When we arrived at the venue which is in a beautiful setting in Wellington, the staff were very helpful and friendly. What let this place down was the quality of some basics and extras. Pillows were quite flat and old, and towels in the rooms were small and hard, and seemingly cheap. The safe in the cupboard was tiny and didn't actually lock. It was nice to have a complete tea and coffee facility in the room.
When it comes to breakfast however, this is where we really had a bad experience. Hot food was very basic with grilled tomatoes, hash browns and bacon and pork sausage - there was no option for non-pork eaters. Eggs are to order and various options were had. The poached eggs were the worst, though. They were hard and triangular in shape and appeared to be cooked in some sort of margarine or oil which was nauseating to eat. Toast was government issue brown or white bread.
In addition, all rooms border the dining area, and it gets noisy early in the morning. Thus, late lie-ins are near impossible.
All in all, though a beautiful location, the price was definitely not worth it and there are far better options from a value perspective in Wellington.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Val du Charron guesthouse is located on a working farm in the heart of the Bovlei valley, ten minutes from the town of Wellington and less than an hour's drive from Cape Town. The guest house comprises nine luxurious suites, each individually furnished. The Coach House is a boutique Winelands getaway for the discerning guest who values their privacy. Consisting of only three spacious suites, each with its own plunge pool and private patio with built in wood burning fireplace, guests can unwind in their own space overlooking the majestic Winelands and mountains. With two on site restaurants - the Grillroom and Piza e Vino- guests are spoilt for choice. With horse riding,mountain bike trails, alpacas all in the vicinity there is plenty to do and explore or simply unwind at the spa or enjoy a wine tasting at Val du Charron Cellar door -we ship wines internationally as well as locally. ... more less
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