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Spier Hotel
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Great service very comfortable clean and spacious rooms with lovely big beds. The surroundings are beautiful and the wine delicious. The staff are very friendly and the bar area is large and comfortable and the drinks are reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

My family and I had the privilege of spending our Christmas vacation at Spier. I have never in my life experienced such excellent service in South Africa.

The staff was not only very professional, informed and efficient but super friendly! Nothing was too much effort, the attention to detail and personal touches were much appreciated.

There is so much to do we almost never left the estate, between the various restaurants, movies on the lawn, comedy in the vines, picnic, segway tour, wine tasting, admiring the local art, lying by the pool, spa treatments and walking along the river there was never a dull moment!

The rooms were beautiful and spacious and the wifi fast. I was also very impressed with their water saving and recycling initiatives, was comforting to know that while we were enjoying our holiday we were still considerate of the draught.

I would go back in a heartbeat and will recommend this hotel to anyone looking to have an unforgettable getaway!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Spier Farm is a beautiful and expansive wine estate that is well maintained and charming to explore. From check- in it was clear that the staff at this hotel are very well trained, the check-in was the most welcoming we received in South Africa. The accommodation “blocks” are scattered in low 2 story buildings just past the main hotel building, each block with its own small semi private pool for the residents of that block. The rooms themselves are vast, and have an olde world charm while still being immaculately clean and very comfortable.

Breakfast is included in the room rate and the breakfast buffet was excellent, with high quality ingredients, plenty of healthy choices, an omelet station and plenty of staff to keep things stocked and cleared away. There is an onsite deli called the farm Kitchen where you can order picnic baskets or order small snacks to eat on the lawn or take back to your room. This was nice option, the ingredients available are all of a very high quality and it allowed for a lighter middle of the day meal that a sit down lunch in one of the restaurants.

The only wine available onsite is from the Spier Estate, and while it’s all perfectly drinkable, it’s not the best wine the area has to offer. The wine tasting is a fun activity and good to experience near the start of your stay so you know what to order with dinner on subsequent nights. We tried all 3 on site restaurants during our stay: the Hoghouse BBQ, the hotel restaurant and the farm to table restaurant, Eight. We found Eight to be pretty disappointing – while the concept and dish presentation are great, our dishes were executed poorly. My husband’s pork was cooked to the consistency of shoe leather, my gnocchi hadn’t seen a touch of seasoning.

There are bikes to borrow, and well-marked 5km and 10km trails if you need to move around a bit – the estate is huge. I visited the spa on the final day. The treatment itself was very good value, but there are no spa facilities beyond that such as whirlpools or saunas. A minor setback if not for my next point.

I was personally amazed that a winery was such a family destination. We had booked into Spier for some chillout time at the end of a hectic South African itinerary and we were seeking some peace and quiet, but the resort was packed with kids (yes it was local school holidays). Worse still, there was nowhere to escape from them – the spa had no area for adults to relax, families brought their kids to the tasting room in the winery, and even to the semi-private pools inside the accommodation blocks (when there is a larger pool for all hotel guests far from the accommodation blocks, and where kids *won’t* wake up sleeping hotel guests at 8am) If I had one piece of feedback for hotel management, it’s to make the accommodation pools adult-only, and if you have kids, take them to the main pool, since parents didn’t seem capable of this consideration when left to their own devices.

Despite kids everywhere, this is a beautiful destination in Stellenbosch.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We visited Spiers on our 3rd day in South Africa and would have wished that we would have stayed there when visiting Cape Town instead of staying in the city itself. Stellenbosch itself is beautiful and the whole surrounding area has a lot to offer. The hotel itself is outstanding and the biggest difference to any other South African hotel that we have visited so far is that the staff really enjoys working here. They are not as needy for tips and really provide first class service. Especially our wonderful reception person Geordie stood out and gave us extra information and details for the rest of our tour as well. The rooms in the hotel are beautiful and many of them even have their own pool. Somehow Spier has managed to keep the original spirit of a vineyard and merge it with a first class holiday experience. Everywhere one can see the plants and crops they grow and also use for their production and art installations can be found throughout as well. The only thing that I would improve is to maybe include a restaurant serving more South African dishes as well or have another A la Carte restaurant open in the evening. As we want to experience as much of South Africa we did not opt to visit the Hoghouse (the only restaurant open on that day) as it reminded us a lot of just a barbecue place that one can find around the world as well. Breakfast however includes some South African specialities and is split between 2 rooms one serving a cold and one a hot buffet. The wine tasting is also always a great experience but in my opinion Spier wines are good but not outstanding. However I can only recommend one to stay for a few nights. One feels rested, is served by wonderful staff and enjoys an artistic and creative approach to modern day tourism.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We spend 7 wonderful nights at Spier and enjoyed every moment. The food was wonderful, from 8 restaurant, Hog House and the main restaurant. It was a very relaxing experience and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We loved the lifts in the buggy to 8 Restaurant and the Hog House. Some lovely walks around the estate which my husband particularly liked. All in all we couldn’t find any faults at all with Spier. We also enjoyed the small pool just outside our room with comfortable beds and umbrellas. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Spier_Wine_Farm, General Manager at Spier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Spier, we are very proud that you enjoyed yourselves so much.

We hope that you will be visiting us again soon.

Warm regards


Joep Schoof

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Spier Hotel & Leisure

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