The scenery (and view) was excellent. Spacious rooms. Five star prices and two star service delivery. The accommodation and the restaurant prices align with a five star establishment, the staff however has not been properly trained and there was not adequate supervision at reception, housekeeping or at the restaurant. At a five star hotel they should pay more attention to detail.
Pleasant and peaceful environment, Fantastic view, Beautiful room, good food, winetasting, friendly staff Nothing.
Location awesome, staff superb, they upgraded our room to one that overlooked lake and vineyards. Wish we could have stayed longer.
luxury hotel on wine estate.large room with balcony overlooking beautiful scenery of vineyards. great location for visiting other vineyards, wine tastings and seeing wine country.hotel was not booked and we were thrilled with the upgraded room. I really loved this hotel and setting.
Our room was very comfortable with splendid views. The staff were very helpful and always smiling. The location was quiet although just on the main road. Our room was in a block furthest away from the reception and restaurant which was not very convenient especially if one is on the wrong side of 75!
fantastic wine estate and hotel to stay in while sampling all the wine of the region. honeymoon suite was well worth it!
Luxurious surroundings with excellent food & wine. Open plan bathroom style, which is ok for couples, but not great for extended family members or friends travelling together.
It was a wonderful experience.
The location and rooms were very good indeed. The restaurants are not quite as good as you'd expect at a 5* hotel, and the staff in the restaurants are disorganised and slow, though to a certain degree this is endemic in South Africa.
The hotel facilities, beautifull scenery and exellent service made our trip unforgetable. The veiws are breathtaking. We will definately stay here again.
friendly and quality feel no handsoap
I had a wonderful time there. The breakfast with fresh rolls and cake was great.The rooms wich brand neu aircon-Towers are beautiful, clean and cozy.The bathrooms are very large with a big clean shower and the beds are very confortable. The house is located at the best area of stellenbosch, only 3 min. from the towncentre. I come back again, defenetly!!
The rooms and the surroundings The breakfast
The professional attention paid by the staff and management. Would recommend this establishment and would definately book again N/A
Great guest house in Stellenbosch, excellent breakfast! Not in walking distance to the town centre which may bother some people/
Nice swimming pool, rooms confortable and host friendly shower doesn't work very well
The comfort is jut exellent . Breakfirst fantastic and in a lovely room. The owner is very nice and dedicated. Situated the right place in Stellenbosch / Cape Town if you want to see he country side, Looking for wines or just want to see Stellenbosch area. NO
Very quiet and relaxing
Location/ Quality Restaurant/ Superb Breakfast Had to move from Ground Floor Room as Courtyard was in use as a Drinks area and a table of people immediately outside our French Windows.
Accessible to many facilities No
Great location. Good size adjoining rooms. Nice freshly cooked breakfast. Be aware that the 3rd floor of the hotel does not have a lift and can only be accessed by an external staircase from level 2. As we needed to check out at 6.45am on a Saturday the desk manager offered to arrange a breakfast box however this never arrived.
The location of this hotel is perfect.The rooms are quaint and comfortable. Appreciated the indoor dedicated parking as parking was one worry we had about staying in the town centre. Walking distance to all local attractions and reatsaurants and ideally situated for visits to the wine farms.
The hotel is very well situated in town. Restaurant serves decent meals at good prices. Parking space is limited. Studio rooms are very small.
I was upgraded free of charge because my first room had no shower. The apartment was roomy, comfortable, with a balcony that looked out over a quaint street of shops. The Java Internet Cafe downstairs was a great resource for computer use and food. The provided breakfast was lovely. Underground parking was nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was slow getting someone to let me in and out of the parking garage at times. The free internet service was down during my stay.
Very clean, old fashioned hotel, with all the basics needs. Very reasonable priced. No
The staff was amazing poor facility orientation and comfort due to renovations- very small room
The staff were very friendly and kind. We booked via the Internet and received a stuffed (smokey) room. The moment there came an opening the staff kindly upgraded our room. Thank you very much. We stayed for two nights. There were safe underground parking which was welcome. The stuffed (smokey) room was not very pleasant. It was very hot and we couldn't use the aircon as even more smokey air entered via the aircon. We had to open the window at night ( for fresh air) and did not sleep well due to the traffic noise. Luckily the staff moved us to another pleasant room the moment they had place - thank you very much.
