we stayed here in May on the honeymoon package and it was okay. the hotel itself is nice enough, a quiet little retreat in the middle of vineyards and wineries. its a very relaxing place to stay for a few days if you have the time. surrounded by vines, close to plenty vineyards and stunning views of the mountain range on the terrace in front of the hotel where you can have a nice lunch with a lovely bottle of wine. it really is quite a nice place to stay.
i wouldn't recommend the honeymoon package though. not to be moaning but the room was only okay, nice size but not very romantic even with a four poster bed. the champagne reception was comical, a tiny bottle enought for 2 glasses. we had received proper complimentary bottles (750ml) from previous hotels we had stayed in so the fact that they advertise a champagne reception and then give you this tiny bottle is ridiculous.
the couples massages are not actually in the hotel itself, we were driven to a sister hotel about 30 minutes away because the nearby spa that does the massages was booked out. the massages were nice but not really worth the hassle of driving all that way, especially when there is so many spa's in all the other nice hotels in south africa
i do not feel we got even close to value for the money we paid but i would definitely recommend the hotel to stay in just don't fork out for the honeymoon package like we did.
p.s. make sure and do the bubbly and nougat tasting down the road in J.C. Leroux (Sparkling Wine Vineyard). has to be pre-booked. its fantastic!!
- 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