The Most Iconic Luxury Hotel in Cape Town

Web Ref #: 154
Price: From R 1400 per night, various packages available
Location: City Bowl

The hotel is an urban sanctuary with a romantic heritage, a unique sense of style, and a commitment to unparalleled service excellence.


Whether travelling for business or leisure in Cape Town, a family holiday, a honeymoon or a solo adventure, this is an elegant oasis in a world where privacy is the new luxury and pleasure is all about peace and serenity.


Rooms and Suites:


The hotel boasts six individual accommodation wings, each with its own unique character, private gardens and facilities. The 201 spacious rooms and suites are individually decorated and feature the latest in 21st century conveniences.


Superior Rooms:


Spacious and elegant – ideal for both leisure and business travellers and offer views of the hotel gardens, swimming pool or Table Mountain.


Luxury Rooms:


Understated old-world charm, complemented by modern luxury for the discerning traveller.


Disabled Rooms:


Two purpose built luxury rooms accommodate and meet the special needs of physically disabled guests.


Junior Suites:


Comprising of a bedroom and either a separate lounge or an open plan lounging area.


Executive Suites:


Grand and distinctive, offering spacious open-plan lounges and dining areas.


Deluxe Suites:


Offering twin or king-size beds with a private courtyard, balcony or garden overlooking a picturesque courtyard or one of the swimming pools.


Luxury Suites:


Offer grand living at its finest. These spacious suites have spectacular views of the garde, pool, or Table Mountain.


Penthouse Suite:


The Penthouse Suite offers the ultimate in luxury featuring a marble entrance hall, large lounge, dining room and private balcony with spectacular views of Table Mountain.


Garden Cottage Suites:


The ideal hideaway for honeymooners and couples, the restored Garden Cottages offer a way to enjoy the best aspect of the hotel from the privacy of your very own luxurious home-away-from-home.


All rooms and suites are non-smoking and are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units, luxurious 100% cotton linen and non-allergenic foam pillows.


Each room has a data port for high speed internet access and there is wireless internet connectivity throughout the hotel (please note there is an additional charge for internet usage).


The luxurious bathrooms are furnished with toiletries, sewing kits, hairdryers, bathroom scales, shaver sockets and shaver mirrors. Special facilities include inter-leading rooms, paraplegic facilities and view requests – a choice of the gardens, Table Mountain, the swimming pool, private courtyard and private balconies are available on request.


Services offered are daily newspapers, 24-hour medical support, bottled water, 24-hour in-room dining and an on-site guest laundry service. The bedrooms are serviced twice daily. A complimentary shuttle is available for trips within a ten kilometre radius of the hotel between 9am and 9pm daily. Bookings must be made with the Traveldesk at least 24 hours in advance.


The hotel offers two restaurants serving contemporary South African food served in impeccable surroundings, the other serving a wholesome buffet breakfast and alfresco lunches served on the sun-splashed terrace.


Join the throng of well-heeled Capetonians for sundowner cocktails, or indulge in pre-dinner Champagne and cocktails in the Champagne and Cocktail Bar , open nightly from 17h00 until late, and from 15h00 on Fridays.


No visit is complete without experiencing the Hotel’s legendary Afternoon Tea. Famous foodies and travel writers the world over describe it as being one of the best afternoon tea experiences in the world. Not for the faint hearted, the daily buffet is laid out in the hotel’s Lounge area and include old favourites like Black Forrest Gateau, Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cake, Rum balls and Smoked Salmon Choux Pastry Puffs, Lemon Chiffon, Passion Fruit and White Chocolate Cake, Baked Cheesecake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Eclairs, Coconut Ice, Battenbergs, Mini Quiches and Finger Sandwiches. Graceful notes from the Grande Piano add to the ambiance, and a selection of over thirty of the finest loose leaf teas, from Rooibos and Lapsang Souchong, to Early Grey and Darjeeling, completes the indulgence. Dress is informal. The buffet is served daily from 14h30 to 17h30 and costs R 165 per adult and R 85 per child under 12.


A lighter version of Afternoon Tea is served in the hotel Lounge every morning – the perfect setting for an informal business meeting, connecting with friends or catching up on precious me-time. Served from 09h30 to 12h30 daily and costs R 105 for Adults and R 60 per child. Dress is informal.


The Hotel’s sparkling new Spa has become one of Cape Town’s leading day spas. Treatments are world-class and have been developed uniquely for the spa. The spas signature ranges are the locally produced Africology and Victorian Garden, Clarins and recently introduced top UK brand, Elemis.


House in three original late Victorian buildings, décor is an eclectic combination of timeless elegance and contemporary style. Spa facilities include innovative changing areas containing sauna and steam baths, sensation showers and heated marble slabs.


There are eight individually decorated, oversized treatment rooms, including four specially designed tandem treatment rooms; a sun-splashed conservatory and refreshment station where guests are invited to relax and indulge in healthy snacks. The spa is open daily from 09h00 to 20h00.

Listing TypeHotels
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms201
Bathrooms 207
En Suite201
Wheelchair FriendlyYes
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewYes
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking200 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes