Babylonstoren

Relax in the South African countryside

Retreat to Babylonstoren for a relaxed getaway in a wonderfully peaceful location.

Set in meticulously kept gardens, this historic Cape Dutch farm has been carefully converted to offer elegant accommodation in addition to a well-maintained gym, spa, and swimming pool. Stay here and you will also enjoy access to the wine cellar, farm shop and bakery. 

Unwind with a book, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the Garden Spa, bird-watch in the beautiful gardens or partake in a wine tasting activity which includes a guided tour that takes you through the wine making process. There is a great choice of restaurants to try, including simple, fresh and delicious food at Greenhouse; the bakery – offering freshly made pizzas on Wednesdays and Fridays; and Babel, set in the converted cow shed. There is even a healing garden for picking fresh herbs to make soothing teas – bookings are essential for all, however hotel guests get priority.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£2,689 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Vineyard
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 853 Reviews
Cape Winelands

Hotel highlights

  • A beautifully converted farm
  • Tranquil spa
  • Peaceful location
  • Wine cellar, bakery and farm shop on site

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 22 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 45 minutes by car

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Babylonstoren

  • Vineyard
  • 45 minutes by car
853 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 647
  • Very Good 121
  • Average 41
  • Poor 25
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 26, 2019

There are no words to describe this little piece of heaven

Durban, South Africa

We booked a night as a treat to celebrate a birthday. We flew in from Durban specially to stay at Babylonstoren. Everything about this hotel from the food, staff, rooms, food, organized walks just oozes taste and attention to detail. The decor is amazing, the food sublime. Nothing is too much trouble for the incredibly happy staff. The gardens are unbelievable and to think that everything that you eat at the restaurants are grown at the farm. Best experience that I have ever had at a hotel.
Jul 21, 2019

Spectacular experience...

Within minutes of our arrival we knew we made the right decision. We were welcomed by Jerome with great vigor and professionalism. Our bags were swept away and his focus immediately shifted to making us feel at home. We had arrived a bit early so the cleaning crew was still working on our cottage but that did not keep the team from getting us sorted for lunch in the greenhouse restaurant (excellent) then shuttled is off for a swim at the private pool house and pool. Everything at the pool house was first rate including in the selection of beer, wine and spirits. No charge for anything and our kids had a great swim while we enjoyed a much needed glass of wine. Our cottage was spectacular. Incredibly well designed and appointed. So much space and each design element thoughtfully incorporated. Food was consistently delicious. Service was solid. And endless ‘nice touches’ like the wellies for muddy walks, mountain bikes for winery tours and a stealth service for lighting our two fireplaces while we finished dinner in the restaurant. As Jerome said ‘we want you to feel like you are returning home’. Impressive. Your dedicated golf cart is a must for the drive from the new cottages at the back of the winery. Our kids loved the fresh air and short scenic drive. Excellent is the right rating and we’ll be back. Well done!
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Babylonstoren

Room Types

One Bedroom Suite

Each open-plan suite has a luxurious en suite bathroom and lounge area with substantial walls, elegant gables and a hearty fireplace.

Bookshelves are filled with a wonderful selection of books while underfloor heating, free Wi-Fi and a well-stocked bar fridge ramp up the comfort-levels. 

All one bedroom suites come with a king-sized bed or twin beds and are serviced daily.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

One Bedroom Cottage

The slightly larger open-plan cottages have a luxurious en suite bathroom and lounge area with substantial walls, elegant gables and a hearty fireplace.

Into this pristine Cape Dutch style, a contemporary glass cube has been seamlessly added to house a kitchen area. The interiors continue this pairing of modern with traditional, with contemporary four-poster beds and furniture from international design brands.

Guests will enjoy bookshelves filled with carefully selected books, underfloor heating, free Wi-Fi and a well-stocked personalised bar fridge. Suites are either garden or vineyard-facing, with access to the garden and farm 

All one bedroom cottages come with a king-size bed and are serviced daily.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Two Bedroom Cottage

Similar to the one bedroom cottages in terms of style and design.

All our two-bedroom cottages are serviced daily and come with a king-size bed, and a king or two single beds in the second bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Farm House Suite

Comfort is key in the one-bedroom Farmhouse suites where a moody interior theme comprising swarthy four-poster king-size beds, dusted moss walls, luxurious en-suite marble bathrooms and generous walk-in cupboards are paired with contemporary furniture and accessories such as extra-length Italian sofas.

In addition to the underfloor heating, each room is fitted with a cast-iron stove. Bookshelves filled with a wonderful selection of books and free Wi-Fi are just a few of the things that await you plus awell-stocked personalised bar fridge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV