Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Personal Impression

Cape Grace is a wonderful property. It is a boutique hotel offering delightful rooms, with a water view from every room, a great location, personalized and warm service and the feeling of truly being a guest.

The quality and detail in the construction and décor of this hotel is evident everywhere. The foyer is open and gracious with two desks to assist you where you can sit when checking in or making inquiries.There is a tour desk available to arrange rent cars or local tours. The library is comfortable with oversized stuffed chairs and a warm and cozy feeling. All guests are invited to the library in the evening for complimentary port and also at 6:00 pm the hotel offers a "Get Acquainted with Cape Town" talk complete with complimentary wine.

Location of the hotel

Perfectly situated between two bodies of water. The hotel is a short walking distance from the new waterfront area without being right in the midst of that noise and action of the waterfront. So it is quiet and peaceful at night. Cape Grace is perfectly located.

Accommodations

A standard room at Cape Grace is a wonderful room. The rooms are a very good size. In the entry way there is a credenza with coffee and tea making facilities. The bathroom has double sinks, a full sized bath tub a full sized separate walk in shower, and the toilet is in behind a door. Nice toiletries of every description are available. The entry way to the bathroom has a nice sized vanity table with a built in strong hair dryer. On either side of the vanity are two closets. One is complete with ironing board and iron. There are hooks all over the place to hang your hat or coats.

The bedroom is decorated very tastefully in light colors and has a desk with a electrical strip that has built in adaptors to accommodate both American and British appliances. A TV is in the credenza. A nice picture window looks out from either side of the hotel onto a water scene. A wing back chair in the corner adds to the décor.

The 4th floor offers loft bedrooms of two types. The luxury loft room is the same room as the standard guest room but has a very small balcony with two chairs. The Terrace Luxury Loft rooms offer a large balcony and a different room layout that is much larger. The complimentary port and morning coffee and rolls are offered for loft room guests in the foyer of the fourth floor.

Terrace Luxury Loft Room View From the Hotel

Internet Access

The hotel has an internet and business center that offers free internet access. There are four computers available for guests use.

Dining and Wines

Waterfront One is the name of the restaurant at Cape Grace. This is a well-known restaurant in Cape Town offering an extensive menu that has something to please everyone's desires. A delightful dining room with a warm and comfortable feeling with a touch of contemporary décor. They also have a large selection of wines. A full breakfast buffet is served in the Waterfront One restaurant and is included in the room price and this is a wonderful buffet with bowls of raspberries and blueberries along with all the finest pastries, and egg dishes. The bar is outstanding. A long narrow room with many comfortable conversation areas with overstuffed chairs, 400 types of whiskey and a rich dark wood décor.

Spa

On the fourth floor is a wonderful spa offering many treatment options. There are four treatment rooms, Angelica, Saffron, Paprika and Calendula. These offer a variety of treatments and massages ranging from 350 rand to 975 rand ($60 to $170) They also have the Vanilla hair salon. The hot spa area compliments the therapy rooms with a mineral spa bath, sauna, steam room, rain and body showers and a deck with sweeping views from a panoramic balcony. The lounge in the spa is called the Cilantro lounge with comfy chairs to read, relax or chat.

Summary

This is a boutique small hotel, with outstanding gracious service, comfortable accommodations and a great location.

Website: Cape Grace

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