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Acara

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Cascais, Portugal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Avalon Springs we stayed 1 night at ACARA with our 3 children. Fiona was there to host us with her wonderful smile and to make us feel immediately at ease with her friendly dog. The stay was perfect, the house so pleasant and perfectly well located on the wine road just a few minutes away of...

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JHB
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had the privilege to visit beautiful Acara again, but this time with a small (busy) toddler. The beautiful gardens, horses, owls, squirrels, birds welcomed us every morning! Stunning venue, even although the Cape drought's effects could be seen all over the province. Fiona was massively welcoming as always and no problem was too big or too small!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The room itself (jacaranda room) was average. Towels were drip dried & very rough, advertised iPod charger was 5 years old & irrelevant, no cold water in the fridge, shower very weak, etc. The grounds are lovely & the owners pleasant. The pool is heated & beautifully cared for. Hence the four stars, but the room isn't worth the cost

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Acara when in town for a wedding. Great accommodation! Lovely helpful host and the grounds are a credit to Fiona the owner. Conveniently located and easy to get to from Capetown. Also uber services this area so super easy and cheap to get around if you don't want to drive. Suitable for couples or families with a lovely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Fiona's place for 5nights when we visited South Africa (stellenbosch) for a wedding! It really is a GORGEOUS place to call home! Fiona was so helpful from start to finish and was very reasonable with any of our extra requests. The place is really secure with two secure gates at the entrance and the gardens and grounds...

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Harrogate
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A great property and a great welcome. A perfect place to stay and explore the region and all it's vineyards. Our cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The pool and gardens are a credit to Fiona. A very relaxing time and we would certainly go back. Fiona helped us to find the best places to eat and was able to...

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Looe Cornwall
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Booked through airbnb and left a review there but it was not published, I don't know if it is the case but I don't think a host should cherry pick their reviews. The airbnb advert stated 'place to yourself' but in fact there were 3 other couples there for part of our stay. The room was big enough but the...

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Oxford
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have enjoyed Fiona's wonderful hospitality twice now. This is a beautiful spot, delightful views of mountains, vineyards and even Nguni! Immaculate rooms (Jacaranda first time, Studio this time), both clean and well appointed (and any deficiencies rapidly rectified ). It is out in the countryside, and all the more peaceful for it; but only about 10/15 minute drive from...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As ex-Capetonians, our family regularly heads to Stellenbosch from various parts of the world to spend time together. It is always a very special time, during which we mostly enjoy the surrounds of our house/cottage and tend to cook at least one or two meals a day 'at home'. With this in mind, we tried to book a house which...

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Fiona043, Owner at Acara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review TasWalsh. I'm so glad that you, and especially your Gran, all enjoyed your stay at Acara. Regarding the internet, I would like to point out to future guests that when booking, on check-in and on the card with the wifi password, that it clearly states that excessive wifi usage will be charged for. This is...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fiona is a nice host, very friendly and helpful - communication has been always easy and prompt. The rooms are newly renovated and clean, little kitchen, nice bathroom (we had a balcony room, there are terraces available, too. The house has a wonderful garden with old trees, even some owls are living there. The pool is quite spacious, but when...

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Fiona043, Manager at Acara, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Chrispe! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. :-) Just a quick note to any future guests reading this - about the 'fires' - to clarify that this refers to the serious BUSH(wild) fire (which affected the OTHER side of the mountain the 2 days you were here). We were not...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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: $104 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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