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Cultivar Guest Lodge

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Wrote to the owner after our stay and gave them the chance to reply. 2 months later and not even an acknowledgement. Website is very inaccurate and misleading. The Chardonnay room in which we stayed was the most misrepresented with the 'outside patio area' being a step and the two private relaxing areas being anything but private - they were...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely grounds. We enjoyed our stay here a short drive from restaurants and bars. The site itself was beautiful with gorgeous views. The only issue here is we had a 7:00 checkout as we had to get a flight and no one was around to check us out. We couldn't get into the main building as it was locked. Luckily...

Thank Lisap378
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We booked this accommodationfrom germany and we were surprised about the nice room. Esmé Kotzé ( yes that is the name of the general manager) was very kind. She help us in all situations. In the rooms are no TV , but in every area we got free WIFI. The breakfast was perfect every day. The room was clean and...

Thank AnjaundJuergen
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We stayed 1 night at Cultivar and will never again stay again! First of all the room is displayad on websites (booking.com) is not even close to what they offered in real. We had a room which was almost as big as a regular toilet in a hotel. After confronting the receptionist with this fact they offered us a much...

Thank Bart L
Barbara F, General Manager at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

It is a pity that you do not reflect the true happening in this matter. You called our office and requested a cancellation for the 2nd night and was informed that the manager is not here, but that you should send an email with your request, upon which you will receive the process to follow. The next day you received...

San Candido, Italy
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We stayed at Cultivar Guest Lodge during our honeymoon in october 2016. It was wonderful. The lady at the reception (i think she must have been the owner) was very friendly and gave us good recommendations for dinner. Everyone was very friendly and the room was very clean. Thank you for everything! :)

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Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Anna! Thanks a lot for your feedback, we´re happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to see you again at Cultivar Guest Lodge. Best Barbara

Munich, Germany
Reviewed December 21, 2016

It looked very nice on the homepage, but it seemed to be quite old. The breakfast was ok, but not worth the money. The rooms were nice, but old fashioned and darker as on the pics, everything quite old. The garden is beautiful but that doesn't help, to think, that it is not worth the money. The staff was friendly...

Thank 943eddie
Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you very much for your feedback which is very important to us in order to improve our service and enable the best experience to our guests. We have just worked a lot on our breakfast - taking into account varieties as well as equipment and I am sure that we now offer quite a nice breakfast for...

Reviewed November 30, 2016

Really nice place. We were lucky to get newly renovated room which was perhaps a little over done with decor. Staff friendly, stunning environment just out of Stellenbosch, made this a place that can be highly recommended.

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Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks a lot for your positive feedback, we really appreciate this and hope to see you again! Best regards Barbara

Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Really nice looking hotel, friendly ownet and well furnished clean rooms with a nice view on the pool and hills. Breakfast was relatively poor to be honest. The hotel has bikes available for R100 for a half day. All in all an okay lodge like there are so many in Stellenbosch. Please note that it is not a wine estate...

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Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks a lot for your feedback. I am happy to inform you that we have just worked very hard on improving breakfast - taking variety, offer and also equipment into account. I am sure that we have made a big step now and maybe you can take the chance sometime to enjoy it! Best regards Barbara

New York City, New York
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We only stayed here one night. It is a nice bed and breakfast, family run. Our room was fine, but we didn't stay in a room with direct access to a terrace, so those rooms for sure are nicer. The outdoors area is beautiful, great views on the vineyards and mountains, there is a beautiful pool where guests were relaxing....

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Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Silvia, thanks a lot for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Maybe you can visit again and then also have breakfast :-) Best regards Barbara

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a one night stay in Stellenbosch and decided to stay at Cultivar. Staff and management were friendly and very helpful. They do not offer supper so I had to get take aways. I was surprised there was no TV in the rooms but they said they mostly cater for leisure traveller. Probably not ideal for single business traveller. If...

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Barbara F, Owner at Cultivar Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you very much for your feedback. Yes, we have mainly leisure traveller, however, we also always hope to make all of our guests happy, especially when they need to relax on a business trip. We consciously opted for no TV in the rooms - as we have such beautiful surroundings that we think it is nice to...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If homelyness, exquisite location, professional and sincere South African hospitality is what you are looking for in a property – Cultivar Guest Lodge in Stellenbosch offers all this in one package wrapped with the added feel of luxury and elegance. Nestled between the beautiful Stellenbosch mountains and luscious vineyards, perfectly located and less than 7 km from the town centre, lies the majestic Cultivar Guest Lodge & Multi-Venue. This 12 000 square meter property with its naturally welcoming feel, endless green lawn areas, exhumes a feeling of utter relaxation and astonishment experienced by all visitors to the property. The unique building style and design of the main house, outside wings and balcony is in perfect harmony with the surrounding backdrop of greenery and mountains around. Cultivar consists of 11 uniquely & individually decorated rooms that have all their own look and feel, still keeping in perfect harmony with the ambiance of this great property. If it is an overnight stay, a special function, wedding, conference or just a day visit, Cultivar Guest Lodge still remains the most exclusive gem, your little piece of heaven, right in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We are looking forward to your visit! • Dining options: ◦ Full Continental Breakfast served daily ◦ Picnic lunch on reservation only ◦ Cold dinner on reservation only ◦ Picnic baskets can be arranged • General: ◦ Free WiFi in all areas and rooms ◦ Outdoor swimming pool ◦ Free secure parking ◦ Beautiful gardens ◦ Children welcome ◦ Accommodates groups ◦ Credit cards accepted ◦ Cell phone reception ◦ Daily excursions can be arranged ◦ Airport transfers can be arranged ◦ 25km from Cape Town International Airport ◦ Shuttle service can be arranged ... more   less 

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Address: M12, Bonniemile Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $85 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cultivar Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Don't expect the room to be as described on the website”
Scottish_Steven, Apr 9, 2017 | Read review
“Use the rooms/lodges near the swimmingpool”
  • nice bathroom
AnjaundJuergen, Feb 2, 2017 | Read review
“not worth the money”
943eddie, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with direct access to outdoors/terrace”
546silviaf, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a spacious room with a view. Rooms do vary considerably.”
Nannytanny, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
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