Montagu Little Sanctuary
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Montagu Little Sanctuary

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Mountainside pool & Views
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5.0
#1 of 5 small hotels in Montagu
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Little Sanctuary is a private 4 hectare estate with two pools and extensive garden, with abundant fauna and flora. Close to the centre of Montagu and 2 minutes from the famous Hot Springs. Romance and tranquility is what we all are about. All our spacious luxury units feature the following: A bathroom with spa bath and steam shower. Fully equipped kitchen. lounge (TV with DSTV), a patio with weber style barbeques and splendid views. "Eagle's Nest" is a compact cottage with stunning mountain and valley views. It features an open-plan bedroom with a small seating/eating area, kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. It is perfect for those who want to commune with nature, but also enjoy some comfort at the same time. Smart TV But NO DSTV, Please note that due to the positioning of this cottage on the mountainside, numerous steps are necessary to gain access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Golf course
Hiking
Adults only
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Patio
Tennis court offsite
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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capefoodie2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the property is just on the outskits of the main Montagu hub, which is still easily accessible by foot if you are up for a bit of a walk - otherwise 2 minutes by car. The steam bath and jacuzzi were great - and the beds comfortable. The garden shows that there has been a lot of love poured into the place and we quite enjoyed walking around the small property and discovering different little places to sit and explore. Really liked the attitude of all the staff we encountered. The property is located directly net tot he Hot Springs - but it always appeared to be very busy, and not very relaxing. Could be quite lovely during quiet season I imagine,.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peace4Da, Owner at Montagu Little Sanctuary
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so pleased that you made the effort to explore and enjoy all the little spots we love to share with our guests on the property. We hope you will return again for another visit at a quieter time of the year to truly enjoy Little Sanctuary's peace and tranquility. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a prosperous and happy 2020. Kindest regards All here at Little Sanctuary.
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ver0niques7 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I needed to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation, we could not have chosen a better place. Every need is catered for, the rooms are clean, spacious and we particularly enjoyed the jet bath and built in steam shower in our en-suite bedroom.

The views from the room and no less than 2 swimming pools were just amazing! we sat back every night, lit up the weber braai that is provided and enjoyed some some award winning wines we got from the many wineries in Robertson.

We will most certainly return!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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deleeuwenhof wrote a review Nov 2020
Paarl, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we found Little sanctuary by accident and booked for 1 night by telephone direct. It started immediately positive. Friendly voice and after we expained what we were looking for, it was clear, that we needed to come.

We were offered a self catering unit...but what a view and how great the apartment.

One must make a stroll over the estate because then you find little secrets, as well as 2 pools of which one is pure spring water.

Time stood still and maybe the styling is a bit out-dated, but that was for us the charm in this modern day...everything however works 100% and the unit offered a steam cabin, wirlbath and all technical gimicks one could wish for.

The lady at check-in as well as the gentleman at checkout have lost their heart to this place and that one feels immediately.

This is the place for me to relacs, so i will definitive come back.

