Vineyard Hotel

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A preferred 4-star hotel for discerning Cape Town visitors, The Vineyard offers 211 luxury accommodation options, restaurants, spa , fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue. Set in an idyllic 8-acre garden estate on Table Mountain's eastern slopes, close to the airport and the city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,801 reviews
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The Vineyard Hotel garners a range of opinions, with guests praising its immaculate cleanliness and luxurious amenities, including sumptuous breakfasts and beautiful gardens that offer breathtaking views. While the atmosphere and room decor receive mixed reviews, with some noting a lack of leisurely vibe and outdated elements, many visitors appreciate the hotel's prime location near tourist hotspots. The service quality varies, with reports of both exceptional staff and slower service during busy periods. Opinions on value also differ among guests.
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David G wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom84 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Vineyard is set in beautiful landscaped grounds, complete with tortoises, with stunning views up towards Table Mountain. The old part of the building has real charm and elegance. It's a large hotel with over 200 rooms but it's clearly very well run, everything works like clockwork and the staff were all exceptionally friendly, cheerful and helpful. The pool is large as is the lounging area which wasn't too crowded even at the height of the season and there is an excellent food and drink service at the poolside. In fact I thought the food was excellent throughout the hotel, particularly the extensive hot and cold breakfast buffet which I would describe as the best I've ever had, also dinner in the central restaurant "The Square" (we didn't try the fine dining restaurant Myoga). As a final plus the hotel demonstrates a clear commitment to sustainability which we appreciated.

We chose the Vineyard on a personal recommendation and for its location which was convenient for visiting relatives in the vicinity. It's a little way out of the town centre but taxis are readily available and not expensive. Overall we had a wonderful stay here and I wouldn't hesitate to book here again if / when we return to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in a Courtyard deluxe room which overlooks a beautiful internal courtyard garden and...
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deborahl130371 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom71 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here in December for 1 week and cannot recommend it enough. A truly beautiful hotel and the staff are very professional and super helpful! There is an excellent selection for breakfast every day and a great cafe for lunch near the gorgeous pool. There's also the main restaurant and an inside/outside restaurant in the grounds. There is also another restaurant onsite called Myoga which is Asian fusion, a very nice addition to the hotel.

After you have eaten you can take a stroll through the enchanted gardens.....I say this because they are quite magical and extremely peaceful. You will also find some of the resident tortoises when taking a walk, they are just delightful. I can honestly say I felt completely relaxed and happy when I left. And just a note, if you get anything dry cleaned it comes back smelling unbeliveably good and is really cheap. Well done guys!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Suites on the ground floor have doors that open out onto a lovely garden
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Lazzagear wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom1,091 contribution587 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful hotel in lovely gardens overlooking Table Mountain. There is a great swimming pool, the best hotel gym we've ever encountered and several restaurants. Sadly, due to COVID, only the pool cafe and one other were open. Service is exemplary and delightful, if a little pushy - we were always asked to sign for our included breakfast so we felt obliged to tip a zero balance bill! Their attention to COVID was also excellent and we felt very safe here.

The hotel was very quiet over Christmas and New Year and, as a result of the curfew and No Alcohol rule, there was nothing to do and most people seemed to go to bed at 9pm! The hotel managed to get around the curfew by only serving the Room Service menu to hotel guests in the evening, which meant the kitchen was open later. Sadly, this meant that we had to choose from a very restrictive menu for the 10 nights we stayed there and we were pretty bored by the end. That said, breakfasts were excellent, as was the lunch menu at the pool.

We stayed in a Garden Suite but I'm not sure it was worth the extra cost. It's a large room with a seating area and a small patio outside but the 'mountain view' was almost non-existent as we looked out on to trees. I think the mountain view rooms with balcony on the upper floor would be better.

There were also lots of niggles. WiFi was shockingly inconsistent and mostly unusable in our room. The shower door didn't shut so the bathroom was swamped every time we showered and the grouting around the shower was filthy. Housekeeping was reduced due to COVID but it was pretty basic when it did take place with tea bags not being replenished and empty water bottles being left.

