‘Welcome Home’ is the first thing you will hear every-time you step into the Cape Grace Hotel. Nestled on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the yacht marina, there is no better place to soak in the natural beauty of Cape Town. I’ve often been told that Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world, and to be honest it did not disappoint. The Mother City as people like to call it.
Cape Grace Hotel is a refined and elegant escape from the constant buzz of the V&A Waterfront. Cape Grace’s story is present all around the property. Whether it’s the furniture, the fabric or the antiques, you’ll be astonished all around. It’s nautical decor reflects the hotel’s location perfectly. Each floor has its own distinct theme of decoration. You can spend hours exploring and browsing through the old artefacts. Not only that but each chandeliers is unique too.
The hotel is amazing and the friendly staff will do everything to make your stay even more enjoyable. So many touches to make your stay a very special one.
The Rooms at Cape Grace Hotel
Upon arrival and checking in we were welcomed with a bottle of chilled champagne and a souvenir to take home that I do use – 4 coasters made specially for Cape Grace Hotel.
Each room has French windows with a coveted view of the yacht marina, the Victoria & Alfred Harbor, or the iconic Table Mountain. From the lobby to the Penthouse Suite, each room is uniquely designed by local artists with South African themes. Everything is locally produced. Even the amenities are created by a local company by Charlotte Rhys; including luxurious soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners specially created for the Cape Grace Hotel.
Decorated in rich tones, the spacious rooms at The Cape Grace exude calm and understated elegance. Each air-conditioned room features complimentary WiFi internet, iPod docking stations, satellite TV, elegant marble bathrooms. Of course turn down service is available and very special in its kind. As the concierge also prepare for you a letter for your next mornings activities. Not only that but you can request breakfast in bed!
For bigger families make sure you check their 1-2-3 Bedroom Suites and the Penthouse Suite.
The Facilities at Cape Grace Hotel
The Concierge Team
The well-informed concierge team is to be thanked for everything they have done for me. I started booking in different places a couple of weeks before my stay and they were nothing but helpful. From recommending places to taking care of the bookings and booking the hotel car to take us. (The hotel car is available for free by booking to take you anywhere up to 10 KMS from the hotel). What is impressive about this concierge is that Regardt Hennop takes the tours and reviews the restaurants and only sends guests to places that impress him.
Bascule Bar where you can browse through the most impressive whiskey collection in the world. Indeed, it has one of the largest collection of fine whiskeys in the Southern Hemisphere; and as a guest you can enjoy a few. They offer whiskey tasting from Saturday to Thursdays at 6 pm at the Bascule Bar. Not to be missed ! Something I found amazing is that coming down to the Bascule Bar is like going into a yacht – boat spirit is all around and I loved that!
Not only whiskey tastings, but also wine tasting. As you may know, South Africa is a prime destination for wine connoisseurs. Before heading out to the wine lands, you may want to enjoy the complimentary Cape Wine Experience or choose a bottle from their beautiful cellar.
The restaurant: Signal
The Cape Grace’s signature restaurant – Signal – offers panoramic views of Signal Hill and serves creative cuisine with a distinctly South African flavour along with French, British, Dutch and Asian influences. It’s the venue for everyday breakfast continental buffet and a la carte hot dishes. But also a fabulous place for dinner.
A little more..
High Tea at the Cape Grace Hotel is served everyday from 12pm to 6 pm in the beautiful Library (do try their carrot cake!).
The Spa at Cape Grace offers an extensive list of massages, facials, and other wellbeing treatments. Make sure to book in advance. Also the pool is a great place to unwind after a long day of exploring Cape Town. If you are looking for a South Africa’s itinerary click here.
You will definitely want to return. I know I do! It was one of the most beautiful stays ever.