I keep coming back because it is welcoming and unpretentious. If you book in advance, the room rates are also very reasonable given the high quality of the rooms. Expect to pay a premium for mountain view rooms: the views ARE stunning, but they can also be enjoyed from the bar, pool area and patio. The courtyard view rooms are slightly bigger, and don't feel like the poor relation in any way, so unless you plan to spend a lot of time in your room I wouldn't advise paying the extra.
The original building (the rooms are in a modern extension) has amazing history and many artefacts of colonial days have been preserved and are on display. It is a family run hotel and I think it is a positive sign that the staff turnover seems very low as I recognise the same faces each time I come back. Lovely artwork in the rooms.
Full marks for the on site spa (Angsana). Genuine Thai treatments as they bring therapists over from Thailand on two year secondments. So if you like a massage that "means business" this is the place for you. Best massage I've had outside of Thailand.
The only thing that baffles me slightly is the continued absence of miso soup on the sushi menu. Haven't tried Myogo but it does look a little bit pretentious - as suggested by another reviewer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A preferred 4-star hotel for discerning Cape Town visitors, the Vineyard Hotel offers 208 luxury accommodation options, 2 award-winning restaurants, an acclaimed spa and fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue. Set in an idyllic 7-acre garden estate on Table Mountain's eastern slopes, close to the airport, the city and the many delights of Africa's No 1 leisure destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vineyard Hotel Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
- Vineyard Hotel And Spa
- Vineyard Hotel Cape Town
- Vineyard Cape Town