Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Cobus Bester, the General Manager of Cape View Clifton. My brief from a client was to find 5 star accommodation, ideally not a hotel, with the essential “home away from home” feeling. As I arrived I knew that I’d hit the jackpot.
Cape View Clifton is centrally located and within minutes of the city of Cape Town. It offers convenient access to many of the spectacular sights of the area, Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Clifton’s very own Blue Flag beaches.
Two things struck me when I arrived, firstly the very warm welcome (Knowledge, the porter, opened the door before I could press the buzzer!) and then the uninterrupted views of Clifton, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles.
This boutique hotel is beautifully appointed and Cobus was quick to tell me that Jessica Latimer, Founder and Owner of the Cape View Clifton, has transformed the family beach house into this elegant guesthouse.
First we viewed one of the Deluxe suites. Three words come to mind – spacious, bright and luxurious! You can see that Jessica has an eye for detail. Every room has a sea view with a sea facing balcony and each room is beautifully decorated.
The two Junior Suites are generous and have king size beds with crisp white linen. They have the same features as the Deluxe suites, sea facing balconies, beautiful furnishings and luxurious attention to detail. The only difference is that the balconies and living areas are slightly smaller than the Deluxe suites.
Cobus mentioned that they also have two and three bedroom suites on the ground floor, perfect for small groups and families. These suites have separate living / dining areas and a fitted kitchen, ideal for the nights when your want to enjoy a casual dinner at home and enjoy the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.
A delicious breakfast is served in the open plan kitchen area and the coffee station is available to guests during the day.
I loved the honesty bar concept where you can help yourself to drinks and freshly made cakes whenever you feel like it, note it down and it will be charged to your bill.
For those who like to stay fit whilst on holiday there is a small gym on the top floor with possibly the best workout view in the world! Trail runs and hikes are easily accesible for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors.
Photographs courtesy of Cape View Clifton
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a special honeymoon venue or a luxurious escape with spectacular views, I think we’ve found your perfect location.
For more information contact Cape View Clifton +27 (0) 21 438 8748 or visit Cape View Clifton.