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Riverside, California
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This place is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. We stayed three nights in one of the two bedroom cottages. Our room was comfortable and spacious. The gardens were exceptional. Fiona is not only friendly and sweet, but she has an incredibe eye for landscape design. The location is great being just a short drive away from downtown Stellenbosch. They even washed...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2013

WOW! This is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful and relaxing places we have stayed in - we stayed in Lavender Cottage and what a delightful. We were met by Fiona with such a warm welcome - everything in each room was decorated tastefully and was beautifully clean. The gardens and pool are just another piece of quiet tranquility where...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stayed at Acara during a recent bike trip through the Western Cape. We found Acara to be one of the most comfortable places we stayed during our trip. Our room was exquisitely and efficiently appointed. We loved the kitchen. Bed was very comfortable. They clearly put a lot of thought into the design. Fiona was very welcoming and warm.

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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We have been to South Africa for many years now but this was the first time we stayed at Acara. A friend of mine recommended Acara and we´ve stayed for 3 nights and Fiona and Dave are wonderful people and very social. The garden and the upheated pool was a bonus. We stayed in Lavender cottage and I can warmly...

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 February 2013

My husband and I stayed at Acara in the Lavender Cottage for 11 days in January of this yr. It was a great experience. The owner, Fiona, is a charming young woman with a good sense for detail and beauty. The manicured gardens and the interesting birds which appeared on the property from time to time (including two spotted owls...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Spent a wonderful weekend at Acara, my kids and I enjoyed the heated pool in the late evenings under a star filled sky and the early mornings surrounded by the scent from all the beautiful flowers in the garden. Fiona was the perfect hostess and we hope to be back to enjoy the beautiful views and peace of the country...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Four of us stayed at end of November. Perfect location for exploring wine regions and quick getting into Capetown in the car. Fiona was terrfic host and the house was beautifully kept with superb gardens. Hope to be back!!!!!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed at Acara just before Christmas, Fiona and David are very helpful and welcoming. Willow Tree Cottage with its two bedrooms was perfect for the four of us, it had everything that we needed and it was great having a dishwasher. We ate our meals out on the deck overlooking the beautiful garden and with views of the mountains.....

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 5 January 2013

My infant son, husband and parents stayed at Acara over Christmas and fully enjoyed ourself. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and both Fiona and David are very welcoming and warm people. The location is fantastic for wine tasting and enjoying the country side. The cottage was very well maintained and was perfect for enjoying the sunset. We loved it! While...

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Fiona043, Owner at Acara, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for the great review Janine! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay here! One thing though - you mentioned that there isn’t an oven… but the extra large microwave oven is a fully functional all rounder – it does grilling, oven, microwave, even rotisserie! I suppose I really should have full instructions printed - I’m...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 29 December 2012

we have stayed here in november and had a lovely time. so much that we stayed one day longer than initially intended. Fiona was a lovely host. Beautiful garden and pool and very comfortable cottage. We can absolutely recommend Acara to anybody visiting Stellenbosch.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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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: $106 - $299 (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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