Pretty, so pretty! Steenberg’s luxury boutique hotel has reopened after a major upgrade, revitalising guest experiences in step with global hospitality trends, yet ever mindful of the rich history and profound sense of place of this 17th-century gem.
To accommodate longer staying guests, the rooms and suites of the 24 room Steenberg Hotel & Spa have been redesigned and updated with modern-day comforts. Moreover, new room configurations cater to the increasing number of family groups requiring more interlinking spaces.
As South Arica’s oldest registered farm, Steenberg has been a bastion of hospitality from its earliest days. Steenberg’s indomitable founder, Catharina Ras, known as Tryn to her nearest and dearest, frequently played host to passengers en route from the winter harbour of Simon’s Town to the growing enclave in Cape Town.
The original werf, a Cape Provincial Heritage Site, is still the heart of the hotel today, with manor house and barn rooms stylishly updated within their thick-walled original buildings with high, wide timber ceilings. These generous proportions are echoed in the more contemporary vineyard and mountain facing rooms.
“We want to offer all our guests a bespoke experience that perfectly suits them. Whether they are an extended family enjoying a once in a lifetime adventure together, a young family exploring the world, a couple or a group of friends on holiday sharing golf days, fine food and wine, and our beautiful peninsula, we want their stay with us to be unforgettable,” says Catherine Schulze, the General Manager.
Magical views from every vantage point, be it of the original werf, the outstretched vineyards or the mountain, all complement the tactile luxury of the interior spaces.
The new-look can best be described as luxurious yet unfussy, using a neutral palette layered with personally chosen pieces such as a classic chandelier, a brilliant designer chair or the most comfortable sofa on which to sit and chat or curl up with a book.
As part of the hotel redesign, the rejuvenating Steenberg Spa now offers a tranquil outdoor treatment area in a scented garden under a majestic oak tree with the promise of real time-out to reconnect, unwind and relax in the hands of highly skilled therapists.
Inspiring cuisine with an inimitable contemporary spirit at Tryn, Steenberg’s vibrant new signature restaurant, completes the guest experience. Tryn is a refreshed, youthful and stylish space bringing the narrative of Steenberg’s free-spirited founder into the 21st century.
At Steenberg the guest experience is paramount and nothing is left to chance. Everything is curated, hand-chosen and personalised. Understanding and anticipating the guest’s every need and expectation, and creating a home-away-from-home where guests feel part of the family, is the ultimate Steenberg promise.