One of the most wonderful places I have ever been to during 5,5 years permanent living in the Western Cape of South Africa is the Robertson Small Hotel in Robertson. In a bit over an hour drive from Cape Town you are in a complete different world, and this place to stay is heaven; beautiful rooms, lush garden, refreshing pool, spa area (hello massage and pedi!) and delicious food. What else do you wish for? Oh, off street parking, laundry service, stylish interior and luxury bathrooms, picnic baskets on requests, free WIFI, located in the center of Robertson and not far from all the Breede River valley wineries. Scroll down for more.
How pretty is the entrance and the interior of the Robertson Small? We’ve been here two times and both times I was surprised how at home I felt just after a few minutes.
*3 photos (front of building, terrace with trees, green velvet chairs) above this text are not mine. Source
Lovely beds… with half open bathrooms (that can be closed too if you prefer so)
View from your garden terrace… you can jump into the pool.
The Pool Suites.
Reuben’s restaurant was the restaurant of The Robertson Small for many years, but recently it changed into ‘The Small Restaurant’, managed by Head Chef Tiaan van Greunen. The menu was written by Rose Ashby of the esteemed Spring Restaurant at Somerset House in London. In The Small Restaurant you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is possible for both hotel guests as guests from outside to come and enjoy the food.
Red wine in huge glasses….
The beautiful terrace. Photo source
Conclusion: I highly recommend The Robertson Small if you are looking for a special intimate place to stay, with eye for detail, luxury and style. Robertson and the Breede River Valley is great countryside and there are many good wineries to visit. What is also fun to do is a river cruise including picnic.
The Robertson Small Hotel is located on 58 van Reenen Straat in Robertson (Western Cape). There are 10 distinct en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar, spa and pool area. There is a concierge to assist you with restaurant reservations or things to do in the area. There is a cactus garden and the hotel is wheelchair friendly. Prices for the rooms start from 1150 RAND per person per night. Click here for the website of The Robertson Small with all information if you are interested in booking a stay.
*Note: I was not asked, paid or invited to write about the Robertson Small. It was my own idea. 4 images I used are from the official website of the Robertson Small. The other 8 photographs in this article are mine.