Dutch Manor

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Address: 158 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.5

History meets hip in this new property in the heart of the city.

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.

Location
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
3.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
3.6
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
3.7
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

There is a small upstairs lounge in the property as well as a terrace that overlooks the street below.

Eating and drinking

The hotel is currently unlicensed. Guests can chat to the chef in the morning and request a bespoke meal for the evening.

Leisure facilities

There are no leisure facilities at the hotel.

Service

The service here is very friendly and efficient albeit laid back.

Who stays there

People looking for a central location, antiques aficionados, history buffs and unusual-experience seekers.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Shopping
  • History
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • A fascinating snapshot of one of the city's historical aspects
  • The hotel is currently unlicensed
  • Walking in this area at night is not encouraged
  • There are no leisure facilities
  • The area can be noisy at night
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