Oasis of peace and tranquility

Discreetly hidden from public view is this tranquil oasis offering ten, exquisite, large and luxurious rooms for the discerning guest who values great comfort and out-standing hospitality. The refreshing, large swimming pool situated in a lush garden provides the tranquil setting for a lovely holiday or conference in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

A warm welcome to Somerset Villa Guesthouse in Somerset West.
Privacy is the greatest luxury at The Somerset West Villa Guest House. This
4200 m² property is one of the original buildings in the Somerset West area, with the main Casa Sereno house being built in 1923. Discreetly hidden from public view is this tranquil oasis offering only ten, but exquisite large luxury rooms for the discerning guest who values great comfort and out-standing hospitality.

Most rooms have a separate, exterior entrance and a private terrace with garden-furniture.
The rooms are beautifully decorated, walls are painted with neutral tones, a personal touch makes this place an "oasis of peace and tranquility".

Beautiful renovations to the original manor managed to ensure the original Colonial Cape Dutch style would not be lost. Accessories and other luxuries, including the super large swimming pool situated in a lush garden, provides the tranquil setting for a lovely holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

While the exterior is an all-rustic Cape Dutch house, the emphasis internally is on style, modernity and function; clean lines, natural materials, modern fittings in bathrooms, and high-quality orthopedic beds.

Some rooms offer views of the mountains and/or over the pool area and the garden, and rooms feature private terraces.
Somerset Villa Guesthouse has ten spacious rooms, all of which are en-suite,

All with private entrances and wide terraces. The rooms have been elegantly decorated in a modern colonial Cape Dutch style, with great sliding doors affording views of the breathtaking garden, pool and countryside, allowing maximum enjoyment of the great South African weather.
Somerset West Villa Guesthouse caters for individual travelers as well as small groups.

We also accommodate families with children. Somerset West Villa Guesthouse endeavors to provide the best possible level of service at affordable rates to all guests. Conferences for 12 guests possible.

Our price includes a wonderful breakfast and all levies. All guests have access to our breakfast room and our lounge with a cozy fireplace (in winter). For guests who require the features of a modern world we have a Wireless LAN hotspot free of charge.

Within a radius of 10 km you can go to explore the 'Cape Highlights' like: the beach, play golf, visit large shopping malls and enjoy internationally acclaimed wine estates and fine restaurants. From here you have the ideal starting point for day trips to the city of Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Boulders Beach with its penguins, Cape Point, Hermanus, where the spectacular seasonal gathering of the Southern Right Whale take place, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. It is only 20 minutes to Cape Town Airport and 35 minutes to Cape town city centre.

We will gladly provide you with information on day trips to some of the picturesque sites in the Somerset West and Cape Town areas where you will be able to experience the overwhelming beauty of the Western Cape in true South African style.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 3 Stars
Facilities
  • airport transfers
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • DSTV in room
  • electronic safe
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in room (non-satellite)
  • wi-fi / hotspot

Directions
It is easy to find Somerset Villa Guesthouse:

GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 34° 3'745" S
Longitude: 18° 50'126" E

Directions from Cape Town (or the Cape Town International Airport):

1. Take the N2 highway in the direction of Stellenbosch/Somerset West.
2. Continue on the N2 until exit 43 (the sign says R44, Stellenboschand Broadway Blvd). Take into consideration that most street names are down on the curbs!
3. Turn left towards Stellenbosch and onto the R44. Continue on the R44until you reach the first traffic light (Main Road), where you turn right towards Somerset West.
4. At the next traffic light (Helderberg College Road), turn left. Continue up the hill and pass a 4-way stop. Approximately 300 metres after the 4-way stop, on your right, is 136 Helderberg College. The sign says Somerset Villa Guesthouse.
5. Drive into the gravel road up to the gate. You have arrived at our very special guesthouse - welcome!<
6. Press the intercom button so we can let you in. You can also phone us on +27 21 855 2167 or 076 904 5627.
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From Stellenbosch:

1. From Stellenbosch you drive south on R44 towards Somerset West andStrand.
2. Approximately 14 km from Stellenbosch you will reach Somerset West. Directly after you pass the 80 km/h sign, turn left into The Old Stellenbosch Road. The sign also reads Helderberg Estate. Take into consideration that most street signs are down on the curbs!
3. Continue to a small circle and keep going straight until you reach a 4-way stop.
4. At the 4-way stop, turn left into Helderberg College Road. Approximately 300 metres after the 4-way stop, on your right, is 136 Helderberg College. The sign says Somerset Villa Guesthouse.
5. Drive into the gravel road up to the gate. You have arrived at our very special guesthouse - welcome
6. Press the intercom button so we can let you in. You can also phone us on +27 21 855 2167 or 076 904 5627.