We have had a pleasant stay at Sante. The hotel and grounds are generally well kept and the staff we came in contact with were friendly and helpful.
We stayed in a spacious spa suite with two extra length double beds (not sure if king size beds are available in other spa suites - enquire about this if it is a requirement). The linen and mattresses were of good quality. The large bathroom has a bathtub and shower. Coral fleece gowns, slippers, and suffice, good quality towels are available in the bathroom along with shampoo, conditioner and bodywash. The only gripe with the room/ suite was the size and older model of the television which was disappointing.
The hotel/ resort’s location on large grounds outside of Paarl is great. It is close enough (a couple of kilometres/ short drive) to wine farms and shops (in Paarl), yet far enough to feel a sense of space, peace and tranquillity. The hotel and spa does get busy at times though - especially when they offer special rates/ offers.
The breakfast buffet was satisfactory with a good selection of hot and cold food, tea, coffee and a variety of fruit juices. Special coffees will be charged for extra. We were offered cappuccinos as we sat down leading us to believe it was part of the offer, however, it came at an additional cost (to the breakfast included in the rate). This was not a problem although clarity around this would have been appreciated. It may be worth your while to check first if anything is offered.
It seems Sante regularly offer special deals (e.g. Groupon/ Daddy’s deals) and also cater for larger groups. During our stay there was a large group in the breakfast area, and during a previous visit to the spa, a large corporate had their year end function at the hotel which became a bit of a nuisance - noise etc. When I asked for an earlier check in (which happened - thank you) I was advised that a large group was checking out and they needed to clean. If it is peace, quiet, rest and relaxation that you are after, be sure to check with the hotel whether any large groups will stay over or whether any functions are planned during your stay.
Overall, we have enjoyed the stay and will definitely take advantage of good deals that Sante may offer in future. Considering the reduced rate we paid as part of a special offer, it was good value for money! At full price I will consider other options as well. The Franschhoek/ Paarl/ Stellenbosch area is beautiful and there are a fair amount of options to consider depending on your needs/ requirements.
- Also Known As:
- Sante Hotel, Resort And Spa
- Sante Hotel
- Sante Hotel Paarl
- Sante Winelands Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flanked by the majestic Simonsberg Mountains in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, Santé Hotel, Resort & Spa is situated on a working wine estate. Only 40 minutes from Cape Town International airport, Santé has it all - a luxurious hotel, outstanding conference facilities and an award-winning Spa & Wellness centre. The hotel’s fine dining restaurant serves gourmet meals with international flair and inspired by local delicacies - many sourced from its own organic gardens. The rooms are stylish and luxurious, with marble finishes, deluxe bathrooms and offer sweeping views of the mountains, lakeshore and vineyards. Three types of accommodation are available: Manor rooms – in the main hotel, Spa suites, and the Villas. Santé means ‘health’ and this simple message is carried through every aspect of the guest experience - from the décor of the luxurious and spacious rooms, through to the rejuvenating spa treatments and the thoughtful attention to detail. ... more less
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