Whether you’re passing through Cape Town or simply wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, deciding on accommodation is a crucial decision in order to guarantee a pleasant stay. The Mother City has an abundance of accommodation choices, ranging from high-end hotels in the centre of town to smaller, homier Airbnb’s slightly outside the city. If what you are after is something in the middle, the recently opened Blaauwberg Beach Hotel is your ticket to an unforgettable stay.
Located a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town city centre with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Robben Island, is the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel. Having recently had its official opening, the hotel -which sits prettily on the Blouberg Beach Front -is central enough to provide guests with easy access to all local attractions yet removed enough to give that ‘out-of-town’ feel.
For years the iconic 12 storey building has been making waves of curiosity amongst both locals and visitors. Residents and those passing through were left wondering what the building was being used for and when the public would be invited in. Recently the hotel had its official opening and has not only met expectations but exceeded them. Equipped with every conceivable modern comfort, the hotel offers much appeal to both leisure and business guests.
Boasting a total of 140 rooms, 121 of which are sea-facing, the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Blouberg beachfront, where you’re bound to set your sites upon ample kite surfers taking advantage of the crystal-clear glittering ocean. Views further extend upon the picturesque mountains of the Mother City. Given that the beachfront sits on your doorstep, a morning or evening stroll along the shoreline is one of the many activities available to you at any given time. The hotel’s location affords guests a number of areas to explore including the coastal towns of Langebaan, Paternoster and Darling, whilst tasting wines along the nearby Swartland and Durbanville Wine Routes.
Attention to detail is a standout feature at the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel. When designing the hotel, a number of factors were considered in order to accommodate a wide range of guests. All rooms within the hotel are equipped with all necessary amenities including air conditioning, a hairdryer, robes, Wi-Fi, HD satellite television, tea and coffee facilities and an in-room safe. For those venturing to the hotel for a family getaway, there is the option of the Family Room which accommodates four people and offers a king-sized bed as well as extra beds for children. In addition, a 75m2 suite is available for a stay which epitomises luxury. As well as all the above-mentioned amenities, the suite boasts an open-plan lounge, dining area, kitchenette and separate guest bathroom.
In addition to offering a luxurious hotel stay, the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel is equipped with a range of conference venues, offering seven meeting rooms across two floors. Far from your bland run-of-the-mill meeting room, the spaces make for a great place to talk work while stealing glances at the nearby ocean. Spacious, bright and with unrivalled views, conference rooms cater anywhere from a small meeting of eight to a large event of 220 delegates.
In terms of dining, guests can make their way to the ground floor and pay a visit to Waves, the in-house Italian-inspired restaurant. With a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, the menu boasts a variety of dishes catering to all tastes. Take your pick from wood-fired pizzas, burgers, salads and more. For breakfast, the restaurant offers both continental and full English options. Start your day with a hot coffee and tasty meal as you set your sights upon the sleepy beachfront as the sun begins to rise. Waves has both inside and outside terrace seating, offering the epitome of ‘a meal with a view’. In addition to the in-house restaurant, the hotel also offers easy access to a large variety of other dining options, as well as bars and other entertainment around the Blouberg and Big Bay area.
With unrivalled ocean and mountain views, rooms equipped with all amenities one could want and attentive staff eager to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel has burst onto the Cape Town hotel scene and have certainly made its mark. The next time you find yourself in town and looking for a place to call home for a few days, keep this one in mind.
For more information, visit www.blaauwbergbeachhotel.co.za