“A French-style farmhouse with bucketloads of modern style and a tranquil garden, in central Cape Town”
The 5 rooms are all different, all beautiful. Their calm palette is paired with pops of colour (we had a bright orange bathtub), bright African print cushions, historical framed prints and indigenous protea flowers. Large, comfy beds are dressed in luxurious cotton bedlinen, hand embroidered at Melodie’s family atelier in Mauritius.
Ground-floor rooms lead onto the tranquil garden; upstairs rooms have gorgeous mountain views. Ensuite bathrooms are semi-open plan (best if you know your roommate well!). Some are open to the room; others can be closed off behind shutters or glass doors.
Families or groups will love The Cottage, which has 2 double/twin bedrooms (1 with in-room bath), a full kitchen, lounge and large terrace shaded by an ancient olive tree.
A continental breakfast is served at a long table in the dining area or garden, and includes pastries, local cheeses, homemade jams and freshly-pressed juices.
No other meals are served. The Cottage is self-catering with a full kitchen, and if you're staying in the rooms but want to bring in a takeaway or picnic, you're welcome to use the hotel crockery. The restaurant over the road will deliver food, too.
Eating out is great value for most overseas visitors, and the quality is excellent. Many of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants are on nearby Kloof and Long Streets - Melodie and Maxime can advise. During peak season (November-March), you’ll need to make reservations in advance.
Children are welcome. Maxime and Melodie are parents themselves and happily lend their kids’ paraphernalia to guests.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Families tend to book The Cottage, which has 2 double/twin rooms and is self-catering. The 2 Mountain View Rooms share a terrace and are good for families with older kids who are happy to have their own room. All bedrooms can fit a baby cot or extra bed