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Babylonstoren

5.0 of 5 Ranch   |   R45 Road, between Paarl and Franschhoek, Klapmuts 7670, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place, very comfortable rooms, nice food most of it home grown, stunning gardens. The garden tour is amazing and a must when you stay there. However, You can skip the wine tour for the time being, nothing special, better in a larger estate, plenty around.

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing you could get wrong in Babylonstoren. The cottage is just a wonderful place that you don't even want to leave. The two restaurants offer you quality food fresh from the garden. The wine are good and surprising. The services are impeccable. The staff is really helpful and passionate by the magnificent estate they work in. Beside, you... More

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Cape Town
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband for his birthday in June, the service was fantastic. We had a coffee in the library by the fire as we were a little early. The cottage room was amazing, the fire was li in the living room, complementary wine, a Nespresso machine and a box of fruit from the garden in the kitchen and a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we felt surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, vineyards and orchards as well as by the caring, authentic five star service offered by the staff. The beautifully renovated farmers cottages/chalets were bright and white and very comfortable. Diner at Babel, one of the restaurants, is a visual and sensory delight for the tastebuds. Wandering... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled as a family in February 2014 (couple + one child) to South Africa and spent three incredible nights at Babylonstoren. We had a fabulous time, it's hard to know where to begin. Accommodations We stayed in the two-bedroom cottage...It was delightful. Large, spacious and beautifully appointed, we had our own living room and glass-enclosed kitchen stocked with wine... More

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Cape Town
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have spared no expense. The rooms are modern and chic. The ground are beyond beautiful. In the rooms, they have simply thought of everything. It is really a beautiful blend of modern architecture and farms style cottages – visual beauty. However – However – the staff were not the friendliest or the most humble. We had no water in... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is simply waow... expensive yes but definitely outstanding. Upon arrival we were met on the parking by an hotel staff who walked us directly to our room without a formal check-in process which we loved. We were lucky to be upgraded in a huge (ideal for a family) and beautiful cottage. The atmosphere in the room is a... More

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Denver
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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed a two might stay in cottage 1 with kids 8 and 11. The cottages are huge and very modern. Fully stocked wet bar with wine included!. Very peaceful except for roosters in the am but it is a farm. The garden and mountain bikes were a hit with our kids. Great garden tour. We were able to enjoy... More

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Twickenham
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The most wonderful place to stay. Each cottage was beautifully renovated, keeping the "stable" style. Everything was catered for. The views surrounding were spectacular. We enjoyed walking through the fruit farm, canoeing on the Lake, relaxing by the pool and eating and drinking in the fantastic restaurant.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying a night at Babylonstoren while on our gap year travelling in South Africa. We both agreed it was the best place we had ever stayed. A level of quality that helps make the beauty of the South African wine lands even better! The lodging is relaxing with wonderful bathrooms to pamper... More

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Address: R45 Road, between Paarl and Franschhoek, Klapmuts 7670, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Klapmuts
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Babylonstoren 5*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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With a glorious historical heritage dating back to 1692, no-one could have predicted Babylonstoren's exhuberant rebirth after its restoration - or the fact that the experiential traveller would respond so emotively to its holistic ethos, which has very little to do with wine tasting, and more to do with soothing the soul, healing the mind and feeding the senses. It's this mindfulness and intelligent vision that has redefined and rebranded the Cape wine estate experience forever, by celebrating the simple pleasures of farm life but with designer cred that is layered through and through. The interiors of the hotel - thirteen restored labourer's cottages - were conceptualised by Karen Roos, former editor South African ELLE Decoration, with an elegant mix of antiques and designer pieces. Seven of these have glass-walled kitchens leading into the kitchen gardens, designed by French architect Patrice Taravella and featuring traditional hanging gardens, chamomile lawns, a walled bee garden, surprise stepping-stone fountains, and even outsize bird nests to retreat to. Guests and visitors mingle, exploring the estate's many delights, whether it's a meal in the old cow shed - now the award-winning Babel restaurant with its farm-to-table menu of freshly plucked ingredients from the garden, or a taste of charcuterie, cheese and wine in the gabled farm shop. Here, tea after stroll through the Puff Adder Walkway in the elegant Conservatory at the top of the gardens is as much a ritual as the ancient cleansing treatment in the marble hammam or a refreshing swim in the reservoir-style pool. ... more   less 
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