The rooms keys need to be upgraded. Daughter was given a smoking room when we requested a non-smoking one. TV did not function properly. Cell phones interfered with all other electronic equipment in room.
Well located in the centre of Stellenbosch.
The location in the centre of Stellenbosch was excellent. All the staff were very good, including immediately transferring us to another room when we had problems with ours (see below). The hotel was noisy, not just because of renovations (which is why we had to swap rooms and which will be going on until mid December) but also because the wooden floors, ceiling and other fixtures amplify every sound. I know it's a historic building, but some more soft furnishings might deaden the noise a bit. The first room we had was uninhabitable because of renovation noise and I don't think it should have been let, especially at £100 per night. It was impossible to spend any time in it at all during the day because of the deafening hammering and drilling from the other side of the wall. Even without that, it was just above reception and there's a lot of coming and going late at night and early in the morning.
Loved the old fashioned style, particularly the four poster bed! Breakfast was absolutely superb. Great location. Parking a bonus. nothing
Charming, old world and historical. Interesting architecture and decor. Close to museums, shopping and restaurants. Handy for visits to wineries and spectacular countryside.
liked everything! liked everything!
The rooms were large and the ambience restful. The staff were also helpful. Booking transport directly from the hotel can be expensive.
we had no hot water on the first night and it was cold. there were construction going on which we were not informed about when we made the booking
The service was excellent, the room very comfortable, loved the dressing room and the bathroom, lots of space, very practical. A very good experience. Will def stay there again. Would just like a shelf above the sink for toiletries.
It was a historical building and nice buffet at breakfast. It was difficult to find the hotel by car because the main entrance and approaches were under construction and hidden. As the room was old but not so unique, I found it a bit pricey compared to nice hotels in Cape Town. I hope to visit after they finish the renovation.
Beautiful & historic hotel with very friendly, helpful staff. Very centrally located. Hotel was being renovated while we stayed there but this wasn't at all an inconvenience unless you make it one. Breakfast was fantastic.
Wonderful. The staff were incredibly helpful. Our room was beautiful wih a fireplace that went through from lounge to bedroom. Great breakfast. TV reception poor. We also wanted a cocktail before dinner but unfortunately they don't have a bar. Given the number of bars in Stellenbosch however this wasn't too much of a problem.
We has a Lovely room we a great view. The Pool lovely and warm, good location for visiting the local area. Hortel dog we very noisy in the early morning. Breakfast was only ok shame as everything else was good
Staff Lack of possibility to explore the vineyard
This small, personal wine estate is one of the best family-run places I have ever stayed at. Everything on the premises was thoughtfully designed, the owners are extremely gracious and accommodating, the wines and foods were superb; all in all a very special place. My wife and I felt as if we were a part of this talented family. Not a thing.
The owners were charming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and pleasant. They provided excellent recommendations for wineries. The food was fabulous and the rooms were designed to meet all our needs from comfort to luxury to relaxation. no
The style of the rooms and the breakfast rooms is very nice and very tastefull The place is noisy because of the road nearby and also because the walls between the rooms are far too thin, you can almost listen to your neighbour's conversations which is a pity because the rest of the place is really nice
Beautiful setting overlooking the vines, Relaxed feel. Very comfortable room stylishly decorated. Close to Stellenbosch.
The staff was friendly and very helpfull. We stayed at the cottage. The condition of the cottage is not very good anymore. Ceiling is coming down, geyser are not looking very good.
Nice room, excellent bathroom More could have been offered for breakfast
A very pleasant atmosphere with good service and personal attention by the owner. Wonderful
JJG is a nice little guesthouse, with friendly staff. It is well placed for the university and city center of Stellenbosch. Breakfasts are excellent. The rooms are not particularly spacious or comfortable. The wi fi somehow messed up my laptop, and I couldn't use wireless there.
The service. The two ladies in the reception are very kind and helpful. The internet service for my computer was limited and I was not able to use it.
Friendly staff. The location was good for our needs.
