We booked two nights at Lovane based on the information on Trip Advisor and Hotels.com, but were a little misled as when we arrived, we were actually booked into Lovane's self-catering cottage, which is just next to the guesthouse. The guesthouse is very pretty, as are the grounds, and the staff were friendly and helpful, and happy to offer advice about places to visit/restaurants nearby etc.
The cottage is ok, but fairly plain, and not entirely clean (ants in the kitchen, creepy crawlies and cobwebs in the corners etc). It is a good size for a family, with 3 bedrooms as well as a large kitchen and dining area and a living room with DSTV. There was no information about the area (maps, leaflets etc) provided in the cottage, which would have been helpful. The main building is much nicer and there is a small outdoor pool and deck between the guesthouse and the cottage, which was pleasant.
We did Wine Tasting at Lovane, which takes place in their own cellar. It was relaxed and good value for money (the wine tasting is free with the purchase of any of the wines). The host was informative and the wines were good.
Lovane do not serve dinner but there are some nice wine farms nearby that do. Our stay was nice but sadly did not live up to expectations due to the booking experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guesthouse is an independant 4-star accommodation gem in the Winelands. Situated on a working wine farm, the guesthouse has 16 well-equipped rooms. Enjoy breakfast in summer on the deck outside, while enjoying the beautiful vineyard views. Cosy up infront of the fireplace in winter - enjoying some of our estate wines (including cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot varietals). Now offering our guests a mobile spa service (please enquire from our reservation/reception area). ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda and TripOnline SA so you can book your Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.