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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 December 2011

An ideal reprieve for couples, families, or for a solo sabbatical in the heart of Stellenbosch. Acara Cottages is immaculately run, located on a gorgeously gardened estate, and conveniently across the street from *The* Winelands Restaurant, 96 Winery Road. (I can't overemphasize this convenience: walking distance to such a choice foodie destination proved an unexpected highlight of my Cape Town...

Thank Amy P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2011

A little bit of Paradise - Acara surpassed our expectations. Set in beautiful gardens, Willow Tree cottage was clean, comfortable, and had every amenity we needed. Peaceful place to relax. Great heated swimming pool, two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, very well trained. Owl sitting on the roof. Only minutes from Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Dave & Fiona were exceptionally friendly hosts....

Thank Roger H
Ingolstadt, Germany
Reviewed 22 November 2011

The second time at Acara. This time we came with friends and stayed at the Willow Tree Cottage for 3 nights (end of Oct.2011). There are 2 bedrooms, one is upstairs. The upstairs room has a bath with shower only, the one at the ground floor is larger and has a tub and shower. The lounge area and the kitchen...

Thank herbel
Reviewed 30 October 2011

This was the ideal base for the family. Dave and fiona are very welcoming and very accommodating with specific enquiries. The location is simply stunning and the accomodation first class. Thoroughly recommended Mark Brady and family

Thank Mark B
Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Beautiful guesthouse in a very quiet valley. The garden is outstanding. Great place for relaxing and wine tasting. Lovely and helpfull owners. Great restaurant across the street. The room has a complete kitchen, the shower is great, the bed is good, so perfect place to stay!

Thank Danitsja
Reviewed 9 October 2011

My husband and I spent 5 days in the Stellenbosch/Cape Town area and had a wonderful experience at Acara. It was a great location for day trips to Cape Town, Hermanus, and so close to Stellenbosch and all of the wineries. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities we needed for self catering. Fiona and Dave were very...

Thank kateh_9
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Spending one's 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary in the Cape winelands is very special. Staying at Acara made the four days we enjoyed at the beginning of spring even more enjoyable. Lavender Cottage is self catering and offers everything a traveler needs for a comfortable stay. Cape weather in October is unpredictable and Dave came to our rescue with...

Thank KalahariAnnie
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Stunning gardens and tranquil soroundings make this a most pleasant place to hide away and rest. The cottages are superb and very well equipped. Fiona is a most welcoming host and made us feel very welcomed. The pool was excellent.

Thank Munzhedzi
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Five stars all the way ! If you are planning a trip to Stellenbosh you don't have to look any further. After looking at several diff places we decided to stay here and had a fantastic holiday. The location is ideally situated to those who want to have the best of both worlds. The Acara grounds were relaxing & beautiful,...

Thank rachael0777
Karlstad, Sweden
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We had a truly great stay at Acara! The cottages were superb and as we were there in winter time we used the fireplace in the evenings, not so much for heating, since there are heated floors but more for the mood. After a full day of work it was great to get back "home". The pool looked very nice...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the Winelands, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley amidst scenic vineyards. A fantastic location for visiting the entire area - from Cape Town to Franschhoek & beyond, but yet peaceful and quiet. Beautifully appointed rooms, a sparkling heated swimming pool and large landscaped gardens. Amazing views to the Helderberg Mountains. A place to relax! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acara

Address: 24 Winery Road | Exactly 1.2km down Winery Road, nr Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $98 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are quiet with beautiful views - four available - choose based on number of guests.”
 of 5 bubbles joemU626SE, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All suites have amazing views and are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles S5979ZNtracyb, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each of the guest houses was gorgeous all with fabulous views. Car parking is immediately outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 147sallyw, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are four suites of different sizes so depends on budget”
 of 5 bubbles sueh254, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Willow Cottage is extremely comfortable for a self catering stay”
 of 5 bubbles Dakasupa50, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
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