We arrived at Abalone House on a cold / blustery / rainy day in June. A relatively short drive from Cape Town this is definitely one of Paternosters major attractions for us from hereon in. Excellent front of house staff make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. We had two of the first floor rooms with easy access to a deck overlooking the ocean where you can sit in a jacuzzi whilst sipping on sundowners - simply beautiful. The rooms were huge with over sized super comfy beds, and all of the luxurious finishes one would expect from a five star establishment of this calibre. Underfloor heating / air con and heated towel rails being just some of the finer details. Turndowns are a nice touch as is the home made fudge left at your bedside !! We ate from their winter menu on our first night - Penne Carbonara. The portions were huge and the food was beyond excellent. Their on site facilities are as reiterated earlier quirky givin you lots of things to look at / enjoy. There is a well stocked bar with a really nice seating area next to a roaring log fire. A library provides an eclectic choice of reading matter for inclement weather purposes / or for relaxing next to the pool with a good book in summer. The staff are all lovely people, generous with their smiles and clearly enjoying their workplace. We will definitely be back and I will be reccomending it to our guests as a must do whilst in Cape Town !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abalone House & Spa offers five star luxuries with serious seaside appeal. The boutique hotel is an eclectic visual tapestry of texture and authentic colours of Africa cocooned within a central poolside courtyard. Disappear into this world of genuine South African hospitality and be indulged. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly sumptuous beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence. Feast at the bistro-style Reuben's at Abalone House, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel's West Coast offering that elevates this Paternoster destination to a new level of luxury escapism. The Healing Earth Spa offers ancient African traditions of healing and energy where pampering and rejuvenation await. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abalone House Hotel Paternoster