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“What a Luxury Hotel! ”
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Majeka House
Ranked #3 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ann Arbor, MI
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15 reviews
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“What a Luxury Hotel! ”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

If you want luxury, stay here. The hotel is beautiful, the bar is epic, and the restaurant is one of the best in Southern Africa.

My husband and I arrived here from Namibia, and were overjoyed to find that they have a quasi-indoor pool and a steam room that we could use to get the desert out of our systems.

Our suite was one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever been in. It had two balconies, a living area, a bed area, and an epic bathroom with an amazing double shower. The television was placed on a swivel, so it could rotate between the bed and living areas.

The location, a bit south of the city, is quiet and peaceful. The grounds are well designed and maintained, and left me feeling relaxed.

I have reviewed the restaurant separately, and it is amazing. The bar has super quirky decor, a nice cocktail menu, and talented bartenders.

The staff were also super informative and friendly. After a brief chat, the woman at the front desk recognized that I am a bit of an adrenaline junky, and on her recommendation we made a detour to Bloukrans for some terrifying bungee jumping. They also have partnerships with a couple wineries, which can be helpful if you don't have tastings lined up in advance.

If you want luxury, peace, and excellent service, I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was truly a delight staying in this intimate and unique place. We especially loved the library, the roaring fire and afternoon/evening coffees and drinks, relaxing in this room. Breakfast was very indulgent, and the staff looked after us well each morning. Loved the special little cakes available.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Amazing! The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was outstanding and the sommelier was brilliant with her food and wine pairing. The rooms were comfortable and stylish. We will definitely be going back to spend a weekend in summer.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only 5 minutes outside the town of Stellenbosch lies this beautiful 5 star property. It has everything one could dream of from a heated pool, jacuzzi, stunning bar, gorgeous rooms and gastronomical cuisine!
We stayed in a mountain facing suite with inter leads to another mountain facing suite so perfect for families.
The room is beautifully decorated! Gorgeous bathroom with huge shower and bath; huge bed and lovely lounge. The lounge has a gas fireplace which warms beautifully in winter.
Macaron Restaurant is stunning! Had the most divine meal there; and we certainly weren't left hungry as with many fine dining restaurants. I would HIGHLY recommend a meal at the restaurant during your stay!
Breakfast was awesome! Plenty of food as well as choice all beautifully lain out and service was impeccable.
We didn't bring our costumes otherwise would definitely have enjoyed a dip in the jacuzzi. Spa looked gorgeous but we didn't have time for a treatment.
I would highly recommend this property and will certainly be back there again soon!

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Recently stayed in the Majeka House for 10 days and had an unforgettable experience. The staff were exceptional - nothing was too much to ask. They really went above and beyond the call of duty. They accomodated my husband's dietary needs as he is Coeliac which we so appreciated.

Each evening when we returned we were welcomed with a smile and a cheery greeting - it made us feel like we were in a home away from home!

We will definately be back and cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. A wonderful balance of professionalism and warmth!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Luanda, Angola
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights in May and it was great. We had the room facing the mountains and the interior design is also beautiful. The staff ins very kind and made us feel very comfortable. Will be back certainly some day.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

My Husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a night away for our anniversary and what a treat it was. The staff give you a big warm welcome you as you arrive and continue with their warmth through the duration of your stay with them. The location is great if you want to go do some wine tasting and I highly recommend dinner at the hotel after, it was magnificent....
The rooms are beautifully laid out with attention to detail. An all-around thumbs up, I really do recommend Majeka house to anyone.

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Property: Majeka House
Address: 26 - 32 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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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 #3 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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Majeka Hotel Cape Town

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