Ideally located in the Jonkershoek Valley, the picturesque Lanzerac Wine Estate is one of Stellenbosch’s historical landmarks and prides itself on amazing wine. The newly refurbished hotel has 53 rooms, a winery and the most gorgeous spa. The estate has space in abundance and everything is dramatically scaled, including the reception lobby leading into the restaurant and this is where you are welcomed with great service. The place is suited for brand-conscious families, young couples and small groups on tour.
The landmark boasts an old wood charm with dark wood heavy interiors whilst the hotel offers the best of both worlds which is filled with modern, chic facilities, coupled with the rich, Cape heritage. It’s all about the location, views and aesthetics after all. The bathroom is separated from the bedroom and is actually opened up for a greater sense of space with a great rain shower, Lusso Ella freestanding bath and dual marble vanities.
The Wi-Fi is free and good. A great selection of speciality teas, homemade snacks and some local artisanal brands in the minibar. A glass of bubbly on arrival, and of course a bottle of their famous pinotage.
Service is friendly and well versed. There’s also the opportunity to try out the e-bike ride and you get the chance to explore the Stellenbosch Winelands.
The breakfast is an epic great choice followed by hot dishes to order, and special attention is given. This takes place at the Lanzerac Tasting and Deli, which is one of the four dining and bar areas, in addition to The Manor Kitchen, Taphuis Bar, and The Craven Lounge.
Natural light streams in through huge windows facing the setting sun whilst offering the spa as a place where you get to have a trained therapist relieve you of all of the muscle tensions and worry immersed in your skin through massages and skincare treatments.
Bottom line is Lanzerac Wines Estate is worth it, and why? The picturesque property hosts an elegant five-star Country hotel, acclaimed bar, restaurants and Deli, a remarkable tasting venue and a chic day spa, but still envelops you in a blissful bubble of privacy only a hotel can offer.