Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

Polkadraai Road, Digteby Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7600 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
9.2
Exceptional
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Breakfast3
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Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

"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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Popular landmarks
Spier Wine Farm 4.12 km
House of J.C. Le Roux 4.31 km
Dorp Street 4.42 km
Stellenbosch Museum 5.02 km
Jordan Wine Estate 5.95 km
Waterford Estate 8.13 km
Delaire Graff Estate 10.84 km
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve 11.27 km
Muratie Wine Estate 13.45 km
Nearby landmarks
Neethlingshof Estate 1 km
LovanE Boutique Wine Estate 1.11 km
The house of JC le Roux 1.92 km
Middelvlei Wine Estate 2.08 km
Slow Market Stellenbosch 2.7 km
Overgaauw Wine Estate 3.3 km
Piér Rabe Antiques 3.79 km
Stellenbosch Medi Clinic 3.82 km
Stellenbosch Railway Station 3.83 km
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate 3.88 km
9.3

Exceptional

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Exceptional location
ParkingFREE
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [outdoor]
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.2 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.1 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.9 facilities on premise

Beautiful grounds.

Michael | December 31, 2017

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center4.00 Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport19.3 km

Rooms available at Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.2
Executive Room
Executive Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Carillon Suite
Carillon Suite
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Vineyard Suite
Vineyard Suite
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Signature Room
Signature Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Feature Room
Feature Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Courtyard Room
Courtyard Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Suite 1 Bedroom
Suite 1 Bedroom
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  • Courtyard view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Executive Suite
Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 super k...
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Avalon Suite
Avalon Suite
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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What people love about Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "We have high expectations for all hotels we stay at and we were not disappointed."

    Christopher | February 13, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    "Very nice property Excellent Restaurants - never had better vegetables ever!"

    Helen | November 5, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Breathtaking view of the vineyards, delicious food, it's a magical place!"

    Ashadiya | March 28, 2019

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Room size
81 sqm.
Room comfort score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Review score - United States
9.1/10
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Overall rating:
9.2
Exceptional
1,112 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
the clever layout and friendliness of the staff make it feel...
Geoff from United Kingdom
Couple
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More about Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

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.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
13 mentions
View
10 mentions
Food & Dining
9 mentions
Swimming Pool
6 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"Visit the estate two to three times a year for a short stay ..."

Rashin | March 30, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Mise en Place (seasonal - 11 Oct 2018 to 20 Apr 2019, Thu, Fri Sat)
Cuisine:Local, Mediteranean
Menu:Buffet
Sansibar Gin Lounge & Bistro
Cuisine:Italian, Local, Mediteranean
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Asara Wine Estate and Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
9.2
Exceptional
From 1112 reviews
9.5Cleanliness
9.4Location
9.4Room comfort and quality
Agoda Reviews (182)Booking.com Reviews (930)
Rating via Agoda9.1
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities8.9
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.1
Value for money8.8
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9+ Exceptional (93)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
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9.3
Exceptional
Thomas from Germany
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Excellent Hotel, good location, beautiful vineyard”

Wine Tasting, Breakfast Buffet, Service

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.

Reviewed October 06, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Kaori from Japan
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Wonderful tranquil wineland !! ”

Excellent room, Friendly staff, Charming restaruant

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!!

Reviewed October 23, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Melissa from United Kingdom
Group
Courtyard Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Amazing!”

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!!

Reviewed August 25, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Devon from Singapore
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Exceptional”

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.

Reviewed August 01, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rashin from South Africa
Family with young children
Courtyard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

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

Reviewed March 30, 2018

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

Responded March 31, 2018
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Zehra from Pakistan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

absolutely amazing”

wine, food, staff

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!

Reviewed January 13, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Geoff from United Kingdom
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Affordable luxury”

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.

Reviewed January 29, 2019

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

Responded January 30, 2019
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
9.3
Exceptional
Emile from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Stunning hotel and gorgeous views - great service!”

Very nice rooms and views of the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch

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!

Reviewed June 20, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
omri from Israel
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Upscale”

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.

Reviewed November 02, 2018

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

Responded November 02, 2018
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
9.3
Exceptional
Marlana from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Luxury with view”

Views, comfort, privacy

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.

Reviewed August 17, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Fred from United Kingdom
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Marvellous experience”

Views across lake to the vines, quality of accommodation, ambiance, very good breakfasts

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.

Reviewed February 21, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Philippe from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

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!

Reviewed April 08, 2019

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

Responded April 09, 2019
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Chris from Netherlands
Family with teens
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great location, excellent service”

Service, Location, view

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.

Reviewed March 02, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Matijs from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

great hotel, great views”

very good service, large and clean room, very friendly staff, nice pool

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.

Reviewed February 06, 2012
8.0
Excellent
donald from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Beautiful hotel, in a stunning location.”

Fabulous views of the mountains.

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.

Reviewed November 29, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Feature Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

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.

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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

Responded February 14, 2019
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
9.7
Exceptional
alan from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

well worthy of its 5 stars ”

a lovely surprise to find such a superb hotel with such fantastic views

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.

Reviewed March 06, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Neil from South Africa
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Magnificent in all respects”

rooms, breakfast, views and setting, excellent service

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.

Reviewed June 11, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Jamie from United States
Couple
Courtyard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Beautiful location and excellent service”

The lake is picturesque, and bedrooms are beautiful

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.

Reviewed May 15, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Cara from South Africa
Group
Courtyard Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Great experience”

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.

Reviewed September 05, 2019

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

Responded September 06, 2019
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