Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.9|
|Distance to city center||4.00 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||19.7 km|
"The service was impeccable."
August 25, 2016
"Bug rooms, great staff, great breakfast."
November 2, 2018
"The dinner and breakfast were delicious!"
August 25, 2016
"The rooms were comfortable, clean and very roomy."
August 25, 2016
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.
"I have to commend the hotel on an exceptional breakfast and..."
December 14, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-16 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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It is a beautiful hotel with a marvellous setting. Breakfast is wonderful. The only thing we found a bit disappointing was the restaurant which did not match with the rest of the hotel in a negative way. There was something that we particulary liked, it is the smell of the rooms.
Dear Miguel, Thank-you for the visit to Asara and kind words, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of Asara and the setting, and that you even liked the smell of the rooms! Many thanks, we hope you and family will visit again when next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Great place to stay”
Really comfortable rooms and great facilities and staff
Dear Ric, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and feedback, we're delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Reception need a training how to serve guests
Dear Michael, Thank you for the visit to Asara and review. We note your comment about reception, thank you for the feedback. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Stayed here a few times and always enjoyed it
Dear Hilary, Many thanks for your visits to Asara and for the feedback, we're very happy to hear that you always enjoy your time at Asara and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
Wonderful place but front desk staff can use some additional training ”
The place is very well situated with great views of the mountains and the nearby lake. It is defitely a good value for money if you choose the cheaper room options. The only negative aspect of our trip was the leaking in the bathroom, which spread to the bedroom. We raised the issue with the front office staff, but they treated it like it was somehow our fault and were very unsympathetic to the problem. Only when we got to speak to the duty manager did we manage to be reassigned to a new room. Some training should be given to the front staff to treat their guest with a little more respect.
Dear Allan, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and kind words, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views and that you thought the stay was good value for money. We're sorry about the bathroom problem you experienced, and note your comment about the reception response. Thank-you for the feedback on that. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
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
The perfect place to be! Breathtaking view of the vineyards, delicious food, it's a magical place! Got an upgrade to a deluxe room with mountains and vineyards view, this was the cherry on top of the cake. They can however improve on the warmth side of welcoming guests. Nevertheless, a 5 star rating for me!
Dear Ashadiya, Many thanks for the visit to Asara and wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that your Asara experience was both magical and 5-star! We do note also your comment about the welcome, and thank-you for the feedback on that. Thank-you, we hope to welcome you again when you are next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
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
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
Just Blissful - What a Sensational Setting”
This was a beautiful resort - yu could literally feel the stress of modern life falling right off you as you drove through the gate. The morning sunrise views from the balcony of my room were unforgettable! An absolutely stunning venue and one that I hope to return to soon.
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!
This is a luxurious hotel with stunning views. The room was large and comfortable with a huge balcony. I had a problem with the room service, but the manager quickly fixed it. Also, the drain in the shower wasn't working properly and the bathroom flooded. Other than that, it was a great stay. It was the best breakfast I had on the entire trip. I would stay here again.
Slightly Disappointed ”
We arrived on the evening of our wedding looking forward to relaxation after an exhausting weekend of celebrations. The porter that greeted me at the car and helped us to our room was absolutely amazing and we were excited for what was to come. Unfortunately that was the end of the good service. We were told the hotel was still quiet but when asked for an upgrade on our wedding night we were told there are no suites. This would have been extra special but is still understandable. We then went to the room and tried to order a pizza and got told we would be charged R100 to deliver to the room (less than 100m away from the restaurant) so I ended up collecting it myself. I had a couples massage booked for 11am at the Spa but I was told I had to checkout before then and leave my bags at reception instead of being allowed to go back to the room for a quick shower afterwards. This baffled me as the resort was still empty and there would have been plenty of time for the room to be cleaned. I have to commend the hotel on an exceptional breakfast and breathtaking views. Our waiter was also very helpful and friendly. Not a bad overall experience but not quite the 5 star exceptional wedding night experience I was hoping for. Instead we were rushed out and left feeling slightly disappointed after having very high expectations.
Dear Muhammad, Thank-you for the visit to Asara, we were delighted to host you at such a special time but are sorry that you felt a bit let down by the experience. We do agree that we might have shown a little more flexibility on our standing policies under the circumstances, but are glad to hear that there were some redeeming aspects of the stay. Our best wishes to you and your wife for a wonderful future together. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
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
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
Lovely spot, special views, nice wine”
Very easy to get to from Cape Town. Beautiful grounds. Nice staff and restaurant. Manager seemed to want to rush is out next day rather than using the pool. Aside from that , really great. Their Savingon Blanc was terrific.
Dear Michael, Thank-you for the visit and for the kind words, we're delighted to hear that you so much enjoyed the beauty and views at Asara, and that you thought our Sauvignon Blanc terrific! We are sorry to hear that you felt rushed at the pool, which is obviously completely inappropriate. We will discuss your comment with our duty managers and thank-you for the feedback on that. Many thanks, we hope you will visit us again when next in SA. Kind regards, Asara Hotel Management
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.
It was awesome bought some wine and with the AVALON I got a cork opener and the took it from me at the Airport. Could you send me one as I want it as a Souvenir. I really appreciate the best service I had in a long time and make this my second home. From Kobus and Beverley Flemix
All the staff from the reception to the restaurant , deli , cleaners and porters were courteous”
My room was at the far end , quiet but a long walk to the restaurants , pool , reception & car park . Else , it was very tidy , spacious , & comfortable . Reception staff , Giselle was very helpful in questions we asked her and knowledgeable about the surroundings .
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!!