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Big beds and great brekkie at The Cellars-Hohenhort

There’s nothing better than walking into your hotel room and there’s a giant, delicious, marshmallow-like hotel bed. It’s signifies luxury, all those cushions and big puffy duvets that seem to swallow you as you fall into their loving embrace. This is exactly what I was met with when I checked into my suite at The Cellars-Hohenhort in May.

It may have been a miserable rainy day outside, yeah Cape Town, but inside that warm room, everything was just perfect. In fact, so perfect that I opted to stay there for the whole afternoon while spending some time catching up with the online world. The small touches in the suite were my favourite part: a bottle of Constantia wine, good coffee, underfloor heating and big, comfy sofa to snuggle up on while the rain pitter-pattered away outside.

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The Cellars-Hohenhort is split into two sections: The Cellars, which is the newer of the two buildings and The Hohenhort, where I spent the night. One of my new favourite restaurants, The Greenhouse sits on the ground floor of the Hohenhort building. The original Cape Dutch architecture is immeasurably engrossing, in a subtle way though.

Fireplaces, huge bunches of flowers and the occasional meow from one of the resident kitties, makes this place feel very comforting. There’s a familiarity about this 5-star hotel. Something abut the decor, the eloquent staff and the unquestionable commitment to service make this a special place in the heart of Cape Town’s Constantia Valley.

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Looking out from my balcony over the forest outside, while the sun was trying its best to break through the cloud cover, there seemed to be a magic in the building’s history, something enchanting.

The hotel is also a showcase for Ardmore Ceramics. One day when I’m gown up, I hope to have these dotted around my own house, but at least I got to pretend for the night they were all part of my own personal collection!

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Breakfast, served in The Conservatory, was another spectacular affair. A perfect scrambled egg and salmon delight was my choice out of the tasty looking items, while a table laden with pastries, fruit and all the things you’d expect when you go continental were waiting nearby.

Constantia itself is such a fantastic part of Cape Town to stay in. The leafy streets and the smell of fresh pines from the slopes make for a change from the city. Next time I’m going back for high tea!

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My stay at The Cellars-Hohenhort was complimentary of The Collection by Liz McGrath. As with all my posts, all editorial content is my own.

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