I am always on the lookout for restaurants, cafés or hotels that do things slightly different. Where the focus lies on the tiniest details and where you can truly experience something special. I recently stayed at Retreat on Hove in Camps Bay (Cape Town, South Africa) and that place is highly recommended.
This modern home is located in a luxurious residential area in the trendy beach environment of Camps Bay. To describe Retreat on Hove is slightly difficult: it’s somewhere between a boutique hotel, Bed & Breakfast and private villa. You have your own room, can make use of the living room and pool area (+spa) and are taken care of the entire day by hosts Luke en Jaun. This all makes you feel like staying with friends. Only in this case, they happen to be friends with the most gorgeous house ever. Friends that also provide you a delicious breakfast (with a little buffet as well as dishes on order) and make sure you get the best spots in local restaurants.
The living room and two of the suites have an amazing view at the sea as well as Table Mountain and everything is decorated to the last detail in a modern, luxurious and very warm way. Even the treats on your bed are from a local producer. I wasn’t only a huge fan of the view (waking up never felt so good), but also loved the soft beds and the bright white bathroom, with large shower and bath-with-sea-view. And let’s not forget that walk-in-closet (now I want one at home!).
If you’re looking for personal attention and an intimate spot with lots of privacy, Retreat on Hove is the place to go. Actress Charlize Theron agrees (really, she stayed here!). The only downside: movie star places have steep movie star prices, but make sure to keep an eye on those very interesting last-minute discounts. And if you have something special to celebrate, you know just where to go.