The lady on reception was extremely welcoming and helpful. The room was spotless and airy, breakfasts were tasty and served in the garden, all in all we had a lovely, comfortable stay at this guest house.
the people were really excellent
Perfect location for walking around historic centre. Great restaurants only minutes away.Beautifully furnished rooms, with fresh flowers everywhere.Delightful garden.Attentive staff eager to please.Should have 5 stars!!!! Could have small bottles of hair shampoo in bathroom.
Breakfasts. Parkinq area was narrow.
Personal treatment, very nice tips from the hotel host and breakfast served in the garden. The bautiful roses around the garden make the way out a great experience.
Just Joey is wonderfully situated in a quiet street just a stone throw from Dorp Street and the central business district. Its central situation will enable you to leave your car parked in their driveway while you walk to the best restaurants and sites that Stellenbosch has to offer. The front room in which we stayed had a musty smell that eminated from the drapes.
Due to the off season period it was very quite. A bit artificial but a beautiful place to be. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The Moyo and the Jonkershuis restaurant are both advisable as well.
Beautiful room. Prompt service. We requested a cab/driver and he took us to a few fabulous wineries that were not on our list. It made the trip to Stellenbosch!
The facilities available and the location
All of the different experiences on offer - birds especially Minor points - hair dryer plug would not stay in socket; patio rather dirty; sunloungers in private garden left out overnight so wet in the morning; no coffee jug for ground coffee; no drinking water in the room.
Great to have horse riding on site. Our daughter loved being driven around by Stanford in his golf buggy. The quality of food was very disappointing, particularly in a region known for great food.
The only good thing was that it is on the same property as the conference centre where I was attending a conference! Room key did not work every single night, the dustbin was not emptied until I put in the middle of the room, the cobwebs are actually hanging down from the ceiling and I don't think that the ceiling fan has ever been cleaned, the food is really good but certainly way over priced!
Needs a gym
Peace and quite
Our booking was lost between booking.com and the hotel. We where made to wait over an hour for our rooms and staff would not tell us what was causing the delay which lead to frustration after a long trip. Guest manager did apologize the next day for the inconvenience but despite this I would personally not stay at again or recommend this hotel. Also believe rooms did not meet 4 star quality. Having stayed at various 4 & 5 star hotels around SA on this trip, the rooms and facilities at Spier were below standard of the others of similar grading.
The deli was awesome! I also enjoyed the gas fireplace in the room: very easy to use and romantic I felt that the hotel was overpriced and the rooms lacked the luxury finishings.
The layout is lovely The service directory in each room is a little too small. The bathrooms are a little cold during the winter - heated towel rails would be good
The staff were friendly and interesting. No question was unanswerable to them. The furnishings are of a very high standard. The breakfast is excellent. Centrally-located and in a safe neighbourhood. Would love to stay there again. The only downside was that there are 2 houses in the street full of students that partied until the early hours. However we were assured that it was just in the week before the university year starts, which is when we were there.
One of the hosts, Michael, is absolutely perfect -- very friendly and helpful without being intrusive in the least. He did everything in his power to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. When we left after our 3 day stay, it felt like we were leaving behind a friend! The breakfasts at this guest house are amazing. We stayed in room number 1, which has a wonderful bathroom with a huge ultra strong shower, as well as a spa bath. Not only is there a well stocked mini bar in the room, but there is also free tea, coffee and rusks (!). In addition, there are free delicious freshly home baked biscuits as well as a very well stocked honesty bar in the common areas. Unfortunately this guest house is not in the best side of town, and initially the exterior looks fairly uninviting. However, the area is surprisingly quiet, and the guest house's interior is so well designed, that once inside, you completely forget about the outside world! Our bedroom in room number 1 was medium sized containing a bed, bed side tables, suitcase divan, suitcase table, wardrobe, dressing table and chair, and TV. The only thing missing (that would in any event not fit due to lack of space) was a sofa or couple of arm chairs. What made up for this, was that the shared lounge was just outside this room. At first we were worried that other guests using this might bother us, but in the end we were the only ones that used it!
Friendly staff and excelent breakfast. Intemate atmosphere and well designed. Good taste of South African living. Noisy Stellenbosch student life around the area.
Small size and friendly owner... and great common 'livingroomarea'. A bit far from the city center.
