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“Perfect for a visit. A function and definitely the place to hold your wedding !!”
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Vineyard Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Perfect for a visit. A function and definitely the place to hold your wedding !!”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

From the moment you walk in the door it feels as if you have entered another era. One where service, being courteous, polite and super efficient are the norm. The majority of staff have been there for fifteen years or more and it shows. I have stayed there on many occasions ( both prior to living in Cape Town and since staying here ) in a variety of rooms all of which have been spotless, beautifully appointed and, on the garden side, facing manicured lawns and colourful gardens. Family owned / run the emphasis is on you, the guest at all points of service. Breakfast is by far one of the best in Cape Town with both a full 'cold buffet ' and cooked breakfast for hungry guests. Lunch is served either indoors or outside on the terrace, my personal favourite - bangers and mash. Their wine cellar is overseen by a well qualified Somelier with the result that you cannot go wrong when choosing either red or white wine. In the event that you are spoilt for choice just ask . Bar staff are both knowledgeable and friendly. The Vineyard is a perfect setting for your wedding. Even in the worst of weather it still has a stunning backdrop of mountain and the aforementioned gardens. I have watched many weddings whilst eating lunch and would not hesitate to hold one of my own daughters weddings there. When visiting look for the tortoises they are huge and can be found swimming around in the shallow pools during summer or ambling around the gardens in between. If you are visiting Cape Town The Vineyard should definitely be on your ' must do / see ' list.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2012 via mobile

We stayed a week in The Vineyard and could have stayed longer. It's a wonderful place, busy enough not to be dull but not so busy as to be annoying. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms very spacious. We had a mountain view suite which was wonderful. A real 'must' is dinner in Myoga which is part of the hotel which was really special.
The only downside was a cold pool and having to wait 10 minutes for someone to find a corkscrew in the bar! It is a 15 minute taxi ride from the Waterfront but there are some really good restaurants within walking distance and excellent sushi in the hotel. We will definitely go back

Stayed April 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We would recommend this hotel to anyone - the staff were all really helpful and the accommodation was fantastic. We had a room with a floor to ceiling window overlooking Table mountain - it was a spectacular view to wake up to. This hotel is about 10 mins by taxi from the bustle of Cape Town but it feels really tranquil. It is set in lovely grounds with 2 resident giant tortoises !! The hotel restaurants are also very good and the spa is again great. Well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Have stayed at The Vineyard for many years and continue to enjoy each and every stay.
The setting beneath table mountain is stunning and the lovely gardens and patios make the most of the wonderful views and have become very popular with guests and locals alike for sundowners and afternoon teas,however,it is the outstanding breakfasts which really set the Vineyard apart,beautiful fresh fruits,cold plates of every description including smoked salmon and hot plates of a wide variety of choices.The breakfast is more than sufficient to nourish any visitor until a delightful dinner in the Square Restaurant.All in all the complete hotel,wonderful ambience coupled with superb old fashioned service make The Vineyard a much better choice than many of its higher rated and much more expensive rivals in Capetown.Will be back!!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Great looking hotel on the outside with a fabulous location but I was specatularly underwhelmed by my room. Although large, it was dated in terms of its decor and its bathroom and I struggled to get any hot water coming through the shower. The food is good for breakfast and in the evenings but as a woman on a business trip, the remote location was not that great. That said it was good enough just not great.

Room Tip: Dont settle for room 321 as this is right next to the lift shaft and quite noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Try finding room 252. If you ever stay here you know what I mean. But the search is worth it. The interior is excellent and the mountain view simply breathtaking. Eating at the Square restaurant was a pleasure - the Springbok Wellington fantastic. Breakfast was brilliant. This is a seriously great hotel and highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

This was our second stay at the Vineyard and we were very pleased to be able to say that standards have remained very high in all areas of the hotel. We had a room facing the mountain but this time went for one on the second floor which gave us a much better view. We had most of our meals in and the quality and presentation of the food was very good. Service can be a bit quirky - we had great problems getting sets of cutlery for breakfast one morning, and it took about three phone calls and several visits from well-meaning staff to eventually get a bottle opener delivered to the room. The terrace outside the main building gets very busy particularly at lunchtimes but if you stroll through to the pool area there is a very pleasant bar which serves both drinks and light meals. We thought we had hit the service problem again when coffees failed to arrive at our poolside chairs but when they did it came with apologies and no charge because of the delay. Best deal in food was the Tasting Menu, which comes with an excellent selection of wines, but we can also recommend the eggs at breakfast which are prepared freshly to your requirements.
We used the car service a couple of times and the standards of drivers and cars were very good. One of us had a mild health problem which needed advice from a doctor. It was a Sunday morning at around 9.00 when I spoke to the concierge - a quick phone call, a trip across the road to the local surgery, advice and a prescription and back to the breakfast table by 9.15 with the problem resolved - well done Dr. Wood.
Oh, and that tortoise ... which strolled up the steps of the terrace into the hotel and turned right into the kitchen. Moments later it re-emerged in the arms of a very strong chap who deposited it safely back on the lawn - great entertainment.
A bonus if you have a later flight is that the hotel will do everything possible to give you a late check-out, a very helpful service.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vineyard Hotel
Address: Colinton Road (off Protea Road), Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vineyard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A preferred 4-star hotel for discerning Cape Town visitors, the Vineyard Hotel offers 208 luxury accommodation options, 2 award-winning restaurants, an acclaimed spa and fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue. Set in an idyllic 7-acre garden estate on Table Mountain's eastern slopes, close to the airport, the city and the many delights of Africa's No 1 leisure destination. ... more   less 
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Vineyard Hotel And Spa
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