Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
Built in 1799 as the residence of Lady Anne Barnard and sensitively converted and expanded into a delightful 207-room hotel and spa, the Vineyard is situated in 7 acres of attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River. Located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is within easy walking distance of the excellent Cavendish Shopping Centre and is just 20 minutes away by road from the centre of Cape Town and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
All rooms (pictured below) are air-conditioned and have an ensuite bathroom with separate tub and walk-in shower. Guests enjoy 750mb FREE internet access per room. There is a minibar, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, dressing gowns, remote control satellite colour television, hairdryer, safe, international electrical sockets, direct international dialing, and 24 hour room service. Paraplegic and inter-connecting rooms are also available. All major credit cards are accepted. Please note: the hotel is non-smoking; guests wishing to smoke will need to smoke outdoors.
The Vineyard boasts two outstanding restaurants, The Square, a great favourite for breakfast and dinner, as well as the award-winning Myoga Restaurant run by well known executive chef Mike Bassett, renowned for his contemporary fusion style of cooking, and which is open for lunch and dinner. At lunch time there is also the Garden Lounge, whose terrace (left) offers stunning mountain views and overlooks the wonderful landscaped gardens. A selection of sushi is a popular choice for lunch while the 'Lady Anne's afternoon tea' is a special treat! Breakfast is also offered here in the summer months (15 December to 31 March). The Garden Lounge bar is open throughout the day.
The hotel offers has two swimming pools - one outdoor (left), surrounded by loungers and one heated indoor pool. The addition of a Health & Fitness Centre and an international Angsana Spa operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree Group contributes to its position as ‘The Perfect Setting’.
The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has made a commitment to 'living green' and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making to ensure that sustainable development principles are incorporated throughout the Hotel.