Cellars-Hohenort | Cape Town, South Africa

Personal Impression

A wonderful place to stay a little out in the country located in the beautiful Constantia Valley about 15 minutes from Cape Town. This is a 5 star Relais & Chateaux property and part of the “Collection”. It is an 18th Century Klaasenbosch wine estate and country house that has been lovingly restored to its present delightful condition. A warm and welcoming place with some of the most incredible gardens I have ever seen and an outstanding restaurant. If you like a historic and charming place to stay and enjoy hotels that are older and have character this is a good choice.


Personal pictures that cannot do these gardens justice. They are exquisite.

Hotel Location

From Cape Town, it takes about 10-15 minutes by car. The setting in the vineyards is delightful and the gardens are truly spectacular. This area is full of vineyards and is lush, green and quiet. The hotel is very close to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Transport can be arranged through the hotel and car hire and assistance is available.

Accommodations

There around 50 rooms in the complex mostly air conditioned; suites to single rooms. Every room has a slightly different décor and layout. Our room had a separate small lounge, nice sized bedroom and a very updated bathroom. The hotel is full of antiques and also has some contemporary touches. The hotel also has a swimming pool.

Internet Access

The hotel has a guest computer and offers free internet access.

Dining and Wines

Ah the food! I did not realize when I ate here how famous and well respected the Greenhouse restaurant has become. The food was delicious, fresh, perfectly prepared as well as excellent service. There is one table for eight in the corner that is floor to ceiling glass on two sides overlooking the English country garden. I have promised myself to return with friends and dine in this remarkable restaurant. They also have another restaurant called The Cape Malay that features a set menu with an Asian influence. Breakfast was also a treat here eating outside watching the squirrels play on the lawn a truly relaxing beginning to the day.

Spa

The hotel has the Spa Carchele and it is nestled in the beautiful gardens. A variety of treatments are available and they also have a hair salon.

Summary

This is a unique hotel, set in vineyards and lovingly restored. The rooms are comfortable, and well sized. Food is remarkable and the setting is perfect.

Cellars-Honehort

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