The Glen is, by far, the luxury boutique hotel with the most friendly, helpful and smart staff i 've ever been in. This team made my stay the best ever i had in any hotel (...as a frequent traveller with more than 70 hotel nights/year in boutique hotel and 4/5 stars). What made my stay unique is not only the fantastic quiet and green location of the hotel in Cape Town city (close to everything), not only the large and elegant room with a sea view, but also the exceptional friendly atmosphere, the "ready to help" and smart attitude of each team member. Definitely a great team both collectively and individually! I never found any hotel so far where i felt so comfortable and happy to socialize with the staff for a drink, a chat and even a unique dinner party in the city with 4 of the team members!
At the Glen I didn't face any "artificial or commercial" complaisant attitude. I believe that Mark, the owner, and Phil, the general manager, have a unique talent to recruit and motivate their team. Their generosity and humanity is the soul of The Glen . I was also impressed by their involvement: they are always here to ensure the best possible service from early morning to late evening. Each team member is so much truly committed that I felt like invited to their private house. Each one definitely exceed expectations.
I found The Glen Hotel by chance. When I googled "gay friendly hotels", I had no idea what a gem I was about to discover. I confirmed my booking after reading the excellent and consistent comments on Trip Advisor.
I had a couple of emails contact with Phillip, the Guest Relations Manager, before my arrival. Philipp could not have been more obliging or helpful. He organized for me the transfer and a great massage just when i arrived at the Hotel (he adapted kindly to my flight delay!).The day after, he found a great yoga trainer for a private session in my large room! This was the first time he had such a request but nothing was going to be too hard for him. He found the best trainer in the area and he convinced him to come!
After the relaxing and revitalizing massage of Hano, I felt ready to enjoy a nice walk from the hotel along the Indian Ocean. I was convinced by the charming smiling staff members to stay for the dinner at the hotel, (probably the best option after 18 hours trip from my home in France!). I truly enjoyed pleasant discussions (nothing commercial neither artificial...just friendly) with the team. This is how I met Bogdan who created the most elegant, giant and delicious fresh fruit salad ever!! Just imagine half of a big watermelon filled in with the biggest variety of fruits! Bogdan has a great talent for creating contacts and to make your stay unforgettable.
Now, The Glen is definitely the place in the world I dream to come back for holidays during the no-rain-summer-season to enjoy the spa and the large pool areas and to have good time with the amazing team of The Glen. An new opportunity to know more Morris, Rudi and Riaan who have been so kind and helpful...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For availability please book directly with us between 1st November 2017 until 31st March 2018. We have limited availability on all partner sites The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for travellers who are looking to unwind, relax and explore the very best Cape Town has to offer. Our team are dedicated to making your stay as memorable as possible filled with wonderful experiences and treasured moments you’ll cherish for years to come. The Glen is chic, tastefully styled, and will embrace you in its warmth. The hotel has 24 individually furnished rooms, ranging from Standard, Deluxe and Suites, through to the crème de la crème of our stunning Penthouse - with direct lift access. The hotel itself is rich in décor and modern artwork, and most rooms come with their own balcony or private terrace. The Glen also offer 3 other properties, G on Barkly, G on Herbert and G on Rochester with their own unique self contained facilities. these properties are perfect for families and groups looking for a high standard of living and accommodation - please enquire directly with us for more details. Our G Spa is inspired to bring you complete wellness and honours the African principle of natural beauty. All treatments are designed to take you on a journey of rejuvenation with our trained massage therapists, who are there to help you to discover a whole new level of relaxation. Our sun terrace and cascading pools are the ideal spot for you to relax and enjoy the warmth of South Africa. Our outdoor Jacuzzi is ideal for evening sunset, and our spa includes a sauna, steam room and hot tub for your enjoyment, open from 6pm to 11pm. The G Kitchen hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a combination of Mediterranean and South African cuisine. Braai’s are held weekly during summer (Sept to April), where guests can enjoy traditional food and relax by the pool with one of our legendary cocktails. Our G Car Hire service has a fleet of luxury vehicles; from city runarounds to top end convertibles. For those who prefer to be driven around, we have experienced chauffeurs to take you anywhere in the City. Cape Town is known for its beautiful people, breathtaking scenery and rich history. To make sure you don’t miss any of these, we offer bespoke Tours and Activities, for both half days and full day experiences. As a non-discriminatory hotel we warmly welcome both straight and gay guests from all over the world. In addition to free WiFi and satellite TV, all guests can enjoy continental or full English breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the pool or at the restaurant, and the a la carte menu provides for round-the-clock informal dining. The Hotel is located in Sea Point, Cape Town and is only 12 miles from Cape Town International Airport with on-site parking as well as a luxury airport transfer service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Glen Boutique
- Glen Boutique Cape Town
- Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa Cape Town, South Africa