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“Give the Rose Bar a miss” 1 of 5 stars
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The Rose Bar
Alphen Drive | The Alphen Boutique Hotel, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Ranked #18 of 23 Restaurants in Constantia
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Give the Rose Bar a miss”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Note: This is a review of the hotel's Rose Bar only - I have not stayed at the hotel itself.

Location is great and the garden setting is serene and relaxing.

Wine list is quite well put-together, but among the lowest value-for-money I have seen around Cape Town.

Staff members are usually alright, but I’ve just learned that they get snotty if you question whether they’ve brought you the right glass of wine. Alvin, a guy that looked like the bar manager, didn’t seem to know the difference between a chardonnay and a chardonnay/pinot noir blend, and to cut a long story short, turned a polite question into a passive-aggressive debacle.

Also, don’t bother pointing out a rat taking an early evening bath in the hotel’s pool – you’ll likely be met with a pointed lack of interest. Luckily for said rat (and I suppose the early-morning swimming enthusiasts among the hotel’s guests), it did eventually appear to get out on its own.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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