The hotel is lovely and the location stunning. The rooms are beautiful and set in small clusters, with 4 different swimming pools so that none ever seems crowded or noisy. The Spa was fantastic, a real treat at a decent price - would highly recommend it. There was a wedding ceremony on the lawn during our stay, which was lovely to be able to watch and enjoy the fireworks at night.
Having stayed at the Lanzerac many times before, we were expecting the same 5 star service we have always received - how disappointed we were. On arrival our 2 double and 1 twin room were in fact 3 doubles, leaving 2 teenage boys to share a double bed was not ideal! They eventually split one of the beds, but in the wrong room! We waited a long time for service on the terrace with the staff disagreeing among themselves whether we could just have sandwiches. It also took twenty minutes for an ashtray to appear. Breakfast was appalling - the hot buffet was akin to that of a 3 star hotel and service was equally thin. Terrible customer care and bad service - inexcusable!
Quality of dinner food not up to 5* standard in my view - we stayed at the Vineyard in Newlands and the mount Nelson also on this trip - both were better food!
The setting and the friendliness of the staff.
With a stay at Lanzerac Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Stellenbosch, within a 5-minute drive of Stellenbosch University and Dutch Reform Church. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.