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Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
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Hanmer, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“One of the Finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had an outstanding visit for one week, excellent room with views across the vineyards to the mountains. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff. Quite outstanding in every way. The restaurant food was delicious at every meal we had.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

This hotel had a great pool, a lake, and great restaurants. After spending some time in Cape Town, we came to Stellenbosch for a few days. The only downside to this hotel is that it is outside of Stellenbosch, so if you want to spend some time in Stellenbosch, then you will need a car to get there. We had a huge excellent room that had a nice patio for relaxing, overlooking the lake. We ate dinner at the restaurant onsite and had an excellent meal. You have everything you need onsite - wine, lake, pool, restaurants, baked goods, and a snack shop.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thame, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Having stayed last year was worried it would not live up to our memories - but it surpassed them. Amazing setting, beautiful rooms, fantastic food and the staff could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. The only small negative is that wi-fi connection is not good (not their fault) - but then we were there to relax and that is exactly what we did.

Room Tip: Ask for views of lake and wine farm
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed at Asara again and we weren't disappointed. The rooms are beautiful, the setting is tranquil and the restaurant is terrific. The breakfasts are the best we have ever had in South Africa. Nothing bad to say about it.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are good, but overlooking the dam is the best view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay here, we were upgraded to wine suite when checked in which was a amazing room, view of lake and vine yards with balcony, right next to swimming pool.
Asara as a place is great, really scenic, good food, loved the little deli, fudge and ice cream was excellent. Wine tasting was good, especially liked late season.
Staff were all very pleasant and front desk very helpful.
Would definitely recommend, far better than staying in town.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ardingly, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Wonderful location and well kept estate, full of promise.
We had booked and paid for five nights with great expectations as it was advertised as a five star hotel. We couldn't give it more that two stars as the room was filthy; and even worse the staff really didn't see it as a problem. Service was from staff who wanted to be helpful but just were not trained up to reasonable standards. Very sad for such a promising property.
Management were jus not interested, so we moved on to an excellent hotel in Hermanus. We only hope they spend the windfall money on making it better for future guests.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

On our first visit to South Africa we chose to spend 3 nights at the Asara. We had a great room with private balcony overlooking the vineyard. The restaurant provided excellent food and wine and the only fault with the service was a tendency to be too attentive and remove plates almost before you had finished eating. Almost all of the vegetables are supplied from their own gardens and several times we saw the chef out cutting fresh herbs. We were a little concerned about security as the staff had a dependency to ignore "Do Not Disturb" signs if they knew you were not in the room and we also had a visit from two people who claimed to be staff but gave a very poor excuse when we opened the door. This would not stop us returning as the overall experience was good.

Room Tip: Any room on the upper floor with a balcony
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Property: Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Address: P O Box 882, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#4 Family Hotel in Stellenbosch
#5 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Asara Wine Estate & Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asara is a 5-star hotel, set on a 180-hectare wine estate, in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The hotel offers warm hospitality, luxury accommodation, and the finest in food and wines - at highly competitive rates. A major feature of the hotel is its unique location on the Polkadraai Hills just outside of Stellenbosch, which affords stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, and creates a relaxed, get-away atmosphere. Asara is situated just 4kms from Stellenbosch and 25kms from Cape Town International Airport, making it ideal as a base from which to discover and explore the fabulous Cape Winelands, and further afield in the Western Cape. ... more   less 
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