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Devon Valley Hotel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wedding weekend”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had a great three night stay for a family wedding. The room was well appointed, staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the scenic vineyard walks that set off from the property. We also enjoyed the Devon Valley red wine blend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear GlenT222

Thanks for your review! I do hope you will visit us from Johannesburg again soon.


Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the hotel on 30/12/2012 as we had a wedding at Webersburg Wine Farm that evening. We booked 3 rooms for our party and each room was spotless and comfortable, and very spacious. We received a welcome drink and were made to feel very Welcome by the receptionist (I can't remember her name).
Breakfast was delicious and a nice variety of food was on offer on the buffet.
The views of Stellenbosch are spectacular and wine tasting was available on the veranda overlooking the mountains.
Thanks for a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Hilganz

Many thanks for your review. I hope that your party will come out to Stellenbosch again soon and spend some more time with us!

Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Devon Valley Hotel and it was incredible. The staff were so friendly and did such a great job of making everyone feel at home that we did not miss beinga way from home for Christmas. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch were outstanding, the views unforgettable and the atmosphere festive. Great food, live music and outstanding in-house wines. Our room was extremely comfortable and wellappoiunted with our own outside patio and a view of the valley. By far our best memory of South Africa.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Bruce S

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your festive season with us. I certainly hope you will join us again for 2013 Season!


Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
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Storrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of November. Lovely room with a wonderful outlook over the vines and mountains in the distance. Breakfast was well thought out with a varied selection and structured so that queues were minimised. As a couple it was not ideal, as several large ( and noisy) groups were both day and ovenight visitors so dominated the terraces and restaurants - to the extent that on one night all non group visitors ate outside to get away from the rowdy atmosphere inside. The kitchen team could not cope with the numbers it was being asked to deal with so there were either considerable delays or food arriving before pre dinner drinks had been served, and mix ups with what had been ordered. If a mixed market is being targeted then care needs to be taken to ensure that guests are not compromised by others.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear jenningSussex

Many thanks for your review. You are correct that we need to properly plan if we cater for both groups and individuals. Following you stay we have developed a strategy to take special care and attention of our individual guests. We have developed special areas for group business in the hope that they do not affect the individual traveller. The individual travel is critical to the sustainability of this business.

We have also increased the staffing capacity to ensure we can manage and deliver excellent service even when we are busy.

Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
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Cumbria
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed for a week as a base for cycling in the area, everything was perfect, location amongst the vineyards, charming building set in a lovely garden, our room terrace looked across the lawn to acacia trees and the vineyards beyond. The restaurant is elegant with french windows along one side, the food was great and exceptional value as was the wine including their own Sylvan Vale wines (Less than a tenner for a bottle of top class Pinotage!). Breakfast was a buffet style with pretty much everything you could want. The staff were friendly and attentive without being pushy.
All in all maybe the best hotel I've stayed in, I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear BIgBadWilf

We are delighted with your comments that this is your "best hotel". We agree!!

We are a great base for both Road and MTB cyclistes with many tracks close by.

Andrew Dietrich
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We as Send It South had a stunning day at the venue. The staff was very friendly and willing to participate in one of our 'movie shoots'. Food was divine and the setting in the
Stellenbosch area with view on the mountains was awesome.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Nini_cpt

Glad you enjoyed your year end function!

See you for the next one!


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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Even though I was part of a large group, I still felt I was looked after as an individual and the staff could not have been more helpful. My room was very comfortable, with plenty of space, and air con., though a rack for my suitcase to stand on would have been useful. (I hate having to walk around suitcases on the floor, particularly if I am only staying one or two nights).
The view from the terrace is to die for, and we spent a very enjoyable hour sitting thee drinking sundowners before dinner. The food was delicious and the dining room staff attentive and friendly. Breakfasts catered for every taste and we were spoiled for choice.
Internet was free in the IT room, and also if you chose to sit in reception area. Otherwise, one can get vouchers to use in your room for a minimum cost (like £1 for three days????? not a big deal!!!).
The pool is small but very refreshing after a long day in the sun. One quibble: the very pleasant large bar has no air con, and with a large crowd inside, can get very hot and claustrophobic.
I would certainly have liked to stay longer at this lovely hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Carrigeen Yorkshire

Many thanks for your review, and we are delighted we created a memorable experience for you.

The luggage racks are all back in the rooms after being serviced and painted.

Kind regards

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Property: Devon Valley Hotel
Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stellenbosch
#4 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#7 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Devon Valley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Devon Valley Hotel is hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands showcasing breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Mountains, while offering the finest in authentic ‘handmade hospitality’. ACCOMMODATION: The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished suites reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves. The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites in the Manor House are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat. Comprehensive Overview: The Classic Rooms are situated in the historic Cedarwood building and have been tastefully refurbished to reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel. The valley-facing rooms each have their own private decks and the north-facing rooms open onto private courtyards with wonderful views of the vineyards and olive groves. The Manor House is the hotel’s luxury offering. These stylishly decorated rooms are the ultimate in luxurious Winelands accommodation. ... more   less 
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