The Last Word Hotel Constantia

If you are looking for a romantic hideaway or just need a luxury base to explore some wine farms, The Last Word Constantia is definitely somewhere you should consider.

Recently, I spent the night there and it really was a fabulously relaxing staycation. Here are the my thoughts and some details...

The Hotel:

Tucked away in the Constantia valley, close to a plethora of wine farms, The Last Word Hotel is an oasis of understated elegance and timeless luxury.

On entering the very unassuming hotel "lobby", you would be forgiven for not being smitten at first glance -  but a quick walk through to the lounge area, lush garden or your room will confirm the 5-star rating and glowing online reviews.

With only 9 rooms, this boutique hotel is guaranteed to give you a sense of privacy and exclusivity    (there are five suites and four superior double rooms, each with classic decor and their own appeal).

Side note: After checking in and being shown to our room, we were offered complimentary afternoon tea & scones in the living room. This was a nice touch, which we really appreciated after a rushed morning. It definitely gave us pause to take in our surroundings and consciously relax.

Our Room:

We stayed in a 'Premiere Suite', aka Elegant Suite, and it was enormous (well, 91 sq.m / 914 ft to be more precise - which is actually a bit bigger than our apartment).

To say that the room was bigger and better than I had expected would be an understatement (I literally blurted out "wow" when I walked in).

The room has a large queen bed, lounge area, a spacious bathroom, desk, well sized closet and an outside patio area. I could easily have moved in for a few weeks.

Fresh flowers greet you as you enter the room and plush carpet covers the floor, with the exception of the tiled bathroom area. As an added bonus the room has underfloor heating for the colder months and airconditioning for summer.

Undoubtedly my favourite part of the room was the mosaic, open shower and glorious, free-standing bathtub (which I could not resist using to take a leisurely bubble bath).

Side note: There is also a fully stocked mini bar, coffee/tea, a few treats, a complimentary bottle of wine and sherry. 

The Food:

With so many wonderful restaurants in close proximity to the hotel, it's a good idea to go and explore the culinary treasures on offer in the surrounding wine valley.

For those who just want to stay in, there are two options: you can take a few steps to the much-loved 'Peddlars On The Bend'  restaurant or you can order room service.

A delicious, sumptuous breakfast is included with your stay. You can select from a cold buffet (fruit, pastries, cheese, etc), a hot menu (eggs,  french toast, etc) and a Nutribullet smoothie menu.

Side note: Complimentary afternoon tea (which I mentioned above) is offered daily. 

Final thoughts:

The Last Word Constantia surprised me, in all the best ways. It honestly felt more like a home, than a hotel.

There are quite a few extras and so much attention to detail. For instance, you are given a voucher for a free drink at Peddlars Restaurant and your nightly turn down service comes with a mini dessert (in our case, it was creme brulee).

The bed was very comfortable and I actually had a great night sleep (which does not always happen on a one night stay).

The staff were friendly and helpful, offering you suggestions of places to go and letting you know of any events happening in Cape Town during your stay.

Any Cons? The only negative I can think of is that the pool is not heated (since our stay was in winter, this would have been such a bonus)

Would I go again? My husband and I really enjoyed our short, but sweet, stay and would definitely stay there again.

To read more about the hotel or to make a booking, visit here

* while the hotel stay was complimentary, all thoughts are my own *

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