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Steenberg Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Fantastic hotel, fantastic food (and wine!) and impeccable service. We stayed in the Colonial Suite which was beautiful. Look out for the resident Owls and the Peacock. Wonderful experience. We will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We found Steenberg on the Internet when we decided at short notice to head for Cape Town after Christmas. As soon as we arrived, we relaxed. There is a great atmosphere, nothing is too much trouble, the room was great and the food memorable. We are not golfers and were pleased that that is just down the road. Steenberg itself is peace and quiet and well worth it.

Colin & Naomi Hall

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

This hotel exceeded my expectations. From the warm welcome, to efficient and friendly check in, to the absolutely beautiful, well appointed and spacious room....and all in the most glorious surroundings - there was nothing I could find fault with. I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: The Premier rooms are very spacious, quiet and private
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I am hesitant to continue to spread the word on this gem! Such a lovely spot full of history. We stayed in the cottage rooms (not the main building), two regular rooms and one higher-end (this one was very large and more modern). The restaurants were great and the grounds are spectacular. We had some local friends to dinner one night and they also spoke highly of Steenberg (to be honest they recommended another similar spot as their favorite but I cannot recall that name). We did not play golf as we'd played elsewhere but the course looked nice and fairly basic. Look for the resident owl at night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Steenberg provides a genuine five star experience. Wish I could afford it. We went in the low season in 2011 and they upgraded us to a nice room overlooking the golf course (which is a Championship course). Take the cheapest room if you cannot afford anything else - and enjoy the absolute high-end service level provided at a level that you would normally never be able to afford. Great food. Fantastic breakfast setting. Winery and golf course inside the estate. Wish I would never have to leave. Did I mention the spa?

Sincerely hope I can return one day. Last time we went to Cape Town, Steenberg only had rooms above our pain levels. Life can be beautiful.

Best hotel experience of my years travelling in 60+ countries

Room Tip: the simplest room is perhaps not five star great. But it buys you access to a brilliant service, loc...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We got to the hotel early in the morning and our room was ready!!!How nice was that after a 12 hour flight from London?
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Chenin Blanc no 11. It was very nice but the size will be a bit small if you have a lot of luggage. We had our semi private patio with sunbeds and a table with two chairs. The room was just around the corner from the reception but that didn't disturb us.
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5* all the way from breakfast and dinner at Catharinas to lunch at Bistro 1682.
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The thing here is to book the golf at the same time you book the room. They have a lot of groups playing here and the "good" teetimes goes away very fast. The course is excellent and not to difficult.
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After playing golf we went to the poolarea for some good food and drinks. Most of the time we were the only couple there. The pool wasn't heated and that was very refreshing. The sceanary is beautiful and the hotel is very quiet and relaxing.
Book this hotel VERY well in advance because most of their clientel will arrive year after year.
Can´t wait to go back again in 2015.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed at Steenberg room Heritage 17 for 5 nights and while we thought the grounds were absolutely gorgeous and the restaurants (Catharina's and the Bistro-separate reviews) were fantastic with great service and superb food, there was much to be desired for at this 5 star establishment.

First, our room was quite small and while I can appreciate rustic elegance, the stained carpet and the noisey air conditioning was anything but 5 star. Furthermore, the room location in the main building makes it very noisey when people check in or come back late at night. I am a light sleeper and was often woken up by staff or guests talking downstairs after 11pm. Also, the room was not vacuumed everyday. We happened to get some grass from the golf course into the room and it stayed there for a full 2 days. Also, we came back from dinner one night with our room door wide open with no staff inside. I immediately asked downstairs why this was the case to which I never received an answer. This should not happen.

Staff overall is extremely pleasant and friendly, however, at the pool bar the staff was talking and playing around loudly one afternoon and never came (1h) to ask if we wanted to order something. Instead my husband had to walk to the bar to place an order. Also, I want to relax at the pool and don't want to hear staff playing around with each other laughing and talking very loudly.

Lastly, booking golf 6 months in advance was difficult with very few available tee times. Secondly, our bookings were changed on all occasions without letting us know. We had booked an early morning tee time which was then moved back for whatever reason but we were only told when we checked in. This isn't acceptable. Changing tee times is fine but not letting people know until after they have arrived on the course is not ok!

Perhaps the suites are amazing but for a 5 star establishment, even the standard rooms should be a notch above and for the price, we don't think our expectations are met.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Steenberg Hotel

Address: Tokai Road | Steenberg Estate, Constantia 7945, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Constantia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Constantia
#2 Business Hotel in Constantia
Price Range: $228 - $1,677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Steenberg Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury hotel surrounded by vineyards nestles at the foot of the magnificent Stone Mountain. Here the elegance & tradition of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the luxuries and conveniences of our modern age. A Championship golf course, an award winning Winery, Catharina’s Restaurant and Steenberg Spa complete the serene picture of this 24-bedroom Hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Steenberg Hotel Cape Town
Steenberg Hotel Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa

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