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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2013

My wife and I were visiting Grabouw for a wedding. We came from the UK for a very short trip. We booked Villa Exner online and had no idea how nice our 3 day stay would be. It surpassed our expectations. We stayed in a garden chalet with a beautiful bedroom, exquisitely furnished, soft large bed with the best cotton,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We attended a wedding in the Elgin Valley and stayed at Villa Exner. The location is quiet central. The staff was super friendly, the breakfast amazing and the facilities really great. The only negative is that there is no cable TV in the rooms, but there is a DVD player with a TV screen. They really take great care in...

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Sascha S, Owner at Villa Exner, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, it was a pleasure to welcome you at Villa Exner. Just as an advice, only our Double rooms don't have satellite TV; From Luxury King rooms contain satellite TV, mini bar fridge, ironing station, laptop sized safe, King bed and a lot more space as well as direct garden access. Generally, our Double rooms are...

Reviewed 16 February 2013

Wasn't expecting such luxury at the back of Grabouw but Villa Exner was a treat! The hosts are lovely, the service impeccable and the breakfast was great! Spacious room and bathroom, comfortable bed and very pretty grounds. Would definitely recommend - great for an Elgin Valley wedding weekend accommodation.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2013

It is 1am on my honeymoon and I am lying in bed at Villa Exner being treated to the snoring of our neighbours in the room next door. The house, pool and rooms are beautiful and the owners very friendly. I would just echo feedback regarding the thin walls, as you too may find yourself writing reviews to keep yourself...

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Warwickshire
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Wanted to explore the Elgin Valley area and all that it has to offer. The Villa Exner was certainly a great place to be based. It provided a environment that was very relaxing with great food and a service that was excellent. The rooms have been fitted out to a high standard and are pleasing to the eye. There is...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We originally booked in for Friday and Saturday night but so loved the place stayed the Sunday night-it was my sons wedding weekend which made it more special-run as one would expect by a German family-proffessional and beautifully decorated but not pretentious-we have lareday committed to goping back in winter-stunning place in a very quiet area in the valley, Trevor...

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George RSA
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This glorious 5*+ Boutique hotel can be found nestling between vineyards and orchard covered hills and valleys of the beautiful Elgin Valley. It is a family run hotel which offers all we expect from a 5* hotel together with kind personal attention from the family. The room, with views over three sides of the building was very spacious and very...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2012

a lovely building, well maintained by its German owner. meals carefully prepared. manicured gardens and peaceful setting. room spacious and well fitted out. however - specifically ordering a "King Deluxe Room" (at extra cost) only resulted in a room with two small single beds being pushed together, covered no less with two small single duvets. very average result for a...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Villa Exner is a top quality Boutique Hotel with excellent hospitality and service. Quality finishes all round and very clean.The owners treated us very well and made us feel welcome and assisted with our daily excursions around the beautiful Elgin valley. We stayed there for a weekend in October 2012 and look forward to going back there in future.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 26 November 2012

villa exner is a superb hotel if you are in the western cape country. definitely the best in the area. everything about the place is great; the layout of the hotel, the service , the hosts, bernt and sabina; and it is immaculate. certainly a 1st choice of mine. klaus

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Exner is an exclusive small boutique hotel, centrally located at Elgin Valley Grabouw in the Winelands and close to Cape Town. All major attractions and activities are within easy access, making it your ideal base to explore the Cape while enjoying the space and tranquility of the country side.Experience all those indulging touches and the intimate, personal service that only a small boutique hotel can offer.Villa Exner provides the space to relax and rejuvenate; rolling lawns, a decadent open garden offering privacy and interactive places where you can sit and chat in a laid-back atmosphere, make new friends and enjoy life in a modern country style. Villa Exner is based in the heart of Elgin Grabouw, only an hour from Cape Town. Surrounded by pure nature with the two bordering Nature Reserves, the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, as well as the Winelands and Hermanus at the doorstep, there are a million things to do. Hiking, birding, mountain biking, 4x4 off road trails & tours, quad biking, golf, tennis, paragliding over the stunning False Bay, scuba diving along the coast, to name a few. One of only two South African water-skiing schools, with the most beautiful setting, is also close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Exner

Address: 11 Essenhout Avenue, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Price Range: $126 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Exner 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask for the room with a fireplace . Super!”
 of 5 bubbles KevinMoss752, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The garden suite rooms are beautiful and look out on to the gardens and I think are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherF977, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Pay extra for the king-size garden suite (two twins pushed together though)as the rooms are enormous and the bathrooms really beautifully appointed. Also have underfloor heating which is a must as it gets very cold in winter in this valley.”
 of 5 bubbles Domenique7, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The gardens cottages open onto the lawns and provide privacy and space.”
 of 5 bubbles JoH644, 11 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I really likedmy room in the main building. It had a bathtub on the roof terrace (which had it privacy I can assure you). I believe it wasroom 6.”
 of 5 bubbles RobV829, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
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