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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 reviewed 1 week ago
VBNR Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a romantic weekend and was blown away with the balance of luxury service and humbleness which is essential when staying on a farm. Babel was some of the best food we have ever eaten and in the garden we spent hours ( even though it rained) exploring this amazing place! We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two night here and it was everything I had hoped for. After arriving on the Friday night we made our way down for dinner where we seated quickly and offered the usual array of drinks and told of the specials. The food and service was fantastic. Good selection of wines as you would expect too. The room was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights. It was a wonderful stay...everything was perfect, the service, the staff, the cottage, the daily freshly food from the garden. This place is a must visit. The only regret I have is that we could not stay another week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed for only one night but were able to have lunch and dinner at Babel, use the Spa and walked around the lovely garden. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. The bedrooms are beautiful, the beds are divine! I would recommend this to anyone visiting the Winelands. It's a MUST!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed two nights on recommendation from friends who love the garden. We decided to stay in the Winelands as an extension to a visit to friends in Cape Town and fell upon a gem. What an amazing vision to plan a garden that is all edible and to make use of it throughout every season. The garden tour was... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed in Babylonstoren for six nights. It's a beautiful farm at a quite place. From here, you can explore the region or just stay at the farm. Do the garden tour in the morning and you'll be surprised by the stunning way in which they created the garden. The people are very friendly and the rooms are well equiped.... 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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