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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lanzerac Road | PO Box 4, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 hotels in Stellenbosch
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Had lunch with 13 colleagues at Lanzerac Terrace on a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon. Stunning afternoon filled with friendly efficient service accompanied by excellent wine and hearty meal. Lovely wine Estate full of history in brilliant setting.

Stayed May 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Everything a stay in the Cape winelands should be. Set at the foot of the Jonkershoek valley, this hotel just doesn't disappoint. Stunning setting, generous rooms and great service.

We stayed in Stellenbosch in preference to Cape Town for my wife's 1st visit to South Africa and she was simply blown away. Right on the wine route and with the Stellenbosch village just a short drive away, there is more than enough to do.

And, if the weather turns a little damp, the old pub at the Lanzerac is the place to be.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days at the end of March. The staff is so friendly and notices you whenever you come or go. The lunch on the terrace is a must, weather permitting, but the food at dinner is also gorgeous and delicious. The lamb shank comes without the bone and melts in your mouth and the pork belly is tender, tasty and not fatty at all.
Basil is particularly very articulate and an excellent waiter.
I also enjoyed the spa with my girl friends and we all had a lovely time.
The rooms are so spacious, you will appreciate it.
The swimming pool just outside our room (7) we could not use as it was too cold, but you can use the spa swimming pool when you stay in the hotel. The rooms are outside of the main building.
It was quite expensive at the time of booking compared to other places, but we thoroughly enjoyed it and would not mind going there again, although we are not people of habit.
Just go for lunch or dinner if you don't stay, it is well worth it; an old character traditional estate in a leafy residential side of Stellenbosch and close to many wine farms and town centre.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 7 outside the main manor and it was on a corner and quiet. Not sure about others...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed for just one night in December 2012 and wished we could have stayed for longer. The Manor is old and creaky and just full of character, breakfast and dinner were served in the Governors lounge, again a grand olde worlde setting, lots of wood and oil paintings, portraits of military looking types. The grounds are gorgeous with a lovely swimming pool, tried the spa too and had a fish pedicure (interesting experience). We stayed in one of the standard rooms, very spacious and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and seemed to be happy in their work. There was an air of slight disorganisation about the place but in a good way, I would definitely come here again and would recommend it. Almost forgot........ we tasted some of the wines, would recommend the reds in particular.

Room Tip: We stayed in a standard room out of the main building, was quiet and spacious, table and chairs on t...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

After a lovely morning of touring 4 vineyards - Bilton, Rust En Vrede, Dornier, Waterford, we arrived at Lanzerac for lunch. The restaurant wasn't busy, but we waited awhile in the Govenor's Lounge (very old world feeling) before being seated. My friend saw a wonderful book of a school friend's pottery - Ardmore - so we spent a fairly long time enjoying the book. I will say we did not have reservations, but it didn't seem like it would have been needed for a late afternoon, mid-week. I think my husband's linen napkin was re-used from another table (lipstick stain). We were w/friends (who selected Lanzerac). He didn't want to complian so he just turned it inside/out. The lunch was magnificent - fresh, tasty and perfectly priced with a glass of wine. Took a tour of the property. We took a self tour of all the property. We did not see a room, but I think I would certainly stay at the inn for a longer tour of the Stellenbosch area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One thing is for sure : the location is perfect and the estate beautiful, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. But as far as the rest is concerned ... First, the place is not clean : mold in the swimming pool, dirty linens, stained towels, ... Then, the service is no good : the only thing I asked for was to make a reservation for a music festival : they could get any ticket - which is not their fault, but did call me to give me the information ! I had to call back to find out, and then they did not give me any advice to make other arrangements . Breakfast time : no one is there to tell you what to do or where to sit; and then, after a while, you have to almost grab a waiter to get coffee. We stayed in that place right after staying in Cape Grace : the difference of quality is stoning, especially for two hotels of the same range.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the vineyards : the view is beautiful
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Wow. We booked the Presidential Suite for our wedding which took place in the private garden of the suite. The suite was absolutely huge, and the garden was stunning. The staff had organised beautiful flowers and had decorated the garden even with fairy lights. It was a perfect setting. The service was impeccable, and following the wedding we had dinner in our garden. The next morning we had a delicious breakfast in the garden, savouring the last moments of our stay in this amazing place. The children had a lot of room to run around the garden, while we enjoyed the food and wine.

Room Tip: The Presidential Suite with it's own garden is stunning
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Address: Lanzerac Road | PO Box 4, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Stellenbosch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#7 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lanzerac Hotel & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of a 155ha working wine estate, on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the historic 300-year-old Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore SA’s most famous winelands. With just 48 luxurious bedrooms, this 180-year-old Manor House exudes an air of intimacy and provides the ultimate in personalized service.The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant with several different dining areas offers guests a wide choice of culinary styles. Guests end their evenings over coffees, liqueurs, cognacs and cigars enjoyed either in the trendy Esquire Whiskey & Cigar Bar or in the elegant Craven Lounge with its genuine antiques and authentic Cape Dutch architecture. Whilst the historic Manor House provides an ideal venue for private in-or-outdoor conferences and functions, the picturesque setting of the Manor Lawns offers the perfect opportunity for exclusive outdoor events and lavish weddings. Leisure activities include swimming in one of the hotel’s 3 outdoor pools, golfing, hiking and mountain biking, wine tasting and cellar tours. Treatments at the world-class Lanzerac Spa & Wellness Center take place against a stunning backdrop of mountains and vineyards, ensuring you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The spa has recently added the revolutionary “Dr.Fish” Therapy to its repertoire, where tiny fish are utilized to exfoliate the skin and give it a micro-massage. Come and experience true South African heritage, first-class service and luxury, superior pampering and wellness! We’ve been preparing for your arrival for over 300 years! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lanzerac Manor And Winery Hotel Stellenbosch
Lanzerac Manor And Winery Stellenbosch

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