Hout Bay Manor, Hout Bay
|Baviaanskloof Road, off Main Road, Hout Bay, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.|
Description: Hout Bay ManorThe Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is renowned as one of Cape Town's most graceful landmarks. The recently restored Hout Bay Manor offers 20 individually designed rooms and a sophisticated fine dining restaurant named Pure. Hout Bay Manor, protected by century old oak trees, was built from stone (600mm thick walls) and in traditional Cape Colonial style by Jacob Trautmann on an unspoiled piece of land, which had previously been part of the Kronendal Estate.
Hout Bay Manor has preserved the history and heritage while infusing the interiors with Zulu and Xhosa chic décor to celebrate the vibrant pulse of South Africa. The owners love for Africa, its people and culture is reflected in the bold colors and superior fabrics, complemented by exquisite unique pieces that have been used to create a jewelry box of gems to offset the mellow ambience of the original interiors by renowned South African interior designers, Cécile and Boyd's.
Type of rooms: Hout Bay Manor20 rooms (4 downstairs, 16 upstairs) all with en-suite bathrooms, safes, plasma screen satellite televisions, telephones and air conditioning as well as internet and wireless.
Immerse yourself in the finest bed linen, soft towels and designer bathroom products all there to make your stay at the Manor unforgettable. A complimentary fruit basket and homemade cookies are placed in the rooms.
The Sotho: Double Rooms with a private garden terrace and a refreshing alfresco shower.
The Xhosa: Double Rooms upstairs with a breathtaking mountain view.
The Zulu: Double Rooms upstairs with a picturesque view of the exquisite garden and the sparkling pool.
The Sangoma: 2 Luxury rooms adjacent to each other offer balconies overlooking the pool and the garden area. These two rooms can also be used as a family apartment with a separate entrance.
Additional information: Hout Bay Manor
Dining at Hout Bay Manor is a new experience for culinary aficionados with an extensive menu of signature dishes. Enjoy dining in the restaurant or outside on the terrace. Breakfast is served from 07:30 - 10:30 for hotel guests only. Throughout the day guests can enjoy an assortment of healthy salads, sandwiches and light snacks prepared by the Executive Chef using only the finest ingredients, many of which are organic based. An a la carte lunch is served in the restaurant, on the pool terrace or in the idyllic tea garden under unique Zulu style umbrellas. The gourmet restaurant "PURE" is the Hout Bay Manor's highlight for those wishing to indulge in an evening of gourmet delights; the exquisite service epitomizes fine culture. Pure seats 58 guests. Opening times are: Sunday Lunch: 12h00 to 15h00 Dinner: 18h30 to 22h30 Tuesday-Saturdays.
The restaurant and the pool terrace are for hotel guests only during breakfast and lunch.
Pool/Alfresco pool showers: The peaceful setting and beautiful surroundings of the pool area ensure guests are able to relax, de-stress and experience a transcendent feeling of well-being.
Gardens: Relax under magnificent old oak trees in the tranquil setting of the indigenous private garden that has been returned to its original glory whilst complementing the new look of the Manor. Unwind with your favorite novel or learn about the incredible history of South Africa under the shade of bespoke Zulu style umbrellas.
Leisure: Stroll to the nearby bustling village with its quaint shops, bistro's and restaurants; spend a day at the beach or visit the working fishing harbour - immerse yourself in the history and culture of Hout Bay. Drive along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak Drive to Noordhoek and Cape Point, or towards Table Mountain, the City centre and V&A Waterfront, which are just 30 minutes away.
Experience the wonders of the Cape and explore the Cape Winelands or the magnificent Karoo. Tailor made tours of Cape Town can be arranged on your behalf through the hotel reception.
A menu of massage, facials and other therapies can be arranged through our local therapist in the privacy of your room.
Unfortunately pets are not permitted in the hotel.
The Inzolo Wellness Suite complements the existing architecture, feel, relaxing ambience and unique interior décor the Manor has become renowned for. Its philosophy has always been to nurture the senses and to promote the rejuvenating, healing energy of Africa in the picturesque setting of Hout Bay.
Indulge yourself with our menu of massage, facials and other pampering therapies in our Inzolo Wellness Suite. Some of the treatments offered are - the "Hydra Boost Facial", "For Men Only Facial", which includes acupressure, manicures, pedicures, "Total Pureness" exfoliation and body polish and the "Fragrant Relaxation" - a unique blend of pure essential massage oils for specific individual needs.
The products are based on an inspirational blend of indigenous African plants made into creams, lotions and oils with all their beneficial healing properties. Treatments include full day packages as well as 60 or 90 minutes beauty and body treatments lasting up to 120 minutes.
Alternatively some treatments can be done in the privacy of your own room
Meetings: There is a conference room with secretarial services. The intimate function room (up to 12 delegates) is adjacent to the reception desk and has a private tea garden with a bubbling fountain. The venue is ideal for private functions, board meetings, presentations or cozy candlelit dinners.
Reception/Concierge: the highly specialized team will personally assist you and do their utmost to ensure that your stay exceeds your expectations from the very beginning. They can provide detailed information and arrange reservations and transport for activities.
Area Activities: Stroll to the nearby bustling village with its quaint shops, bistros and restaurants; spend a day at the beach or visit the working fishing harbor - immerse yourself in the history and culture of Hout Bay. Drive along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak Drive to Noordhoek and Cape Point, or towards Table Mountain, the City centre and V&A Waterfront, which are just 30 minutes away. Experience the wonders of the Cape and explore the Cape Winelands or the magnificent Karoo. Tailor made tours of Cape Town can be arranged on your behalf through the hotel reception.
Child policy: All age groups are welcome and a Nanny Service is available upon prior notice and booking.
Luxury African charm is reflected in the ambience, décor and team spirit of the staff. Cordial hospitality is what you will experience during your stay at Hout Bay Manor where our highly specialised team will personally assist you and do their utmost to ensure that your stay exceeds your expectations from the very beginning.
Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport can be arranged with the Hotel's shuttle service.
There are many interesting historical, nature, sport and leisure activities available within close proximity to the Hotel and in the greater Cape Town area. Our reception team of tourism professionals can provide detailed information and indeed arrange reservations and transport for you to experience any of these activities.
Conference room with secretarial services: The intimate function room (up to 12 delegates) is adjacent to the reception desk and has a private tea garden with a bubbling fountain. The venue is ideal for private functions, board meetings, presentations or candlelight dinners.
Number of rooms: 20
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1871/2007.
Period of closure: from the 16th August until the 15 September 2010.Smoking policy: This property has smoking and non-smoking areas.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: from the 15th June until the 21st July 2009.
GPS Coordinates: 34° 2' 34.96'' S 18° 21' 39.06'' E
Nearest airport: Cape Town international - 45 Km