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22 Pastorie Street, Darling 7345 South Africa
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Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers three individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms and suites with a grape-vine covered patio which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool and the garden. Generous breakfasts are served in the breakfast room, out on the terrace or on the patio. The lush garden with its ancient pepper an palm trees, fountain spraying water over blossoming roses, aloes, bougainvillea and mass of lavender with its heady fragrance invites guests to relax and unwind. Darling is the ideal place to discover the hidden gems on the West Coast set in one of the World's richest Floral Kingdoms: The Darling Wine and Art Experience, Pieter-Dirk Uys at Evita se Perron, the Darling Stagger as one of five Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails, the West Coast National Park, the Swartland Birding Route, the Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, the West Coast Fossil Park, the Darling Music Experience Festival, the Voorkamer Fest, the Wildflower Festival, The Taste of Darling Festival, Darling Brew with tasting room, wine estates, good country cooking and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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violanta wrote a review Apr 2022
violanta3 contributions
What a lovely place, very friendly and clean and a beautiful garden. The breakfast is outstanding! We would definitely recommend this place. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer in this wonderful oasis.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Stephan Moser, Owner at Darling Lodge Guest House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Violanta Thank you very much for staying with us and taking your time to write this review. It was just a pleasure being your hosts in Darling and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy a wonderful late summer season in the Cape! Best regards, Stephan & Oliver & Team
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SalMarg wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa117 contributions12 helpful votes
This was one the most exceptional places I’ve stayed in. There was an attention to detail that was all about your stay. Everything worked and there was no crawling under a table to find a plug to charge your phone or battling to open a cupboard that sticks. In fact there was an USB plug right next to the bed. While the decor was kept simple, it was pleasing to the eye. We stayed in a garden suite. The hosts were also fantastic. Helpful and interested in our stay without being intrusive or prescriptive. If you are there early in the week as we were I would definitely take their recommendations for dinner. Otherwise you may have none! The hosts are obviously dedicated to the well-being of Darling and making sure visitors have a positive experience. And that we did.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: During the flower season, book ahead of time. They were full when we were there.
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Michtrav_1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Durban, South Africa45 contributions33 helpful votes
I was part of a group of 4 couples and we stayed overnight at this Guest Lodge. It is very clear that the place is owner-managed; the attention to detail, decor-wise and practical issues for the guests was exceptional, examples of this were the numerous plug/USB points, good coffee in the room and the spaciousness, cleanliness and comfort of the room and bathroom. The garden is beautiful and clearly well cared for. Breakfast was superb and catered for any taste. We found Stefan to be an incredible host. I will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
edkjjjd7 wrote a review Sep 2021
Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions5 helpful votes
Clean room, comfortable beds, very friendly. The breakfast buffet and cooked breakfast options were excellent and well presented. We sat in the lounge, had a glass of wine, listened to our own music choices, there was a lovely atmosphere. Fab place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
michaelhauser2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a great stay at Darling Lodge, Stephan made us feel very welcome and shared his inside knowledge of the area, about wine farms, retaurants, Darling Sweets etc. We stayed at the newly built suite - lovely decor, crisp white linen, aery and spotlessly clean. Saturday evening at the Old Forge 1910 restaurant was amazing, attentive, friendly service, lovely meals and cool live music.The short drive from Cape Town, relaxing stay and a beach visit to Yzerfontein made it a memorable weekend.
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Date of stay: April 2021
US$56 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darling Lodge Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Darling Lodge Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Darling Olives (2.2 km), Darling Sweet (0.3 km), and Darling Museum (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darling Lodge Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Darling Lodge Guest House?
Top room amenities include a desk, a pool view, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Darling Lodge Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Darling Lodge Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darling Lodge Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marmalade Cat, 1910 The Old Forge - Darling, and Evita se Perron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Darling Lodge Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Darling Lodge Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Darling.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darling Lodge Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.