Hotels are always vying for the best views in their location. The Cape Grace Hotel which is situated at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa can most certainly boast about theirs.
We were lucky enough to spend a night in one of their "Table Mountain Luxury Rooms". It is definitely luxurious, containing a fabulous bathroom with beautiful counter tops and comfortable bath and shower. The linens are excellent and the touches of colour combined with history throughout the hotel create not just a great ambience but also an experience you don’t normally associate with a hotel. However, the greatest asset that this room has is a breath-taking view. You are first met with the sight of bobbing yachts in the marina right next door to the Cape Grace, but if you take a look around, you also receive views of Lions Head and Table Mountain, iconic landmarks of Cape Town.
The best views, which have been experienced by worldwide stars, can be found in the penthouse. Sprawling over 125m2 it possesses three terraces, one from the bedroom, one from the en-suite and a large Jacuzzi terrace, accessible through French doors with sun loungers to lie back and take in the views. In addition to the living areas, there is a dining area, with exclusive meal planning with the executive chef to add an extra special spark, perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or a special treat. If you require more space, or rooms, Cape Grace also offer 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed suites, flawless for larger families or even work colleagues.
As soon as you cross the threshold into the reception area, the Cape Grace shows its grandeur. We were greeted with smiles all round and checked into our room with effortless efficiency. There is a welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home, and the visitors book is certainly an adage to guests having the best time here. Pages filled with guests from all around the world with nothing but the kindest of words for the staff at Cape Grace. We certainly experienced why guests have fantastic things to say, the communication between staff at Cape Grace is exceptional. We personally believe that communication at a hotel is an extremely vital factor in making a guests stay pleasant and unforgettable, and everyone from the porters to the restaurant staff are fully informed.
We spent our time relaxing in our room, taking in the view on a spectacular Cape Town day, as well as sending some work emails, of course. In the early afternoon though we were getting peckish, fortunately Cape Grace offer afternoon tea, an opportunity, considering my British heritage, not to be sniffed at. It was a grand affair with a three-tier tray presented in front of me, including sandwiches, scones and cakes, all well worth investigating! In the late afternoon, after recovering from the earlier feast, we decided to take a trip to Bascule the resident wine and whisky bar. Bascule is written into Cape Town folklore for whisky fans, with over 500 whiskies from around the world combining to create one of the largest whisky collections in the Southern Hemisphere. If you are new to whisky they also offer tastings, which introduce and educate you on the whisky world.
After a stroll in the evening to work off some calories, we arrived back and were invited into the library for a complimentary nightcap, with either a port or sherry available. We obliged and sat back in the comfortable sofas gazing at the many books on the shelves, after which it was time to turn in.
We woke in the morning to the same view over the marina that would never get old. We made our way to Signal restaurant for breakfast, again greeted by wide smiles and a fantastic smell. A huge continental spread across a large table, with fresh juices, fruit and muffins. We took our pick of cheeses, meats and pastries and took a look at the a la carte breakfast menu with all options sounding superb, my eggs benedict with smoked salmon was delectable.
Unfortunately, it was quickly time for us to leave. Even after one day in our home city we had fallen into the trap of feeling as though we were on holiday, such is the hospitality at Cape Grace. There is so much on offer here from a custom jewellery store to a peaceful spa; it is easy to get caught up in the experience.
The Cape Grace hotel is the epitome of luxury, offering every service you can imagine; from complimentary shuttles to baby-sitting they have it all. So let us take care of everything for you, and organise your best ever holiday experience.
Please let us know your requirements at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put together a fantastic package for you.
Book a minimum of 3 nights stay and receive complimentary Table Mountain Cableway tickets. Just include the code: TABLE MOUNTAIN TICKETS in your message to us.
Rates start at R6377 p/n for a Luxury room.
Rates start at R7470 p/n for a Table Mountain Luxury.
Special rates apply for stays of 4-5 nights or longer. (T&C's apply).
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