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Cellars-Hohenort, the Perfect Romantic Retreat

With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway.

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With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway | House and Leisure

Located in the heart of the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, The Cellars-Hohenort is a luxurious five-star hotel with spectacular views of Table Mountain. From its rich heritage and award-winning gardens to its world-class accomodation and plethora of activities available, it has everything you need for a relaxing getaway for two. Bonus: The Cellars-Hohenort is offering House and Leisure newsletter subscribers a special rate for February 2019 - see the end of the article for details.

History and Horticulture 

Elegance and sophistication are in abundance at The Cellars-Hohenort. From the moment you enter its gates, you know that you're in a special place. The property's rich heritage is respected and preserved, with parts of the building showcasing elements of the orginal structure dating back to the 17th century. 

But the architecture isn't the only historic part of The Cellars-Hohenort. Three centuries of meticulous horticulture has resulted in an award-winning garden that will transport you straight into a Jane Austen novel. With 9 acres to explore, there are mutliple delights to enjoy, including a structured garden with a beautiful water feature, several ponds and a rose garden. 

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With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway | House and Leisure

Accomodation 

The hotel is part of the Liz McGrath Collection and boasts 51 guest rooms and suites to suit your particular needs. There are standard double rooms that offer vistas over the Cape Peninsula from the Hohenort building, or sprawling views over the incredible gardens from the Cellars Main House. The luxury double rooms are Individually decorated in a classic style, and each includes a verandah where you can sit with a cup of tea and enjoy the fresh air. Then there are the suites and premier suites that are the epitome of opulence. Generous in size, with unique signature looks, the premier suites have their own private garden or patio to enjoy. But for the ultimate in luxury accomodation, choose the villas. Hidden away in The Cellars-Hohenort gardens, these stunning properties are equipped with everything you need. 

With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway | House and Leisure

Activities 

There are a number of dining options at The Cellars-Hohenort, including one of South Africa's top fine-dining eateries, Greenhouse. Run by executive chef Peter Tempelhoff, Greenhouse offers an innovative tasting menu that brings together local ingredients and African fables for an unforgettable experience. 

Another option is The Conservatory, where guests can choose to dine in one of three special locations. There is the main dining section, with amazing views of the historical garden with its ancient Camphor trees; the breakfast room; and the terrace overlooking the garden. If you want a drink before or after dinner, The Martini Bar is an elegant spot to sip on a cocktail. Here is where you can also enjoy an indulgent high tea. 

No romantic getaway would be complete without a trip to the spa. The Fresh and Wellness Spa has a range of treaments that will leave you relaxed and refreshed.

With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway | House and Leisure

ALSO READ: Q&A with chef Peter Tempelhoff

Special Offer 

With the month of love around the corner, The Cellars-Hohenort is offering House and Leisure newsletter subscribers a special rate for Febuary 2019. The 'Just the Two of US' pacakge includes special deals for the ultimate Valentine's getaway. This package Includes: 

Fresh fruit and a bottle of Pink Cap Classique sparkling wine in your room upon arrival

Delicious full English breakfast in the restaurant, garden terrace or in the privacy of your room each morning

Romantic picnic in the picturesque gardens

Couple’s signature massage at The Fresh Wellness Spa

Special romantic turndown service

30% discount on all fine jewellery purchased at The Collection Boutique during your stay

10% discount on all other items purchased at The Collection Boutique during your stay

Complimentary scheduled V&A Waterfront transfer daily

Complimentary minibar

Complimentary Wi-Fi

With historic architecture, world-class facilities and a special offer for HL newsletter subscribers, The Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal five-star getaway | House and Leisure

Depending on where you stay, the rate is from R 7 315 per room per night, and bookings must be done directly with Liz McGrath Collection central reservations with a special reference code that will be published in the House and Leisure newsletter in the month of February. If you do not receive our weekly newsletter, you can subscribe for it here