My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon for 8 days and could not have been happier with our selection.
The Rooms: We stayed in a luxury room, and it was HUGE. You could do cartwheels in this room & not hit anything! Big, beautiful four-poster KING SIZE bed, several upholstered chairs, a desk/chair, a big beautiful armoire. The building is two hundred years old, but restored beautifully. I loved the mix of historic style with a modern bathroom! That's right, huge soaking tub, separate shower, plenty of counter space. Super strong water pressure, plenty of hot water. It was a dream! I slept very soundly in this room. The bed was extra comfortable, and you had your choice of foam vs. down pillows (just ask!). They keep a carafe of filtered water & cups in your room so you don't have to worry about purchasing bottled water. You can refill it in the breakfast room downstairs. Our room was facing a side street and there was some traffic noise, but we had no problem whatsoever sleeping. Over the course of the week, we did peek into all of the other rooms (when they were vacated in the mornings and being cleaned). Every one is decorated differently and has a different size & shape. They said if we found a room that we wanted to try, we could switch for free. How nice! (We didn't, we LOVED our room!)
The Hotel: Absolutely adorable renovated building on a historic square. A lounge area with free internet/computer. A formal living room with a fire place. An adorable breakfast room where you can have your delicious free breakfast, or choose to order hot items off the menu (for a small fee). The food was superb, and the daily breakfast specials divine. There is a courtyard behind the hotel with tables/chairs from several of the restaurants on the block. There is a Thai restaurant, a wine bar w/tasty food, a steak/fries restaurant, a cape malay tradiional african restaurant, and my favorite, Savoy Cabbage (continental). There was NO shortage of food. Some days, we were too lazy to wander out and just dined downstairs. We highly recommend HQ restaurant for fresh-fruit cocktails.
The Staff: They were hands down some of the best service providers we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Nothing you could ask for was too much trouble. Big gorgeous smiles greeted us every morning. We actually felt bad when we didn't need them to do anything for us! All of their restaurant recommendations were fabulous. The tour companies they recommended were solid. They even have an in-house driver in case you would like to drive around in a Mercedes wagon in style instead of hailing a cab. Very convenient! Need a cell phone for the night? No problem! They'll loan you one. You can use it to call the driver when you're ready to come home too!
The location: We loved it. It's just a few blocks from Long Street banks/shops/restaurants. We also walked to Tamboerskloof and to the V&A waterfront with ease. We felt like we were very centrally located and it was a fantastic place to use as a home-base. We felt safe walking around the neighborhood too, even at night.
I'm sitting here trying to find something negative to write, but can't come up with anything. It's a super-clean, super-friendly, adorably-decorated hotel in the heart of the city. What more could we ask for?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Heritage is a boutique four star hotel that is historic and contemporary; intimate and lively; and stylish and cozy. Originally built in 1771, the hotel has 17 individually decorated bedrooms, which not only retain the charm of the past but are also equipped with an array of modern comforts. The hotel opens out onto a courtyard that houses the oldest living grapevine in South Africa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Town Heritage Hotel
- Cape Heritage Hotel Cape Town, South Africa