After the historic Alphen Hotel in the Constantia Valley re-opened as a 5-star boutique establishment, the 11.5 acre property offers boutique accommodation with two independently operated restaurants. Further features include 3 bars, a deli, a conference & business centre and outdoor events facilities – all open to the public. Centrally situated on the Cape Peninsula and located a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town CBD, Cape Town International Airport and False Bay, The Alphen Hotel aims to attract leisure and corporate, local and international guests. Not your traditional 5-star hotel, a modern and playful twist has been added to the décor and design, whilst preserving the rich backdrop of history.
The concept is marrying old with new and part of the décor is an extensive private collection of antique furniture and art, combined with specially commissioned oversized, contemporary new works. The 21 luxurious suites have all the trimmings expected of a 5-star property – his and her bathrooms, rain showers, 3-tier mini-bars, Lavazza pod coffee machines, multi-media entertainment systems, in-room business services, iced fruit bowls, king-size beds and private terraces, to name a few. The food and beverage operations are not typical hotel fine dining and include the day venue La Belle Café & Bakery with deli and retail section, specialising in light meals, breads, patisseries and salads while 5Rooms with its dark, rich colours, heavy fabrics, dramatic décor and cosmopolitan cuisine provide a warm atmosphere for evening dining. A unique feature is its own accommodation upstairs for patrons wishing to stay over after a night of wining and dining. Both operations offer indoor and outdoor seating under ancient oak trees. Unique to the Western Cape is The Rose Bar, a garden bar and terrace overlooking the extensive, re-designed, landscaped garden with water features, pool and rose garden.
“The Alphen Boutique Hotel was such a stimulating and challenging project, we wanted to work with the existing heritage framework, push it, exaggerate it but also provide some provocation, contemporary glamour and surreal fantasy. The many facilities gave us plenty of range to explore and expand different but connected themes and ambiances. It’s like stepping into another world”, says ARRCC.
The Alphen Boutique Hotel forms part of Kovensky’s PK Portfolio that includes a group of successful, established Atlantic Seaboard restaurants – Paranga, Zenzero, The Kove, Pepenero and the recently acquired La Med (to be renamed Bungalow). To enhance their visit, hotel guests have the option of being shuttled to these restaurants during their stay.