Alphen Boutique Hotel

Alphen Boutique Hotel

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Overview

Set in a beautifully landscaped garden in the timeless Constantia Valley - an area renowned for its wineries, fine dining and the Green Belt walking trails - The Alphen Boutique Hotel has an intriguing history dating back over 400 years. Its look is faithful to the old while incorporating the new, underlined by a casual elegance throughout. With an ambiance not dissimilar to a grand English country estate, this multi-faceted hotel about 30 minutes from the Cape Town city centre features 19 top-notch suites spread across three manor houses. Two outstanding restaurants and a chic garden bar in an idyllic setting complete an unforgettable guest experience in the glorious Constantia Valley.

Wake in your plush suite and open the curtains to a crisp Cape Winelands morning. Then wander downstairs to La Belle - the all-day bakery - and enjoy a cappuccino and croissant while browsing the daily newspaper. As the day heats up, take a stroll through the manicured gardens as past guests like Cecil John Rhodes, Lord Charles Somerset and Mark Twain would have done before you.

Arrange a driver to chauffeur you between several excellent wineries and explore the sun-soaked vineyards, tasting different varietals of the valley and admiring exquisite examples of Cape Dutch architecture. For a first-class dinner, retreat to a romantic candlelit corner of the hotel's Blanko restaurant situated in the Old Manor House. Clean lines, cool colours and dramatic art set the scene for a superb classic Cape menu paired with a fantastic selection of local wine. If you are not quite ready for bed after you have left the restaurant, sway to some music under the stars at the glamorous Rose Bar...

Highlights

  • Historic Cape Dutch hotel in the refined Constantia Wine Valley
  • Two restaurants and a lively garden bar
  • Close to historic wine estates, central Cape Town, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point
  • Swimming pool, spa and complimentary Wi-Fi

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Activities

  • Live music & entertainment
  • Picnics
  • Scenic drives
  • High tea on offer

Rooms

Superior Suite

Superior Suites are found in both the Mill Range and Dower House, and have larger living areas.

Classic Suite

Eighteen of the Alphen's 19 suites are spread across the estate's two manor houses, known as the Mill Range and Dower House. They ooze contemporary glamour and are equipped with high-tech amenities synonymous with modern comfort.

All suites feature king-sized beds dressed in 300-thread Egyptian cotton (they can be converted into twins if necessary), complimentary Wi-Fi, Lavazza coffee machines, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, and iPod docking stations. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with rain showers, stand-alone cast-iron bathtubs and double basins.

Other conveniences include international plug points and room safes for your valuables.

Other room types

Classic Suites are situated in Dower House and have a sitting area as part of the bedroom.

Deluxe Suites are also found in the Mill Range and Dower House and have large living areas and patios with views across the Alphen's lush gardens.

Facilities

The hotel is equipped with two restaurants and a trendy garden bar that overlooks the expansive gardens and swimming pool. A concierge and 24-hour room service ensure that you are well attended to throughout your stay. The hotel's Relax & Rejuvenate Spa offers a full range of beauty and massage treatments, as well as a full in-room pamper menu.

Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected with friends and family throughout their stay.

Dining

Offering a delectable variety of light and more filling options, the hotel is equipped with two restaurants and a chic garden bar.

Basking in the shade of ancient oak trees, La Belle is an indoor-outdoor bistro that offers fresh-from-the-oven bakes, gourmet sandwiches and freshly squeezed juices. Pop into La Belle in the afternoon for a decadent high tea, comprises delicious cakes, tarts and biscuits as well as piping hot tea and coffee.

Offering relaxed fine dining, Blanko Restaurant is set in the Old Manor House and comprises five separate rooms designed for uncompromised privacy. The menu features Italian-style dishes with a touch of poetic license and cosmopolitan Cape flair.

Overlooking the hotel's rolling lawns, the Rose Bar is a retro-furnished garden bar that serves cocktails and snacks, by day and night. DJs play from sunset onwards each evening. If you are peckish, nibble on light bites like oysters, fried squid, quinoa-encrusted fish 'n chips, and classic tarragon chicken.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool

Amenities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Wi-fi available in room

Rates

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Dates Board Price
2018-10-01 — 2018-12-15 Bed & Breakfast $185
2018-12-16 — 2019-01-06 Bed & Breakfast $240
2019-01-07 — 2019-01-31 Bed & Breakfast $185
2019-02-01 — 2019-02-15 Bed & Breakfast $240
2019-02-16 — 2019-04-30 Bed & Breakfast $185
2019-05-01 — 2019-09-30 Bed & Breakfast $140

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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