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The Hydro at Stellenbosch

Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My third time at the Hydro and once again I left looking forward to my return there. The early morning power walks is my favourite time of the day. All the treatments are done by professional and friendly staff. Just having juices for a week is not as difficult as one would imagine.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was concerned that the accommodation was going to be clinical after reading some of the other reviews - but I stayed in an executive room and it was very comfortable. The standard rooms did look on the small side, so if there are two of you it might be a bit too cramped.The spa facilities and treatments were all... More 

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Witbank
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is a beautiful area, the experience was good and relaxing. The Reception staff very friendly but some of the other staff not so friendly. Our telephone in the room did not work, despite reporting it and 1 evening we did not have hot water to bath in. The therapists were very good. The food was good, all vegetarian and... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Going to the Hydro has always been a dream of mine and this year I was fortunate enough to receive a 10 day stay as a birthday present. I expected a place of tranquility, detoxification and healing and wasn't disappointed. One can be as disconnected and quiet as you please, going along on your own spa journey, or you may... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My hubby bought me a 3 day package for my birthday - best birthday present ever! The accommodation was mod, comfy and spacious. The facilities wonderful. The staff very helpful and friendly. I was there alone but that doesn't matter because you are kept busy with treatments, exercise classes you can choose to attend, and are left with just enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 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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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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