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The Merry Widow Country Retreat

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The Merry Widow Country Retreat

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Hopefield with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,0/10 Very good

2 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
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29 Church Street, Cape West Coast, Hopefield, Western Cape, 7355

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Hopefield

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 100 min drive

Restaurants

  • Die Plaasmol Padstal - 6 min drive
  • Route 45 Waterhole - 6 min drive

About this property

The Merry Widow Country Retreat

The Merry Widow Country Retreat is a great choice for a stay in Hopefield. Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden.

Languages

English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1880
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.

Fees & policies

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Merry Widow Country Retreat Hotel Hopefield
Merry Widow Country Retreat Hotel
Merry Widow Country Retreat Hopefield
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Merry Widow Country Retreat House Hopefield
Merry Widow Country Retreat House
Merry Widow Country Retreat Guesthouse Hopefield
Merry Widow Country Retreat Guesthouse
The Merry Widow Retreat
The Merry Widow Country Retreat Hopefield
The Merry Widow Country Retreat Guesthouse
The Merry Widow Country Retreat Guesthouse Hopefield

Frequently asked questions

Does The Merry Widow Country Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Merry Widow Country Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at The Merry Widow Country Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Merry Widow Country Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Merry Widow Country Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Merry Widow Country Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at The Merry Widow Country Retreat and nearby?
The Merry Widow Country Retreat has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Merry Widow Country Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Die Plaasmol Padstal (3.8 mi) and Route 45 Waterhole (3.8 mi).
What's the area around The Merry Widow Country Retreat like?
The Merry Widow Country Retreat is in the heart of Hopefield, a short 3-minute walk from Hopefield Information Centre.

Overall score and ratings

8,0

Very good

8,0/10

Cleanliness

8,0/10

Staff & service

7,0/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Tales of the unexpected
If one wants a place like few others, then The Merry Widow is for you. When I arrived at Reception, I thought I had got the wrong place, but I met Ulrich Onaggi the owner who is charming and he directed me to the right place to park, and then we walked across the lawn to the room, which was huge, and could have been a former barn. It has rough stone walls and a very high ceiling. Equipped quirkily, but exceedingly cold. One needs an electric blanket and a heater in the room in order to sleep. Of course in the summer, I am told, it is cool and inviting. But this was not summer. Ulrich brought me breakfast and a small supper and it was very good indeed. The second morning I went up for breakfast at the coffee bar and it was indeed a delicious surprise. As was the market, held next door, selling all kinds of wonderful organic produce and home produced gifts. All in all, a memorable stay, but next time, as I have given my word to go again, I hope Ulrich will have achieved much more with his renovations.
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