I stayed here 1 night on business in the local area. This place has the feeling of a small oasis out in the country; beautiful big trees all around, dense foliage, and even the local Eagle Owl hooting at me from the top of the thatch roof as the sun went down. There's a certain magic here.
My room was large and luxurious with a big bathroom, large rain shower, coffee/tea making facilities, small bar fridge with drinks. Only thing missing for my personal needs at the time was a small desk to work from, but then I found the communal lounge area at the pool had what I needed and was comfortable enough to work from. Internet service was very good so no issues with communications.
Hosts Jan and Yvonne are warm hearted and attend to the needs of all guests. This place has the feel of a home you're visiting rather than commercial accommodation, and the atmosphere is immediately relaxing. I also think this is about the best value for money you can find anywhere considering what you get relative to what you pay. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "De Leeuwenhof" was founded in 1698 by a French Hugenot who came to the Cape winelands to grow fruit and grapes. Nowadays the 4-star Cape Dutch Estate is restored to it former glory and offers 11 luxury guestrooms and two apartments, 4 self-catering cottages and a small restaurant with a nice entertainment area with two pools and safe parking. The Estate is family run and the personal touch will make you feel quite at home. Most guests come to rest and enjoy the food and wine and beautiful surroundings. "De Leeuwenhof" 11,5 Ha is still a working farm and produces 64 tons of grapes and 200 tons of fruit on a yearly basis. The estate is situated in the historic wine lands of the Western Cape, tranquilly situated on the foot of the mountains 5 min from Paarl itself.The offerings more specific: Rooms & family apartments: We can accommodate 36 people in total!Attached to main House (1698): Two family apartments , with two double bedrooms with queen-sized four-poster beds, kitchenette, terrace and bathroom, fully air-conditioned (cooled and heated) TV, DVD and local TV station. Minimum charge of two people per apartment. In adjoining historic building " The Old Barn"(1914 ) Four luxury rooms **** with queen-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom, coffee/thee tray, patio and linked to private terrace with pool. In The orchard we offer 4 self catering cottages with bedroom including en-suite Bathroom and separate kitchen, dining area with fire-place and outside terraceand we offer 6 luxury rooms in "The Old Stable" with en-suite Bathroom and private terrace.Also: - Secured private parking space on farm - Own private terrace with the apartments and outside terrace with the luxury rooms. - Air-conditioned ( heating and cooling ) - Swimming pool - TV, DVD in apartments and Satellite DStv and LCD flat-screens in luxury rooms - Internet facilities present (wireless ADSL ) - Laundry service on request. - Daily cleaning of rooms - Credit card facilities ... more less
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