The room we were given was both dirty and somewhat shabby, There were traces of faeces in the lavatory and the bath had hairs adhering to the sides. There was dirt in the corners of the room and bathroom, and dust in the cupboards and surfaces. The swimming pool and surrounds were full of leaves and dirt and had not been either swept nor cleaned. The room was overlooked on all sides, and some vital windows had absolutely no curtains nor blinds. I saw various naked people getting dressed in the morning, and they equally could see us. So no privacy at all. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was quite simply inedible as it was covered in flies on every item. There were flies on the yoghurt and the fruit, there was even a fly IN the bowl of plain yoghurt.The breads which had napkins folded over the middle of them were constantly covered with flies where they were exposed at either end. Only the cold meat and the cheese were covered with cloches and therefore did not have flies settling on them. It was disgusting and we could not eat the food. This was the only meal we had so cannot comment on the restaurant in general. Majeka House looks wonderful on the web site, but be warned. The reality is a rather ghetto like warren of rooms, some large, some small, photographed with a wide angle lens. We found the place pretentious but tatty and our room and bathroom was certainly not clean. Majeka House is expensive...save your money and stay in one of the really excellent, clean and comfortable alternatives which abound around Stellenbosch. We did, and we had wonderful luxurious accommodation and a superb breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owner-managed and blissfully private, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, galleries, museums, and alfresco café culture. Numerous famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, dotted along the Stellenbosch wine route, are within striking distance. This prime location combines with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, a professionally run spa and spacious grounds to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the Cape Winelands.After extensive renovations and a designer makeover in 2011, Majeka House now boasts 22 rooms and sophisticated yet witty interiors. There are two new luxury mountain suites above the main hotel with large mountain-view balconies, and three new junior garden suites overlooking a shared, exclusive-use pool area. And, while the entire hotel is ‘parent friendly’, there’s also a fully self- contained villa – set apart from the main hotel and with a large private pool and garden – that is designed specifically with families in mind.The new suites were all conceptualised and decorated by interior design wunderkind Etienne Hanekom, who is also responsible for the award-winning interiors of Makaron Restaurant, the lobby and bar. They capture a sense of drama with boldcolours, rich textures and eye-catching custom-designed wallpapers but are also comfortable, inviting spaces for complete rest and relaxation.All contain thoughtful extras, such as comfy Crocs instead of hotel slippers, a Lavazza espresso machine, Wi-Fi internet and a DVD player with a wide choice of movies. The spacious and cleverly designed en suite bathrooms are fragrant with local toiletries made with indigenous plant extracts.In Makaron Restaurant, a stylish, contemporary interior using a clever mix of repurposed and recycled furniture complemented by modern statement pieces has been created. The result is a visually stimulating space that offers extreme comfort and encourages complete immersion in the dining experience. The overall effect is an understated feeling of luxury.Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Majeka House Hotel Stellenbosch
- Majeka Hotel Cape Town