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Vrede en Lust Estate

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a wedding. We had a fantastic time, the rooms are high quality, the area is fantastic and the wine as you would expect is just amazing. The breakfast however was a disaster. When you ask for a coffee or tea you may get it right away or they may forget, that's 50/50. When it arrives the... More 

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Thank john F
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The surrounding landscape is absolutely magnificent. It is our favourite wine estate in South Africa. The rooms are spacious and very clean (with a bottle of tasty wine in the fridge). Impressive estate with a good home bakery (with the most delicious bread in the world). All in all an amazing experience.

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360esme2015, Representative at Vrede en Lust Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Luxurious self catering cottages had everything needed when traveling with 3 kids, one being a 5 month old baby. Really appreciated the laundry service for the kids clothing, really helpful. Excellent, efficient housekeeping. Breakfast at the "Lust Bistro" was a treat every morning. Centrally located when visiting other wine farms. Beautiful views of the vineyards and mountains. Will definitely return.

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1 Thank ClaudiaAnne1234
360esme2015, Representative at Vrede en Lust Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in Barbere cottage. Great for families with children. Excellent service from staff. Very nice breakfast and coffee at Lust bistro included to value of R140 that is more than enough. Perfect location for exploring the winelands. Best looking wine tasting room!

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Thank Pieter-Ben V
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed just one night for a wedding, but have to say the surrounding landscape is simply magnificent. Right there in the vineyard with the majestic mountain backdrop. The staff seemed efficient for the most part, although one in particular was quite disinterested that we were wishing to check in. In fact after waiting 45mins for her to return, we eventually... More 

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Thank Sampanta
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We booked two of the new vineyard suites. The room was so light that I found it hard to sleep. There is a spotlight on the patio right by the bed that can't be switched off by guests. The block out behind the curtain isn't great and the blind on the one window also lets in a lot of the... More 

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djbuys, Owner at Vrede en Lust Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Tracy We have looked at the front bedroom veranda lights and we will move them further out. We will also see what we can do to make the blinds darker for light sleepers like yourself. We have already ordered new glass shower doors. The showers measure 1m x 1m or more so not tiny by most... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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257 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

That was my second visit to Vrede en Lust winery. I just love this place, stunning view, cozy, nice decor and great wines. Friendly staff. Worth to stop by just to appreciate the view, have a wine tasting or a lunch !!! Very nice smell of freshly baked bread coming from the restaurant when you park your car, wonderful!

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Thank edubimonte
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at Vrede en Lust during a week long tour of Cape Town. We stayed in one of their Vineyard Suites, which had spectacular views of both the vineyards and mountains, and was modern and stylishly furnished. The service at the estate was fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine and Lindt Chocolate tasting that was on... More 

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Thank Andrew H
George, South Africa
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This has to be my favourite wine estate in the Wine lands. The most spectacular wines, stunning food and the ultimate view... You will fall inlove with the country side the moment you set foot into the estate. The service was excellent and they took great care of my younger brother. This is a MUST visit when you are in... More 

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Thank Chantelle T
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Was here for one night for a wedding staying in the manor house. Very beautiful. Nice wines, good spot for lunch or a coffee as well. Great views from the winery. Worth a stop off for sure on a wine trail, or to stay for the night.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 42 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. On-site is the beautiful LUST Bistro & Bakery that offers all-day breakfasts, blackboard lunch specials and freshly baked artisan breads and treats from their wood-fired oven. LUST is also available for private functions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vrede en Lust Estate

Address: Intersection R45 & Klapmuts Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM594 - RM9,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vrede en Lust Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Ask for one with a balcony, apparently they are quite large.”
 of 5 bubbles 252johnF, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Vineyard Rooms are quiet and modern. Cottages have 2 bedrooms, living rooms and is spacious with vintage décor.”
 of 5 bubbles 760chanteld, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose cottage for longer stays”
 of 5 bubbles J5475LRjanek, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Lovely views and decoration in the Barbere cottage...”
 of 5 bubbles Connoisseur_Foodie, 6 May 2015 | Read review
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