Lanzerac Manor & Winery

Stellenbosch, Winelands

The hotel

Seemingly lost in the vineyards and foothills of Jonkershoek Valley, this hideaway is wrapped in hypnotically beautiful scenery – but is just five minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch. Since the first vines were planted more than 300 years ago, Lanzerac Hotel & Spa has become a haven for oenophiles. And its legacy lives on, with its ancient oak trees, historic wine collection, original design features, and time-honoured viticulture techniques still used on this working wine farm. You can drink in vineyard views from your elegant room, which opens onto the estate’s gardens. And you can drink in the world-famous Lanzerac wines in the tasting room, after a tour of the bottle-lined wine cellar. On the off-chance you fancy a break from the wine, you can indulge in spa treatments or relax in the gardens with a picnic from the gourmet deli.

Amenities

  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the Jonkershoek Valley, just outside Stellenbosch. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

53 en-suite rooms and suites. All indidviually decorated with antiques and have air-conditioning, underfloor heating, TV, Nespresso coffee machine, mini-bar* and safe. Most rooms have patios and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Classic Rooms offer countryside views.

Luxury Rooms combine old brick walls with contemporary style and offer countryside views.

Suites are also available.

Lanzerac Deli, Manor Kitchen (breakfast and dinner) and Taphuis Bar (pub-style menu). Craven Lounge (tapas menu and cigars). 3 swimming pools. Spa*. Gym. Onsite wine estate and tasting room. Complimentary WiFi access. Picnic baskets available*. Cellar tours. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Mar 21, 2020 sophiec156 London, United Kingdom

Very luxurious hotel of approx 55 rooms. It was bigger than we were expecting but we had a lovely room - decorated to a very high standard with a huge comfortable bed. Complimentary mini bar and snacks is a nice touch along with bottle of wine and chocolates. Breakfast was delicious with a very nice hot menu option. Gym is really good with… Read more
Very luxurious hotel of approx 55 rooms. It was bigger than we were expecting but we had a lovely room - decorated to a very high standard with a huge comfortable bed. Complimentary mini bar and snacks is a nice touch along with bottle of wine and chocolates. Breakfast was delicious with a very nice hot menu option. Gym is really good with stunning views next to the spa over the mountains. Spa was lovely and enjoyed some good massages. Deli has great food and they’ll package it up and send it up to the pool if that’s where you’re sitting. Great selection of cakes. Pool menu is limited and service is slow , as is the deli. Pool itself is gorgeous, big and refreshing. Hotel has beautiful grounds and very well kept gardens. We ate at taphius one night. It says it’s a casual dining option but it isn’t - they still serve the food in a very fancy way. One thing we didn’t love was all of the day visitors coming for wine tasting and lunch, wandering around the grounds and property - doesn’t make it feel very exclusive for hotel guests who have paid several hundred to stay there a night. Would be nice if they could create some more exclusive areas just for hotel guests eg a smaller deli/ bar. Did wine tasting but were a bit unimpressed by how slow the service was. Would recommend visiting tokara for a drink with a view. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely property but spoilt by dirty private pool

Mar 20, 2020 keith t Birmingham, United Kingdom

The only problem we had was the state of the private pool. Overall cleanliness of the hotel was excellent, but this doesn’t reflect the whole truth. The pool hadn’t been prepared and cleaned before our arrival. It was green with algae and covered in dead leaves. You couldn’t see the bottom. These were removed the following day and we assumed it… Read more
The only problem we had was the state of the private pool. Overall cleanliness of the hotel was excellent, but this doesn’t reflect the whole truth. The pool hadn’t been prepared and cleaned before our arrival. It was green with algae and covered in dead leaves. You couldn’t see the bottom. These were removed the following day and we assumed it would also be treated and cleaned, alas no. Had to request that this was done. Given that when it was treated we still couldn’t use it because of the chemicals. Did manage to have one dip on our last day. Very disappointed with this aspect of the room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst lunch service ever! Embarrassing!

Mar 10, 2020 007Tammy007 Los Angeles, California

Your restaurant ! What a horrible experience in every possible way! Lunch was supposed to be our highlight and it just ruined the rest of the day for us. We had a 130 reservation and arrived at 145 and our table wasn’t even set. We booked weeks ahead and requested outside and they put us inside. We finally sat and right away asked the waitress… Read more
Your restaurant ! What a horrible experience in every possible way! Lunch was supposed to be our highlight and it just ruined the rest of the day for us. We had a 130 reservation and arrived at 145 and our table wasn’t even set. We booked weeks ahead and requested outside and they put us inside. We finally sat and right away asked the waitress to bring two cheese/meat platters as we just finished a 5 mile hike and not feeling well as we needed food. Our host who knows this restaurant and is a local asked us to order right away. We did once we could get a waiters attention! That was difficult! One hour and 25 minutes later, 3 of the 12 entrees arrived and slowly over the next 25 min, the two cheese plates and the other 8 entrees arrived. Seriously!? Ridiculous! The last 3 served didn’t have one minute to eat and had to get them in Togo containers. We had a wine tasting reservation and also made our waiter aware of this. Needless to say, he didn’t care. Also no managers were on the floor. We insisted to speak to someone and no one arrived. That’s why the kitchen and dining room are a mess!??? The two vegans were served a vegan sandwich with cheese and their bread with butter on it! Does your chef know that vegan does NOT include dairy? I also heard them specially tell the waitress no cheese or butter. One hour and 50 minutes for all of our entrees finally arrived. May I add, the restaurant was NOT full. I asked the waitress why the cheese platter wasn’t brought out an hour ago. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and we asked her to bring it out ASAP as some of us were really ill and needed food. She told us that it would’ve delayed the entrees if they brought them out first. Again! Really?? How absurd!! So what was supposed to be our beautiful lunch was just such a disappointment in every way! It just ruined the rest of the day. No one apologized. No one offered to comp a bottle of wine. This is supposed to be a 5 star hotel/restaurant. I’d give you 0 stars if possible. The 12 of us have nothing to good to say about our experience and your establishment. This place is an embarrassment. Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 Selbourne Somerset West, South Africa

Yet again we experienced another super lunch with friends. We have visited Lanzerac for over a year with different friends and it has always been first class. This visit was no different, Starters were great and main courses delicious.
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Mar 4, 2020 Rhino08

It truly was an amazing experience, from arrival until departure. The service, facilities and professionalism of all staff was simply the best we have experienced anywhere in the world. I would gladly recommend this hotel to anyone without hesitation. 5 star, 10 out of 10.