Cultivar Guest Lodge
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The 3* Cultivar Guest Lodges are nestled among the majestic mountains of the Stellenbosch wine region, and boasts spectacular views of the underlying valley with surrounding vineyards and streams. Located just 7km outside of Stellenbosch and surrounded by golf courses and a range of other activities, the Cultivar Guest Lodges offer something for all guests.
The 7 luxury self catering cottages at Cultivar offer guests a private terrace or patio which are the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. The cottages are all uniquely decorated and inspired from the wine of the region. Each features a fully-equipped kitchen, kettle, microwave, television and toaster, with some of the larger cottages offering a private hot tub and fire place.
Guests can relax by the quiet outdoor pool or unwind in the evening in the bar lounge area. The Lodges are located right in the heart of the wine region close by to Skilpadvlei Winery, Spier Wine Estate and Vredenheim Estate. Area attractions also include Mangwanani African Spa and Zevenwacht Wine Estate, and lodges provide free parking for all guests.
To view our full selection of accommodation in Stellenbosch, view our hotels in Stellenbosch page.
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Stay Date: 03/2017, Lisap378 wrote this review.
Lovely grounds. We enjoyed our stay here a short drive from restaurants and bars. The site itself was beautiful with gorgeous views. The only issue here is we had a 7:00 checkout as we had to get a flight and no one was around to check us out. We cou… See more
Lovely grounds. We enjoyed our stay here a short drive from restaurants and bars. The site itself was beautiful with gorgeous views. The only issue here is we had a 7:00 checkout as we had to get a flight and no one was around to check us out. We couldn't get into the main building as it was locked. Luckily some workers arrived and we were able to leave our keys with them and they could let us out of the main gate. Other than that accommodating staff, they even made us a breakfast platter for our fridge the night before our checkout as we'd be too early for the main breakfast. Collapse
Inaccurate website and terrible experience
Stay Date: 02/2017, Scottish_Steven wrote this review.
Wrote to the owner after our stay and gave them the chance to reply. 2 months later and not even an acknowledgement. Website is very inaccurate and misleading. The Chardonnay room in which we stayed was the most misrepresented with the 'outside pati… See more
Wrote to the owner after our stay and gave them the chance to reply. 2 months later and not even an acknowledgement. Website is very inaccurate and misleading. The Chardonnay room in which we stayed was the most misrepresented with the 'outside patio area' being a step and the two private relaxing areas being anything but private - they were open to all and did not even have any furniture in the backyard area. It was more like a bin/garbage store. This room is described as a 'super deluxe cottage' with 'breathtaking views of the mountains'. The bed was tiny with no headboard, the furniture basic and you can't see the mountains! You can see the hills straight ahead but you will need to walk towards the pool to see the mountains off to the right. Although the bathroom has be redone and is very modern, the rest of the room hasn't meaning that, compared to the other rooms, this room is not worth the 20% extra we paid for it. One of our party was shown to the Chenin room instead of the Pinotage and was told they are the same. Chenin was twin beds, first floor and a small bathroom with no outdoor space. Pinotage was huge with a kitchenette, new bathroom and a big outdoor patio. She was moved after complaining only to find the Pinotage had not been fully cleaned including finding a dirty ashtray and coffee cup left from the previous guest. The website says that every room has a private patio but they don't. On of our party was in the Cabernet room and it had two seats outside in the courtyard which is the main thoroughfare outside. As this was not private, she used one of the other room's outdoor spaces. The breakfast was very poor with every aspect being self service including the making of tea, coffee and toast. All ingredients of the lowest quality and limited in choice. Check out is early at 10:00 even though the information on the website and in the room state 11:00. This is very early by South African standards. The pool was very dirty around the top - mould and mildew that could be easily cleaned if given some attention. Staff were always polite but they were clearly understaffed and struggled to provide a service you would expect from a basic, let alone three star, property. The most disappointing aspect of this establishment was their handling of my complaint when I raised it. The General Manager listened to my concerns in full ear shot of other guests at the reception which was embarrassing and unprofessional. My real issue was paying 20% more for a room that was misrepresented on the website when the rooms that the rest of our party were given were nicer. On the last day she presented us with a bottle of wine and told us that was all she was authorised to do. She acknowledged the website was misleading and that new photos were being taken to rectify the issues. I was told that the only thing I could do would be to write to the owner - which I did and it wasn't even acknowledged. The website today is exactly the same as when we booked it. Avoid this place and save yourself the disappointment we had. As travellers to the Western Cape every year, we know there are so many other beautiful places in Stellenbosch. Collapse
A very nice accommodation
Stay Date: 01/2017, AnjaundJuergen wrote this review.
We booked this accommodationfrom germany and we were surprised about the nice room. Esmé Kotzé ( yes that is the name of the general manager) was very kind. She help us in all situations. In the rooms are no TV , but in every area we got free WIFI. T… See more
We booked this accommodationfrom germany and we were surprised about the nice room. Esmé Kotzé ( yes that is the name of the general manager) was very kind. She help us in all situations. In the rooms are no TV , but in every area we got free WIFI. The breakfast was perfect every day. The room was clean and the roomservice was good. Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2017, Bart L wrote this review.
We stayed 1 night at Cultivar and will never again stay again! First of all the room is displayad on websites (booking.com) is not even close to what they offered in real. We had a room which was almost as big as a regular toilet in a hotel. After co… See more
We stayed 1 night at Cultivar and will never again stay again! First of all the room is displayad on websites (booking.com) is not even close to what they offered in real. We had a room which was almost as big as a regular toilet in a hotel. After confronting the receptionist with this fact they offered us a much better room, although beds are also to small for two people, especially when hot temperatures. Originally we booked 2 nights but because we left early in night we asked if possible to cancel. We had all this requested by email and tried to help the hotel to rent out the second night to other guests and we had in written from the manager that it was fine. But after staying one night the situation was completely different and the manager deliberately informed us incorrect and we end up paying 750 rand for nothing! But what was the worst was the really offensive way of treating us on the telephone. She is totally incapable of being a thrue hospitality professional in any way. Please advice you to read all negative feedback on this place before you book, probably they are thrue! Collapse
Amazing stay - friendly staff
Stay Date: 10/2016, anna_wachtler wrote this review.
We stayed at Cultivar Guest Lodge during our honeymoon in october 2016. It was wonderful. The lady at the reception (i think she must have been the owner) was very friendly and gave us good recommendations for dinner. Everyone was very friendly and t… See more
We stayed at Cultivar Guest Lodge during our honeymoon in october 2016. It was wonderful. The lady at the reception (i think she must have been the owner) was very friendly and gave us good recommendations for dinner. Everyone was very friendly and the room was very clean. Thank you for everything! :) Collapse
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