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The Hydro at Stellenbosch

Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch 2004, South Africa
The Hydro at Stellenbosch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have just returned from a week at the Hydo. It was exactly what I was looking for - it's a Health Clinic. If you are expecting a hotel type offering this is not the place for you. However, as my goals were health, weight loss and relaxation this was perfect. Delicious vegetarian food but no coffee, alcohol or basically... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The biggest mistake someone can make is to think of going in a hotel with the SPA. This is not a hotel, this is a clinic. It looks very '70, there is no entrateinment, rooms of one wing are new, but the rest is old. Practically no wi-fi an without any other thing to do itas a real problem. If... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I spent 4 days at this amazing spa...it was totally amazing! I`m energized, rejuvenated and ready for the next year to come! the treatments were totally excellent and all staff are very friendly. You are reminded that your body is the no. 1 priority, taking care of your body and mind! I will recommend anyone to visit this place. Different... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

They have upgraded the sleeping areas and so the rooms are on par with the spa facilities, much better than before. Staff are amazing as always and food very good. Well worth a visit as the setting must be one of the most beautiful in the world!!!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went as a group of 4 women, unfortunately I could only attend for one day. But that day was absolutely perfect. The spa has definitely been updated since 2010, although the rooms, dining and pool area havent been. It is a very homely environment, somehow caught in a time capsule. I think the problem is people forget this isn't... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the stay immensely as first time visitors. The service was great. The spa sessions were most enjoyable. The food was well presented and enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed the early morning walks. We will definitely return for a longer visit. The prices though are a bit steep.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I read some really poor reviews before I came here and was a bit concerned, but after my break here, I really wonder if we were at the same venue. I booked in for the 4 day/night winter package on a Wednesday afternoon and was immediately checked in, then went to meet the welness consultant, and then went off to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Bought a "Valentine package" with The Hydro this year. I wanted to surprise my husband and sweep him away for the weekend. It ended up being the worst Spa/getaway experience any of us have ever had. If I could give the hotel 0 stars I would. On their page the "valentine package" seemed great and they made it seem all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Having just visited the Hydro I looked at some of the reviews & really wondered if they had visited the same place. Perhaps if you are looking for a 5star hotel with all the material trappings that come with that type of hotel them this is not the place for you. But, if you are looking for a true spa... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have regularly visited the Hydro from the UK and find it magical and restorative. It is utterly peaceful, with kind and attentive staff, delicious and plentiful vegetarian food, and rooms overlooking a vineyard surrounded by mountains, flowers and beautiful sunsets. Every morning and afternoon there are walks through the forest. The one at 7.30am is a power walk, and... More 

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