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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Unfortunately, this was not on my top ten list of weekend getaways! The owners have no sense of humour, no sense of hospitality and no sense of style. The venue is austere like its owners and with a cold room and harsh decor, this is one to be missed! Nothing to redeem this "hotel" I'm afraid... just not worth the...

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Very stylish luxury boutique hotel where hands-on owners ensure that all requirements are met in an understated professional and friendly manner. Superb and inventive breakfasts, different each day with wonderful evening meal if ordered in advance. The rooms, all different, spacious, were spacious, extremely comfortable and very stylishly and inventively decorated. All set in quiet and beautiful gardens.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2013

.The owners are welcoming and offer helpful and useful advice for exploring this beautiful part of the Western Cape. The accommodation is superb - we had a garden room and honestly couldn't have asked for anything better. As for the meals - a Masterchef in that kitchen!! I ended up taking photographs of the food as it was presented so...

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Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

After 20 hours travelling, we arrived at this hotel and was greeted with 'have you made a booking?' As this is a boutique hotel, one would expect they would be fully aware of who is arriving....especially as we were the only guests!! We arrived at 12.45pm and were told the rooms would not be ready till 2-3.00pm. On asking if...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We recently spent three nights at Villa Exner, using it as a base to explore this beautiful valley and its wine farms, as well as experience the excelllent restaurants in this area. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of accommodation, the beautiful grounds and the lovely meals. It is very much a hands-on operation by husband and wife, who...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We have stayed at the Villa Exner twice now. It is consistently excellent. The dinner is superb. Breakfast fantastic. A real gem of a hotel. The owners are attentive and helpful. Rooms are great. I didnt like the pillows! Too flat and soft for me...otherwise a perfect visit.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Had a very happy stay. Food, service , rooms eveything was just awesome. Would recommend Villa Exner. Even the two black cats were friendly. The pathways and gardens were well kept and pretty. Just loved the decor!. Thanks for making our stay a time to remember. Hope to see you soon!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Just spent a truly wonderful weekend in Grabouw at Villa Exner. Berndt and Sabine being charming hosts who have created an elegant and relaxing space. Rooms are large and well appointed , beautiful landscaped and manicured gardens and then there is Sabines amazing culinary skills. A truly great place to relax and unwind .

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Geordieland
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We arrived at Villa Exner after a few hectic days preparing for a wedding in Elgin Valley and sank into the calm atmosphere with the greatest of ease. Our bedroom was a delight and the rooms in the main building were elegantly and interestingly furnished. Breakfast was served at our table which made a pleasant change from the normal bun...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Exner this past weekend. The house is well appointed and the grounds are immaculate. Our hosts were kind and attentive, and we had everything that we needed at hand. The highlight of the stay were the magnificent meals presented at breakfast and dinner. Beautifully plated, perfectly portioned dishes, packed with delicate flavours, and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Exner is an exclusive small boutique hotel, centrally located at Elgin Valley Grabouw in the Winelands and close to Cape Town. All major attractions and activities are within easy access, making it your ideal base to explore the Cape while enjoying the space and tranquility of the country side.Experience all those indulging touches and the intimate, personal service that only a small boutique hotel can offer.Villa Exner provides the space to relax and rejuvenate; rolling lawns, a decadent open garden offering privacy and interactive places where you can sit and chat in a laid-back atmosphere, make new friends and enjoy life in a modern country style. Villa Exner is based in the heart of Elgin Grabouw, only an hour from Cape Town. Surrounded by pure nature with the two bordering Nature Reserves, the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, as well as the Winelands and Hermanus at the doorstep, there are a million things to do. Hiking, birding, mountain biking, 4x4 off road trails & tours, quad biking, golf, tennis, paragliding over the stunning False Bay, scuba diving along the coast, to name a few. One of only two South African water-skiing schools, with the most beautiful setting, is also close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Exner

Address: 11 Essenhout Avenue, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Grabouw
Price Range: RM540 - RM830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Exner 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Garden Suites Larger , Wifi stronger close to main building”
 of 5 bubbles PJLP, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The suite is superior and more private from the rest”
 of 5 bubbles 928gg, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with a fireplace . Super!”
 of 5 bubbles KevinMoss752, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The garden suite rooms are beautiful and look out on to the gardens and I think are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherF977, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Pay extra for the king-size garden suite (two twins pushed together though)as the rooms are enormous and the bathrooms really beautifully appointed. Also have underfloor heating which is a must as it gets very cold in winter in this valley.”
 of 5 bubbles Domenique7, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
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