We stayed here for 2 nights on our Honeymoon trip.
We found it hard to locate though, it doesn't appear on google maps for some odd reason!
We arrived and checked in, our room wasn't ready yet, as it was before 2pm so we didn't mind sitting in the fantastic bar, sipping the lovely wine.
We where then brought by Golf Buggy to our room, room was lovely, like a little house, the Bed had rose pettles layed out spelling out honeymoon and the bath also had rose pettles, was such a nice romantic touch.
Later someone arrived with a complimentary bottle of wine for us which again we thought was very sweet.
We then did the wine tasting and had great fun.And loved the local Spier Wine, just wish now i had of got some shipped home as cant find it here. Grounds are amazing and so well looked after, there is a real romantic magical feel to it.
We had dinner that night in the restaurant and afraid to say we were a little dissapointed, we where 1 of 3 couples dining there with loads of staff yet we were kept waiting constantly and having to call a staff member, to clear the plates, order our next course etc, as it was so quiet you would expect the service to be top notch! but was very bad, staff where just standing around chatting rather than looking after us. Food wasn't fantastic but was nice enough.
Service was that bad that we didn't even tip - which we would always do, but just felt they didnt deserve a tip as they didnt really do anything.
That is our only complaint the lounge area outside the restaurant is so nice and relaxing.
Would certainly come back again - would not let poor service from some lazy staff deter us away from this beautiful hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spier, in the heart the famous Cape Winelands, is more than a hotel. It is a destination in itself. One of the first hotels in South Africa to be Fair Trade in Tourism certified, Spier offers visitors a variety of authentic experiences - from food and wine to outdoor activities - in beautiful surroundings. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Ebookers, Priceline, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, Cancelon, Hotel.de and HotelQuickly so you can book your Spier Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.