Think casual and classic but with Paul Smith socks. Unexpected touches abound, yet very little feels out of place at the stately Alphen… steeped in history, surrounded by vineyards and a short, enchanting drive from Cape Town’s city centre.
Laid-back luxury has found a new home on the grounds of this quintessential 17th century Cape homestead. Awaken to the crisp Constantia morning, tucked away luxuriously in the heart of one of Cape Town’s most celebrated valleys - an area renowned for its wine routes, fine dining and sweeping views. The Alphen Boutique Hotel has a rich history dating back over 400 years – a heritage this prestigious property is not afraid to flaunt in a very fresh way. This 5 star hotel brings old-world elegance together with all the high-tech facilities and modern amenities your heart could possibly desire. All of this set amidst the estate’s rolling green lawns, oak trees and calming water features.
Despite the abundance of excellent restaurants and wine farms in the area, the Alphen Boutique Hotel is a foodie’s haven. Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the rustic la Belle Bistro & Bakery or return after a garden meander for a slow-paced lunch beneath the oaks (or beside the fire on chilly days). For a truly memorable and intimate dinner, retreat to one of the small opulently decorated culinary spaces at the 5 Rooms Restaurant in the Old Manor house. Generous portions, paired with the Cape’s finest wines, ensure an unforgettable evening. Enjoy some music under the stars as you end (or perhaps begin) your night with cocktails at the famous Rose Bar. Wherever your day takes you - the indulgence will continue in your choice from the Alphen’s menu of 19 spacious suites, each individually and lavishly decorated with a glamorous modern twist.