Whilst I am lucky to live in possibly the most beautiful part of the Western Cape. Sometimes country living can get a bit claustrophobic and one simply needs to up the pace and get some Adrenalin from the hipster filled high streets and the allure of “big city life”
Heading to Cape town was exactly what I needed to be revitalized for another full week of adventures in the Food and wine capital of the Western Cape. A defibrillator of sorts!
When thinking about heading to our glorious city, one can not help but want to be close to the great Parisian style street cafes, artisanal beer houses and of course the beauty that is madame Table Mountain. This in mind I took up The Cape Milner Hotel in Tamboerskloof on their invitation to experience their refreshed hotel rooms and The Glass Lounge.
The views from my hotel suite could not have been any closer to Table Mountain, I can imagine spending a full week on the spacious terrace sipping a bottle of Moreson Miss Molly and forget that one even has to work to be able to afford such beautiful things.
My suite had a lovely lounge area fitted with a swiveling flat screen TV so you can watch TV ( with limited channels but whose going to choose The Voice over life outside ) sprawled out on the couch or in the bath sipping away. The bath PERFECT for filling with bubbles and sharing, as well as not one but two balconies that over looked the street scene beneath us and the glorious table mountain in all her beauty-pictured above.
The room decor is simple with varied use of neutrals/greige with the welcomed addition of Turquoise, a recent decision by GM Natasha Powel. The amenities are almost tongue in cheek as they are a great fragrance and almost announce themselves as obviously good, the’re Just So!
After a quick freshen up I was excited to explore the rest of this inner city urban affair and OF COURSE get some tapas and something light to enjoy poolside with a friend. The trio of tapas were delicious, they made for great light bites (I squirm at the sound of *bar snacks) that could be enjoyed by the pool or under a pergola. My plus one and I loved the cheese croquettes, gooey and deep fried in all their goodness and as you would know I’m not one for Banting so we reveled in the crisp coatings. This being said there are salads and other non-breaded items too!
As is with most things in life time just flew by and before we knew it the sun was setting so we dashed upstairs to don a little more than shorts and a tee and headed to the streets. The Cape Milner being so central allowed us to walk to dinner and get lost in all that the infamous Kloof food streets had to offer. If you’re heading to Cape Town on vacay or are a local indeed of a sho’t left getaway. Remember the age old saying,location, location, location and with their current special why not? We loved it!
EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER @ The Cape Milner Hotel:
Validity: 4th January 2016 to 30th May 2016
R 845.00 per person per night, sharing in a standard room R1,265.00 per person per night, single in a standard room Children under the age of 11 are accommodated complimentary when sharing with one full paying adult. Breakfast is charged at R105.00 per child per day.
- Rates are per quoted person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and VAT at 14%
- Available for SA residents only
- Standard terms and conditions apply. Contact reservations for full details.
The Cape Milner Reservations Tel: + 27 21 426 1101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | The Cape Milner | 2a Milner Road | Tamboerskloof | Cape Town