With a panorama that’s a serious contender for world’s top hotel view, it’s no surprise that particular feature triggered the inspiration behind the name of Cape Town’s Cape View Clifton hotel. The property located in the mountains of the affluent Clifton suburb – home to some of South Africa’s most expensive real estate – is a popular spot amongst newlyweds, and a transatlantic flight away from the Valentine’s Day you’ve never had.
“We get a lot of American tourists and many Europeans. Currently the Asian market is picking up – particularly our number of guests from the Middle East is increasing, followed by Hong Kong and Japan. Then there’s a fair number of Australian visitors and South Americans are also picking up. The demographics are pretty bold, but we do get a lot of honeymooners and couples,” Mandy Pond says, General Manager of the hotel which got absorbed into the Rare Earth hospitality group portfolio last year.
Once a private residence, the Cape View Clifton opened its doors in the year 2012. The hotel scenery is high on romance, taking into consideration it’s walking distance from a plethora of beaches, and offers a front row seat to sunset. “The hotel comprises two junior suites, three deluxe suites, a 2-bedroom apartment, and a 3-bedroom apartment complete with jacuzzi,” Cape View Clifton’s General Manager says. Adding, “We also get families because of the two apartments, but we don’t take children under the age of 8 – mainly because the property is not that conducive with people running around.”
The home-away-from-home vibe is what the Cape View Clifton is striving for. The spacious deluxe suites – furnished according to a white/taupe color scheme – could pass for a cozy beach loft, each with a living room area and different style interior.
“We work in a team of 18 – between housekeeping, concierge, security, and kitchen,” Ms. Pond shares. When it comes to the latter, breakfast is prepared for guests on a daily basis, without the need to make prior arrangements. As far as lunch and dinner are concerned however, those looking to stay inside the property, “need to let our concierge know the night before if they want to have lunch or dinner the next day. So our staff can do the necessary groceries,” per the Cape View Clifton’s management.
To top off the romance, the boutique hotel offers in-room spa treatments, while guests may enjoy a view of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, seen from the hotel’s suites and apartments.
Originally published by Declan Eytan on Forbes – https://bit.ly/2GnbgnY