My partner and I have just returned from five nights at Highlands and were delighted with our stay - as were the friends we were travelling with. This is a genuine Country House experience. It is a winning combination of a glorious (and architecturally significant) house, stunning gardens and the most wonderful staff. The owner, Carol, is one of the most charming and hospitable people I have met in years of travelling and staying in top rated hotels. She is very hands-on and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to her guests (even to the point of lending us her own laptop for hours on end when the guest PC went down). She has so many attributes as a hotelier but perhaps the greatest is her ability to put together a winning team. Here the personal touch is paramount. Every member of the team plays their part but special mention goes to Jane at the front desk who is so helpful and generous with her time; lovely Monica who is a ray of sunshine and Ruben who is an absolute gentleman.
The hotel is well located - far enough from the centre to ensure peace and tranquility, near enough to be able to enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer. Our bedroom (No 1) was very large, stylish and comfortable and we had a large balcony overlooking the gardens and a huge bathroom. The public rooms (drawing room, library, dining room) are light and airy and are luxuriously appointed in grand country house style. Breakfast on the terrace each morning was a real treat. It's also very good value for money. All in all, a great find on the part of our travelling companions!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highlands Country House is the perfect venue for your weekend away, well deserved holiday, intimate wedding or even that (second) honeymoon. At Highlands a warm friendly welcome awaits you where good old fashioned excellent service is the order of the day. 14 individually appointed rooms are generously proportioned and all en-suite. Meals are individually prepared by the resident chef and the menu changes daily to suite your wishes. On request we can even host your own private dinner party, complete with place names, flowers and all the trimmings. Built in 1900, the Sir Herbert Baker house is set in the peaceful surroundings of formal gardens which boast 2 pools, a private spa and many secluded areas to relax and enjoy this home from home retreat. Afternoon tea is served at the pool or in the conservatory and of course the scones are homemade. Loose yourself in a book in the library or lounge or catch up on the news from home on the guest PC. Retire to your freshly made room and chill..... before dining in or out (of course we can arrange the transport), enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or on the terrace and feel yourself transported from the everyday to the extra special. Highlands Country House - country tranquility in the heart of Cape Town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highlands Country Hotel
- Highlands Country House Kenilworth, South Africa - Cape Town