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Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

3.0 miles from Stellenbosch centre
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P O Box 882, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We visited Asara for dinner at the more casual bar and restaurant. The view is amazing. One of the best we saw in Stellenbosh. The food was very good. Highly recommend the burger and pizzas. The gin tasting was also different and fun.

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Thank Megan P
Torrevieja
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful restaurant with fabulous views. One of the best meals of my life, service excellent and faultless food. As good or better than any Michelin starred restaurant we have visited. A "must visit" venue in the winelands.

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Thank King_Leonidas_300
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've reviewed Asara before but could not resist reviewing again after a fine lunch on Saturday. Such a beautiful farm in a beautiful location with fine wine and fine dining. I am sure there are other fantastic locations for a Friday lunch in the area but Asara is such a pleasure that I find it difficult to try other locations....

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Thank RichardHowes
North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for a drink and a snack on a visit to the winelands on the recommendation of a colleague. I am so pleased i did. Recommend the cheese plate and sampling the wide selection of gins of the world. The bar staff are excellent here and really know what to do with that drink. To complement the 200...

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Thank martinw-sydney
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear martinw-sydney, Thank-you for the review and kind recommendation, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the views and the gins at Asara - it's a great combination! Sansibar is actually now at over 270 imported gins, plus all the fantastic local gins, which, we think, makes it the biggest gin bar in Africa. Many thanks for the visit and...

Tollard Royal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great night. Superb food stunning view fabulous wine. The service was top notch . Francis our waiter was knowledgeable and what a Gin list they had. The wine list said their staff were accomplished on their cocktails and wine and they were. I could not fault our evening

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Thank Kay A
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kay A, Thank-you for the kind review, we're delighted to hear that you had a great dinner and evening at Asara, and hope you'll be back soon to make some inroads on that gin list! Many thanks and kind regards, Asara Hotel Management

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Asara for two nights in February 2017 and was terribly disappointed by the service. While the venue and the views were gorgeous, the hotel being an expensive 5 star hotel, failed on every level when it came to service. Reception staff were rude and arrogant. Room keeping was slack, often coming to just make the bed and leaving...

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Thank Sherif K
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sherif K, We thank-you for the visit, but do - with respect -strongly disagree with your comments. The receptionist you mention was not rude to you, and has never been rude to any guest ever. She tried to inform you, diplomatically, about the dress code for mise en place, which is part of her job. Your choice to take...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointment. Worst service ever received in Raphaels restaurant this morning. Ordered a cheese omelet. Was served a chilli omelet! Still waiting for an apology. The experience didn't match the expectation.

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Thank Pierre F
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pierre F, We are sorry, once again, about the mix-up at breakfast with your omelet, but must respectfully disagree with your version of events. Our waitress did mishear your order and did bring you a chilli omelet instead of a cheese, but as soon as she realised her mistake she brought you a cheese omelet instead. Both she and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Asara previously as a guest of our son we were so impressed with the service and quality that we thought of no other place to treat our friends on their 41st wedding anniversary. The views, layout, and overall service and quality of food presentation was a no brainer for my hubby and I. As was expected they...

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Thank Mary M
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary M, Thank-you for the lovely review, and for choosing Asara to celebrate such a wonderful milestone. We're delighted to hear that we lived up to your expectations, and hope you will have many more happy times at Asara! Many thanks and kind regards, Asara Hotel Management

Algarvia, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights unexpectedly when the guesthouse we had booked let us down. We didn't know what to expect. The estate is four miles out of Stellenbosch so it's essential to have a car. It is in the middle of vineyards with its own lakes (dams) and wonderful views across to the mountains. The buildings surround the winery. Rooms...

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Thank Steve R
AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve R, Thank-you for the kind review, we're glad to hear your stay with us was a comfortable experience. We are, as you say, about 4 kms from Stellenbosch, but having a car is not actually essential as many of our guests make do with Uber when needed, and with guided tours of the Winelands. Many thanks, we hope...

High Peak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Amazing views. Wonderful staff. Spotless. Food out of this world. Lovely swimming pool. The Gin Lounge is out of this world. Only comment is: could do with sandwich bar in the deli. Also another restaurant to ring the changes. What an amazing place, would highly recommend. The staff were faultless. Rooms fabulous.

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AsaraWineandHotel, Manager at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Plumptous, Thank-you for the great review and recommendation, we are delighted to receive such generous compliments for Asara and especially for the hotel staff and service. It's not a big hotel - 41 rooms - so we're not likely to add more food and dining options to the mise en place, Sansibar Bistro, and Lounge / Courtyard selection (at...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Asara is a 5-star hotel, set on a 180-hectare wine estate, in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The hotel offers warm hospitality, luxury accommodation, and the finest in food and wines - at highly competitive rates. A major feature of the hotel is its unique location on the Polkadraai Hills just outside of Stellenbosch, which affords stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, and creates a relaxed, get-away atmosphere. Asara is situated just 4kms from Stellenbosch and 25kms from Cape Town International Airport, making it ideal as a base from which to discover and explore the fabulous Cape Winelands, and further afield in the Western Cape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Address: P O Box 882, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: £134 - £655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Asara Wine Estate & Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Asara Wine Estate And Hotel
Asara Wine Estate Hotel Stellenbosch
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#4 Family Hotel in Stellenbosch
#5 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
#5 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
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“Courtyard rooms are close to everything”
 of 5 bubbles Plumptous, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles HenriqueC835, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Did not know there was an hotel - only tasted the wines.”
 of 5 bubbles NinaV46, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the balcony rooms overlooking the lake and vineyard”
 of 5 bubbles 19Jules72, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room with vineyard view”
 of 5 bubbles Rurina, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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