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Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Robertson
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Stayed there for Wacky Wine Festival,never again, dont know where they got the 4 star rating from

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

A huge thank you to all the staff at Rosendal for an awesome stay. They are so helpful, friendly and went out of their way to give my mom and me a very special stay. I spoiled her for her birthday with a spa treatment and a relaxing stay. The spa treatment was one of the best I ever had, the food was excellent, the service the best. The rooms are beautiful, the surrounding area is absolutely heaven and so beautiful. It is definitely worth going there for a revitalising time to recharge. This was not the last time I visit Rosendal. Thanks again for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was such a pleasure hosting you during the Wacky Wine Weekend festival, and we do appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcome you back on the farm.

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I know. This is supposed to be a four star property, but I must say we got food and location as good as any five star property. The french chef, David, impressed us, he has supposedly just started (came from some fancy resort in the Seyschelles). Very nice rooms overlooking the pool and the dam. Nice staff all around. Great massage at the spa. Very quit and can be recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to us. Our new team, Annelie and David Godin is showing results - and I think you benefited well. I wish you all the best.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

This beautifully situated country retreat desperately needs its promised new chef and manager. A report to the owners on a disappointing stay in terms of both restaurant food and facility maintenance, was immediately answered with an apology and the promise that a new team will be starting in May 2012. Hopefully they will help bring this lovely establishment back to the 4 star status I think is lacking at the moment.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2012

Dear M,

As discussed earlier, we are most sorry for your dissapointing stay at our establishment. We are working hard to satisfy all of our customers, but this time we clearly didn't perform, and we do apology for this. New, experienced, management will be in place 1st of May, and in the period before this we have tighten up more to please our customers.

I do apology again and we look forward to see you at the farm at a later stage, to show you that we can perform according to your expectations.

Best regards

Sissel and Geir

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Rosendal is a very special place deep in the countryside close to Robertson. The staff are so friendly and were happy to meet my every request. My room was very spacious and quiet and the food is devine. The pool area offers simply one of the best views I've seen. Stay for 2 nights if you can, I was only there for one, unfortunately!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank paulp89
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

Thank you so much for staying with us and the kind words here at TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate it. We hope to see you at our farm soon again.

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

The difference at Rosendal is that it is not pretentious.It's just good solid quality.
The rooms are solid and soundproof and pleasant. Being solidly built they are warm in winter and cool in summer.
The other (public) rooms are just as solid and pleasant and in good taste.
The property is beautifully positioned at the top of the valley with lots of wild birds in and around the dam.
One can wander down into the vinyards or swim in the pool or use the spa or just watch the birds in the reeds around the dam.
The food and the wines are excellent and also not ostentatious.
It's one of the few places in the world where you leave slightly younger than you arrived.
I've been there about 4 times.

Room Tip: The rooms are all equally good. No noise or any problems ever while I was there. Take a book or some...
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2012

I wish to thank you so much for your kind words about Rosendal, our property and the team. I sincerely hope to see you soon again at our farm!

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

great location for getting a bit off the beaten track in the Western Cape and yet still being close to great wine farms, farm shops and things to do. Been here both with and without kids. It's not the best place to come with very young children as there are no interconnected rooms (or there weren't when we were there) and each room opens onto the outside - our day dreamers would quite likely have wondered off in the wrong direction if trying to find mum and dad! The rooms are lovely - modern "country" feel and clean-edged. The restaurant is light, open and good staff and a great menu. You really get the feel the owner's have invested great time and effort and energy and you are somewhere special - not just a faceless corporate hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Geir-Rosendal-Winery, Owner at Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2012

Thank you so much for your nice review - it means a lot to us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us some time ago - and we hope to see you and your family at the farm soon again!

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Additional Information about Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat

Address: Klaasvoogds West | The Rosendal Wine Farm, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Robertson
Price Range: £112 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rosendal wine farm has a four star wellness retreat with accommodation, spa and a french country restaurant by day and fine dining by night.The facilities are located on the Rosendal Winery farm just outside Robertson in the Western Cape.We offer five spa suites, three farm rooms and one family room. All with en-suite bathrooms, private patio and facilities you would expect to find in a four star establishment.The Thervine-focued spa has three separate treatment rooms with qualified spa therapists. We specialize in treatments based on the skin and pit of a wine grapes, high in antioxidants.The property also hold a fantastic rim-flow swimming pool with bar service steam room, a wine tasting area, a private tasting area in the cellar on request of staying guests.Our farm offer wine tasting for free from our wide range of red and white wines. Together with Lindt we also offer a wine and chocolate tasting. The restaurant by David Godin, a michelin awarded chef, serve french inspired country food. Lunches are lighter while the restaurant are transferred into fine dining by night. Our signature 5 course meal with wine pairing is a high light for most visitors.Activities in the area include more than 50 wine farms in the area, mountain biking, game drives, river cruise, art and craft and exciting cuisine. The farm got new management and chef in May 2012. ... more   less 
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