- Charming guesthouse with character
- Situated in a quiet residential area
- Stunning views of Table Mountain
Located in Cape Town’s quiet Oranjezicht suburb, the Three Boutique Hotel is a charming retreat set in a manor house dating back to the 18th century. The hotel’s location in one of the more residential areas of Cape Town makes it ideal for those who want to visit the bustling city but who also wish to escape to peaceful surroundings after a busy day’s shopping and sight-seeing. The stunning views of nearby Table Mountain are one of the real highlights of a stay at Three Boutique. The hotel belongs to the Lion Roars Hotels Portfolio, which specialises in offering luxury boutique accommodation in various locations throughout South Africa.
There are a total of 18 air conditioned rooms which come in three categories: the Standard Room, the Luxury Double Room and the Studio Suite. All rooms are chic, contemporary, minimalistic in style and well equipped. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in the en-suite bathroom, which comes with a walk-in shower - some bathrooms also have a separate bathtub. Amenities found in all rooms include a satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar.
There’s a shuttle service to the city centre, which is about 10-15 minutes away, though note there’s an extra charge for this. The hotel has a small pool and a rooftop terrace where guests can take in majestic views of Table Mountain and the other mountains towering the city. A buffet breakfast is provided, with an on-site bar providing an array of drinks. The hotel recently launched a dinner service, with the menu inspired by the Cape Malays, a local ethnic group. Guests will need to look elsewhere for something to eat at lunchtime, though there are more than enough cafes and restaurants within easy reach in the city.
Various guided excursions are on offer for anyone wishing to explore the city and the surrounding area. Some examples are Wineland tours where wine tastings are on offer, Township tours to explore the city and its history, and visits to Cape Peninsula, with many captivating mountain and ocean views to enjoy along the way.
Children are welcome to stay at The Three Boutique Hotel. While there aren’t any specific child-designated facilities or services as such, there’s a great deal on offer for children and families in Cape Town and the wider area.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019