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Majeka House
Ranked #3 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
1 review
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“Beautiful, special, unique”
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Majeka house is a GEM; from the whimsical design aesthetic of the lobby and bar, to the attentive and interesting staff. The spa services are great and affordable and the book selection in the bar was a lovely treat. The room was immaculately appointed. A shame about the drought though - as I couldn't use the bathtub, which had a view into the room.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled solo
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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, 3 March 2017
Dear canadianabroad47,

Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review about your stay with us.

The entire team is delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and services and hope that we will be able to welcome you back as soon as the drought is over so you can enjoy a bath with a view!

Kind regards

Karine
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Beautiful property and a nice welcome but it quickly went down in our estimation - some good points as follows:

* Floyd was courteous and charming at all times - a lovely man
* The girls in the dining room were so pleasant and gave good service
* Very nice gardens and pool area
* Very trendy no attractive furniture all over the hotel
* Our room was a good size with all the amenities you would expect
* The breakfast was excellent - lots of choice and great coffee

Bad points:

- The wifi was terrible - slow and unobtainable at times. Every time you left an area you had to log in again. When we complained, we were told that that was due to the fact that they didn't want too much data being used when you were not actually on your device? Another excuse on departure was that it was like that in South Africa!
- The hotel public pathways and doorways to rooms and general outside maintenance was in need of attention.
- The paper was coming way from the ceiling in our room
- The seal on the bottom of the shower door was coming away and when I told them at reception, it had been removed totally when I next went to my room - consequently when we showered, water spelled onto the bathroom floor.
- The toilet brush was really dirty and should be thrown away
- We had to carry our own suitcases up to our room on arrival - no offer for them to be taken up - unbelievable! We could have asked but it was supposed to be a 5 star hotel and you should not have to ask!
- For anyone who wants transport to stellenbosch, get the hotel to phone for a taxi - although when we ordered our taxi, we were provided with a private hire car as according to Wonder, there were no taxis in stellenbosch! If you google, you will see that there are. We had to pay Rand 150 for one way in - what a rip off. We got an Uber cab home at a cost of Rand 57!!
- We ate in the restaurant the first night and it was so bright in there and felt like a canteen - no atmosphere. The food was okay but I felt it was overly pretentious and my husband had a very bad stomach upset overnight and the only thing he ate differently to me for the previous 24 hours was the Springbok, so had to put it down to that!
-When we checked out we paid by cash and had to remind the girl on reception to give us our change!

Overall, we feel that it is definitely style over substance and the vibe we had whilst staying for three nights was not good.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, 1 March 2017
Dear Lizzie P,

Thank you very much for your review.

We have made note of all your comments and will make sure that our team is informed of the fault that you found whilst staying with us.

Kind regards

Karine
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Majeka is a truly exceptional establishment with incredibly friendly staff memebers and exceptional service. I highly recommend the establishment whether for business or for pleasure. I look forward to revisiting Majeka on my next stay in Stellenbosch.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, 28 February 2017
Dear nchaupek,

Thank you very much for leaving us such a positive review about your experience at Majeka House.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and particularly our team's service delivery.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Stellenbosch soon!

Kind regards

Karine
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stayed for 2 nights and it was so relaxing and peaceful! The staff was really awesome, we wanted to go on a vineyard tour at the last minute and they made some calls to make it happen for us. The grounds were beautifully manintained. We took a walk one morning, around the neighborhood and came across the Vriesenhof vineyard. Don't think twice, book your stay with the Majeka House, you won't regret it!!

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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kdequekervandermerwe, Owner at Majeka House, responded to this review, 21 February 2017
Dear Kjbaker13,

The entire team joins me in thanking you for such a lovely review about your experience at Majeka House.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend our establishment!

Kind regards

Karine
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

From the Minute we arrived to the Minute we left we Felt Truly Welcome but with a High level of Service. The Bar is lovely to relax in during the Evening and Breakfast was First Class. We had a Super Room and lots of Space.

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Majeka House

Property: Majeka House
Address: 26 Houtkapper Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price range (per night): R1 787 - R9 732
Hotel Class:5 star — Majeka House 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owner-managed and blissfully private, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, galleries, museums, and alfresco café culture. Numerous famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, dotted along the Stellenbosch wine route, are within striking distance. This prime location combines with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, a professionally run spa and spacious grounds to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the Cape Winelands.After extensive renovations and a designer makeover in 2011, Majeka House now boasts 22 rooms and sophisticated yet witty interiors. There are two new luxury mountain suites above the main hotel with large mountain-view balconies, and three new junior garden suites overlooking a shared, exclusive-use pool area. And, while the entire hotel is ‘parent friendly’, there’s also a fully self- contained villa – set apart from the main hotel and with a large private pool and garden – that is designed specifically with families in mind.The new suites were all conceptualised and decorated by interior design wunderkind Etienne Hanekom, who is also responsible for the award-winning interiors of Makaron Restaurant, the lobby and bar. They capture a sense of drama with boldcolours, rich textures and eye-catching custom-designed wallpapers but are also comfortable, inviting spaces for complete rest and relaxation.All contain thoughtful extras, such as comfy Crocs instead of hotel slippers, a Lavazza espresso machine, Wi-Fi internet and a DVD player with a wide choice of movies. The spacious and cleverly designed en suite bathrooms are fragrant with local toiletries made with indigenous plant extracts.In Makaron Restaurant, a stylish, contemporary interior using a clever mix of repurposed and recycled furniture complemented by modern statement pieces has been created. The result is a visually stimulating space that offers extreme comfort and encourages complete immersion in the dining experience. The overall effect is an understated feeling of luxury.Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. ... more   less 
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Majeka House Hotel Stellenbosch
Majeka Hotel Cape Town

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