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Tintswalo Atlantic Rises From The Ashes

Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town's iconic boutique hotel, has reopened its doors after renovations following a fire that destroyed parts of the lodge.  

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After a kitchen fire raged its way through the property, Tintswalo Atlantic has completely rebuilt some of its guest suites along with the public areas in a mere six months.

Tintswalo Atlantic CEO Lisa Goosen explains that the hotel is making the best of the obstacles and unforseen circumstances.

'With tragedy comes opportunity and ... the relaunch has provided us with the prospect of fine tuning our product offering. Tintswalo Atlantic is synonymous with luxury, privacy and seclusion. This is what we will highlight as our service promise,’ she says.

The boutique hotel is located on Chapman’s Peak Drive, within the Table Mountain National Park surrounded by fragrant fynbos, and reopened its doors to guests on 1 October.

As part of its relaunch, the lodge is offering more accessible rates to guests. Room rates include bed and breakfast and start at R6500 per room per night for the low season (between 1 May and 31 August), R9600 per room per night for high season and R11500 per room per night for peak season, which runs from 15 December to 15 January. Also included in the rates is the signature sundowner cocktail of the day with a selection of canapes, and free Wi-Fi access.

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Goosen explains that the aim of Tintswalo Atlantic is rooted in offering guests a meaninful and personal experience.

‘We’d like to present guests with a bespoke and exclusive, private lodge experience, completed with the warm South African hospitality and personal service our brand is known for. The sensation of love, gratitude and peace is what we’d like for our guests to experience when they stay with us,' says Goosen.

The lodge focuses on sustainability and is environmentally conscious, with a light carbon footprint.

A total of 24 guests can be accomodated at the lodge, in 10 Island Suites and a two-bedroom villa.  

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Each suite is uniquely designed and decorated – along with being named after some of the world’s favourite islands, including Madagascar and Sicily – and is equipped with a lounge area, fireplace, tea and coffee station and a private deck overlooking the ocean.

In the spacious en suite bathrooms, guests are able to soak in Victorian-style baths or opt for a luxurious walk-in shower, while enjoying sea views.

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Signature blue and turquoise shades feature in the newly built public spaces, which have been designed by Gaye Corbett and Lisa Goosen.

Guests are able to take a dip in the temperature-controlled pool and soak in the glorious sunsets or opt for an in-room massage.

Tintswalo Atlantic is renowned as one of the world’s most romantic hotels, and offers couples the ideal location to celebrate their weddings, engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries and babymoons.  

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Plus: the new Tintswalo Atlantic menu offering

Tintswalo Atlantic is also offering a new lunch themed menu, titled Where Else in the World (WWW). Non-guests are able to experience the excellent seasonal cuisine menu at (WWW) on a Wednesday for lunch – but bear in mind that there are limited seats available and booking is required. 

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The new menu is all about honest and uncomplicated dishes, focusing on flavoursome ingredients and paired with an award-winning wine list. It costs R960 per person for the three-course lunch.

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