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 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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warmest place ever!

Jun 19, 2020 MDK1987ZH Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

I travelled a lot and rarely I have come to such a wonderful place. The complex is huge and offers several restaurants and bars and wine tasting place. The staff as mentioned in so many comments before are some of the friendliest I have encounter travelling overall. The food was delicious and for the price we paid to stay there it was absolutely… Read more
I travelled a lot and rarely I have come to such a wonderful place. The complex is huge and offers several restaurants and bars and wine tasting place. The staff as mentioned in so many comments before are some of the friendliest I have encounter travelling overall. The food was delicious and for the price we paid to stay there it was absolutely top quality of everything! Seems like getting a 6 Star service for a 3 star price! We will definitely be back! Read less
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May 14, 2020 Lim_Eleanor Singapore, Singapore

Grounds and the hotel lobby were beautiful. The estate is huge, so expect a lot of people during peak season. There's lots to do within the estate itself, including a couple of restaurants. When we went for the wine tasting, we had to queue for an hour and the tasting was rushed. The waiter spilled the wine at our table. Rooms and bathrooms need… Read more
Grounds and the hotel lobby were beautiful. The estate is huge, so expect a lot of people during peak season. There's lots to do within the estate itself, including a couple of restaurants. When we went for the wine tasting, we had to queue for an hour and the tasting was rushed. The waiter spilled the wine at our table. Rooms and bathrooms need updating, but were spotless. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The BEST

Mar 29, 2020 lanepederson

We spent the last few days in South Africa before the Covid-19 shutdown at Spier. Words cannot express how wonderful the staff and management was during this difficult time. Excellent service, amazing food, wine, and accommodations, and lots of sunshine and fresh air on a most beautiful estate. Highly recommended! Even while the world was… Read more
We spent the last few days in South Africa before the Covid-19 shutdown at Spier. Words cannot express how wonderful the staff and management was during this difficult time. Excellent service, amazing food, wine, and accommodations, and lots of sunshine and fresh air on a most beautiful estate. Highly recommended! Even while the world was shutting down, they put their (toward the end very few) guests first. Read less