But nevertheless, this hotel is lovely and we will almost certainly be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Roy Davies, General Manager at Vineyard Hotel
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a detailed review on The Vineyard. Thankfully the Vineyard is a more interesting place to be now, restaurants are open with cocktail and wine-lists on offer and some great specials. For instance we have a wonderful Burger special on Wednesdays, and on Mondays we do a great Pasta offering. Fortunately the hotel is a bit busier and we have been able to increase our housekeeping team and improve on the servicing of the rooms. We do look forward to your return, so that you can experience more of a regular stay at The Vineyard. Warm regards Roy Davies
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D&R Travels wrote a review Apr 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom68 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second time staying at the Vineyard since 3 years ago and we were kindly upgraded to a room with a balcony and a stunning view of Table Mountain.
We enjoyed the fantastic breakfast with lots of choice on the menu and the option of dining inside or on the terrace.
The rooms are spacious, bathroom is spotless but it is the staff that make this hotel so enjoyable.
Everyone from the valet; housekeeping,catering and front of house are cheerful and courteous.
The gardens are kept in immaculate condition and watching the giant tortoise going about his business in the garden is something you don’t see every day.
If you haven’t hired a car or prefer the general buzz of the V&A then I suggest you give this hotel a miss as it is peaceful, relaxing and a welcome break from the commotion of the city.
Kirstenbosch botannical gardens are also a 2 minute drive away and should be on your To Do list if staying here..
We will return again one day...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony C wrote a review Mar 2021
Howick, South Africa189 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had booked for our fifth visit to the Vineyard hotel to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary. We received the usual warm greeting and were highly impressed at the level of Covid precautions. Even the controls for the TV remote had been sealed in plastic so they could be sanitised daily. We were astonished that the England cricket team had checked out and left the country owing to their concern about the lack of Covid protocols- at least that is the reason they gave. We thought the effort being made to protect us was outstanding. The rooms are as comfortable as ever, and the food was delicious. Once again- Highly recommended. TonyC
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Robert VTH wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in one of the luxury apartments at the Vineyard Newlands, first impressions when walking into the reception was wow you can see why it’s not cheap. Once checked into our apartment and settled in we started to notice things that started letting it down, the ceramic tiles around the basin in the bathroom were loose and one fell off, housekeeping was informed and maintenance came and stuck it back on. But there were lots of other things like damp flaking paint in the bathroom and living room, a cracked window, masking tape left on from the last time the room was decorated and the basin plug was broken. The final thing was the sliding doors leading to the 3 terrace’s, we were on the ground floor and with the doors locked from the inside by simply wiggling the doors on the outside the lock disengages and the doors slide open so not secure at all.

The rest of the hotel was very nice, breakfast service was a bit shambolic with things being forgotten and food arriving late but the main restaurant for dinner was amazing. Only problem we found was the menu was quite small and by the 3rd night we had tried most dishes that took our fancy.

The pool was lovely with lots of fresh towels and loungers available. I went to the gym on the first day and it had a good selection of equipment but a lot of the machines are old and either had broken bits of displays not working.

The hotel is priced towards business people so it is actually cheaper to stay on weekends rather than week days. We were told this by the reception staff at checkout.

Would I go back? I think I would probably try somewhere else first.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Weekends are cheaper than week days.
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Response from Fransette Rossinger, Other at Vineyard Hotel
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Dear Robert, We appreciate your feedback on your first stay at the Vineyard Hotel. We have taken your feedback to heart and have actioned interventions to address the points raised with our maintenance, food and beverage and service delivery teams. We sincerely apologize that your experience was tainted, and we would like to ask if you would consider giving us another opportunity to experience a stay at the standards we set for ourselves. Our head of Reservations will be in touch directly to explore the opportunity with you further. Warm Regards, Vineyard Hotel
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Love2Travel wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions33 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning hotel, bringing the old and new worlds together.
Rooms were well decorated, comfortable and clean. We had beautiful views of the mountain. Breakfast was wonderful with a variety of options. Dinner in the Restaurant was absolutely delicious with beautiful views of the garden and mountain. The pool area is well maintained with two pools, one (indoor) slightly warmer than the other (outside).
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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BigWorldLotsToSee wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany203 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location Ambience
We bring visitors here on their first day in Cape Town. Fab mountain view. Lovely gardens for a post lunch stroll. A resident Turtle. It can be difficult to get a table

Food
We ordered sea trout (175 Rand) - great. Chicken Schnitzel (135 rand) - generous portion. We substituted the Sweet Potato fries with standard Potato Fries. Quiche of the day served with salad (85 rand) - excellent.

Drinks
A glass of bubbles is more expensive here than other restaurants (90 rand for Simonsig Rose). We also had a bottle of Lynx Rose (205 rand). A good but expensive wine list

Service
We had a super friendly waiter. He worked well for us. Others might be put off.

