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Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 22 Wellington B&B and Inns
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“Engagement Weekend”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My weekend way above and beyond excellent!! My partner and I had the BEST weekend ever! The service, hospitality and over all experience was excellent.
The food& wine was excellent and I would definitely go back!!

For those who MTB, there is brilliant single tracks literally across the road! So if you're looking for a weekend of riding and drinking in Wellington, I would highly recommend Val Du Charron!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ValduCharron, General Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Leigh, I am so glad I could share your engagement with you both!

It was so exhilarating to have this secret until you returned from your mountain bike ride proposal.
Although you had to work hard for it ~ I know it was worth it to get the 'rock' on your finger, not to
mention the heights you rode up to, you could certainly see Paarl Rock!

We look forward to the Wedding Day & the many anniversaries!

Culinary Regards
Karin Schmidt
Hospitality Manager & Chef
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hospitality of all the staff was the best we ever received. The bedroom was everything we expected and more. The diningroom with the fireplace made the stay romantic for me and my wife. The food was great,and making it more great was the fact that we could order off the menu.
I would gladly recommend Val Du Charron to friends and family.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ValduCharron, General Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Thank you for recommending us Pieter ~

Yes we love hearing of our guests dining experiences!

Its where we really aim to please! Romantic moments are the ones we really remember,
fire places & all!

Culinary Regards
Karin Schmidt
Hospitality Manager & Chef
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Wonderful Trip to South Africa, Vad Du Charron was charming and most accomodating! Very welcoming. Excellent staff and meals were exceptional. Were there for the first grape picking of the season, so interesting to observe. Many day trips to take from this location.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ValduCharron, Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Great to hear of your wonderful stay in Wellington! We trust you will locate our wine in the States and have a glass and remember your stay in South Africa. As you remember us, may you make your plans to re-visit us in the near future! Cheers! Come & visit our new Spa!
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Friendly staff, good wine, lovely rooms.
We were there on business but would recommend this place for anyone, business or otherwise.
The staff were really friendly and always willing to assist.
Definitely a place I would return to.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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ValduCharron, General Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Although here on business, at least we could offer you tranquility on your return at the end of the end of the day.

Thank you for sharing your experience,
Please come back again soon! New wine to taste!

Culinary Regards
Karin Schmidt
Hospitality Manager & Chef
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Stayed at this wonderful guesthouse last month for a couple of nights. The location was absolutely stunning. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed and given a full run down of the establishment. Karen went out of her way to accommodate family members who messed up their bookings at other B&B's.
The accommodation was super clean, well appointed and the view was spectacular. Beds were very comfortable and the linen was crisp and clean. I cannot fault this place and if ever I am back I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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ValduCharron, General Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Our Fabulous Guests from Aus ~ Home to Home, it was lovely to embrace your return to South African soil! What a Happy Group of people you all are ~ it was only a pleasure to spoil & pamper you!A memorable Wedding party!
We would love to see you again, drop us a line soon!

Culinary Regards

Karin Schmidt
Hospitality Manager
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Strand
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Excellent location, stunning views with a lot of potential, not to mention the great wines! I easily could have given a 4 or even 5 star rating was it not for a couple of things that went wrong:

- Firstly we book the cellar tour which is on offer on their website, we got told the wine maker or the cellar/farm manager would be our guide, instead the receptionist ended up showing us around as her telephone call to commit one of them failed. Just to mention, she did a stirling job.
- Secondly breakfast time was from 8-10; just after 09h00 someone started drilling the wall, luckily we were almost done and got up and leave. Also we all ordered poached eggs but one of us got scrambled eggs, the coffee was cold, and the hash browns on the menu was not available, this we were told only afterwords.
- Lastly we were in a very cramped family room and as we were the only guests for the night we could have easily been upgraded to two rooms, this would have given them the 5th star.

Sorry for the low star rating but expected more from a 4 star establishment!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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ValduCharron, Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Val du Charron. We have taken your comments into account.


As your Hospitality Manager & Chef I have to thank you for constructive analysis of our breakfast and take full responsibility. I am in the process of training up my staff, at times this proves challenging indeed. Please come have a meal with us in the near future.


I am glad you enjoyed the Cellar Tour I took you on. We will look at re-wording the cellar tour on the website as most of our senior management enjoy showing the guests our farm & working winery.

I find your rooming comments very constructive. It does make sense to divide rooms for a family. We went straight for your initial request as a family. We will indeed look at the re-structure.

We hope you will join us again, to indeed show you, our improvements.

Culinary Regards
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Val du Charron is situated in a beautiful part of the country. The rooms are lovely and service is excellent. The manager, Karen, took brilliant care of us and we very much enjoyed our stay. The wine tasting is fantastic and the food is delicious.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ValduCharron, General Manager at Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Wanda,

We are waiting for your return. Dubai is too far & your homeland is once again calling you,
however we were so glad we could entertain & spoil all of you, when you had returned to your homegrounds.
It was a special weekend, marking a special wedding day!

See you all soon & thank you for your compliments!

Culinary Regards
Karin Schmidt
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Property: Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse
Address: No 256 Groenberg Farm | Bovlei, Wellington 7654, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Val du Charron guest house 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. Guests can enjoy a full farmer's breakfast served in the dining area; which integrates with the wine tasting facility and allows guests to access the working cellar during the day. For a holistic view of the wine making process or simply to enjoy the tranquility of the farm, a number of walks and bike rides have been set up around the farm that highlight aspects such as the various cultivars of wine grown, the bee hives necessary to pollinate the vines and the dams that catch and supply the farm with all its water. Guests may also fish the basis for bass on a catch and releases basis.During Wellington's hot summer months a swimming pool is available for the exclusive use of guests.During the winter months large fire places with couches provide ambiance for board games or reading while sipping on a glass of Val du Charron's premium wine. ... more   less 
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