Wednesday, 8 August 2018

#WineRoutingWithLloyd - Evergreen Manor & Spa

Right down in the historical core of Stellenbosch, lies a luxury guest house that offers that old world charm & grace with a touch of modern convenience. The Evergreen Manor & Spa's main house was built back in 1904 in the Victorian style of those old grand country houses that you see in the movies. 

Literally nestled under a few ancient oak trees in the centre of Stellenbosch & a few minutes walk from almost anything in Stellenbosch ranging from restaurants & galleries to museums & historic buildings. And bonus for me, Stellenbosch is also pretty much right in the middle of the winelands. So it makes a perfect central point to travel from daily when you are in the area & in need of some #WineRoutingWithLloyd. 

What was a real treat here, is that this little gem of a guest house has it's own spa! And I'm not one to let a mini spa day escape my schedule. It was the middle of the trip & from all the driving & walking & sipping, my body was holding a lot of tension, so I just had to. There is an extensive range of treatments of offer with a team of highly qualified therapists on site for your convenience. I opted for a full body aroma therapy massage that just hit all the right spots & left me feeling tension free & relaxed. 

So a bit more about the guest house: 
There are 9 (very spacious) en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms, each with a private entrance. (3 of these are 'Honeymoon' suites, which are even more spacious & more private.) Rooms are equipped with just what you need may need: Coffee stations, Mini-bar, Internet & Television. 

One of my favourite aspects of the guest house, is that it is furnished as to keep true to the style & beauty of a Victorian villa. Oh, & the guest house offers off-street parking. Believe me, in Stellenbosch, this is hard to find. (Almost as hard as finding a parking spot when the students pull into town for lectures.)

Breakfast is served daily downstairs in the intimate dining room, where you will usually find a continental breakfast spread & you get to opt in for any other hot breakfast of your choice. If you are lucky, you will find the owner of the hotel joining you for breakfast & a chat. Lovely to see that the owners of the guest house are still so hands on with their establishment & make your stay a whole lot more pleasant. 

After breakfast, or during a hot day, you can go relax next to the swimming pool & just enjoy the serene setting. 

Check out Evergreen Manor & Spa here. I for one, know that Evergreen Manor & Spa will definitely see me when I'm in town again. 

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