Houtbay, Cape Town
The minute you walk over the threshold and are welcomed to Houtbay Manor, you know you are on holiday – and that you are going to relax and be indulged as your every wish is taken care of by a gracious team who can’t do enough to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.
Houtbay Manor is a luxury boutique hotel, developed around a gorgeous restored manor house, originally built on Kronendal Estate in 1871. With its Colonial architecture, the exterior facade and courtyard gives you the feeling of stepping into a romantic bygone era– and then as you walk through the front door you are transported into a delightful fusion of African, European and Asian cultures. The beautifully put together, and sometimes quirky, Afro-European interior decor makes you feel like you are in a contemporary art gallery, and features lots of extra-personal treats like help-yourself liquorice allsorts and marshmallows found in big glass jars in all the hallways.
Houtbay Manor offers seventeen en-suite rooms – either mountain or courtyard facing – all of which exude luxurious comfort and calm. Every room is beautifully decorated in a style that can be described as African-chic, featuring quality fabrics and furnishings, with many thoughtful touches included. Even pool accessories are provided.
Our guests have the option of dining indoors or in the relaxed outdoors, under shady trees or beside the pool when the weather is good. Beyond providing a breakfast array that gets high praise from our patrons, EAT – the Houtbay Manor restaurant – offers a wide-ranging, beautifully prepared à la carte menu that includes tapas, light lunches, dinners and an Asian menu – all expertly overseen by our Executive Chef. On Saturdays,