Erika Mercado

The Robertson Small Hotel

Robertson, South Africa

by: Erika Mercado

  • Why

    To explore the Robertson area.

  • When

    March 2017

  • Who

    My African love.

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Highs + Lows

  • The attention to detail, every aspect of the hotel is so well thought out.

  • The staff!

  • The collaboration with SMITH Studio in Cape Town - who curates all the art. Which is available for purchase.

  • The printed guide that is provided upon arrival, which details all of the hotels favorite things to do in the area with a printed map and individual cards which give the details of the activities.

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    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

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    Important Bits

    • Type

      Boutique wineland hotel.

    • Vibe

      Old charm mixed with contemporary touches.

    • Location

      Two hours outside of Cape Town, the town is called Robertson and is know as the “Valley of wine and roses”.

    • Rooms

      10

    • Music

      Old, new, fun, contemporary…bit of everything. Playlist curated by Roastin’ Rec-ords which a record label out of Cape Town.

    • Year Opened

      Built in 1909, opened 2011, revamped in 2016...and it's a national monument.

    • Designed By

      Studio Ashby of London along with local South African designers.

    • Pool/Gym

      No gym, but 2 pools and a wellness spa.

    • Restaurant

      Yes, Small Restaurant - experience local produce and wine.

    • Bar

      Yes, with the most beautiful tiles by artist Michael Chandler.

    • Minibar

      Bubbles, wine, beer, water & everything is COMPLIMENTARY!

    • Wifi

      Free WiFi

    • Children

      It’s wine country, so enjoy a vacation where you can drink endless amounts of wine with no kids and worries.

    • Price

      Affordable

    In the Area

    Try Hope on Hopkins Gin, a local distillery in Cape Town making some fantastic products.

    Drink a gin and tonic on the porch

    Hope on Hopkins Distillery, Hopkins Street, Cape Town, South Africa

    Try Hope on Hopkins Gin, a local distillery in Cape Town making some fantastic products.

    Which is a lavender and olive oil farm. It is featured in the hotels printed guide.

    Pick up goodies at Owls Rest

    Owl's Rest - Olive and Lavender Farm, Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

    Which is a lavender and olive oil farm. It is featured in the hotels printed guide.

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