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Oct 27, 2011

The Robertson Small Hotel

This unsung jewel of the scenic Breede River Valley encapsulates outer-city hospitality at its most refined in an elegant boutique hotel which calls for an unhurried sojourn in the heart of the quaint town of Robertson.

The contrasting design of this exquisite space personifies a harmonious journey from yesteryear to the contemporary now, captured in an exclusive family of three, with each of the components distinctly unique in style, yet effortlessly intertwined with one another.

The Robertson Small Hotel’s family of three encapsulates the royal Victorian Manor House, a national monument built in 1909; suave yet relaxed Stable Suites and the serene Poolside Suites, flaunting a crisp cool sense of calm at the water’s edge.

The same contrast of clean, natural hues and rich organic textures, silhouetted against a monochrome palette of French white, is integrated in ten luxury suites. Each of the air-conditioned rooms is cocooned with its own unique celebration of modern design and fusion of eclectic yet comfortable furnishings whilst reflecting an appreciation for space. These deluxe suites not only provide solace for the soul, but are also fitted with the latest technology to cater for the needs of the trendy traveller and businessman.

Enhancing The Robertson Small Hotel experience, the Manor House is home to a cosy bar lounge, flaunting slick mirror, lead and pewter detail and a state-of-the-art wine cellar which lends a backdrop to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Reuben’s at the Robertson. Serving up culinary brilliance under the guidance of chef extraordinaire Reuben Riffel – famed for his world- acclaimed restaurant in Franschhoek – this gorgeously appointed gastronomic sphere spills out onto a tranquil courtyard, the heart of the hotel, where the family trio converge.

Relax and revitalize body and soul with a pampering treatment at The Wellness Room at The Robertson Small Hotel. The selection of treatments include therapeutic skincare and body treatments, specialized massages, facials, pedicures and manicures, all on offer to relax, revitalize and recharge body and mind in country style wellness.

Fringed by manicured gardens and shimmering pools, The Robertson Small Hotel allows guests to relax and interact in a lavish milieu where unparalleled accommodation, a homely ambience and world-class cuisine come standard.

Rooms The Robertson Small Hotel has ten bedrooms divided into three room types The Manor House; Stables and Poolside suites.

Despite stylistic variations, the three accommodation types share common threads reflected by the continuity of aspects of design. Each facet is not stand alone but all flow into one another effortlessly. Each type of accommodation reflects the appreciation of space and a variation of expression in art. Textures, details and layers are all meticulously placed and appraised to create the ultimate experience.

Manor House Suites

The Manor House, with veranda around the perimeter houses three spacious, elegant en-suite bedrooms with high, intricately–embossed ceilings with attention to detail which is synonymous with the Victorian genre. The Manor House also houses the establishment poised to be a ‘must do’ on the gastronome’s culinary calendar, Reuben’s at The Robertson Small Hotel, the stylish chrome-pewter marble and glass bar and the modern, high-tech Cellar.

Stable Suites

The Stables comprise three state of the art fully equipped suites, two downstairs and one honeymoon suite upstairs, under the eaves, with reclining lounge area, and spacious bathroom. The asymmetrical, scattered, and horizontal headboards reflect a modern-contemporary style with a brown- and satin white-colour combination, with a suite specifically catering for a disabled person.

Poolside Suites

The Poolside suites demonstrate a further step along the trajectory of old to new, progressing from the casual-contemporary of the Stables to a more definitive and clean-contemporary crispness. White doors contrast with chrome and textures ‘speak’ to each other in a tactile, multi-layered, ultimately serious interior. These four luxurious suites spill out onto an expanse of a shimmering, extra-elongated, pool with a spacious deck. Again, the neutral and natural wood and mottled water juxtaposes smooth metallic-elements.

Location

Tucked between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges, this picturesque wine route is a visual feast with its landscape of roads fringed by a kaleidoscopic array of flowers, trees and vineyards. Through the Valley, winds the source of life – the Breede River – sustaining it all.

90 minutes from Cape Town, this boutique hotel is strategically placed in the heart of the Valley, in the quaint town of Robertson. One of the most highly desirable wine tourism experiences, with a wide diversity of activities and experiences, as well as well-attended annual Festivals, the Robertson Wine Valley is imminently attractive to the modern traveller.

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