What are the first things that come to mind when thinking of hotels; size and convenience perhaps? Bigger is really and truly not always better. Sometimes you will find that the big city commercial hotels just don’t set the right tone for the occasion or getaway. Once you are on your way up to the 23rd floor of your hotel, it may remind you of that exact thought. When you are in desperate need of a break, the last thing you need is a high rise in a noisy and bustling city as a getaway.
When you are in the mood for a smaller and more intimate getaway, still situated in the city, we would suggest that you opt for a small boutique hotel instead. Travellers nowadays expect more than simply comfort and convenience. When planning trips, people seek properties that are noticeably different in look and feel from commercial branded hotels.
What makes a boutique hotel different?
When it comes to any boutique hotel, you will find style, distinction, warmth and intimacy in both the style and architecture of the building, as well as in the service that a boutique hotel will provide.
Ten Bompas Hotel
Many boutique hotels introduce different themes in each guestroom, making every single stay unique, even for their repeat guests. One such famous example has to be the beautiful Ten Bompas Hotel, situated in the upmarket location of Dunkeld Johannesburg.
Did you know that good locations for boutique hotels are not determined only by manner of convenience, but also by the “trendiness” and “chic-ness” of their respective neighbourhoods? The upmarket suburb of Dunkeld lies just north of Rosebank, sandwiched between Melrose and Hyde Park in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, a lovely part of the city… and a perfect area for those seeking trendy and chic.
Winehouse, the new restaurant at Ten Bompas Hotel in Dunkeld Johannesburg, has opened. It is named to honour Joanna Flatau’s painting of British singer Amy Winehouse, who died in London in 2011. The sophisticated, clean design of Winehouse and its glass-fronted, double volume wine cellar overlooking the elegant swimming pool, offer sublime choices from the vine, amounting to thousands of bottles of South African vintages and a large collection of auction wines purchased annually at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch.
The Hamilton Boutique Hotel
Epitomizing sheer luxuriousness in Craighall Park, one of Johannesburg’s exclusive northern suburbs, is the opulent Hamilton Boutique Hotel. As the hotel sits in a residential area, the Hamilton is designed to fit perfectly into its surroundings and from the outside appears to be a large contemporary style home. The theme of the comfort of home is continued throughout the hotel making for a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere.
Breakfasts are heavenly and freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen. The Hamilton prepares designer lunches & dinners by request by our in-house chef.
Clico Boutique Hotel
Clico Boutique Hotel is poised to cater for upmarket corporate guests as well as leisure-seeking tourists. Whether you’re after wireless internet from a plush armchair, or a perfect martini made with Tanqueray gin after a tour to Soweto or the Cradle of Humankind, Clico is there to indulge you.
Clico is more than a fine dining experience; it is an education in presentation, taste combinations and wine pairings. find it impossible to recommend any dish at Clico Boutique Hotel… because they change menus every single day!
Clico Boutique Hotel isn’t just about fine dining but haute cuisine. While most restaurants rely upon their tried and trusted menus to appeal to regulars, Clico have established a fearsome reputation for their hospitality and excellent fine dining experiences paired with appropriate wine tasting.
Winchester Mansions Sea Point Cape Town
Sea Point is one of Cape Town’s most affluent and densely populated suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town’s Central Business District. Winchester Mansions, situated along the Sea Point Promenade and facing the Atlantic Ocean, has earned its reputation as Cape Town’s iconic and leading sea front hotel among local and international guests.
The Winchester’s beautiful colonnaded Courtyard, built in the style of an Italian piazza, is a tranquil oasis from the pace of city life. Encircled by palm trees and water fountains, it makes the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars.
Business and leisure travelers enjoy the Winchester Mansions’ relaxing atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the mountain and overlooking the swell of the Atlantic.
For all of your accommodation needs, look no further than any of the unique and luxurious boutique hotels situated in South Africa!