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“100% romantic” 5 of 5 stars
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Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat
4.0 of 5 Spa   |   Klaasvoogds West | The Rosendal Wine Farm, Robertson 0770, South Africa   |  
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springerinne
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“100% romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2009

Our stay at Rosendal was just perfect. I had huge expectations since Im Norwegian and the owners also are from my country, and I didnt get dissapointed.

The Winery is not too easy to find at first, but when we found it we got so surprised about the wonderful athmosphere. Everything was so quit. Just perfect for a couple of romantic days.

The service was splendid, the food tastefull, the rooms wonderful and the price not bad. The restaurant price ers maybe a bit high, but the food tasted exellent.

I dont have so many negativ things to say, but if you are a person who likes big shoppingcentres, 10 different restaurants and so on this is not the place. But if you wants personal service, local food and drinking, quit and peacefull days, and a spa retreat Rosendal is the perfect stay for you.

AND for the running and cycling people: Its good opportunities to have a training sessions from the hotel. Just run out the door and enjoy an hour tranining!!

Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

My husband & I stayed at Rosendal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Due to limited availability we had to stay in the Spa room the friday evening & the Farm room the saturday evening - this was not really a problem for us. The Spa room was wonderful, the main feature being the bath in the room! We don't really have any complaints, except that we both woke up with sore backs after our night in the Farm room, as the mattress was not the best quality! Also the quality of the towelling robes that we were given the in Farm room left much to be desired - they were clean, but had holes in them. Not what you would expect from a 4 star facility. One other thing - we went for massages on the saturday afternoon - the ladies were very nice, but afterwards it didn't feel like we'd been for a massage! But that is just our personal feel - we should have maybe chosen a different type of massage. On the positive side, the food was AMAZING!! I would go back there JUST for the food!! It was really really great! Compliments to the chefs!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

We went to Rosendal to stay for one night but on arriving and seeing the amazing location surrounded by vineyards and mountains, plus the amazing service, fantastic food and wine meant we stayed for three.
Lidelle the General Manager could not be more professional, helpful and smiley. In fact all of the staff were great (Elize a shining star in the restaurant)
When we arrived it was very quiet so for the first day had the pool almost to ourselves and the sunshine, views and wine made the perfect setting for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. We moved rooms after our second night and although no bath in the room (which was great) we had a four poster and still the great views from our little veranda.
Can't compliment the food highly enough - and the massage I had was great too.
Full marks all round. Thank you from Nat and Bob. xx

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2009

This is our 4th visit to Rosendal and it didn't let us down! This is truly an amazing place, and people visiting Cape Town should definitely take a couple of days break from the city and visit Robertson. And if you do decide to go to Robertson, then the only place to stay is at Rosendal. It is quiet, personal and beautiful. The staff are friendly and helpful and the Spa treatments are fantastic. For someone visiting from the UK, you can have the most amazing massage for 1/2 the price you would pay in the UK - so take advantage of the opportunity!

The rooms are lovely, with a 4-poster bath (you need to see it) in the bedroom and lots of room to spread out. You also have your own private terrace that overlooks the endless pool, lake and most importantly - the sunset.

One thing that we think should be better promoted is the restaurant at Rosendal. They have an absolutely amazing chef who creates some of the best cuisine I've ever tasted (and i've been lucky enough to travel and sample a lot in my time). My personal recommendation would be to try the Tiger Prawns in either Rosemary or Garlic - they are unbelieveable.

All in all, the combination of: Robertson's wonderful vineyards (with free tastings!) and Rosendal's beautiful setting, rooms, service, spa and restaurant - make for a wonderful experience that we would recommend every time.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — No aircon
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

My wife and I stayed for one night at Rosendal Winery and although it was pretty clean and tidy it was quite basic.
I guess that we were expecting a little more luxury for the price we paid.
We were undecided about the spa facilities and when we arrived we diceided not to take advantage if these facilities, we were put of by the Jacuzzi which looked like it hadn't been used for a while.
There's nothing to do on the estate and the town of Robertson is a fair distance away.
It rained the day we left and the car park was very muddy and made the car filthy inside and out.
The only saving grace is it's restaurant, for which I give full marks to the Belgium couple that run it. The food was excellent and well presented.
Without this restaurant this stay would have been very disapointing.

  • Liked — The Restaurant
  • Disliked — Lack of things to do, basic accommodation
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

It was a great to be in the 'middle of nowhere' without distractions and relax with my husband and son. The wine-tasting was also great, and accompanied the gourmet cuisine we were served. Here here to Rosendal! We're definately going back!

  • Liked — The relaxed atmosphere
  • Disliked — The improper heating in the rooms
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2008

We stayed here on our Garden Route trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. It was a prefect restbite before heading onto Cape Town. We arrived early and our room was ready, we stayed in the Spa Suite, with fantasic bath, underfloor heating and super comfy bed!

We went on a wine tour through "Backpackers", Kevin took us. Rosdendal arranged this. It was good value for money and took us to 4 vineyards, not all great though.

I had a couple of treatments the following morning, again excellent considering the cost of them in the UK, before leaving for Cape Town.

The staff were all very helpful, approachable and we could even use their internet (although very slow connection!)

  • Liked — The bath!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Klaasvoogds West | The Rosendal Wine Farm, Robertson 0770, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Robertson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rosendal wine farm has a four star wellness retreat with accommodation, spa and a french country restaurant by day and fine dining by night.The facilities are located on the Rosendal Winery farm just outside Robertson in the Western Cape.We offer five spa suites, three farm rooms and one family room. All with en-suite bathrooms, private patio and facilities you would expect to find in a four star establishment.The Thervine-focued spa has three separate treatment rooms with qualified spa therapists. We specialize in treatments based on the skin and pit of a wine grapes, high in antioxidants.The property also hold a fantastic rim-flow swimming pool with bar service steam room, a wine tasting area, a private tasting area in the cellar on request of staying guests.Our farm offer wine tasting for free from our wide range of red and white wines. Together with Lindt we also offer a wine and chocolate tasting. The restaurant by David Godin, a michelin awarded chef, serve french inspired country food. Lunches are lighter while the restaurant are transferred into fine dining by night. Our signature 5 course meal with wine pairing is a high light for most visitors.Activities in the area include more than 50 wine farms in the area, mountain biking, game drives, river cruise, art and craft and exciting cuisine. The farm got new management and chef in May 2012. ... more   less 
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