We have stayed in various hotels around the world some have been the usual Hilton type, that are part of a chain, and a lot of spa hotels but more recently with two kids in tow now its been more of the apartment hotels
So for our first first few days in Cape Town our hotel booked by my husband (as with all our holiday arrangements) he kept as a little surprise. I have no idea how he stumbled across this little gem but he knew this would be something I would adore and appreciate.
Tucked away in the striking picturesque area called The Gardens of Cape Town, hidden from the main road and in to the side streets you enter the hotel garden via a discreet gated entrance. We were welcomed by a lovely French couple who took our details and checked us in to our room. I could not stop admiring the detail in the decor. Every piece was either vintage or reclaimed and all put together to tie in accordingly with the chic French theme of a bygone era. With only five rooms as the name suggests Petit French Boutique Hotel and that’s exactly what it is. But the rooms and bathrooms aren’t small at all and gave us enough space for the contents of two large suitcases and a baby bed. There are five rooms to choose from and a two-bedroom cottage perfect for families.
In the morning we were served with a generous continental breakfast in the dining area, along with freshly squeezed juices. We enjoyed our freshly baked pastries in the beautiful country garden. Before lunch I decided to leave the family behind and try out a local yoga class across the road. Surrounded by yoga studios and organic supermarkets, The Gardens is an inner city suburb located south of the city centre. It is directly beneath Table Mountain and has an affluent neighbourhood of young professionals. Populated with a number of great restaurants, hotels and boutiques. We were also very close to Mount Nelson Hotel.
An inspiring escape, the hotel is a muse, a space of tranquil and calm. If I ever go back to Cape Town it would be to stay here again.