The four-star Spier Hotel is on the famous wine estate in Stellenbosch, which is one of the quaint Cape Town Wineland towns in South Africa. Rolling hills, beautiful gardens with walkways connect the hotel rooms with the main building where the reception area, restaurant, bar, terrace, and lounge are Bordering the calming Eerste River.
The property was one of the first hotels in South Africa to have received the Fair Trade in Tourism SA accreditation, due to its efforts for responsible tourism. Besides some other awards, the hotel has also won Gold at the Virgin Holidays Partners in Sustainability Award.
The restaurant and wine bar at the hotel invites guests to enjoy the delicious breakfasts and dinners that have been prepared with the freshest available produce from local suppliers. Based on seasonal variations and availability, the restaurant's menu may include organic vegetables and fruits, and herbs from the garden, as well as free-range eggs.
The spa offers health and beauty therapies that allow guests to revitalise and rejuvenate in a tranquil setting. Visitors have the choice of a great selection of treatments, including various massages.
The hotel offers a myriad of activities to hotel guests and day visitors alike. Together with family and friends, the beautiful lawns with the river and lake invite for a picnic under the shady trees. Wholesome meals from the farm at Eight Restaurant can be enjoyed, while the Segway Tours offer a great way to explore the vineyard.
The hotel is a favourite getaway destination for families. Featuring inter-leading hotel rooms, a children-friendly enclosed garden with toy boxes and wooden jungle gyms are available for the smaller guests. Furthermore, the hotel offers a supervised children’s clubhouse for kids to play games and watch a DVD. Babysitting can also be arranged for hotel guests.
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