The historic Devon Valley Hotel, situated in the SylvanVale Vineyards in Stellenbosch is to undergo a major refurbishment, in a move which will reinstate the venue to all its former glory.
The revival of this well-known Stellenbosch landmark will offer a new Cape experience for both the international and local guest.
The original timber-framed building built in 1947, was initially known as the Cedarwood Hotel. The current restoration aims to retain the hotel`s oldworld charm within its contemporary-colonial context, resulting in a novel boutique hotel experience.
The Devon Valley Hotel was purchased by Louis Group International (LGl) and other stakeholders, including well-known Stellenbosch restaurateur, Mr Craig Seaman, previously from the very popular Fishmonger, who has recently taken over as General Manager of the hotel.
With the unique combination of luxurious lodgings and award winning wines, guests can expect a memorable experience without losing the “handmade hospitality” ethos by which the hotel operates.
The metamorphosis of the Devon Valley Hotel will take place over a period of one year, resulting in a world-class, yet inviting facility offering up to 36 rooms in the main hotel, and 9 rooms at the adjacent Sugarbird Manor, which has been refurbished in association with the Worldwide Wildlife Foundation and managed by the Devon Valley team.
With sweeping views of the valley and the Helderberg Mountains, the venue is perfectly placed to make use of the natural beauty of the surrounding areas, while guests soak up the ambience of a modern hotel serviced by dedicated staff.
Additional benefits will include a wine library, as well as seasonal food items served on the patio in summer, or indoors by the fire in winter. Guests can expect personalized treatment, where they will be met, checked into the hotel, and later enjoy the assistance of a wine guide who`ll discuss food and wine pairing.
Flavours Restaurant promises a unique dining experience with a continuous theme from entree to dessert. The season-driven menu will highlight the fresh, abundant food of the region.
The venue`s planned Wellness Centre, which will feature a spa and treatment rooms, will also cater for those in search of relaxation, while wine-lovers can take advantage of an escorted Winelands tour.
TheSylvanVale Vineyards is synonymous with award-winning wines.
The SylvanVale Pinotage 98 was awarded 4½ stars in the John Platter Wine Guide, as have been subsequent vintages. This wine was also chosen by the prestigious UK magazine Decanter as one of their “Wines of the Millennium”. Recently two “Vine Dried” wines were added to the range – a Pinotage and a Chenin Blanc, made from specially selected bunches allowed to dry out naturally on the vines.