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“Comfortable Haven”
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Vineyard Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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152 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable Haven”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Hotel has an old fashioned style and warmth to it although the rooms are very modern. Beds are comfortable and the rooms well equipped.Great fully equipped gym and a lovely terrace and gardens to relax in and enjoy an afternoon drink or tea. Staff are polite and friendly, although service is patchy in areas. Check out process efficient and breakfast of a good standard although not top class. Great stay, nice place to relax

Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here on a number of occasions for both business and pleasure and have never been able to fault it.

It is clean, quiet and has an air of class but still retains a friendly atmosphere. The staff make you feel most welcomed and can't do enough for you. The rooms are spacious and have luxury fittings.

The gardens have great views and are a great place to relax in after a busy day, or before a busy evening. You can walk around the trail which drop away but are still in view of Table Mountain.

It is a fantastic location for the cricket and it's not too far from the waterfront.

We have eaten at the restaurant and have had food on the terrace whilst holding meetings. It is always a good standard and the breakfast has enough to feed any hungry traveller.

We will return here, it is good for couples or business.

It isn't inexpensive but well worth paying that little extra.

Keep it up. well done.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

• Really liked the Vineyard as well
• Huge property
• Many room options, all lovely
• Cottages are more secluded
• Started their own Vineyard and produced their first approximately 160 bottles of wine last year
• They bought the property next door, and perhaps thinking of extending the vineyard to there
• Spa is all about touch, and the treatments are something different
• Plenty of parking available
• Close to shops
• Out of the hustle and bustle of V&A very tranquil
• Close to Kirstenbosch Gardens who now have that aerial cableway
• Have different dining areas, outside, inside, - different restaurants; sushi bar etc.
• Gym is much bigger than usual hotel gyms
• Food and wine pairing options
• Have a horticulturist situated on the property

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Cape Town
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68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We celebrated an anniversary at The Vineyard Hotel and took advantage of a special package on offer. The hotel staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay welcoming and comfortable. We were upgraded to a mountain view room which was a beautiful suite festooned with multi coloured rose petals. Friendly staff prepared a table so we could dine in our room. A complimentary bottle of Simonsig MCC rested in the ice bucket. Breakfast was delicious – a generous selection of high quality food - fresh and dried fruit, cereals, cold meats, fish, and treats like eggs Benedict with salmon, and the standard bacon and eggs. A good selection for vegetarians. Food is beautifully plated, served with a smile and friendly exchange of pleasantries. The standard of excellence extends to the Angsana Spa which offers the best service and treatments in South Africa in our opinion. Clean treatment rooms a range of spa packages to choose from, and soft spoken Thai and Indonesian therapists who know how to ease out jet lag and pamper tense muscles.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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106 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Sometimes when one keeps returning to the same hotel, they start finding things wrong and start thinking that things are stale; but this is not my experience with the Vineyard. Each time I visit, whether business or leisure, I keep on getting more impressed. The locality is superb to the Newlands area, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfasts simply unbeatable. The staff greet you walking down the corridors and they cannot go out of their way to help you. As an example, I returned with extremely wet and muddy sports clothing after lunch and needed them clean to pack that night. Without question, the hotel laundered, dried and ironed them for me by dinner.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The Vineyard hotel is one of the most elegant in Cape Town. South African hospitality with an old-world charm.
The gym is well equipped (personal trainer available), and there is a solar-heated outdoor pool and a (moderately heated) indoor pool. Secured underground parking is available.
In the back of the hotel is a lovely garden of considerable size, which is lovely to visit. But do not step on one of the large turtles there.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying at the Vineyard Hotel during a business trip, and will absolutely be back.

The staff are great, the restaurant and pub areas were great, and truth be told, I'm not sure there's an outdoor area with a better view.

I I had to find something negative, the bathroom fixtures are a little dated, and that's about it ...

I'd absolutely recommend this ...

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Vineyard Hotel

Property: Vineyard Hotel
Address: Colinton Road (off Protea Road), Newlands 7700, South Africa
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
Hotel Style:
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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Also Known As:
Vineyard Hotel Newlands
Vineyard Hotel And Spa
Vineyard Hotel Cape Town/Newlands, South Africa
Vineyard Cape Town

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