Having spent 8 nights on safari in Botswana, our trip was finished in Cape Town. Rather than one of the large, very grand waterfront hotels, we chose the “Sugar Hotel”:http://www.sugarhotel.co.za, a boutique hotel but still in a central location and a 15 minute walk from the waterfront. There were a number of restaurants nearby and a supermarket which could be walked to safely even at night.
There are only seven rooms and we’d chosen a mountain-view room with its own plunge pool and deck. Unfortunately it was too cool to be used, but would be fabulous in summer.
Our large room (5) was up two flights of stairs but as there’s no lift, it’s not disabled friendly. We had an exceptionally huge, comfortable double bed, desk, chair and TV. It was light and airy with good bedside lighting. Between the bedroom and bathroom was a dressing room with wardrobe containing slippers, robe, tea making facilities, mini bar and safe. The large bathroom had a separate loo, double sinks, good mirrors (including a shaving mirror), walk in shower and long, deep bath and what I always hate on holiday, scales! There was also a separate drinking water tap.
Breakfast was a la carte and slightly haphazard although the two ladies serving were very friendly. Despite being asked how we wanted our eggs cooked, they invariably arrived hard even though we asked for soft. The cook also found it difficult to crisp bacon and serve a fried egg with a whole yolk. Eventually I gave up and stuck with granola and fruit which was excellent.
The guys at reception were very helpful with maps, directions, restaurant recommendations and taxis. They even went out and bought parcel tape so I could seal up the box of wine I brought home. My wi-fi was a bit erratic but the guys always found a solution for me.
The restaurant, Marc’s Table, is open from Tuesday to Saturday and we had a good and reasonably priced meal there. Reservations are required as it attracts guests from outside. It has a large terrace, but was too cool to sit out.
The hotel also has a small spa and I had a delightful hour’s massage for SAR700 (£35).
Trips can be booked through the hotel and we had a wonderful day of the “Western Cape”:http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/travel-product/place/159949-western-cape.