The past 2months my husband and I set foot on beautiful soil. South Africa, Doha, Italy, Belguim and The Netherlands.
We’ve been in many guesthouses, and I thought I’ll take some pictures and do reviews on the guesthouses. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up there sometime.
Zonneweelde is a guesthouse in South Africa. The Western Cape in Worcester.
It’s a huge house, seems somewhat Victorian on the outside but modern on the inside.
We were greeted by a worker who had been working there for years. She explained to me that the previous owners of the guesthouse sold it to these new owners and she stayed on.
We were one of the first guests in the hotel since the new owners.
She was polite. We are used to just paying for our stay, but at this hotel, they needed also your ID or passport for copies.
We gave her our passports.
The room was homely. I liked it. My husband would go so far as saying he loved it.
Something that’s important for both my husband and me was a good mattress. Nothing messes with our sleep 🙂 And the bed was comfortable. The sheets were clean. There were mini couches in the room as well.
Altogether the room was tidy and beautiful.
THE KITCHEN AREA
It’s actually a part of the chamber. In the corner, they created a kitchen area. It consists of a bar fridge, microwave, and a kettle. We were welcomed in our room with coffee/tea/milk and cookies. There were also two teaspoons.
I do not have pictures of this because we ate the cookies and drank the liquids before I realized I wanted to do a review on the place.
The bathroom was improvident. It had a stand alone bath. On one side of the bathroom was a massaging couch. There was a comfortable chair, a handbasin with a mirror and a toilet. Threw the window we had a view of the backyard and the swimming pool.
The balcony is quite big. It has couches and chairs outside with a smoking tray. The view is the street.
WHERE IT’S SITUATED
Zonneweelde is located right in the midst of the town. Food stores, markets, clothing stores, etc. was in walking distance.
IS IT SAFE?
Zonneweelde is on the safe side of town, but still be vigilant when you go for walks. Walking at night is not an option in my experience.
If you want to experience the culture of South Africa, then Worcester is a great place to start. They have black, white, brown, yellow, green, blue all types of races in one town. And if you are familiar with South Africa’s history, you will be fascinated by experiencing it first hand.
Zonneweelde serves breakfast. It’s a beautiful area where you can eat. However, being South African myself, I saw the breakfast, and it was typically South African oats. Which I had enough of growing up. Every single day so I told my husband I’d rather opt out. He, being Dutch loved it. You can have breakfast for an extra price, depending on what you choose.
It was R400/28euro/30us dollar for one person per night.
So for two people, it was R800 / 57 euro/ 61 us dollars.
WAYS OF PAYING
Cash, VISA and Mastercard (There’s an ATM around the corner)
I liked it well. My husband loved it, especially the balcony. Was it worth the money? Uhm, yes and no. If you are just looking for a place to crash, then I’d suggest a cheaper place. There’s actually much more affordable places. I’ll review them later.
But if you are looking for a cultural experience then Zonneweelde will give you your money’s worth. Not at the place where you sleep but traveling around town. Everything is really close by.
Zonneweelde is a clean, luxurious place.
Let me know what you think about it when you happen to travel there.
Here are some pictures from a booking website.https://www.lekkeslaap.co.za/akkommodasie/zonneweelde