Life is becoming more and more impersonal every day. Gone are the age old traditions of sitting around the lounge listening to the wireless, the times you had to hold the bunny ears as a child so that your parents could watch the news, and time to spend chatting over large family dinners. Technology has everything moving at such a fast paced rate, and our lives have mimicked it.
If you are tired of the same old grand cold hotel setting, why not rather choose accommodation that makes you feel more like a person and less like a number? Book your next stay in any of South Africa’s boutique hotels. You will soon find that this type of establishment offers comfort, convenience, luxury, and location, but with more local colour, and more warm personal attention.
Today, the word “luxury” has been degraded by overuse. Everything has its “luxury” component nowadays…from coffee blends to detergents. But in the view of experienced, demanding luxury travellers, the concept of “luxury hotel” has to mean something specific. A boutique hotel’s intimate size produces its characteristic personal feeling and heady ambiance. Some luxury travellers enjoy the compact size and warm enveloping atmosphere of a boutique hotel.
Most boutique hotels tend to be located in the city, where their artsy ambiance feels just right. Often, the small size of an urban boutique hotel affords it a chic, dead-center location in the heart of town, but once you have experienced a stay there, you won’t believe it. Think rather of a boutique hotel as your home away from home, which is ideal, because it surprisingly quiet, and after a day of hectic rushed business meetings, what better way is there to unwind and relax?
Clico Hotel, in the upmarket suburb of Rosebank, is one such boutique hotel. In the summertime, you can bask in the sunshine next to the pool with a glass of your favourite beverage, and in the nose biting winter season, the underfloor heating in the cosy rooms is an absolute pleasure.
Clico Hotel has it all. You can open the bedroom windows, sit in the garden under a large shady tree, lie by the pool, and just enjoy the surroundings, forgetting you are in a busy city.
Five course fine dining, with wine pairing at the Clico is always a treat; together with the unobtrusive, efficient and friendly service, will make your night a memorable one.
If you are looking for a stylish boutique hotel, with unique architectural design in the beautiful suburb of Craighall Park; consider staying at the Hamilton Hotel.
It is the most beautifully and tastefully appointed boutique hotel with all the amenities one could require on a business trip.
The Hamilton is modern and stylish and yet shows the personal touches of bottled water at the bedside (still and sparklin), mints and fresh and crisp white linen. What more could one require from a home away from home. It transforms a tiring business trip into a luxury and pampering get-away
Business and leisure travellers enjoy the Winchester Mansions’ relaxing atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the mountain and overlooking the swell of the Atlantic.
Situated along the breathtaking Sea Point Promenade and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Winchester Mansions has earned its reputation as Cape Town’s iconic and leading sea front hotel among local and international guests.
No secret to the locals, the Winchester Mansions’ Sunday Jazz Brunch is an absolute must. Throughout the year, renowned local and international jazz artists perform at the brunch, in summer in the Mediterranean setting of the courtyard. Enjoy a glass of fine sparkling wine on arrival, a complimentary Sunday newspaper and a cosmopolitan brunch buffet.
If you are looking for a boutique hotel that’s well situated, quirky, with spacious suites and attentive service then this boutique hotel just might be your perfect home away from home. Ten Bompas represents an Africa that Africans want to embrace, with all its vibrancy and its charm, its colour and its texture, its culture and its tradition.
The all-suite hotel and restaurant is part of the distinguished Design Hotels portfolio and flies a little under radar. The suites are super chic; combining contemporary style with space and light.
Book your next stay at any one of South Africa’s leading boutique hotels, for an experience that you will never forget.