Thank you for all the love you have put in.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sollymolly wrote a review Jun 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic accomodation, very clean with all the details in mind, including some Montagu Jerepigo wine We loved the peaceful surroundings with nature at its best and and the walking trails up to the mountain. Darlene is very kind and friendly hostess. She made us feel at home. Definitely will come back when visiting Montagu
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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westonc wrote a review Feb 2024
Gonubie, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Once again, my wife and I, together with our daughter and her boyfriend, decided to stopover at Montagu Little Sanctuary on our way to Cape Town. It is always great catching up and chatting to Darlene who is a great host who goes out of her way to make your stay extremely enjoyable. We stayed in two luxury apartments, which were very spacious, clean, and comfortable, with fully equipped kitchens. The bathrooms are also very spacious, and we thoroughly enjoyed the steam shower in our bathroom. Once again, the complimentary jerepigo in the room was exceptionally good and greatly appreciated. It is also convenient and reassuring that we can always park our car with our bicycles on the back, in a lock up garage close to our room.
The property, including the interesting and impressive garden, is extremely neat and well maintained, and is in a lovely, safe, and quiet area. We always thoroughly enjoy exploring the property on the well laid out walking trails with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Overall, we had another excellent stay at Little Sanctuary.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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westonc wrote a review Feb 2023
Gonubie, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Once again, my wife and I decided to stopover at Montagu Little Sanctuary on our way to Cape Town. Darlene is a great host who really goes out of her way to make your stay extremely enjoyable. This time we stayed in luxury apartment 4, which was very spacious, clean, and comfortable, with a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom is also very spacious, and we thoroughly enjoyed the steam shower. Once again, the complimentary jerepigo in the room was very good and greatly appreciated. A visit to the Montagu Wine and Spirits shop, which is just a short drive away, is definitely worth it, and we always end up buying a few bottles of jerepigo to take home. It is also convenient and reassuring that we can park our car with a bicycle on the back, in a lock up garage close to our room.
The property, including the interesting and impressive garden, is extremely neat and well maintained, and is in a lovely, safe, and quiet area. We thoroughly enjoy exploring the property on the well laid out walking trails with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Overall, we had another excellent stay at Little Sanctuary and will definitely be back again
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jvanvelden wrote a review Mar 2023
Hermanus, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very relaxing stay in the tranquility of Little Sanctuary. Our apartment was clean and had everything we needed - and more. The toiletries provided were superb - so much so that I made a point of finding the supplier in Montagu and purchasing some for myself. Darlene is an excellent host and she made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended stay.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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westonc wrote a review Oct 2022
Gonubie, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I decided to stopover at Montagu Little Sanctuary on our way to Cape Town. We received a very warm and friendly welcome from Darlene who is a great host, who went out of her way to make our stay extremely enjoyable. We stayed in the “Eagle Nest” mountain cottage, which was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with a convenient kitchenette. The complimentary jeripico in the room was very good and greatly appreciated. It was also convenient and reassuring that we could park our car with bicycle on the back, in a lock up garage next to the cottage.
The property, including the interesting and impressive garden, is extremely neat and well maintained, and is in a lovely, safe, and quiet area. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the property on the well laid out walking trails with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Overall, we had an excellent stay at Little Sanctuary and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gianna_19933772 wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at Little Sanctuary during our last week of work in 2020, in order to isolate from housemates for 6 days, as a precaution before visiting family. Hilton and Darlene could not have been more welcoming, and we absolutely loved both pools and the proximity to hiking and climbing. The flat we stayed in was perfect for a long stay, with plenty of storage space and room to work. All our needs were met for cooking, too. Even though we were working remotely, it felt like a vacation just because of the wonderful atmosphere. And we felt safe, because every interaction was completely contactless. We can't wait to come back!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Darlene Deacon, Owner at Montagu Little Sanctuary
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Dear Gianna Thank you for your kind words and detailed feedback. It was lovely to meet you guys. We truly appreciate your patronage and are so pleased you could have spent a few days here working and relaxing all in one go! We hope it won't be long before we see each other again. Take care. Our best wishes to you and your loved ones for the year ahead. With thanks and appreciation, from all here at Little Sanctuary.
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Liezl wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect breakaway. The host Hilton made us feel very welcomed and comfortable from the moment we stepped in. very neat and clean everything you need is in the apartment.Definitely recommended if you want to get away from the hussle and bussle.Tranquil and peaceful with amazing views, enjoyed the pools and the cherry on the cake was the stramed shower and jacuzzi.Just one thing that would be very nice there is to have an aircon for those hot summer days otherwise we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peace4Da, Owner at Montagu Little Sanctuary
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your kind feed back. We are always so pleased to hear that our guests enjoyed their getaway to the tranquility of Little Sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you again very soon and wish you and your family a happy and blessed 2020. Kind regards All here at Little Sanctuary
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Funny Alias wrote a tip Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa22 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Eagle's Nest is definitely a winner - nice and secluded with unmatched views."
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Maxine Adelhelm wrote a tip Aug 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The top floor rooms have wood and carpet flooring making them warmer therefore in winter I would recommend the top floor rooms."
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Renee S wrote a tip May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa39 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views"
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Faiek A wrote a tip Jan 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa25 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the rooms located at the top of the property"
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Faiek250 wrote a tip Jan 2017
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the room right at the top next to the mountain water pool"
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£45 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeMontagu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Montagu Little Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Montague Tractor Ride (0.8 miles), Marloth Nature Reserve (1.9 miles), and Flying Feet (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Barn On 62 - Restaurant, The Rambling Rose, and 22 Church Street.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Montagu Little Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Montagu Little Sanctuary have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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