The Cellars-Hohenort

93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia , Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7800

Price from: £144

The Cellars-Hohenort
#16 of 26
expert-rated hotels in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
3.9
3.9
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Expert review of The Cellars-Hohenort

Marrying old with new this gracious hotel in the Constantia Valley offers style and sanctuary.

This genteel hotel wears its pedigree and five-star status with unspoken pride. A centuries old Cape Dutch manor house is the main feature but the show-stopping gardens with their mountain views are equally impressive as is the sprawling estate, complete with vineyards, nine-hole golf course, pool and tennis court. A calm and elegant atmosphere awaits and utter privacy is guaranteed for those seeking to get away from it all. As with its sister hotels in the McGrath Collection, this is a Relais et Châteaux property.

Location: 

You’ll find this property, complete with its own vineyard, tucked away far from the madding crowd in the heart of the Constantia Valley and underneath the lee side of Table Mountain.

Bedrooms: 

If bedding down in the original manor house, you'll find classic and elegant interiors and a focus on sumptuous fabrics and plenty of space. In the newer Premier Suites a marriage of old and new decor styles is evident with thoughtful conveniences, the luxury of space and up-to-the-minute design details like rim flow baths. For those seeking privacy or travelling en masse, the Dovecote and Madiba Villas are ideal.

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Public areas: 

The central Martini bar is a popular meeting place for cocktail enthusiasts and Afternoon Tea aficionados alike while the outside terrace off the conservatory overlooks the gardens and is a pretty place to while away a morning or afternoon. The gardens are magnificent and if the season's right you'll love the scents that waft over from the rose garden.

Eating and drinking: 

The newly-refurbished The Greenhouse is a crisp and inviting place for chef Peter Tempelhoff to lay his hat – expect groundbreaking sensations in his degustation menu and quality service from the restaurant’s professional sommeliers. Ask for a soupçon of noble late harvest dessert wine from the hotel's own vineyard - it's liquid gold. 

Leisure facilities: 

A small spa and a good hair salon ensure you are spoilt for the duration of your stay (although the spa needs work to bring it up to speed with other five-star offerings). For the energetic, the pool, nine-hole golf course and tennis court are popular bets.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and helpful and of a five-star standard.

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Who stays there: 

It's a popular bet for a slightly older crowd who don't feel the need to be in the thick of things in the City Bowl and who appreciate the tranquillity of the location - returning guests form a significant sector of the hotel's clientele.

Pros: 
Its luxury comes at a hefty price
Cons: 
The Greenhouse is closed for two nights of the week
The spa needs work to bring it up to speed with other five-star offerings

More information on The Cellars-Hohenort:

Price from:
£144
Type:
Hotel
Address:
93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia , Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7800
Free tags / Keywords:
luxury
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Constantia

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Community comments (1)

Yes I agree this is a lovely hotel. I would rank it 5 for its location however. I am sure Vicki is right, older visitors like me much prefer it to the city centre.I would far rather enjoy this heavenly garden and mountain setting as a base from which to visit the vibrant city centre.

An added bonus. When you fancy a change from the excellent fare in the Greenhouse , try the Hoenhort's Cape Malay restaurant ...it's a winner too.