"We were fortunate to have one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking the lake - thoroughly recommended for its spaciousness and fantastic view."
Geoff - January 29, 2019
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Michael | December 31, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.8|
|Distance to city center||4.00 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||19.3 km|
Christopher | February 13, 2019
Helen | November 5, 2019
Ashadiya | March 28, 2019
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is a 5-star hotel, set on a 180-hectare working wine farm, in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The hotel offers warm hospitality, luxury accommodation, and the finest in food and wines at highly competitive rates. The hotel’s location on the Polkadraai Hills just outside of Stellenbosch, affords stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, and creates a relaxed, get-away atmosphere.
Situated just 4kms from Stellenbosch and 25kms from Cape Town International Airport, Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is ideal as a base from which to explore the Cape Winelands, and further afield in the Western Cape.
The hotel offers: magnificent views and a tranquil atmosphere, Spacious, stylish, comfortable rooms, each with own balcony or terrace and opulent bathroom, formal dining at Raphael’s, casual bistro-style meals at Sansibar, gins, whiskies, cocktails and more at the Sansibar Gin Lounge & Terrace, afternoon teas and treats at the Lounge and Courtyard, wine tasting and cellar tours, heated swimming pool with sun loungers, and poolside menu in summer, spa treatments, vineyard walks, bike hire and a cycling route.
Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. There is free, secure parking on-site for hotel guests and visitors. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.
Rashin | March 30, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Excellent Hotel, good location, beautiful vineyard”
We really liked out stay at Asara Wine Estate. The hotel is located a little bit outside of Stellenbosch but as most activity is around wine tasting and the vineyards are not in downtown not a major drawback. The Estate has a great Restaurant and a Cigar Bar and lounge so there is really most stuff available on site.
Wonderful tranquil wineland !! ”
It was fabulous! If you are looking for a place where dreams come to be realized, Asara Wine Estate & Hotel is the spot to go. Our room was excellent and very reasonable for what we received. The staff serving were all courteous, friendly and great all the time. We will recommend this hotel any time, and hope we can be back there again! Thank you Asara Wine Estate & Hotel!!
Asara wine estate is absolutely beautiful. Everything was superb. The wine tasting was in a lovely setting. The rooms were comfortable, clean and very roomy. The service was impeccable. The dinner and breakfast were delicious! And the view from the estate is breathtaking! I highly recommend this wine estate!!
Stayed with Asara only for a night, would love to stay for a few more nights! Room is big and spacious. Staffs are very friendly and hotel grounds has awesome view of the wine estate. It is a very relaxing place to stay and you can easily drive to other wine estates or fruits stalls within the area.
Excellent Quality Family Time Out At Asara”
Surrounded by Beauty at Asara. Attention to detail in every aspect of the vineyard and hotel. Love the rooms, food quality, gardens and wine. Visit the estate two to three times a year for a short stay and absolutely love it. Will be back again. Regards Rashin Maharaj
Dear Mr Maharaj, Many thanks for the visit(s) to Asara, and kind words, we're delighted to hear that you so much enjoy your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
We absolutely loved this place. we booked a honeymoon suite which was amazing. The bathroom was massive with an amazing jacuzzi. We had dinner at their main restaurant & it was delicious, alcohol at the bar is extremely reasonably priced, the deli has great dessert & the staff is extremely friendly. Went wine tasting as well which was quite nice. We had a lovely stay at this wine estate & only wished we had stayed longer. I also got a in-room massage & the lady who came was really good. I would highly recommend doing that. And of course their wines are delicious!
The photos make this place look big, brash and commercial. However, the clever layout and friendliness of the staff make it feel more like a small luxury hotel. We were fortunate to have one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking the lake - thoroughly recommended for its spaciousness and fantastic view. The breakfast room and Mise en Place restaurant are right at the water's edge which adds to the dining experience. Breakfasts were copious and delicious. In the evening we dined at Mise en Place and both times went for the T-bone steak - this is a meal for two, perfectly cooked and comes with a wide choice of potato/salad/vegetable sides. We couldn't manage starters or desserts! This is a working vineyard and winery and so a wine-tasting is a must. Additionally, you are free to walk around the vineyards (taking care to avoid any working machinery) and admire the views across to the nearby mountain ranges. Off-season, Asara is quiet, very pleasant and exceeded our expectations.
Dear Geoff, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and generous review, we do like to think that Asara offers guests a warm, intimate, boutique-style, luxury experience and are delighted to hear that this was the feeling you had. Thank-you, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again when you are next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Stunning hotel and gorgeous views - great service!”
We spent the weekend of 15-17 June 2012 at Asara. From the sincere welcome at reception, the waiters and maintenance staff was superb - the staff go out of their way to be helpful and to assist. The Delux room was large, neat and clean. The bathrooms were also spacious with a separate bath and shower. The free WiFI was an added bonus. We had a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch. Breakfasts were good with a varied selection of hot and cold dishes. We enjoyed an amazing dinner ar Raphael's restaurant on the one evening with a great selection of dishes and attentive service. We really enjoyed our stay at Asara and will be back in the near furure!
Upscale wine estate. Bug rooms, great staff, great breakfast. No gym, old interior of the room, small tv, wine tasting room not at the high standards as the other big estates. Not a 5 star like we hoped it would be Overall enjoyed our stay.
Dear Omri, Thank-you for the visit to Asara and feedback, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. For the record the room you stayed in was refurbished and updated last winter. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Luxury with view”
The accommodation at Asara was superb! Stunning views, privacy and great food. If you want some tranquility in the winelands but still only be 10 minutes from the centre / hub of Stellenbosch, this is the place to stay. This is our new favorite spot in Stellenbosch and will be back.
we spent two nights at asara in february 2012, got a good price on agoda and loved it. breakfasts in the beautiful dining room or on the terrace overlooking the lake and vines was a great experience. good quality accommodation and helpful staff made our stay overall very enjoyable complimentary wine/ water on arrival and water on departure added to experience. weather was fantastic on both days.
Amazing establishment for a classy getaway.”
Excellent service. Elegant rural style serring. Second floor room with the lake view is breathtaking. Restaurant La mise en place is first rate. Food is delicious. Try one of the wine from the estate, Cape Fusion or Bell Tower for instance. Make a stop at the Gin bar and try the gin tasting, an absolute must!
Dear Philippe, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and lovely review, we're delighted to hear that your Asara experience was such a success, and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again when you are next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Great location, excellent service”
This really was an amazing experience. We were really treated as guests should be treated. Next to excellent location, room was fine, outdoor swimming pool relaxing. We have had very nice dinner at Restaurant Raphael , again with perfect service and view to Stellenbosch mountains. Dinner in the morning was nice again. Also wines and wine tasting were enjoyable.
great hotel, great views”
we staid for three nights at the hotel in the bell tower suite. fantastic suite with the best bathroom i have ever visited. the staff in the restaurant was very friendly and helpfull. good breakfast and great views of the estate all around. minor negative point; booking an extra night had to go through agoda again as the hotel was not able to give us the same rate direct.
Beautiful hotel, in a stunning location.”
This was our second visit to The Asara Hotel, and as before we had a superb holiday. The rooms are well appointed, beautifully cleaned, and I imagine most offer amazing views, over the lake, vineyards, and mountains. Staff are charming and very keen to help. Food and wines, are extremely good. We would definitely recommend the Asara.
So much better than anticipated ”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Asara. The pictures truly don’t do it justice. We have high expectations for all hotels we stay at and we were not disappointed. The staff were so accommodating with every request and would also just take initiatives to make us more comfortable. The baby purées delivered x2 daily from the chef were so greatly appreciated! Would highly recommend it.
Dear Christopher, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and lovely review and recommendation. We're delighted to hear that you and your baby were nicely looked after while with us (as we would expect) and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again when you are next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
well worthy of its 5 stars ”
First impression was of an immaculate hotel with pristine grounds. From the moment we drove up the long drive up to the hotel everything about our stay was unforgettable- attentitive staff, superb location, wonderful views, peaceful and lots of wild life around the ponds and vineyards also on the doorstep of the town of Stellenbosch and other popular Wineries.
Magnificent in all respects”
From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty the service is second to none, the room although it was only their entry level was superb the vineyard setting and the mountain views were awesome and finally the breakfasts each day were excellent. As an owner of a 5 star Safari Lodge i was extremely impressed and will recommend Asara with confidence.
Beautiful location and excellent service”
We had a great night at Asara; it is by far the most gorgeous hotel I've ever stayed at. I feel I got a lot for my money. Wonderful pictures of the surrounding scenery, the room was superb, the breakfast was delicious, service was wonderful, I can't complain about one thing.
Asara exceeded my expectations. The service is the stand out quality of this hotel. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help you. It was a really great experience and I'd highly recommend this hotel.
Dear Cara, Thank you for the visit to Asara and feedback, that the service was outstanding is the best thing we could hear, and we're delighted also that your overall Asara experience was great. Many thanks, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!