is the best by far. We stayed 5 nights. It has beautiful grounds where you can sit and relax and read a book or watch the Zebras and Springboks. The attention to detail and cleanliness of the whole place is outstanding. I don’t recall ever having such a perfectly prepared room. Breakfasts were amazing with a huge choice of different foods for every taste. The staff and owners were very friendly and couldn’t do enough to make our stay perfect. There are two restaurants a few metres away so eating out in the evening is easy.

If we go to Swellendam again, this is where we will stay.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Andrew K wrote a tip Oct 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom1,276 contribution342 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Too far to walk to most restaurants, but there a few nearby"
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TaniaZaynab wrote a tip Jul 2023
Kuwait City, Kuwait16 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"This property is suitable for people who wish to stay in one place as there’s nothing to do in town. There’s a pool for the warmer months."
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FamilyWheeler wrote a tip Apr 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The town is very sweet and there’s a great pizza restaurant right next door, and lots more in town."
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Tricia W wrote a tip Mar 2023
Denver51 contributions64 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"By South African standards this accommodation did not tick any of the boxes we were expecting."
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short_scuba_diver wrote a tip Mar 2023
UK285 contributions160 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is plenty of off-road parking in a secure area at the side of the property."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,106 - R 1,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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