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THE HIGHLIGHTS
Opened in 1899, this grand pink-and-white heritage hotel is a much-loved Cape Town landmark. Characterful bars and restaurants are complemented by calmly elegant bedrooms, all framed in mature gardens with two pools. Unwind with a luxurious treatment in the Librisa spa or relax in the Finnish sauna.

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THE LOCATION

The hotel is close to the designer stores and trendy eateries of Kloof Street in the historic centre. Originally a private estate, the main hotel building was added in 1899.

Walk east to discover Company's Garden, St George's Cathedral and the District Six Museum.

By plane: London Heathrow to Cape Town takes 12 hours, after which, it's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Free on-site parking available. Book flights to Cape Town.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

The hotel is full of history and character - its exterior was painted pink and white to celebrate the end of the First World War. Be sure to ask to see the colonial-era Sherwood Room and Churchill Writing Room. There are contemporary features, with nearly half of guests staying on business.

THE FACILITIES

Facilities include two heated outdoor pools and a 24-hour gym. There are tennis and padel courts with lessons available from a pro coach. You'll also find a spa, hair salon, business centre and boutiques.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Kids' club
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ROOMS

The rooms and suites can be found in several buildings. Superior and Deluxe rooms are classic in style - some have a balcony. Marble bathrooms have double vanity sinks and Charlotte Rhys toiletries.

Room types: Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Studio Suite, One-bedroom Suite, Deluxe Suite, Honeysuckle Suite, Presidential Suite, Garden Cottage Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

FOOD & DRINK

Breakfast is a lavish buffet served in Oasis - and is included in the rate. If you're looking for a cosy spot to enjoy a fine glass of South African wine, head to the Planet Bar. We recommend the tangy lamb curry with sambals and poppadoms.

Oasis: bistro restaurant, open daily. Buffet breakfast served 6:30-10:30am (pool service 9am-6pm).

The Red Room: Asian cuisine, small plates and set menu. Open Mon-Sat, 6-9:30pm.

Planet Bar: terrace bar, open daily from 12pm.

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