Rothman Manor: Our full report
Situated in the town of Swellendam, Rothman Manor offers trendy accommodation set in 3.5 ha of lush grounds. On our brief visit in November 2011 the rooms were all occupied so we couldn't have a good look around but we managed a sneak peek of the “loft suite".
We understand Rothman Manor offers 6 individually decorated rooms set within a lush garden. Some of the rooms have a patio overlooking the pool and others have private decks overlooking the pond and the gardens. Each has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV's, personal safes, telephones, tea/coffee facilities and stocked mini bars. The bathrooms have under floor heating and are equipped with heated towels rails, bathrobes, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. Seasonal fruits and flowers are also placed in the rooms.
Inside the main building there is a trendy lounge with a fire place that is decorated with African artifacts, and a small breakfast room. Outside in the park like garden with its rolling grounds there is a salt water pool, a large lily pond and an elevated outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the adjoining reserve for zebra, ostrich and springbok although we didn't see any. Co-owner Franziska is an artist and her paintings are displayed throughout the property.
Directly in front of the lounge, wide doors open out to a paved patio area with a large oak tree – this looked like a really nice spot to relax with a book or to enjoy breakfast on a sunny day
Our ViewRothman Manor looked a fine guesthouse and the garden a real treat to explore. For upmarket accommodation in Swellendam on the Garden Route this can be a good choice.
Ideal length of stay: 1 – 2 nights
Owner: Privately owned by Andreas and Franziska Göbel
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Drinks are not included.
Attitude towards children: Families with children are welcome. Extra beds can be placed in some of the rooms.
Property’s age restrictions: There is no age restriction.
Generally recommended for children: Rothman Manor might be too stylish for families with children younger than 12 years old.
Notes: Children will need supervision around the pool and pond as well as the rolling grounds towards the reserve.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: Free internet access is available and the rooms are all equipped with telephones. There is mobile reception too.
TV & radio: Each room has a satellite TV.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Medical care: There is a hospital in the town of Swellendam
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: None
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: No currency exchange is possible here and all rooms are fitted with electronic safes.
Accepted payment on location: Master and Visa credit cards are accepted as well as cash payments in South African Rand.