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Friday, April 24, 2009

The Constantia – The Last Word Collection

I was fortunate enough to stay at The Constantia recently and it is a small hotel which I personally feel deserves all the credit it can get. The Constantia is located in Constantia suburb which is one of Cape Town’s oldest wine valleys and is situated a mere 20 minute drive from Cape Town city center.
The Constantia is located in well maintained tranquil gardens and boasts a relaxing, comfortable pool area where guests can relax. The lounge, bar and dinning room open directly on to the gardens and give guests an idea of always being outside and space.

It has eight magnificent suites which have contemporary furnishings. Nothing has been forgotten. The one we stayed in had a lounge area furnished with 2 cosy two seat couches and a large TV. The lounge opened onto a secluded patio where one could sit outside in private.

The bedroom boasted, as all do, a very large comfortable bed, adequate cupboard space, TV and all the necessary appliances. The bathroom was open plan to the rest of the suite and apart from the large bath had a large shower.

From the minute you arrive you are pampered by gracious willing staff. On arrival we were welcomed with drinks and while we relaxed in the lounge our luggage was taken to our room. Once our drinks were finished we ventured to our room where we were amazed to find that a bubble bath had been run for us and a bottle of wine was on ice next to the bath – what a way to start your visit to the Cape!

Once relaxed we went out for dinner and on our return we were welcomed once again with cocktails and an offer of coffee (even at 11:45 PM!) Our room had been turned down, rose petals spread and chocolates placed on the bed, bottles of water next to the bed – what a way to remove any stress!

Breakfast was served in the enclosed veranda area and they provided a full self service continental breakfast and the waitresses offered a cooked ‘English’ breakfast if you so wished.

An added bonus - as you leave in the morning to tour the Cape you are given bottles of water for the car.

The Constantia has thewonderful policy that drinks from the self service bar and anything taken from the room fridge are complimentary.

This is a hotel I can certainly recommend for those who would like to be able to relax in a tranquil environment, pampered by courteous staff and be out of the bustle of town – but yet again within easy access of all the tourist spots.

Written by Sue. Photos all from Last Word Hotels.

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