On arrival at this hotel, having passed fabulous hotels on Wine Estates we were pretty underwhelmed. This changed however when we were taken to our room, which was stunning! Beautiful bedroom (shame there was no fridge) with a big comfy bed and the most amazing big bathroom, complete with freestanding bath! The view from our terrace was shaded by vines and overlooking a valley of flowers and vineyards. Perfect.
We used the pool upon our arrival. This could have been cleaner (although it was a windy day), and there were discarded cans and glasses around the pool (from earlier guests I imagine). This was disappointing. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and it was amazing! Don't miss! Excellent service, and some of the best food of our stay in South Africa. Don't miss the gorgonzola ice-cream!
Breakfast was in the sunkissed courtyard and was delicious and plentiful. Scones with cream & jam too! Staff were friendly. We were even left biscotti at the turn-down service which we saved for later in our car journey and were hungry!
I think this a great value hotel in an expensive area. It probably wouldn't be our first choice if money were no object, but for what we paid it felt like luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Devon Valley Hotel is hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands showcasing breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Mountains, while offering the finest in authentic ‘handmade hospitality’. ACCOMMODATION: The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished suites reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves. The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites in the Manor House are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat. Comprehensive Overview: The Classic Rooms are situated in the historic Cedarwood building and have been tastefully refurbished to reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel. The valley-facing rooms each have their own private decks and the north-facing rooms open onto private courtyards with wonderful views of the vineyards and olive groves. The Manor House is the hotel’s luxury offering. These stylishly decorated rooms are the ultimate in luxurious Winelands accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Devon Valley Western Cape