The high quality of the finishes
Great staff, wonderful room,
Very comfortable hotel with a helpful staff. Good value for money. I would recommend to a friend looking to spend ~1,000 rand / night. Decorations and interior design seemed a little confused. It wouldn't be a guest house where I'd spend time in the house as opposed to going out.
The staff are great, really friendly, hotel very clean and welcoming None
A wonderful stay, very relaxing and comfortable. It felt like a "home from home". Excellent breakfasts with home made cup cakes to die for! We did nt walk in to the town from there but it was a good location for us.
We liked the owners as they were very helpful and also made suggestions about good places to visit and helped us rent a car. Our plane left late in the afternoon and they let us use the room later in the day to change. Very nice place to end our stay in Africa No
Room and room service was very good. We had no hot water. No alternative plans were made from hotel side. No discount in price was offered for the terrible inconvenience. It was our anniversary and it was not perfect.
Beautiful countryside, lovely hotel. Food fantastic.
relaxed atmosphere, beautiful setting, friendly staff Wireless internet should be free even though there are two terminals you can use,
We went to the Devon Valley Hotel for our Honeymoon and all I have to say is"EXCELLENT"!!! "Fantastic" Everything was above standard! We enjoyed the food and the room was great!
Its location in the middle of the Cape Wine Region. Being secluded from the main street, it is very quiet and relaxing. The dining room is nicely decorated and it has a great selection of wines from the region. Wireless internet connections did not work, though I got the access code from the reception.
Very quiet peaceful. Resturant was empty at dinner.
Very nice hotel and nice view Nothing
Beautiful sight, really relaxing and nature related, great breakfast (best we had in South Africa), attention to details A little bit far away (10-15min drive) from the city center
We would happily stay here again however,notwithstanding we booked a room with a valley view and an en suite we were allocated a room with no valley view and no separate en suite.The toilet/washing facilities were in the bedroom separated by small screen-not good,so avoid room M2! The checkin staff did give us another room but no view.Apart from this irritation it was fine. The restaurant was pretty good value and not surprisingly so was the wine. The view from the hotel terrace was fabulous.
The location was superb with spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. My wife and I were both impressed with the the frirendliness and helpfullnes of the staff, and we would have no hesitation in returning or recommending the hotel.
Very nice hotel in beautiful surrondings. A little bit to far away from town and restaurangs if you dont have your own car.
The setting was fantastic. It is a working Protea farm with lovely gardens and very green and relaxing.
Excellent attention to detail. The gardens where beautiful and the view from the balcony at No.4 was almost surreal. Lovely quiet "homelike" venue where you felt that you could come and go at will. Highly recommended.
A most wonderful setting in the protea farm with huge vistas more attentive service would be nice
We loved this hotel! Service was exceptional and the surroundings were amazing. The hotel was beautifully decorated. I strongly recommend! Weather was cold and there was no heating in the hotel. We were freezing a little during our stay. In our room, we were able to heat thanks to aircon but in the breakfast area it was pretty cold...
Everything. The hotelier was extremely personable and accommodating, and the room had a fabulous view.
A very nice quiet small hotel in a central location. Very friendly staff. An excellent breakfast. We had a large double room which would be better with extra wardrobe space.
Dreadful piped music like an airport lounge in the breakfast room and louge areas
Love the balcony although it was pretty noisy!
Close to everything and loved the staff, friendly and warm N/A
Service was good and the staff were professional. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the location is good. Nothing in particular
It was a very cute, cozy, hospitable place. They were very accommodating when we upgraded our room. Very reasonable price. The staff was so friendly, especially the waitstaff at breakfast. It was also very centrally located.
The location of the hotel was the main reason for staying there and as a bonus it was clean, neat, cosy and friendly no every was fine
At this age, the hotel charge fee for internet
Breakfast and location
Staff friendly. Excellent location
The staff and facilities were very good. The poolside area was lovely and relaxing after a day out and kept very clean and tidy. Our room had a huge four poster bed and was very comfortable. It would have been nice to have had a news channel covering UK i.e. Sky News or BBC News but Euro News was the only European channel available. The location was very good, about a 10 minute walk into the town centre in a safe area. A torch was provided in the room to help on your walk back if necessary which was useful as the pavements were not good. Overall a very pleasant stay and we would recommend it anyone.
Large and luxurious rooms and very clean - no complaints
Excellent value for money no