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The Hydro at Stellenbosch

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic stay. It was a short break 2 nights only, but I felt so pampered and relaxed. For me every time again when I stay at the Hydro, I feel overall so much better, more relaxed, energised and optimistic. It is for me the ideal short break in between, to have a real break away from all daily commitments and... More 

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This last 5 days have been amazing. The Hydro, the Hydroteam, the food I can not find a single thing which was negative! Thank you Hydro Team I come again. Everything was just perfect and there is nothing to complain only to say thank thank you and thank you!

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the winter special including water aerobics, hydro therapy, swedish massage with Jodine and a lovely lunch. It was a lovely experiece andcI feel revived. The venue it nested in the beautiful Stellenbosch Rustenberg area.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful escape and will highly recommend The Hydro to anyone looking for some pampering. Fabulous staff, excellent treatments and delicious food. The highlight of the stay has to be the exceptional massages and the wonderful walk on the neighbouring property. The weather was typical Cape Winter - rain and warm fire kept us cosy while we relaxed and... More 

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our arrival we were received very politely by your friendly staff. Your venue has a very calming effect on a person, giving you a sense of relaxation. My only concern was the food that was insufficient for me. I left the Hydro hungry.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while since I last visited The Hydro. Treatments are outstanding. The staff is what makes this place what it is. They are professional, warm, helpful and knowledgeable. The current 'eating clean' plan is superb. Although it can do with greater variety. Two things stand out as big negatives, for me. Firstly, it is evident that place needs... More 

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HydroMan44, General Manager at The Hydro at Stellenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Nomboniso Your considerable enthusiasm for The Hydro is much appreciated. Most of our guests have a similar response. However, the part of your review which was critical concerned the interior design, something that is highly subjective. As an indication of the wide variety of individual tastes, please see the review directly before your own, in which that guest (‘Monross’)specifically... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

In September, the beginning of Spring I decided to embark on a Spring cleaning of mind and body. Having been to the Hydro many times in years gone by, dating back to the eighties,I was astounded by the fabulous upgrade to the Hydro on every level. The decor throughout the Hydro was one of understated elegance, leaving one with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We try and visit this hydro at least twice a year and thus far have not been disappointed! The staff are all excellent, the treatments well orchestrated and the facilities very good. The situation of the hydro is absolutely spectacular and so wether you go in summer or winter is irrelevant as you can either lounge around the pool or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I have been visiting the Hydro since 2005 and although it became dated and eerily quiet at few years ago it is definitely improving and has now become first class. Firstly, there has been little change with the rooms but the public and treatment areas have a more contemporary feel. Food now reflects current trend of 'eating clean', raw and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was my second trip to the Hydro. I enjoyed it as much as last time. it's a lovely place to get away and relax, because that's what it's all about, relaxation. You can do as much or as little as you want. The food is good, and you leave weighing a little less, though it doesn't feel like you... More 

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hydro at Stellenbosch is South Africa's leading and preferred wellness destination. We provide an experience like no other and serve our guests with passion, pride and professionalism. We deliver personnal care to ensure that each guest fully benefits in body, mind and soul. The Hydro is a place where it is truly about you. We offer 43 years of experience in the wellness industry and focus on detoxification and relaxation delivered in packages specifically designed to achieve preventative and sustainable health. We are a natural destination encouraging the vital forces within us to heal the body, the mind and the soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hydro at Stellenbosch

Address: Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hydro at Stellenbosch 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
The Hydro At Stellenbosch Hotel Stellenbosch
The Hydro Hotel Stellenbosch
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Stellenbosch
#8 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
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