Our stay here was a lovely end to our honeymoon. The service was impeccable, nothing was too much trouble, and the hotel was decorated beautifully, with some local art and traditional decor. Our room was stunning- a good size, lovely accessories with a huge bathroom. The bathroom had a bathtub in the middle of the room, double sinks and a double shower, all decorated with marble and glass- just lovely. When we arrived we found rose petals waiting in the bathroom, and a bottle of bubbly with glasses in an ice bucket. The room had everything we needed, and when we discovered the bath had no actual plug somebody shortly brought one up to us.
We made use of the rooftop balcony twice- once for some wine and then on our final night we went to use the jacuzzi (though had to turn it off as the water was almost scalding).
The only couple of downsides to our stay were the outside noise and the breakfast. On both Friday and Saturday nights we had difficulty sleeping for a long time due to very loud music from the courtyard late into the night, and loud conversations people there were having- double glazing would have been very welcome. Otherwise the hotel itself was very peaceful and relaxed.
We also weren't completely impressed with breakfast- whilst the cold buffet was nice, we waited for about 20 minutes for porridge on our first morning, before having to leave without it as our taxi arrived. On the second morning my husband's tea was brought but not my coffee- we assumed it would come but it didn't. When we then asked again, it was forgotten again. Finally it came after we had eaten all of our food. On our third morning we waited around thirty minutes for porridge and a filled pancake. Breakfast was not hugely busy on any of these days.
Tip- book your own taxi to the airport- we were given a set rate of R300 from booking through the hotel, but this did not match up to the time it took nor how much we paid for our arrival in CT taxi (less than R200).
We'd happily stay here again, however, as we had such a lovely time- thank you to all of the staff for making it such a special end to our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Heritage is a boutique four star hotel that is historic and contemporary; intimate and lively; and stylish and cozy. Originally built in 1771, the hotel has 17 individually decorated bedrooms, which not only retain the charm of the past but are also equipped with an array of modern comforts. The hotel opens out onto a courtyard that houses the oldest living grapevine in South Africa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Town Heritage Hotel
- Cape Heritage Hotel Cape Town, South Africa