The Protea Hotel (PH) Dorpshuis & Spa is situated in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, just outside Cape Town. It exudes authentic Victorian charm with the modern opulence and style of such a 4-star establishment. Nestled within the world-famous Cape winelands, this hotel is an idyllic retreat from hectic city living. The rooms are individually furnished, and the surrounding views of the mountains and vineyards make for the most peaceful and breath-taking of vistas.
There are 27 rooms at the PH Dorpshuis. They have been furnished and decorated using Victorian influences and quality antique pieces to create the perfect combination of modern amenities and old-world style. There are Luxury Rooms, Standard Rooms and Deluxe Loft Apartments. The Luxury Rooms are large, equipped with a double bed or twin beds, a separate lounge and a private patio. The Deluxe Loft Apartments have single or king-size beds as well as the standard amenities.
The Lounge is a fantastic getaway as it is quiet, secluded and stylish. Guests are invited to sip on a refreshing South African wine or a warm nightcap before the log fire, or to sink into one of the ample couches and read a book.
The swimming pool is situated in the gorgeous gardens and is a welcome treat on hot South African summer days. The clear blue waters are heated to ensure that, even on chilly winter days, the pool is a fun and refreshing venue to relax in and around.
The PH Dorpshuis offers guests room service between 07h00 and 23h00 as well as a porter service, 24-hour reception, in-house transport and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.
Restaurant & Bar
The Oak-leaf Restaurant is fully licensed and serves delicious buffet breakfasts, as well as light lunches and hearty dinners from an A la Carte menu. Tour groups may prefer to have a set menu, which can be arranged directly with the hotel.
The menu boasts true South African flavours. Popular dishes include local favourites like Cape Malay Bobotie, Venison and Afval (offal).
During the warm summer months, patrons may prefer to savour such culinary delights on the vine-shaded patio. Alternatively, sip on a steaming mug of tea or coffee, or simply refresh yourself with an ice cold mineral water under the boughs of the grapevine.
The bar service is available from 07h00 to 23h00 every day.
Conference & Banqueting Facilities
The Protea Hotel Dorpshuis also caters to the corporate guest requiring business services and meeting facilities. The boardroom accommodates between 20 and 50 delegates (depending on their seating configuration). Day packages are available, and the hotel provides delegates with tea, lunch or dinner.
The Western Cape is a famous tourist destination. As such, it offers much in the way of fun and exciting activities and attractions to keep visitors busy. These include wine tours, golf, hiking, walking, mountain biking, swimming, shark cage diving, fly-fishing, tours of nature reserves, quad biking and historical tours through the town of Stellenbosch.
For a truly wild African adventure, visit Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, the Drakenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World or Monkey Town, amongst others.
Because of the rich proliferation of world-acclaimed wine farms in and around the area of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, visitors of the PH Dorpshuis are urged to undertake formal wine farm tours. These are presented in English and German and provide an entirely new perspective on wines and the production process.
33° "56'24" S
18° "51'04" E
From Cape Town International Airport, follow the N2 towards Somerset West, and then take the R44 (Stellenbosch) turn-off to the left. Continue along the R44 right into Stellenbosch. Turn left into Dorp Street and right into Weidenhof Street, where you will see the hotel's parking area.
The Protea Hotel Dorpshuis is 30 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport, 20 minutes from Somerset West, 25 minutes from Paarl and Franschhoek and only 40 minutes from Cape Town's city centre.
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