We were referred to Eikendal by a friend and it was an amazing 'find' in an area defined by wonderful wines farms and lodges, Eikendal stood out for us. Serendipity!
From the wonderful chatty reception at the tasting room when we ambled in through the wrong entrance, to the friendly greeting by all staff, to the very efficient check in. The rooms are large and light, beautifully but comfortably decorated, with many wonderful little 'gifts' - rose petals, fresh flowers and sweets, beautiful private patio to spend a little bit of of private time before joping other guests for a complimentary glass of wine on the patio. The pool is clean, comfortable size and inviting, and reasonably private. The gardens are beautiful and serene, perfect after a long day.
Breakfast was great, wonderful selection of fresh well prepared fruits, confectionery and traditional breaksfasts, with good coffee.
We felt at home and welcome from the minute we set foot on the Estate, a wonderful experience when away from home.
The only comment I would possibly have to improve our stay, as a person who loves coffee and feels life is to short to drink bad coffee, the coffee/ tea station in the room is disappointing. One can accept instant coffee satchets from a City Lodge, I would have preferred a tea pot and coffee plunger, with a wider selection of teas and fresh coffee with a small ptcher of fresh milk!
The wireless internet was also not very efficient, making it a little difficult to work effectively, as the 3g signal is also not great.
My business partner remarked that he would definitely return especially when travelling with his family, a wonderful experience, I agree!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to an authentic Cape Winelands experience, blended with superior wines and true hospitality! Eikendal Lodge is uniquely situated amidst prized vineyards and a working winery near Stellenbosch. The property also offers a wide range of activities, from grape picking to a fly fishing clinic with experienced professionals. Our philosophy is focused around the personal preferences of our guests with each visit specially tailored to ensure a flexible Winelands experience. We strive in making every stay a memorable one with exceptional yet unpretentious, personalised service and a homely atmosphere, giving each guest a sense of ownership. Eikendal Lodge offers an idyllic Winelands retreat, and comprise of nine spacious, en-suite bedrooms. Each room has a private terrace opening directly onto amazing, panoramic views of the Helderberg Mountain, our beautiful garden and lusciuos vineyards of Eikendal. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Each room is individually decorated and appointed with air-conditioning, satellite television, direct telephone, safe, fridge, and tea/coffee-making facilities. ... more less
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