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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Wonderful accommodation nestled in full view of the surrounding mountains. With picturesque gardens, stables and poolside, Acara guesthouse is the ideal location for couples or families looking for a getaway to SA wine country. Located near enough to Stellenbosch for access yet far enough away for peace and quiet. Rooms are clean, functional and luxurious and the poolside setting is...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a fantastic time at Acara, the suites are beautifully furnished and the gardens and scenery are stunning. The owner and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back to stay

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We had a great time at Acara staying in Lavender Cottage. The property and gardens really are beautiful and our one year old daughter loved being able to use the lovely pool too. The location is great for driving into Stellenbosch and is also close to the airport - 20 minutes drive. The owner was great and organised us trips...

Thank lcarr100
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Hidden secret - owner-run, beautiful suite, intimate spaces without being hassled by other visitors. Subtle care, with lots of local knowledge easily shared - and especially a sense of peace in a very beautiful garden.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

As regular visitors to the Western Cape and Stellenbosch in particular over the last 10 years, we have stayed in many places and now we have found our SA home. Acara is by far the best place we have stayed in terms of views, facilities, the welcome and exceptional gardens. Close to Stellenbosch and ideally located for a quick trip...

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a warm welcome from this little hidden jem in Winery Road. From beautiful views to the friendly Fiona - owner of Acara. Loved the beautiful tranquil setting and gardens. Clean with all the little luxuries. Free wifi and aircon. Good location between all the wine farms.

Thank lizef
Paramaribo, Suriname
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were visiting the Western Cape region and looking for a convenient spot to so from. Rather than staying in (over)crowded Cape Town we decided to stay with Fiona @ Acara. We enjoyed the tranquil experience in a clean and comfortable setting. Everything worked well and it felt like home after only a few days. The location is convenient for...

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We keep on returning to Acara! Great service as always. Fiona goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Love the peaceful surroundings. Love the horses and the most beautiful gardens. Lots of Birdlife, we had a Brown Owl sitting in the Willow tree in front of our unit every night!

Thank AdeleMuller

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: RM332 - RM940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are quiet with beautiful views - four available - choose based on number of guests.”
 of 5 bubbles joemU626SE, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All suites have amazing views and are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles S5979ZNtracyb, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each of the guest houses was gorgeous all with fabulous views. Car parking is immediately outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 147sallyw, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are four suites of different sizes so depends on budget”
 of 5 bubbles sueh254, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Willow Cottage is extremely comfortable for a self catering stay”
 of 5 bubbles Dakasupa50, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
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