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The Cellars-Hohenort
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A beautiful hideaway”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

In the beautiful Constantia valley, this hotel is an all you can eat style location where you need never leave! Sadly I only came here for lunch but discovered they have a spa, cocktail bar, open fire, amazing gardens and beautiful rooms.

Lunch was perfect - friends had the burger which was beautifully presented.

I would definitely come back here and stay in the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for your very positive review. We look forward to your return visit and hope that you will be able to stay with us next time.
Warm regards
Jo
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Newbridge, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is surely one of the most beautiful hotels anywhere. Hidden in the Constantia Valley, it is close to the CBD and waterfront but feels like another world. The sprawling property is surrounded by perfectly maintained gardens, whilst the hotel facilities themselves are cleverly worked into the historical buildings. There is great selection of restaurants, and the breakfast in particular is amazing. Despite the historic surroundings, the internet connection is, improbably, amongst the best I have ever used in a hotel anywhere.

Top class in every aspect and most highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is very good to hear that you so enjoyed your time with us, especially the gardens and our historic buildings. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Warm regards
Jo
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

A beautiful estate set amongst the stunning countryside of Constantia, only a few minutes away from Central Cape Town. An old world property which has been maintained to the highest standard. Old world service with a fantastic selection of top wines. The food was stunning and the whole evening was a great success
A wonderful experience not to be missed when visiting Cape Town

Room Tip: Only ate here. Couldn't get into the restaurant only heading for The conservatory.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Spencer L
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
We are delighted to hear you so enjoyed your evening with us, especially the old world feel of our property. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Cape Town.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Tourists run around the Cape Peninsula at a hectic pace and venture miles driving to outlying villages like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, when it is ALL right there in the Cape Peninsula. While we have never stayed at the Hotel of this establishment, annually we are drawn to it for a lunch at the splendid Conservatory Restaurant. Allow yourself a little extra time to walk through the magnificent grounds and stand beneath the ancient Camphor trees, part of an avenue that originally ran for miles and is also to be seen in Kirstenbosch.

Everything about this restaurant is tip top and it has won accolades world wide for the quality of the food served. The wine menu makes for interesting reading, never mind the views from the windows and the decisions to be made over what to eat. This is a place for a leisurely gourmet experience and we have never ever been disappointed.

Through the glass walls one may admire the grounds where squirrels and birds abound, and beyond the majestic Table Mountain dominates. The waiters are so well trained and know not to rush the diners. The bread basket is generous but restrain yourself for the meal to follow. Every morsel of food on the plate makes sense - just the most impeccable delicious meal in Cape Town.

I cannot rate this restaurant high enough! We think it is the best in SA and probably one of the best we have ever eaten at in our journey through 69 countries. For Overseas visitors coming to SA, with the rand such a bargain, this must be the ultimate gourmet experience and at minimum prices!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for this amazing review of our Conservatory Restaurant. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience with us. We hope it won't be long before your return visit.
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at here for 3 nights in March 2013 and booked through 'Deeksha' from Wanderforth Holidays. This was the last stop on our tour of Southern Africa and it didn't disappoint. The hotel and service were great at all times. Its in a great location to get around cape town and only about 15 minutes to the waterfront. The service we received was amazing, they always called you by your name and our last night we were surprised to see they had computers and printers for guests to use so we could print our boarding passes! The rooms are of an excellent standard and we even had under floor heating in our bathroom! On our last day our flight wasn't until 10pm and we asked if we could check out and leave our bags there but they went one step further to let us keep our room until the evening enabling us to shower up and get ready in the late evening before our flight. A great service which will stick in the mind and we will definitely stay here again when we return to cape town.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
It was very good to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, right up to your late departure, and we look forward to your return visit.
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Complete luxury!! If you want to be spoilt come here! The conservatory is lovely & does fabulous cocktails.
The staff are great & nothing is too much trouble.
A visit to Cape Town is not complete without an evening or even a stay here!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive comments. I hope that on your next visit to Cape Town you will come and stay with us again.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a truly wonderful hotel. We have stayed in Relais hotels in many countries and this one stands out as the best of the lot. Highly recommended dining in both restaurants. The Conservatory is lovely and the Greenhouse tasting menu is a serious spoil for a deserving darling like me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fiona L
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JoMassie, General Manager at The Cellars-Hohenort, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
I am so pleased to hear that you felt spoilt during your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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Property: The Cellars-Hohenort
Address: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Constantia
#3 Business Hotel in Constantia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Constantia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Constantia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Cellars-Hohenort 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Cape Town's historical Constantia Valley, on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain, all the rooms and suites of The Cellars-Hohenort boast panoramic views of the impressive mountain and the beautiful grounds. Set in 9.5 acres of world renowned and award winning gardens, this historic and beautiful country escape in the city offers guests far more than just incomparable scenery. Surrounded by top wine producing farms and some of South Africa's most popular restaurants,you will find so much to do and a mere fifteen minute drive to Cape Town City center & Waterfront. Back at the hotel there are two award-winning dining experiences, including Greenhouse, where cuisine focuses on regional flavors with modern interpretations. All of this is the result of owner Liz McGrath's more than twenty years of hard work, love and endless inspiration. ... more   less 
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