Beautiful setting and great views however being a 4 star establishment I was expecting a bit more attention to detail and some luxuries. The towels were not great and were left wet in the bathroooms and all the rooms lead directly on to the breakfast/lounge area. This limits privacy and detracts from any kind of romantic weekend. The bar had no other drinks except the house wines, muffins were a few days old, watered down orange juice and cold breakfast. If you wanted anything other than filter coffee with breakfast you needed to pay !
I expected some form of bar snacks to have with sundowners but there were none - not even a packet of crisps to purchase.
The hostess really does try and is very friendly however she seems to be doing everything from checking you, pouring wine, clearing dishes and making coffee which is not feasible.
The showers were really nice and hot and great water pressure but again attention to detail. The shower heads could have been better.
Its a pity - the setting is magnificent and with some attention to detail this could live up to the 4 star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Val du Charron guest house is located on a working farm in the heart of the Bovlei valley, ten minutes from the town of Wellington and less than an hour's drive from Cape Town. The guest house comprises nine luxurious suites, each individually furnished. Guests can enjoy a full farmer's breakfast served in the dining area; which integrates with the wine tasting facility and allows guests to access the working cellar during the day.For a holistic view of the wine making process or simply to enjoy the tranquility of the farm, a number of walks and bike rides have been set up around the farm that highlight aspects such as the various cultivars of wine grown, the bee hives necessary to pollinate the vines and the dams that catch and supply the farm with all its water. Guests may also fish the basis for bass on a catch and releases basis.During Wellington's hot summer months a swimming pool is available for the exclusive use of guests.During the winter months large fire places with couches provide ambiance for board games or reading while sipping on a glass of Val du Charron's premium wine. ... more less
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