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“So good we extended our stay!”
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Acara
Ranked #30 of 115 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time staying at Acara. We are a family of four (2 children aged 5 & 3), and stayed for ten days in the Lavender Cottage, which was perfectly set up for us, being all on one level.
Fiona is a welcoming and thoughtful host, having contacted us in advance to book us in at a couple of the more popular restaurants in the area, and was a good source of tips and information about the surrounding tourist attractions.
The house itself has gorgeous gardens, and the children were free to explore and run around as much as they pleased, and having several horses stabled at the property also made for good entertainment. The two dogs are friendly and well trained, and our kids were very sad to say goodbye to them when we left.
We had planned to relocate into Stellenbosch itself after five days, but we were so content in our surroundings that we asked if we could stay longer at Acara instead.
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely try and go back in the future.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Fiona043, Owner at Acara, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks SO very much for your review Paul! We're SO glad you enjoyed your stay - we enjoyed hosting you and your family here! I'm so sorry that the children were in tears on leaving!
And of course we'd *love* to welcome you back here sometime! BEST regards to you all! :-)

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

On our way to Avalon Springs we stayed 1 night at ACARA with our 3 children. Fiona was there to host us with her wonderful smile and to make us feel immediately at ease with her friendly dog.
The stay was perfect, the house so pleasant and perfectly well located on the wine road just a few minutes away of Stellenbosh.
Practical, spacious and very clean! Fiona gave us good tips (the chitas) that made our trip unforgettable!
If we go back to S.A. and visit the wine road, we for sure would come back to the same place. Strongly recommended for families or people who like nature!!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had the privilege to visit beautiful Acara again, but this time with a small (busy) toddler. The beautiful gardens, horses, owls, squirrels, birds welcomed us every morning! Stunning venue, even although the Cape drought's effects could be seen all over the province. Fiona was massively welcoming as always and no problem was too big or too small!

Room Tip: Jacaranda cottage is ideal for small young families
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Thank HarryJhb
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The room itself (jacaranda room) was average. Towels were drip dried & very rough, advertised iPod charger was 5 years old & irrelevant, no cold water in the fridge, shower very weak, etc.

The grounds are lovely & the owners pleasant. The pool is heated & beautifully cared for. Hence the four stars, but the room isn't worth the cost

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Acara when in town for a wedding. Great accommodation! Lovely helpful host and the grounds are a credit to Fiona the owner. Conveniently located and easy to get to from Capetown. Also uber services this area so super easy and cheap to get around if you don't want to drive. Suitable for couples or families with a lovely space to have a BBQ/brai.... the restaurants and wineries surrounding Acara however are incredible and you won't want to eat in too often! Thanks again Fiona. We would highly recommend a stay here

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
Thank FDerek2017
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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
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: RM442 - RM556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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