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.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 117 reviews
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Stay Date: 09/2017, Guido-Krystyna W wrote this review.
This beautiful guesthouse is located a few kilometers from Stellenbosch, but in a green surrounding with a swimming pool and a gorgious garden. The domain is completely secured. If you don't want to take your car to get out for dinner, they will glad… See more
This beautiful guesthouse is located a few kilometers from Stellenbosch, but in a green surrounding with a swimming pool and a gorgious garden. The domain is completely secured. If you don't want to take your car to get out for dinner, they will gladly call a taxi for you and even make you a reservation in one of the restaurants. The rooms were just renovated. Ideal location to do wine tastings in one of the many vineyards.Breakfast is basic but good. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, TaurangaTrout wrote this review.
We were advised that this was rated 5 star but unfortunately it did not make the grade. Nice room and grounds but, no TV, no extract in bathroom, only a duvet on the bed (so I was hot - usually sleep with just a sheet over, but the wife was OK), bat… See more
We were advised that this was rated 5 star but unfortunately it did not make the grade. Nice room and grounds but, no TV, no extract in bathroom, only a duvet on the bed (so I was hot - usually sleep with just a sheet over, but the wife was OK), bathroom mirror above vanity too high (wife could only see her eyes), had 2 suitcase racks but adjoining room had none, no clothes hangers or hooks (so we hung our clothes on the floor), breakfast was poor (we were advised at breakfast R15 per bottle drunk in our rooms so had to fork out a bit more cash at checkout). It had a flash Nespresso machine but had to pay for capsule. Also shower flooded into bathroom. On the upside it was one of the few hotels that had a mini bar. We had booked a deluxe room but all the rooms were a similar standard and we were advised they were all deluxe, but they were not up to standard rooms in a lot of the other hotels we stayed in. Really for the price I would of expected a lot better. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, ChrisCorbet wrote this review.
I wish I could say only nice things about the Guest House, and for sure the surroundings are very pretty, the bed was comfortable and the staff, that I met, were very friendly and accommodating. But the negatives were just a bit much to ignore or to … See more
I wish I could say only nice things about the Guest House, and for sure the surroundings are very pretty, the bed was comfortable and the staff, that I met, were very friendly and accommodating. But the negatives were just a bit much to ignore or to put down to a bad day. Our room had very little privacy, the bathroom window opens up onto a parking area, I would think that frosted glass is in order. We were staying in the area to attend a wedding nearby and needed to get dressed and for the missus to apply makeup etc. She had to close the blinds for privacy and the lights are low energy globes so didn't really give enough light for the task. There were also construction workers doing some modifications or maintenance around the property, I know it has to be done, but would not think that a Saturday afternoon is ideal to have the noise of angle grinders etc disturbing the peace and quiet, for me that should be done during the week. The aircon in our room didn't work properly, it came on for a couple of minutes then went off again throughout the night, so never properly warmed the room. It was bitterly cold and there was only a very thin duvet on the bed, so we had an extremely uncomfortable night after arriving back from our wedding at around 11.30pm. I mentioned it to the manager in the morning who told me that I should have asked the security guard for a blanket! that’s definitely not something that I would have thought to do! No Cultivar, you should have additional blankets in the room for your guests in winter. The shower was impossible to regulate, the water was either scalding hot or freezing cold. Charging R20 for a Nespresso capsule, that is a knock off, not even a genuine one, is just plain cheeky, the word rip-off comes to mind. Cultivar is the first place that I've stayed that doesn’t have a television, not that we had much time for it, but it would have been nice to watch the news or get the results of sports events while having our, (not "Nespresso”), coffee in the morning. Once again it just strikes me as saving pennies and having a product that is not as good quality as it should be for the price, which is not at all cheap. Breakfast was OK rather than great, I guess that they are accustomed to small groups eating, we were around 10 people and the hot breakfast came out 2 plates at a time. So the first to eat, sat for a long time before the last to be served had eaten. But that isn't really a gripe, just mentioning it, they couldn't have expected 10 hungry people to arrive together for breakfast at the same table. I didn't see any owner or senior manager during our, admittedly short, stay, and I guess that might be why the last few reviews haven't been so great. My impression was that the venue was really good at one time, but that was not our experience, perhaps the lack of owner or senior staff in attendance could have something to do with it. There are plenty of other establishment in and around Stellenbosch that have all these things that I’ve mentioned as standard. I don’t think I’d be back, it was mostly underwhelming and disappointing. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, yms192 wrote this review.
Fantastic place. You look out over the wide area where you wander yourself in paradise. Within 10 minutes you are in Stellenbosch with its village atmosphere and amazing buildings and restaurants. The friendly staff is always willing to help you make… See more
Fantastic place. You look out over the wide area where you wander yourself in paradise. Within 10 minutes you are in Stellenbosch with its village atmosphere and amazing buildings and restaurants. The friendly staff is always willing to help you make your stay even better. Collapse
Not sure what I think.
Stay Date: 12/2016, PappaHaj wrote this review.
I usually stay at hotels - not guest lodges. As a matter a fact I never stayed at a guest lodge before. This one seemed nice and close to the restaurants we wanted to visit, of this reason we stayed here. Staff was friendly, room big enough for 4 per… See more
I usually stay at hotels - not guest lodges. As a matter a fact I never stayed at a guest lodge before. This one seemed nice and close to the restaurants we wanted to visit, of this reason we stayed here. Staff was friendly, room big enough for 4 persons. Two bedrooms and a kitchen. As we arrived late we ordered a picnic basket to be pick up at c/i. Wine was warm, food was a couple of sandwiches and some cold cuts. I expected more. Wifi was so-so. Pool was very nice and well maintained, drinks served by the pool. Nice. The man shaving his inner thighs by the pool - not so nice. Breakfast. Poor selection of food and bread. Long wait for the warm food you order, eggs, omelett etc. What really gets to me is that they kept the plastic film on everything on the buffé, looked messy and not very nice. Plastic film on fruit, jams... What really got to me was the "homefeeling" they wanted to create. I can understand the goal with this, even if you are far away you should feel like home and you should want to come back. This can be done in so many ways, speaking with customers like you know them and not finish listening while asking for help is not the way. I asked for help with making a reservation at a restaurant in Stellenbosch and the lady behind the counter cut me of before I even finished my sentence and told me the restaurant was fully booked. She didn't ask for what day we wanted to go nor the time. She just said that she tried earlier that day for another customer and that they were fully booked. I asked if she could call again but no, what was the point? They were fully booked! I went back to my room and called them myself, got a table very same evening without any problem. I have many friends and they love staying at guest lodges, Im sorry to say that it will take some time before I book one again. Collapse
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