Although the hotel has increasingly become a conference venue we have stayed over many years and the welcome of the staff and many positive attractions make it a very happy experience.Comment of C. Peter , United Kingdom the 2016-08-16
"First trip to South Africa"
This was our first trip to Cape Town and indeed South Africa so cannot really benchmark against other hotels there, but this was a brilliant suggestion by our tour company Audley Travel. The staff could not be more helpful and the service was generally of a very high standard.
"Watching sporting tournament"
This was a truly lovely hotel with extremely helpful and kind staff. It has jaw-dropping views of Table Mountain which can be enjoyed in the garden verandah restaurant. Breakfast was wonderful here, an absolute feast and I also felt relaxed here for my evening meals. There are two other restaurants which I would love to go to with my husband next time! The café also looked inviting. The large outside pool has plenty of sun loungers and attentive staff bringing jugs of water and putting up umbrellas if asked. Gorgeous sushi is served here and other equally tempting salads. I stayed 6 nights in a deluxe courtyard room with garden views; it was very spacious, elegant and had a luxurious bathroom. My flight was delayed 10hrs and the manager accommodated me in the last available room for 1 night. The surrounding area was very tranquil with the oval cricket ground opposite. Newlands high street, which I walked to had some boutiques, a deli and fun eateries. I took advantage of the in-house chauffeur/taxi company who were very efficient with all my requests for trips. I had an amazing full body massage in the spa and used the gym. The garden was wonderful to walk around and there were many places to sit and read. This hotel has got it right; neither too formal nor too casual.
It was a very hot public holiday so we sat outside and had a delightful lunch under the trees. James was our excellent waiter and we were very happy with our choices off the menu. Excellent Pimms too. We shall return.
Great hotel ! Stayed in room 180 which was a suite and located by the swimming pool, gym and spa; away from the main hotel and very peaceful. Lovely sized room with a small patio area, which has a couple of chairs and sun loungers on it. Service at this hotel is excellent. Great breakfast, fantastic restaurants, lovely bar....the list goes on. This hotel is set in a great location for access to everything around Cape Town, but not if you want to be near the centre of Cape Town. Has amazing gardens, a large outdoor swimming pool, expansive gym, excellent choice of food; great for business or pleasure. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.
"Standards continue to remain high"
The hotel never fails to live up to its historic excellent reputation. We have been several times over the last 20 years and it will always be a favourite of ours. You are always made to feel special, thank you once again for a very memorable stay to all.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM