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“Nice familiar hotel, good location but do not expect too much!”
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Majeka House
Ranked #2 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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“Nice familiar hotel, good location but do not expect too much!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

The majeka house is a very nice hotel not far from the center in a residential area of Stellenbosch. Very quiet, safe and with a very nice garden surrounding the swimming pool. People are very nice but still far away from a 4 stars hotel. It is not very clean and many details are not at level, like for example the plastic doors. The restaurant is quite good, breakfast is very reach. The spa is nice but people working there not very experienced.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Lloyduss, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Floc77
I was saddened to read your review of our hotel and we are sorry to to not have met your expectations.
There are a number of points you make which I do not know how to respond to as we regularly get good reviews directly as well as from other sources.
I can only say that we continually strive to make our guests' experience a superb one which will be remembered for a long time.
Kind regards
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

The owner Karine a great job Of creating an excellent small hotel in Stellenbosch. Great food, a trendy bar and superb rooms!
In my 5 years of doing golftrips to SA, this was the first time that guests said they would stay in the hotel on their free day and not do sightseeing!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Lloyduss, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Pierre,
Karine and I really appreciate the kind comments you have posted about us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Majeka House and will of course do everything we can to ensure that your clients are satisfied with the service we offer
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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This Boutique Spa is absolutely fabulous, we had a fantastic three night stay on a Spa Treatments inclusive package. First of all the booking experience was very slick and proffesional. The accomodation is five star plus, luxurious and comfortable. The Dining Experience is outstanding with Michelin Class food and service, the Breakfasts are something to look forward to. The Spa treatments were divine the very best we have ever had. It adds up to an experience not to be missed, made even better by the first class service and staff. We will definitely go back soon. Norma & Alan Dodds Lonehill, Sandton

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dresden, Deutschland
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Dear Majeka House Team,
february 2012 we took another try to fly to South Africa. This time all the circumstances worked out for us. We closed our restaurant for two weeks in winter holiday and flew direction summer & sun & fun. We planned each stay in different hotel, different place and most important were the fabulous restaurants. It was just a nice coincidence, finding your place. Finally arriving we were going to check in, I was waiting in the car as my boyfriend came back telling me there was a problem with booking, so we had to look for different place. At that moment I wanted to cry, so much I liked it already. Of course he was joking, and we checked in. We liked our room, spacious, with nice garden, cool and very comfortable. The only thing that bothered us, was the wooden shower, that looked a little dirty and smelly. Well we should have said something. Coming back from bad experience Tokara restaurant, on saturday morning we decided to stay another night on sunday, so we could enjoy Macaron,and even spa treatments on monday for my fiance, who deserved this after working hard the whole year. His hands were never so smooth and silky before. You know, we are already counting the weeks until our next stay from 4th of february 2013. Martina and stephan from Dresden are looking forward to feel at home, than everybody working at Majeka let us feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grand Baie
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had an amazing time with the kids. The room was very clean and beautifully decorated. Professional and friendly staff. At the restaurant the food and wine experience was divine and the service excellent. Breakfast was fantastic also. Perfect location for wine lovers. We will definetely go back and recommend majeka house to all our friends and family

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Majeka House for making sure our visit was pure perfection. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly professional staff, check in was handled very efficiently and we were promptly shown to our stunning accommodation. Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, warm and inviting and with a touch for the details which makes you realize the 5 stars they advertise was 100% earned! We opted for a light dinner (fabulous!) in the M-Lounge and were waited on again by very friendly helpful staff, ensuring we were comfortable in front of the roaring fire with a lovely atmosphere created by the perfect choice of music. We were in no rush to leave the opulent surroundings but needed some rest, so returned to our rooms where the turn down service was done beautifully, once again making the details count! Breakfast was a whole experience on its own with a fantastic selection that will suit I am sure, even the fussiest of visitors! I would not hesitate one moment to recommend Majeka House to friends or family! In fact I look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We arrived at the hotel on July, pre-negotiate, that we have two small children and we need a room with facilities for children. They were given a room with stone floors are absolutely everywhere, it's terrible. Also, the bathroom was a stone floor and the water flows when you wash. After we took a shower, we have a pool of standing water and the smell was terrible until the morning. And this is 5 star? They do not even provide slippers when we went to the pool. Kitchen just a wonderful, everything else is just barely pulls in 3 stars, but no more. Also, they said that Majeka House is child friendly hotel, BUT when the children began to play, they were told that we must be quiet, because they DISTURB people at the spa. Our children do not play loud, and just play like normal kids. I'm not very happy. This is the first time in our experience. Prices are pulling for all five stars, but the service is a stretch only 3 stars. All that is said about the 5 stars - it's interior and kitchen can be, but no more.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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LloydMajekaHouse, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Dear Yulia A,
Thank you for your response to your stay with us at Majeka House.
I do however feel that I need to respond.
I am sorry you did not like our rooms (our Pool Suites) and felt the floors were too cold for your children. These suites are in fact approximately 70% terra cotta tiles and 30% wood. The terra cotta tiles do also have persian carpets on them and the wooden section a more modern rug.
We do also have air conditioners in all rooms that can adequately heat the room.
We are sorry that there was a water spillage in the bathroom which would have been cleaned up had we been allowed to come into the room to do turndown. Unfortunately the room attendant's was not allowed in to do her duties which would have gone a long way in fixing the water problem as well as the slippers.
The indoor heated pool is in the spa area. Unfortunately if a guest in the spa does request a lowering of noise we will always try and meet their needs. We do not feel this is an unreasonable request. Yes, we are a child friendly hotel but this does not mean that we can ignore the adult guests needs.
We do appreciate your kind comments on the interior and our food. Things we are very proud of.
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Property: Majeka House
Address: 26 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Majeka House 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owner-managed and blissfully private, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, galleries, museums, and alfresco café culture. Numerous famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, dotted along the Stellenbosch wine route, are within striking distance. This prime location combines with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, a professionally run spa and spacious grounds to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the Cape Winelands.After extensive renovations and a designer makeover in 2011, Majeka House now boasts 22 rooms and sophisticated yet witty interiors. There are two new luxury mountain suites above the main hotel with large mountain-view balconies, and three new junior garden suites overlooking a shared, exclusive-use pool area. And, while the entire hotel is ‘parent friendly’, there’s also a fully self- contained villa – set apart from the main hotel and with a large private pool and garden – that is designed specifically with families in mind.The new suites were all conceptualised and decorated by interior design wunderkind Etienne Hanekom, who is also responsible for the award-winning interiors of Makaron Restaurant, the lobby and bar. They capture a sense of drama with boldcolours, rich textures and eye-catching custom-designed wallpapers but are also comfortable, inviting spaces for complete rest and relaxation.All contain thoughtful extras, such as comfy Crocs instead of hotel slippers, a Lavazza espresso machine, Wi-Fi internet and a DVD player with a wide choice of movies. The spacious and cleverly designed en suite bathrooms are fragrant with local toiletries made with indigenous plant extracts.In Makaron Restaurant, a stylish, contemporary interior using a clever mix of repurposed and recycled furniture complemented by modern statement pieces has been created. The result is a visually stimulating space that offers extreme comfort and encourages complete immersion in the dining experience. The overall effect is an understated feeling of luxury.Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. ... more   less 
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