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“Enjoy Cape Town's softer edges.”
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Vineyard Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Enjoy Cape Town's softer edges.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

The old house section is rich in history, take the time to read Lady Barnard's diary extracts and pictures on the wall - there is much humor, observation and insight into the life of the times.

Location: (Mercifully) away from the regular tourist beat at Camps Bay etc but easily accessible to anywhere in CT. Safe to walk around, very pretty area, near Cavendish centre and within minutes cab ride from anywhere. Hotel cars pricey but exclusive, safe and reliable. Guest service will also ring for outside cab which is metered - more economical but still reliable and good clean cars.
Room: Comfortable, large and airy. Courtyard ground floor rooms have access to opening doors onto the private courtyard (not the access door) Airy and bright. Wasn't crazy on the twin beds but no real matter. Room was quiet and clean. Bathroom a little chipped but of quality. Some other rooms seemed to be refurbished. Quiet nights of sleep.
Ambience: The bar/lounge has perfect view over their landscape garden and the side of the mountain which makes a complete panorama. Great to meet friends there or just sit and enjoy. Most people in there seemed to be Capetonian either having a drink, eating, some working on lap tops or just meeting their mates. The largely local clientele in the lounge made for a more relaxed and stress free environment.
Food: Breakfast outstanding with friendly staff. Don't take breakfast at peak time if you can help it and want the most out of the beautiful room. If there are families with young children it may be a little crowded! Like the bar/lounge seemed to be a number of Capetonians who stopped by for breakfast too. Good sushi too and wine menu.
Staff: Very friendly and helpful though I make a habit of not testing things unless I really have to. Capetonians are a breed apart from the rest of the country, especially the hard and unforgiving Gautengers.
Gym: Personal trainers who are happy to advise and help if one wants, but a well equipped stylish gym with the same wonderful view. Madee that 1&1/2hrs of the day less of a gruel :)

The Vineyard's stylish ambience is perhaps not ideal for young families but this is a good place from which to enjoy Cape Town's softer edges.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This was a perfect stay!! BUT we were upgraded to a Mountain View room from a Courtyard room, and this definitely made the difference....to lie in bed and watch the changing colours of the mountain through huge 'picture' windows and glorious fresh mountain air. Just so comfortable with everything you need. We could fault nothing!! The breakfast buffet was outstanding, absolutely everything there that you could think of...... even aromatic cappucinos. We ate dinners at the hotel too , and lunches on the terrace, because the quality and freshness of the food was superb. No need to go anywhere else. Pure relaxation. very expensive, i think its primarily a business hotel, but just perfection. But i wouldn't have liked a courtyard room. In our world travels this is definitely one , of the two, hotels that we have found PERFECTION.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms are the only way to go!!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Cape Town
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa really is quite something special...

Great rooms, modern bathrooms, all the mod-cons.

The gardens are spectacular.

But the BEST part is the Angsana Spa - it is reraly amazing, and no trip to the Vinyard would be complete without a visit to the spa.

Do it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I was on buisness this weekend in Cape Town and stayed at this fanatstic establishment.
Great winter special for a courtyard facing room when on Budget as I was. The Breakfast is really one of the best in the country and adds an extra something to your stay here.
Can't wait to visit again and I can highly recommend this as one of the Cape's premier hotels.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have stayed at the Vineyard several times for business. The hotel manages to treat each guest as special visitor. Despite its size the hotel still feels homely. Not a small accomplishement for an establishment of this size. Rooms are excellent, spacious with fine beds and place to actually work. Food is delicious and the wine list is extensive. The vineyard offers excellent value for money in South Africa's most expensive city. The only drawback is that the hotel is in the southern suburbs so allow at least an hour for trips into the city or to the nothern suburbs, even more at peak times.

Room Tip: Mountain facing rooms are preferable. If available request an upgrade to a superior room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Have stayed at this hotel many times now and have always been happy here. A good restaurant (breakfast and dinner) with all accommodation in a newer and pre World Cup 2010 extended wing. The rooms are spaceous and comfortable with flat screen TV and wifi

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Gurgaon, India
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The hotel is very beautiful with great views of the garden & the tabletop mountain. The rooms are very well done with all amenities. The staff is very friendly & smiling. They helped me even gift wrap a bottle (and didn't charge a penny for that)!

The facilities - gym, pools etc are awesome. the food is great & the best is the breakfast buffet, which is very lavish!

All in all - a great place to stay, if you are staying in Newlands, Cape Town

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Vineyard Hotel
Address: Colinton Road (off Protea Road), Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vineyard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A preferred 4-star hotel for discerning Cape Town visitors, the Vineyard Hotel offers 208 luxury accommodation options, 2 award-winning restaurants, an acclaimed spa and fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue. Set in an idyllic 7-acre garden estate on Table Mountain's eastern slopes, close to the airport, the city and the many delights of Africa's No 1 leisure destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vineyard Hotel And Spa
Vineyard Hotel Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Vineyard Hotel Cape Town
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