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The Hydro at Stellenbosch

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Noordheuwel, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Life changing experience for both myself and husband whom I must say was a little skeptical at thought of spending 5 days with no alcohol coffee and meat. Well he loved every minute, so much so that he has promised it is now going to be a annual trip for us. The staff are all incredibly knowledge, friendly and...

Thank Ann O
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located at the top of a valley the Hydro has a perfect vista over Stellenbosh - two swimming pools take advantage of this view. The food was a little bland and didn't quite live up the expectations gathered from their website photographs, but if you're new to healthy eating or a vegetarian diet it may be enough to get you...

Thank jessieayles
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I spent three days at The Hydro which is a short stay and not enough for a serious detox/cleanse programme but quite enough for some time out to get plenty of sleep and solitude, which is what I needed. The treatments were great, particularly the Swedish massage, the mud wrap and the shiatsu. The food is healthy and tasty and...

Thank Tania S
Cape Town
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was invited by a former colleague, Sandra to visit and enjoy this facility. Unfortunately, I found out that she made no booking when I arrived but the friendly staff was kind to assist and scheduled me in for a neck and shoulder massage. Thank you to Shakeera for showing me around the facility (although she made sure everyone knows...

1Thank vsomerset
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing treatments, gorgeous scenery. We did the hydrotherapy, cocoon wrap and swedish massage in a day package, very relaxing, destressing and detoxing. Quiet and serene, very healthy light lunch. Reccomended!

1Thank safiyyah
New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Majestic mountains and vineyards surrounding property. Amazing tiered vegetable garden, all organic. Gardeners share their composting methods and flower choices to chase bugs naturally. Fabulous salads and vegetable meals. Mario is a superb sports massage therapist. Rooms clean and adequate, not high luxury, but well priced. Staff overall helpful and considerate. My third. visit and I'll be back.

1Thank hondjie
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is the ideal place of you want to get away from high stress work situation and relax, The quite and relaxing environment force you to bring your hole body to a standstill, the hydro therapy and massages including in the package let you forget about all. Healthy but tasty meals detox your body, and I as a major carnivore...

Thank Rudy A
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was not my first visit to The Hydro but it had been a few years since my last so I was very excited to return. From touching down in Cape Town airport and seeing the driver with The Hydro sign waiting for my at arrivals, I felt instantly relaxed. I couldn't wait to get there and change into my...

Thank AuntyWops
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Professional staff and therapists. Food well prepared, tasty and healthy. Morning and afternoon forest walks enjoyable and good exercise Relaxation and yoga classes - amazing with good instructors. Rooms clean and nicely decorated. Overall a good experience and I will return.

Thank Yvette B
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed on a 2 day break away package. Had hydro therapy, Cocoon massage and Refining facial all which were excellent and therapists really good. I did not like the feel of the hotel as I felt it lacked a bit of atmosphere but the rooms are large and well decorated giving all the comforts. The bathrooms need some updating. The...

Thank GMM77

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The Hydro at Stellenbosch is South Africa's leading and preferred wellness destination. We provide an experience like no other and serve our guests with passion, pride and professionalism. We deliver personnal care to ensure that each guest fully benefits in body, mind and soul. The Hydro is a place where it is truly about you. We offer 43 years of experience in the wellness industry and focus on detoxification and relaxation delivered in packages specifically designed to achieve preventative and sustainable health. We are a natural destination encouraging the vital forces within us to heal the body, the mind and the soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hydro at Stellenbosch

Address: Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hydro at Stellenbosch 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
The Hydro At Stellenbosch Hotel Stellenbosch
The Hydro Hotel Stellenbosch
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Stellenbosch
#9 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
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“Ask for the rooms closest to the therapy section”
 of 5 bubbles 921rudya, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are impeccable however I prefer a room in the Vineyard as it is more central to the whole facility.”
 of 5 bubbles AuntyWops, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in an executive room which had beautiful views and large room with good comfortable beds and pillows.”
 of 5 bubbles GMM77, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor have the wonderful views across the Valley”
 of 5 bubbles monross, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Specify what type of view you would like.”
 of 5 bubbles joyg789, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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