We booked in here at the shortest notice possible, escaping from a different pre-booked guest house which, when we arrived, we realised simply wasn't right for us. Good old booking.com found us this place, and within the hour we were checked in and feeling much happier. Not one of the wine estates to rave about for wine, the hotel itself is very pretty, lovely gardens with a good pool, and a great dining terrace with views of the mountains. Our room was good (room no 31 I think) in the main building. Reasonable size with an excellent bathroom - lovely old fashioned style bath and big walk in shower (although adjusting the temperature took a bit of patience). Outside we had a small seating area underneath a lovely mature vine.
We could have driven into Stellenbosch for dining, or to other nearby estates, but chose to eat here. It was OK, not the best food around, and certainly not that great for vegetarians, but decent enough. Breakfast was all buffet, and after being offered a hot breakfast by waiting staff at every other place we stayed, I had thought there was no hot breakfast here as none was offered, until I discovered that it too was buffet style, but on the far side of the dining room so absurdly not easy to spot. No one had pointed it out to us.
However, some of the service was top notch, particularly the woman working as advisor for trips out etc. We had tickets for a local music show called Amazink (brilliant by the way if you can get in) and she rang ahead and got us the best seats in the place.
Not the best value for money compared to other places we stayed, but its location is perfect for taking a tour of the winelands.
- 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