Spier Wine Estate is an institution in the Cape Winelands and a very popular day trip destination for Capetonians and tourists. And with good reason so you may want to escape the hordes and check in at the Spier Hotel, which is a safe distance from the hive of activity.
Comprising six double-storey units of enormous rooms each built around a delightful courtyard with a swimming pool in the centre, the atmosphere at Spier Hotel is one of a country village.
The standard rooms are a massive 60sq m and furnished simply and comfortably with large beds, quality linen, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, air conditioning, ceiling fans and several added touches like double vanities, children's toy boxes and private patios.
Spier Hotel has an excellent a la carte restaurant with many of the ingredients coming from the farm itself and of course the wine list is excellent if biased towards the estate. The terrace serves lunch and doubles as a stylish wine bar. Next door is the Spier Wine farm of day-trip fame with a deli, two restaurants, wine tasting and sales and more activities than you can imagine.
Surrounded by more wine farms, a stay at Spier Hotel is inevitable a viticultural experience. Beyond the farms are nature reserves criss-crossed with gentle hiking trails and punctuated with picturesque waterfalls.
155-roomed hotel grouped around 6 courtyards; each courtyard has a swimming pool; standard rooms are 60sq m with a private balcony; superior rooms selected for their location and view; all rooms have air conditioning, en suite bathrooms with bath and shower and double basins, ceiling fans, satellite TV, tea/coffee, safes, hair dryers and toy boxes on request.
The hotel has a restaurant, wine bar, swimming pools and the wine estate features a golf course, a spa, two more restaurants, a deli and riverside picnics, nature trails, cheetah and raptor rehabilitation programmes, farm visits, an excellent art gallery and an African craft market. In the summer, the farm hosts gentle music concerts and food and wine festivals.
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