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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stayed at Acara during a recent bike trip through the Western Cape. We found Acara to be one of the most comfortable places we stayed during our trip. Our room was exquisitely and efficiently appointed. We loved the kitchen. Bed was very comfortable. They clearly put a lot of thought into the design. Fiona was very welcoming and warm.

1Thank JMBNairobi_Kenya
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We have been to South Africa for many years now but this was the first time we stayed at Acara. A friend of mine recommended Acara and we´ve stayed for 3 nights and Fiona and Dave are wonderful people and very social. The garden and the upheated pool was a bonus. We stayed in Lavender cottage and I can warmly...

1Thank Linda_Stefan_Sweden
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 February 2013

My husband and I stayed at Acara in the Lavender Cottage for 11 days in January of this yr. It was a great experience. The owner, Fiona, is a charming young woman with a good sense for detail and beauty. The manicured gardens and the interesting birds which appeared on the property from time to time (including two spotted owls...

Thank KKerchief
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Spent a wonderful weekend at Acara, my kids and I enjoyed the heated pool in the late evenings under a star filled sky and the early mornings surrounded by the scent from all the beautiful flowers in the garden. Fiona was the perfect hostess and we hope to be back to enjoy the beautiful views and peace of the country...

Thank Sheelagh G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Four of us stayed at end of November. Perfect location for exploring wine regions and quick getting into Capetown in the car. Fiona was terrfic host and the house was beautifully kept with superb gardens. Hope to be back!!!!!!

Thank SteveBTwickenham
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed at Acara just before Christmas, Fiona and David are very helpful and welcoming. Willow Tree Cottage with its two bedrooms was perfect for the four of us, it had everything that we needed and it was great having a dishwasher. We ate our meals out on the deck overlooking the beautiful garden and with views of the mountains.....

Thank GwynnethH979
Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 5 January 2013

My infant son, husband and parents stayed at Acara over Christmas and fully enjoyed ourself. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and both Fiona and David are very welcoming and warm people. The location is fantastic for wine tasting and enjoying the country side. The cottage was very well maintained and was perfect for enjoying the sunset. We loved it! While...

Thank jronker
Fiona043, Owner at Acara, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for the great review Janine! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay here! One thing though - you mentioned that there isn’t an oven… but the extra large microwave oven is a fully functional all rounder – it does grilling, oven, microwave, even rotisserie! I suppose I really should have full instructions printed - I’m...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 30 December 2012

we have stayed here in november and had a lovely time. so much that we stayed one day longer than initially intended. Fiona was a lovely host. Beautiful garden and pool and very comfortable cottage. We can absolutely recommend Acara to anybody visiting Stellenbosch.

Thank Bill D
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Acara is located between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. We received a very warm welcome from Fiona and she made us feel at home. We loved the beautyful garden, also the Lavender Cottag is well equipped with everything you may need to feel comfortable! Fiona gave us a lot of recommendationa for Restaurants and we had some excellent dinnners and also...

Thank Sonia C
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Had the privilage of visiting ACARA only once earlier this year. What a wonderful experience it was. The gardens are so peaceful and the lovely proprietor's two Rhodesian Ridgeback's, Zim and Kyra are a treat! Morning views as you sip coffee in the garden, waiting for the sun to come up is something to behold! Its plain to see why...

Thank GypseyGuy

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: $104 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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