We stayed there 2 nights, I think we were slightly young for this type of place though. In short:
The dinner here was amazing - definitely some of the best food I have ever had. The breakfast... not so much. The banana bread was severely under-cooked, the bacon is bad, and the ham is simply sandwich ham you buy at PnP.
Service was quite slow as well, I think its maybe part of the atmosphere/setting. The wine was very good.
Huge room with a very nice modern shower, bathtub and double basin. Bed was a bit small (lengthways), and uncomfortable, so were our pillows. The blinds on the front door window was useless - we had to hang a bath robe over it. The biggest problem was noise, there are no tv's in the rooms for a reason... you can hear everything - from toilet flushes to people speaking, opening the toilet\shower doors...not great, stayed 2 nights and we didn't sleep well at all.
The tea also didn't get replenished every day, but the rusks were.
The view is good, but not great. It overlooks a pond with reeds and a lot of colourful birds. There is a vineyard around but its far to the left of the resort.
The pool is nice but it is at a typical cape temperature so it feels a bit useless. The spa was excellent and the prices are quite good. They have a nice steam room as well.
The personalised service is great, it was like having a PA, and goes a long way to making up for the other shortfalls.
Basically, if its a super tranquil simple stay you want, with great food,wine and spa facility - then this place is for you. If you like some things in your room like quietness and a nice bed, be warned.
Fix the room, breakfast issues and this place would be excellent in my books.
- 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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