Food
All 3 of us were very happy. We did not order starters or dessert

Overall
I would return in a heart beat. The view & ambience is second to none. The food is good. The menu has lots of interesting choices that would not scare the horses.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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pieboyinspain wrote a review Jan 2023
Spain418 contributions269 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Newlands is a beautiful neighbourhood, sat at the foot of table mountain. As such, the location is stunning.

The hotel has a very 'colonial' architectural feel. It has been beautifully kept in all communal areas and feels like a 5 star hotel. The gardens are cute, with wonderful views of table mountain. If you are lucky, you will see the resident large tortoises around the garden.

The bar and restaurant are excellent. Really great food and not really much more expensive than outside. Breakfast was spectacular but variable. On our first day, the ordered egg dishes looked as if they had been created by a modern Michelin starred chef, the second day they looked like home cooked food, also the wait for food was long... the hotel was rammed and there seemed to be a lot of guests using the facility who were not residents.

The rooms were large and super clean, the bed big and very comfortable. Also they had multi country plugs allowing us to use our devices with an adaptor, Nice touch. The furniture was a bit old and dated.

The only thing that I felt let them down was taxis. They have a private car to take you into cape town at 600 rand. The local taxi will be 200 and uber is 125 rand. Overall, this felt a bit abusive, even for a quality hotel, especially given the bar and restaurant were not disproportionately more expensive.

However, I would 100% recommend this hotel, IF you want a lot of charm, luxury OUT of the town. If you want to be close to the centre of CT then maybe look elsewhere.

Overall, I loved my stay
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gillian Friedman, Other at Vineyard Hotel
Responded 02 Feb 2023
Hello! Thank you so much for the review! I am so glad to hear that you loved your stay with us! I will chat to our Chefs about the consistency of the A la Carte Breakfasts. Fun fact - We actually have 11 Tortoises roaming freely around the Gardens. Hope to welcome you back soon to enjoy more of the rest of our facilities. Best Regards Gillian
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Chris wrote a review Feb 2020
Voorburg, The Netherlands60 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the last few days of our trip to South Africa here and would love to return! The hotel is housed in one of the Cape's oldest houses with room added in a new wing. The gardens are stunning and the terrace restaurant always a pleasure to sit and eat in.

Great pool area with the splash cafe offering an interesting and delicious menu.

The weekdays are definitely preferable to weekends as many local descend on this hotel for breakfast/brunch. As we first arrived on a Saturday, the Sunday morning seemed hectic with queues for table, and then food etc. The splash area/swimming pool also seemed full of locals with one long table booked for a birthday; unfortunately they were incredibly noisy (lots of alcohol).

However from Monday the hotel became a place to relax and enjoy again... So if I had to give any tip, I'd say avoid weekends. But this is definitely a hotel worth visiting again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Stephanie M
Johannesburg, South Africa215 contributions104 helpful votes
Yes you can have breakfast outside. Pls contact the hotel re full buffet breakfast cost. If you are staying there it is usually included with the bedroom rate.
Clare B asked a question Sept 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom180 contributions84 helpful votes
Hi, please could someone tell me whether the outdoor pool is open?
claire C asked a question Jan 2020
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom42 contributions57 helpful votes
Hi there I’m staying in one of the suites, are there hairdryers in the room? Many thanks
Answer from AsifLaher
Johannesburg, South Africa37 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes there are
Answer from 508jeffreyi
Johannesburg, South Africa37 contributions5 helpful votes
I am not a cyclist but a family member is a committed cyclist. He informs me that you certainly can rents good bikes in Cape Town and highly recommends enjoying the numerous scenic rides, especially Chapman’s peak.
GrizzlyMstratford wrote a tip Feb 2024
25 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool area is exquisite "
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Sufeya B wrote a tip Feb 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom43 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When eating the outside patio gets really busy at peak times as people from outside the hotel also come to eat and drink here "
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Malcolm R wrote a tip Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom163 contributions87 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid rooms in the older parts of the hotel. At peak times the swimming pool area is congested & the grass muddy. Select your sunbeds quick"
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suzanne f wrote a tip Dec 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Concierge desk very good for arranging transport which is important here "
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Ann P wrote a tip Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California15 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t waste your money on expensive impersonal hotels. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,995 - R 5,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownNewlands
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vineyard Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Vineyard Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cavendish Square (0.5 km), Barnard Gallery (0.2 km), and Ardmore Newlands (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vineyard Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Vineyard Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vineyard Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vineyard Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vineyard Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barristers Grill & Cafe, Basilico Restaurant, and Tiger's Milk Claremont.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vineyard Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Vineyard Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Vineyard Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Vineyard Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Newlands.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vineyard Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Vineyard Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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