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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