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"Tranquil, comfortable & relaxing"
Well located a short distance from Constantia village the cellars is a quality establishment in a great location. Public rooms are attractive and comfortable although attention needs to be given to the restaurant layout by management. Too many tables in a poor configuration. Rooms in the Cellars very comfortable and the staff obliging. Clean and good vfm.
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The saving grace for Cellars Hohenoet was the exceptional service we received... We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and the staff couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The room however was disappointing. It was lovely and quiet and in a fantastic position, opening onto a small terrace and the pool, but the standard of the room was not to the standards you would expect from a 5* hotel. Slightly dated furnishings are perhaps in keeping with it being a grand country house, but the blackened (mouldy) shower sealant, the stained bedding and the cracked window pane is not what we would expect from a 5* hotel. The service at breakfast was first class, but I would question why our food was served on a wooden board with thin paper on top. This is fitting for burger and chips, but not for an omelette or eggs benedict and it proved difficult to eat the food without eating the paper it came on. Whilst we loved the way our room opened onto the pool, I don't think the pool had been cleaned for a few days at least and so it was tricky to swim without consuming dead flies or leaves... A minor detail, but I would have expected the pool to be cleaned daily. With one of the best restaurants I've ever been to (Greenhouse) on your doorstep and the wonderful service, I enjoyed my stay at Cellars Hohenoet, but with a few changes the hotel could be exceptional. If you choose to stay here you should insist on having one of the updated rooms.
"Fabulous gardens, hotel, service, staff"
What's there not to like at this beautiful Relais et Chateau hotel! Gardens are beautifully maintained, flowers, walking paths, small vineyard. Hotel is charming with rooms in two historic buildings. Staff are gracious and attententive. Dining is either on the terrace outdoors or inside where you can look through the floor to ceiling windows at the lovely gardens. The Greenhouse restaurant has an imaginative tasting menu. Hotel is about 5 minutes free shuttle drive to the Kirstenbosch Gardens. The two swimming pools are lovely to lounge around. Drinks and food can be brought poolside. Highly recommend this oasis!
"Old Cape style at it's best"
Cellars Hohenort is one of three of the Collection by Liz McGrath. Cellars Hohenhort is located in the Constantia area of Cape Town and has as its vista, the sprawling views of the Cape Peninsula or Table Mountain as it's backdrop. There are two main buildings and several smaller buildings - 42 rooms in all. Each room is individually decorated by the late Liz McGrath. Our room was in traditional Edwardian style, quite spacious although the shower was somewhat small. The hotel is beautifully maintained and the staff are welcoming and there to please. We enjoyed afternoon tea on the patio and spent a few hours at the spa - excellent! Our dinner in the Conservatory was pleasant. The traditional bobotie is a winner! The wine list has something for every taste. The slow pace and gentrified ambiance, make Cellars a definite on the return list.
A roast beef Sunday lunch is not a South African tradition but is very popular at The Cellars so I had to try. What a disappointment,the beef was passable,the Yorkshire pudding very good but the vegetables,though they looked good, were so raw as to be inedible. What a disapointment. Sadly Cellars,set in the most beautiful gardens,has lost it's sparkle. It has that complacent feel of an institution doing you a favour. Not good.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM