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Villa Exner

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Essenhout Ave, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 3 Grabouw B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014
Rachel T Buckingham, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had the most relaxing and blissful holiday here, and nothing was too much trouble for the new owners, Beulah and Jan. These two really know how to spoil their guests! We dined like king & queen, even took advantage of the wonderful cooking and invited a big party of friends for 5*dinner. Villa Exner provides a beautiful environment for... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I was on a last minute business trip. I was very surprised to find such a lovely hotel in such a small town. This is definitely a hidden gem in the Cape Town area. I will come back on my next trip to Cape Town (business or leisure)!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Villa Exner was a lovely place to stay for a bit of a spoil before we attempted the Wines to Whales Mountain Bike challenge. The evening meal was superb and the hosts very gracious and accommodating. Well worth it - we will definitely frequent it again when we can!

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Overall a very pleasant stay, food was excellent, service was great and rooms were very comfortable, neat and clean. The shower worked well which is always a plus. Everyone was friendly and hospitable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We've been staying at Villa Exner for the last 3 years and would not do the W2W cycling event if we can't stay there. The rooms are great, the service faultless and the dinner and breakfast just what cyclists need.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have stayed at Villa Exner for 12 nights over new year. The hotel is a "re-formated" private villa with a big and beautiful garden, where there is a wonderful pool terrace and annexes with additional rooms. We, a family of three, had the entire left hand annex with two bedrooms and a living room in between and therfore had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very, very nice, breakfast excellent. We were greeted by friendly hosts and we received an automatic upgrade to a large room.We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed the area and surrounding scenery. We had a lovely meal one night at the "Poolroom" at the Oak valley wine estate which was arranged and suggested by our hosts. It was divine and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I discover this hotel by chance and I was absolutely not disappointed ! Nice deco ! Clean & cosy rooms. Good bedding. Clean & functional bathroom with a hot powerful shower stream. Perfect after an outdoor activity. The owners are helpful & friendly. I shall return !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Unfortunately, this was not on my top ten list of weekend getaways! The owners have no sense of humour, no sense of hospitality and no sense of style. The venue is austere like its owners and with a cold room and harsh decor, this is one to be missed! Nothing to redeem this "hotel" I'm afraid... just not worth the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very stylish luxury boutique hotel where hands-on owners ensure that all requirements are met in an understated professional and friendly manner. Superb and inventive breakfasts, different each day with wonderful evening meal if ordered in advance. The rooms, all different, spacious, were spacious, extremely comfortable and very stylishly and inventively decorated. All set in quiet and beautiful gardens.

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Address: 11 Essenhout Ave, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Exner 5*
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Villa Exner is an exclusive small boutique hotel, centrally located at Elgin Valley Grabouw in the Winelands and close to Cape Town. All major attractions and activities are within easy access, making it your ideal base to explore the Cape while enjoying the space and tranquility of the country side.Experience all those indulging touches and the intimate, personal service that only a small boutique hotel can offer.Villa Exner provides the space to relax and rejuvenate; rolling lawns, a decadent open garden offering privacy and interactive places where you can sit and chat in a laid-back atmosphere, make new friends and enjoy life in a modern country style. Villa Exner is based in the heart of Elgin Grabouw, only an hour from Cape Town. Surrounded by pure nature with the two bordering Nature Reserves, the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, as well as the Winelands and Hermanus at the doorstep, there are a million things to do. Hiking, birding, mountain biking, 4x4 off road trails & tours, quad biking, golf, tennis, paragliding over the stunning False Bay, scuba diving along the coast, to name a few. One of only two South African water-skiing schools, with the most beautiful setting, is also close by. ... more   less 
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