158 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Shopping
Expert review of Dutch Manor
The building housing the Dutch Manor has had quite a history. Bordering the city's traditional Malay quarter the Bo Kaap (the name means 'above the Cape'), it was once the home of one of city's most well-known merchants and Sheikhs. It has since passed hands and, in its latest reincarnation, is now a space dedicated to reflecting the heritage and style of the earliest settlers in the Cape Colony. Far from being a dusty monument to days gone by, it's an interesting and restful escape from the busy city streets outside with oodles of luxury thrown in for good measure. Decorated in a plethora of antiques and period pieces, it's an interesting visual education into one of the many historical aspects of this melting pot of a city.
Situated on the fringes of the Bo Kaap - a colourful and quaint suburb of the city where descendants of slaves brought from Malaysia still live.
The bedrooms feature key antique pieces and fabrics and finishes have been chosen to enhance the old world look and feel. Four poster beds and swathes of printed fabrics are features while rich colours and faded Persian rugs underfoot complete the picture. Spend a lazy morning reading some of the books on local history left for your perusal.
There is a small upstairs lounge in the property as well as a terrace that overlooks the street below.
The hotel is currently unlicensed. Guests can chat to the chef in the morning and request a bespoke meal for the evening.
There are no leisure facilities at the hotel.
The service here is very friendly and efficient albeit laid back.
People looking for a central location, antiques aficionados, history buffs and unusual-experience seekers.
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- 158 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Bo Kaap