We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Holiday in Stellenbosch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House
Ranked #11 of 113 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holiday in Stellenbosch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely small hotel on a vineyard. Accommodation excellent, comfortable. Brilliant atmosphere between owners and staff. Location was perfect for touring Stellenbosch and the winelands. We would definitely think of staying again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Vaughan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
gail g, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and we are looking forward to your next stay. Regards Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

413 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    233
    145
    31
    3
    1
See reviews for
52
255
16
28
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

I booked the champagne luxury suit for my wedding - both for getting ready and for my honeymoon night. The room was big enough for me, my 3 bridesmaids, my mother, my cousin and her mother to get ready in and to accommodate the photographer, videographer, make-up artist and hairstylist all at the same time. It is a quiet place and I felt calm and relaxed throughout the whole day (with every one there). The staff is very friendly and the breakfast delicious. It makes it extra special that you can take your breakfast to your room and eat on the deck looking out on the vineyards!! The bathroom was amazing!!!! I will definitely go back there for an anniversary or something....It was a very special time for me and I could not imagine being anywhere else but at Lovane Boutique!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank MarjorievZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovane W, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you very much for the review, much appreciated. We are glad we could help make your special day special. We are looking forward to your return. Regards Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Modimolle
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a great stay at Lovane, the staff were very friendly. The rooms are spacious and neat and the breakfast was excellent. Its very close to Stellenbosch's city centre. I would definitely recommend this!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Nicolene B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
gail g, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for your review, much appreciated. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff looked after you. We are really proud of our awesome staff! We are looking forward to your return visit.
Regards
Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lunen, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Lovane Boutique Wine Estate is an excellent location for a visit in Stellenbosch. It is located slghtly outside the city in a vineyard and is a good starting point to explore the Stellenbosch Wine region. The service has been very good and so were the rooms.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Frank S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovane W, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for visiting us here at LovanE Boutique Wine Estate and we are glad the room was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regards
Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

We chose Lovane as we needed a base in Stellenbosch, and why not stay at a place that can also provide you with wine tasting as well? We arrived later than expected, but a phonecall was all that was needed to arrange to be met and shown up to our room, a very tastefully decorated suite at the back of the house, looking out over the vines.

Breakfast was exceptional, with a good range of hot and cold options to choose from. The wine-tasting was downstairs in the cellars, where we tasted some of the vineyard's very limited stocks - they are not called boutique for nothing, and you will not find their wines for sale anywhere else other than here - and the experience differed from other visits to larger, more commercial vineyards in the level of individual attention given to you.

An excellent place to stay and plan your tours around the Winelands. We wished we could have stayed longer

Room Tip: Request a room facing the vineyards for a little bit of extra peace and quite, rather than facing th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank j0ffan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovane W, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you so much for the great review and we are thankful you enjoyed your stay with us! Today we have started with our 2014 harvest and hopefully we will produce more great wines. Safe travels and we are looking forward to your return visit.
Regards
Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a very comfortable enjoyable stay at Lovane. It is conveniently located for both Stellenbosch and Franshoek, also an easy drive to Cape Town. The staff were friendly and helpful, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank traveller684
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovane W, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for your review, much appreciated and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We wish you a wonderful rest of the holiday and we looking forward to your return visit!
Regards
Gail
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our visit was much to short! After the warm welcome (we arrived early) we went down stairs to their wine tasting cellar and sampled some great wines - just had to buy a few bottles, which was brought to our room with an ice bucket. Our room was spacious, immaculately clean, as was the bathroom. Lovely bathroom amenities and a "power shower" with great water pressure. Bathroom was also quite big. Heated towel rails added to the enjoyment. Room was well furnished, beds comfortable with crispy white linen. The only negative was that the in room safes are still not working (see review dated 7 Dec 2013) and as reception is only open from 8 am until 5 pm, it doesn't make all that much sense to leave valuables in their safe, although they did offer. Breakfast is served either inside or outside next to the Koi pond. The cold breakfast buffet was great: good variety of cold meats, cheeses, cereals, even dried fruit and nuts with yogurt. The fruit cuts (papaya, kiwi and pineapple) and whole fruit options (wide variety) was great - much better than the chopped up fruit salad that is normally the only option. I also noticed that the plate of fruit cuts were replenished and "tidied up" more than once during breakfast time. Great attention to detail. The hot breakfast options were also very good - loved the option of salmon which isn't always available either. A bit of garnish on the hot breakfast plate wouldn't go amiss, though.

There is a security guard at night, so we felt safe returning after dinner in the dark. No turn down service, then again considering the room rate, it couldn't be expected either.

Overall, this was a very good experience and at the cost per night great value for money. We really had thoughtful, caring service from Chene, even though her colleague might not be a morning person (she was great with our wine tasting the previous day, though).

Even though it is a bit of a drive into town, this is a great place for peace and quiet. If you do not have your own transport, and will therefore need multiple transport bookings with shuttles, I would recommend the Stellenbosch Tuc Tuc, at about a third of the cost of the normal shuttles, but with a very caring, safe driver who made sure we were comfortable on our trips into town. Also, it's a bit of an experience riding in the Tuc Tucs.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jade G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovane W, Owner at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated! We love our guests to have an awesome, peaceful, relaxing time with us, as well as enjoying our wines!
Unfortunately we are still experiencing problems with our safes! The main emergency override key is faulty and this is imported from England. We have tried from the local agents and directly to buy a new one, since August!!! We are working on our agents ! BUT we do have a safe at the front desk and plenty of our guests have made use of this. Soo sorry!!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Stellenbosch hotels
1.8 mi away
Spier Hotel
Spier Hotel
#4 of 16 in Stellenbosch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,656 reviews
0.8 mi away
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
#8 of 16 in Stellenbosch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 831 reviews
3.5 mi away
Devon Valley Hotel
Devon Valley Hotel
#5 of 16 in Stellenbosch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 546 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.7 mi away
Eendracht Hotel
Eendracht Hotel
#3 of 16 in Stellenbosch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 351 reviews
4.8 mi away
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
#9 of 16 in Stellenbosch
4.0 of 5 bubbles 351 reviews
0.5 mi away
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel
#1 of 113 in Stellenbosch
5.0 of 5 bubbles 329 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House

Property: Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House
Address: M12, Polkadraai Road | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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 Priceline, Booking.com and Agoda 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.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing