Forget the idea of this being a B&B. See it more as a boutique family-run hotel. It is an amazingly well-run operation with the very best staff who exude not just friendliness but warmth and personality.
The rooms are bang up-to-date with modern, calming tones throughout and gleaming bathroom fittings. One might say they lack a little corporate in styling, but opening as they all do onto a little terrace onto the beautifully kept gardens/pool I don't think that matters one bit. A very cleverly hidden kitchenette is a real boon for those with children - adding to the amenity without detracting from the style of the rooms.
Breakfast is comprehensive, and more sensible in its offerings than the banquets that one finds in a large hotel. Everything was done very well though with more than enough choice.
A great advantage is the generally excellent evening meals that are offered (R26 for 3 courses). Having young children with us meant that we could sit down to a calm evening meal knowing that the children were safe just next door.
Although it may not be in the most beautiful part of Constantia, the gardens ensure that there is a sense of comfort and seclusion and it is well situated for exploring Constantia, Kirstenboch and the attractions down to Cape Point. There is a very decent bar/bistro just across the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glen Avon has been officially upgraded by the TGCSA to 5 stars and has expanded to 16 superior luxury rooms and suites. Only minutes from major attractions like the Cape Town Waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Top Beaches and the Constantia Wine lands. Our en-suite bedrooms have all the luxury comforts including air-conditioning, private bar, internet access, modern marble bathrooms and swimming pool access. Hearty breakfasts and gourmet dinners are all part of the tradition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Avon Lodge Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa