Spier Hotel

Stellenbosch, Winelands

The hotel

Spier Hotel is a beautiful family-friendly hotel situated in Stellenbosch, next to the calming Eerste River, with a range of activities all within the hotel's grounds. The hotel part of Spier is set up like a village, with large rooms set in 2-storey buildings grouped around private courtyards each with their own pools and spacious gardens. The larger Spier resort is a 300-year-old wine farm which still features on-site wine tasting, plus a choice of restaurants including the farm-to-table Restaurant 'Eight', providing locally grown organic produce cooked to perfection. There's a picnic area with children's playground if a spot of outdoor dining takes your fancy and to keep everyone entertained the Spier is also home to Eagle Encounters, a bird of prey rehabilitation, education, conservation and eco-tourism centre. Spier Hotel is a place of good food, good wine and good hospitality.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just 7 minutes outside of Stellenbosch among spacious gardens. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

153 rooms spread around 6 private courtyards with each courtyard having its own pool. All with air-conditioning, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar* (stocked on request), safe and hairdryer. Signature Rooms located upstairs with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Signature Garden Terrace Rooms are on the ground floor with direct access to the lush gardens and courtyards with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Signature Riverside Rooms offer views of the Helderberg mountains and Eerste River and are situated on the most picturesque side of the hotel with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Signature Riverside Terrace Rooms offer direct access to the lush gardens and overlook the Eerste River and Helderberg mountains, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Suites are more spacious with separate lounge area and special amenities with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Spier restaurant and wine bar, 'Eight' restaurant for a farm-to-fork dining experience focusing on fresh and organic produce. The Hoghouse BBQ & Bakery. Picnics available from Eight to Go deli. Wine centre with wine tasting facilities. Swimming pool at each of the six courtyards. Boutique Spa*. Kids' Clubhouse. Eagle encounters*. Craft Market. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking available.

3 nights between 24 Dec-4 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location with lovely gardens

Sep 14, 2020 Willem A

The out of town location has the advantage of greater security and quiet surroundings. Staff are exceptionally friendly, rooms are large and well equipped and the dining room serves excellent food. Parking is quite far from the rooms, but when they remember to charge the golf cart batteries that is not an issue. The gas fireplace in the room works… Read more
The out of town location has the advantage of greater security and quiet surroundings. Staff are exceptionally friendly, rooms are large and well equipped and the dining room serves excellent food. Parking is quite far from the rooms, but when they remember to charge the golf cart batteries that is not an issue. The gas fireplace in the room works well and looks natural. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spier Weekend Getaway

Aug 31, 2020 Ayesha809 Johannesburg, South Africa

What a gorgeous weekend. Even though it was icy cold this weekend, the fireplace in our bedroom made our stay. We managed to cycle, walk, make use of the Spa facilities. Everything is done to high standards. Wonderful for families too...wide open safe spaces. Well appointed rooms.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Indulgent and restorative family escape

Aug 5, 2020 SA_Traveller_76_CT

Spier hotel is set amongst acres of beautiful gardens, bike trails and farmlands. Hotel staff provided us with bikes for the whole family (including our 3 year old). We used the bikes to explore the riverside gardens, and to visit the owls and piglets on the far side of the farm. Afterwards we picnicked on gourmet artisan pizza from Vardas… Read more
Spier hotel is set amongst acres of beautiful gardens, bike trails and farmlands. Hotel staff provided us with bikes for the whole family (including our 3 year old). We used the bikes to explore the riverside gardens, and to visit the owls and piglets on the far side of the farm. Afterwards we picnicked on gourmet artisan pizza from Vardas smokehouse. Our room was expansive, with a private garden and indoor fireplace, allowing us to rest well. Staff were lovely and served us delicious breakfast and supper in the dining room lined with fabulous local art. Highly recommend a visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely breakaway

Jul 1, 2020 Still_In_Stellies Stellenbosch, South Africa

We had a lovely stay at the hotel. Staff were friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we had a relaxing trip. There is so much to see and do at Spier, from the art on display, to wine-tasting and Eagle Encounters. The property is immaculate and some beautiful paths to get lost on. The hotel food, breakfast and dinner were delicious and… Read more
We had a lovely stay at the hotel. Staff were friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we had a relaxing trip. There is so much to see and do at Spier, from the art on display, to wine-tasting and Eagle Encounters. The property is immaculate and some beautiful paths to get lost on. The hotel food, breakfast and dinner were delicious and the room we stayed in was lovely. I would highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing treat to yourself! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, staff and food

Jun 26, 2020 567harleec

My friend and I travelled to South Africa from the UK. We stayed at the Spier hotel for 2 nights. On arrival we were welcomed by very friendly staff and received a glass of wine!! This property is so lovely and very large, so we enjoyed exploring all its facilities. We loved our room and it’s farm style, which was a change from the other places… Read more
My friend and I travelled to South Africa from the UK. We stayed at the Spier hotel for 2 nights. On arrival we were welcomed by very friendly staff and received a glass of wine!! This property is so lovely and very large, so we enjoyed exploring all its facilities. We loved our room and it’s farm style, which was a change from the other places we’d stayed in SA. One thing I would say is we had stairs to get in to the property, so if you have mobility issues, make sure you contact the hotel before arrival. Whilst our stay, we paid to do the Segway tour, which was so much fun! I’d never been on one before, but enjoyed it and the guys that work their were so friendly and supportive! We had bed and breakfast board, and the breakfast was amazing, so fresh! All the food we had whist at Spier was amazing! We are not the biggest wine drinkers, so originally, we wasn’t going to come to Stellenbosch, however I’m glad we did a couple nights because the hotel has more to offer than wine. Although, we did enjoy the complementary wine tasting! The staff were very lovely and recommended a few for us to try! I’d recommend staying here as we loved it. If you’re a big wine drinker, than I’d recommend a longer stay! If not, then this is still a lush hotel to visit for a couple of days to rest and relax! Read less