The Spier 1692 Hotel on the historic Spier Estate offers plenty to do without needing to venture off the estate. It lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands only ten minutes drive from the historic university town of Stellenbosch and also within easy distance of Cape Town and the airport. The gracious Cape Dutch buildings of Spier, built, not unsurprisingly, in 1692, have been restored to their former glory.
Cottage-style rooms are clustered around six courtyard gardens each with its own swimming pool. They are designed to recreate the intimate, relaxed atmosphere of a small village. The spacious rooms are decorated in an unassuming manner with simple wooden furniture in a Mediterranean style. The superior rooms are on the ground floor with easy access from your covered patio to the courtyard pool and garden. These rooms also have coffee machines. The standard rooms are on the upper floor so that access to the pool is not as easy but they are similar in size.
The surrounding landscaped grounds offer loads to do such as segway tours through the vineyards, hiking on the estate, swimming, golf at the nearby De Zalze estate, wine-tasting at the Spier wine centre or visiting the Birds of Prey rehabilitation centre. The estate is also a cultural centre, with a well-known art collection in the old Manor House and an open air amphitheatre featuring summer music concerts on selected evenings. There's an open air craft market selling good quality African arts and crafts. Alternatively the Camelot Spa at the Spier Hotel provides a variety of massage and holistic treatments.
We often recommend Spier for families because of the child-friendly activities on offer. The hotel allows one child to share with parents but it also has a number of inter-leading rooms and offers special rates for children in their own room, thus it's particularly good for larger families.
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Located upstairs in our village-style buildings, our Signature Rooms are light, airy and sun-filled. The rooms are simply and tastefully appointed, and feature large comfortable beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection. The en suite bathrooms incorporate a generous-size bath and a separate shower. In keeping with our sustainability ethos, mini bars are energy efficient and showerheads water wise.
Signature Garden Terrace Rooms
One of the distinguishing features of the Spier Hotel is its collection of six courtyards – each with its own swimming pool. Signature Garden Rooms have direct access to the pool and lush garden, as well as a shaded outdoor patio where you can unwind with a glass of our award-winning wine.
The rooms are decorated in a calm neutral colour palette with warm wooden furniture and splashes of vibrant colour. They feature king-size comfortable beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection. The en suite bathrooms have separate showers and large baths. In keeping with our sustainability ethos, mini bars are energy efficient and showerheads water wise.
Signature Riverside Rooms
Located upstairs, the Signature Riverside rooms are light, airy and sun-filled, with views of the Eerste river below and the Helderberg mountains in the distance. Rooms are decorated with original artworks from the Spier Collection.
Signature Riverside Terrace rooms
These ground floor rooms offer direct access to the lush gardens outside, with views of the Eerste River and Helderberg mountains. Their private patios are ideal for enjoying a glass of our award-winning wine in the tranquility of nature.
There are five suites, all individually designed and decorated. The two upstairs suites have stunning views of the Helderberg Mountains and Eerste River. The ground floor suites both open onto the gardens with a private area featuring comfortable daybeds inviting an afternoon doze with a book and glass of wine. All the suites feature top quality linen in the bedrooms and comfortable sofas in the lounge areas, with original artworks by contemporary South African artists.
Long Stay - 3 or 4 nights
Stay 4 nights get 25% off
Stay 4+nights, get 25% off - Valid 5 January 2023 - 26 December 2023
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