Erika Mercado

The Robertson Small Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:To explore the Robertson area.
  • When:March 2017
  • Who:My African love.
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The Robertson Small Hotel Front exterior of the hotel.

Front exterior of the hotel.

The Robertson Small Hotel After checking intro our room, we were greeted with some sparkling wine.   Nice touch!

After checking intro our room, we were greeted with some sparkling wine. Nice touch!

The Robertson Small Hotel Two pools on the property but this one was directly in front of our room.  We shared it with our neighbor.

Two pools on the property but this one was directly in front of our room. We shared it with our neighbor.

The Robertson Small Hotel Every little nook is a special place.

Every little nook is a special place.

The Robertson Small Hotel The welcome / small guide books are both very informative and well designed. The keychain is by local South African jewelry designer Pichulik.

The welcome / small guide books are both very informative and well designed. The keychain is by local South African jewelry designer Pichulik.

The Robertson Small Hotel Cozy bed with delicious linen = blissful sleep.

Cozy bed with delicious linen = blissful sleep.

The Robertson Small Hotel Mapping out our adventures with the provided guide book / map.

Mapping out our adventures with the provided guide book / map.

The Robertson Small Hotel The hotels grounds are a mix of tropical, lush with a small succulent garden.

The hotels grounds are a mix of tropical, lush with a small succulent garden.

The Robertson Small Hotel Cooling off in the air conditioned wine room while learning about the local wines + products. Good for gifts!

Cooling off in the air conditioned wine room while learning about the local wines + products. Good for gifts!

The Robertson Small Hotel The EM bar was designed by artist Michael Chandler.

The EM bar was designed by artist Michael Chandler.

The Robertson Small Hotel Breakfast spread to start the day which was followed by a menu consisting of sweet, savory and fresh juices.

Breakfast spread to start the day which was followed by a menu consisting of sweet, savory and fresh juices.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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!

  • Children

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

  • Price

    Affordable

  • Website

    Visit website

Drink a gin and tonic on the porch

Drink a gin and tonic on the porch

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

Pick up goodies at Owls Rest

Pick up goodies at Owls Rest

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

The Robertson Small Hotel

The Robertson Small Hotel

The Robertson Small Hotel, Van Reenen Street, Robertson, South Africa

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