Introduction: AN AUTHENTIC WINELANDS EXPERIENCE – BLENDED WITH SUPERIOR WINES AND TRUE HOSPITALITY!
Gracefully nestled amidst lush vineyards on a working winery, Eikendal Lodge offers 9 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, each with a private terrace boasting spectacular views of the Helderberg Mountain, our beautiful garden and surrounding vineyards. Arriving at Eikendal you are met with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and swept away to a tranquil haven, ideal to revitalise the senses. We strive in making every stay a memorable one with exceptional yet unpretentious, personalised service and a homely atmosphere, giving each guest a sense of ownership. Guest can indulge in a laid-back al fresco breakfast by the pool, soak up the romantic glow of the fireplace, set foot on a hiking trail through the vineyards and visit our cellar to taste award winning wines. At Eikendal Lodge our hospitality is inspiring and warmed by our genuine desire to please.
Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.
Below is my experience based on a two-night stay at the property.
My Arrival Experience: Warm welcome from Wendy before she escorted me to the room.
What I loved: The location, staff and very fast Wi-Fi.
What About the Food: Very good breakfast buffet. Had a pizza at their Italian restaurant and had to send it back the first time as it was burned. The second pizza also had burned spots and it was not the experience I hoped for. The Italian restaurant is located a ten-minute walk from the hotel but on the same estate. Not sure if it is owned by the hotel, but if I come back, I would take an Uber to somewhere else for dinner.
What About the Service: Very friendly service with attention to details. I would love to stay again.
What About my Room: Charming room with comfortable bed, shower in bathtub and stunning views.
Number of Rooms: 9.
Type of Property: Country hotel.
Location: Close to Stellenborsch, South Africa.
Complimentary Internet: Yes, very fast, unlimited and works in the room. Just perfect and unfortunately not always the case in country hotels in South Africa.
My Overall Impression: Great experience. A lovely country hotel with great value for money.