Alphen Hotel, Cape Town

Alphen Hotel, Cape Town

30/08/2013 0 By Gayle Dickson

Once Upon A Time

From the days of historical luminaries such as Cecil John Rhodes, Lord Charles Somerset, Mark Twain and Captain Cook, the Alphen Boutique Hotel continues to charm those in search of five-star hospitality.

A mere 15kms from Cape Town’s city centre and local pristine beaches, the contemporary glamour of 19 unique suites promises to transport guests into a sanctuary of elaborate elegance that is swathed in history and splashed with colour and flair. Modern amenities, plush comforts, high-tech facilities and personalised yet discreet service add to the enchantment of this historical treasure.

With a touch of fashionable opulence, recent restoration and refurbishment has woven a modern, playful twist into the hotel’s rich history and traditional charm. A magical ambience and a sensory journey await visitors who are advised to ‘expect the unexpected’. Splendid décor, gild mirrors, rich wood paneling and dramatic light features rub shoulders with art collections of yesteryear and avant-garde furnishings – a dramatic union of old and new. The result is an explosion of fun, fantasy and exquisite design.

Alphen2Three unique and popular eateries ensure this culinary playground, in the leafy Constantia Valley, keeps its place as an internationally famed food and wine destination. It is clearly evident that the five-star Cape Dutch establishment, where guests can enjoy full-flavoured, authentic Western Cape cuisine, considers fine fare a calling. Visitors may choose to relax under 100-year-old oak trees as they soak in the view and savour fresh-from-the oven bakes as well as light-and-wholesome meals from La Belle Bistro & Bakery.  The Rose Bar -renowned for its cocktails, platters and nibbles while guest DJs entertain under the star-studded sky. For an exclusive, sophisticated dining experience look no further than The 5 Rooms Restaurant that features original, delft fireplaces and a gastronomic adventure.

Alphen Boutique Hotel, fully equipped for business, has five separate, self-contained conference rooms, all with modern amenities and high-tech facilities, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and many networking opportunities.

These are only a few of the reasons Paul Kovensky – owner of The Kove Collection that is celebrated for unparalleled hospitality – found a heart beat in the Alphen Boutique Hotel.  It was clearly evident that the property, as well as its eateries, should feature with the best of Cape Town’s best venues and with the coolest of the Atlantic seaboards sizzling culinary hotspots. The Kove Collection’s portfolio of abundance comprises the Alphen Boutique Hotel and its La Belle Bistro & Bakery, The 5 Rooms Restaurant and The Rose Bar; as well as Pepenéro, Paranga, Zenzero and the Bungalow.

In a nutshell Kovensky says, “… a golden era of hedonistic glamour, a little eccentric, somewhat bohemian, rather eclectic, casually elegant and definitely sensual.”

You too will find the Alphen Boutique Hotel irresistible.


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