Next door to Delaire Graff and a fraction of the price, albeit without some of the amenities. It feels a bit mean to mark it as average, as when the staff engage with you they are lovely, the rooms are good and with Delaire and Tokara on the doorstep it really is value for money.
But I couldn't help feeling that weddings are the main business here. We arrived a day after a big wedding and the staff were preoccupied in getting the place ship shape afterwards. Lots of cigarettes stubs in the grass by the pool, loungers and umbrellas had been removed and only reappeared two days after.
There was no proper welcome on check in, we were shown to our room by one of the maids/kitchen staff. Two days later the manager/owner (?) was back and the difference was noticeable.
Ok- that was the less than satisfactory. On the positive side, the breakfasts were really good and the morning staff very attentive. The room was clean and well attended to, and our balcony afforded a beautiful view across the valley. The estate is peaceful and pretty, but not too far away from the town. Walking to Delaire isn't necessary as they will send a golf buggy for you, but I wouldn't recommend walking to Tokara down the busy dual carriage way.
At the time the "shabby chic" style of the rooms wasn't particularly my preference, but if you look at the website now they are having a huge makeover, and it looks like it will be far more contemporary - the addition of a bar will be a good improvement.
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