We stayed at Devon Valley Hotel over a weekend trip away from Cape Town. The drive is surprisingly short before you start to see rolling hillsides and vineyards aplenty on the horizon!
The town of Stellenbosch is inward looking and quite independent of the more English oriented Cape Town, but is no less as blessed with a rich and celebrated history of its own.
The Devon Valley Hotel is situated close to the town, on the road towards the House of JC Le Roux, and just after Brennaisance Restaurant.
The Hotel is rated as 4 star and the rooms range in price. We stayed in one of the older rooms, but it was well kept.
The Restaurant is slightly pricey, but the meals on offer are top notch, especially for the evening meal. Breakfast comes in the obligatory buffet form for pennypinching weekend get awayers..
A nice private pool in front and below the outside dining area also offers nice views of the Devon Valley below and more farmsteads further afield. The night sky out in this farming part of the country, largely free from artificial light and dust pollution is good for stargazing on cloudless nights, if you know what to look for!
The hotel is small, but is great for a weekend getaway such as ours was, as a base from which to explore Stellenbosch and its surrounding Vineyards - we also went Bike riding through the Vineyards, and wine, chocolate and nougat tasting at the various states dotted around the maps of Stellenbosch.
Capetonians - come out and discover Stellenbosch!
- 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