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Reviews of Guesthouse LaRachelle 3 stars

8 Somerset Street, 6740 Swellendam, South Africa

#23 of 32 B&Bs and Inns in Swellendam

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Review score

Based on 49 hotel reviews

8.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.9

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    8.6

  • Facilities

    8.3

  • Staff

    8.7

  • Value for money

    8.8

  • Paid WiFi

    8.8

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  • Reviewed: 8 January 2018

    4.6
    Very Average
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night

    Toilet was filthy bath towel still hanging and was wet behind door Pictures show a pool but there is no pool It says breakfast is included but its not, it is actually extra charge

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    9.6
    A perfect stop over.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A small fridge in the room would have been great. We were able to use the guesthouse fridge, however.

    Comfortable and convenient. It was quiet yet easily accessible to the centre of town. Well appointed bathroom. We were most grateful that we were able to stay for only one night at no added cost. Thank you Marius

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    10
    Wonderful Stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The Guesthouse is opposite a stadium where a sports event was held on the Saturday. It was noisy well into the evening.

    The guesthouse is in a lovely area of Swellendam, within walking distance all amenities. It is home away from home, comfortable and welcoming.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2017

    10
    Great location with very friendly owners!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 4
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!

    Very friendly and helpfull owners, free upgrade, breakfast is fine, location is great, several restaurants and city centre within few minutes walk. Thank you for everything!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    9.6
    Effektief beplande Gastehuis.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Parkering in straat. Besige straat.

    Effektief beplande Gastehuis. Ruim slaapkamers. Elke dag gediens. Goed ingerigte kombuis met sitkamer tot benutting van almal. Tafeltjies en stoeltjies in tuin. Salomie is aanwins -uitstekende gasvrou.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2017

    10
    Fantastic gem of a guesthouse!
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very quiet! Had a fantastic night's sleep! Love that the rooms had electric blankets on the beds as the nights were very cold, it was an unexpected surprise!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2017

    9.6
    Lovely stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 3
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Thick layer of dust on the ceiling fan, stains on curtain behind bed, a little noisy... Can hear guests arriving and talking g in he lounge area. The Streator noise was also a little disturbing during the night.

    Cozy and comfy. Well kept and managed. Great breakfast. Cute cat. Easy parking.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    10
    Relax and Enjoy Swellendam and surrounds from the cosy LaRachelle guest House!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 7 nights

    The owners and their staff were very friendly and kind ..we also loved their cat! It is a wonderful town to visit as well as interesting surrounds within easy distance.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2017

    10
    The staff were very welcoming and allowed me to stay on an...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were very welcoming and allowed me to stay on an extra few hours in the room after check out time in order for me to conduct a Skype job interview in peace and quiet. Lovely rooms with DSTV!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2017

    6.3
    Not particularly impressed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 3
    • Stayed 1 night

    The approach of the owner could have been a lot warmer and more welcoming. He watched while my wife carried her suitcase. The lounge/dining area is gloomy.

    Location

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2016

    8.3
    Lovely place, very recommendable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It would have been useful to have internet access for more than one mobile device. But not a huge issue for us in the end.

    Friendly and attentive staff, gave us tips for day trips in the surrounding area and were flexible on breakfast requests. Lots of spots to eat and sit outside within the guesthouse grounds. Samples of aloe ferox and rooibos skincare products available in bathroom and for purchase at guesthouse. Clean and spacious room.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2018

    7.5
    Horrified as this was the first time that our car was broken into at 02h00 in the morning,
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night

    Our car was broken into as it had to stand outside.

    The room was nice and the owner was friendly and helpful

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2018

    10
    My stay was very comforting given the bad day I experienced on my way to swellendam and the place is
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I arrived quite late than I should have but the owner was very understanding and extra nice given my situation.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2018

    10
    The friendliness, location, value for money and overall...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The friendliness, location, value for money and overall hospitality.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2017

    7.9
    Clean cosy and comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 4
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean cosy and comfortable

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2017

    7.1
    Housekeeping staff was quite noisy outside the room from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 1
    • Stayed 1 night

    Housekeeping staff was quite noisy outside the room from very early on.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2017

    10
    Perfect little guest house!
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No traffic and quiet! A place where you can relax! Spacious room and bathroom!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2017

    10
    Very clean, well kept and wonderful facilities
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 4
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean, well kept and wonderful facilities

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2017

    5.8
    The rooms were cold and there was no heater in the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 3
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The rooms were cold and there was no heater in the room. The beds were soft and the water is the shower was warm not hot. Average room

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 March 2017

    10
    Excellent, relaxing weekend in Swellendam
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent room, location, quality and fantastic hosts. Very good value for money.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2017

    9.2
    Just lovely
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Early risers, we would prefer breakfast closer to 7am.

    Lovely decor, delicious breakfast, helpful owners and a friendly cat!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2017

    6.3
    Quaint and pretty, but won't recommend.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 4
    • Stayed 1 night

    Owner / manager's attitude.

    The place it self wasn't bad.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2017

    10
    Lovely room and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 3
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was very convenient, and great breakfast

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    9.6
    Excellent stay in Swellendam.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 3
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The owners went out of their way to make a superb weekend, friendly, courteous and overall they were superb hosts.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2015

    9.6
    Everything, worked, was more than adequate, easy access and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything, worked, was more than adequate, easy access and the owners were spot on in their friendly manner and offered assistance and travel ideas without invading ones privacy. I especially liked the low key South African themed decor and layout it made the stay a destination rather than just a stop over. You leave feeling special.

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2015

    10
    Fantastic place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Like it all

    Fantastic place. Very comfortable accommodation, host was exceptional, went out of way to make us feel at home. Even went so far as to put our beers in fridge for later. Breakfast was nice with homemade jams. Give good recommendations for dining out.

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    7.5
    The inner garden is pleasant and well maintained.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The inner garden is pleasant and well maintained. We had everything we needed.

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2016

    10
    Had everything one could ever dream of needing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Had everything one could ever dream of needing. Friendly and very helpful!

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2016

    9.2
    the stay was very pleasant and very nice hosts
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    room just very hot fan not sufficient

    the stay was very pleasant and very nice hosts

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2016

    8.3
    Convience
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Neighbors TV too loud at night

    Convience

  • Reviewed: 19 January 2016

    9.2
    Quaint very pretty cottage type accom with lovely garden and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Quaint very pretty cottage type accom with lovely garden and friendly people. Easy access to all the interesting areas of Swellendam.

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2015

    10
    Very friendly owners, made us feel right at home.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Very friendly owners, made us feel right at home. Gave good suggestions of restaurants

  • Reviewed: 4 March 2015

    7.5
    Everything was really clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything was really clean.This is so important.

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2015

    9.2
    Location, clean, neat and everyone very friendly and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Road facing room noisy when people enter exit late at night.

    Location, clean, neat and everyone very friendly and helpful.

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