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  • Beautifully renovated heritage building offers an elegant stay
  • Intimate venue with peaceful gardens and excellent service
  • Set on the mountain slopes surrounding the Citybowl for easy access

Four Rosmead

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Oranjezicht


-33.9377, 18.4082


Built in 1903, Four Rosmead has been remodelled into a boutique hotel which oozes character and style, and treats guests to a very personal and intimate stay in Cape Town’s sought after Oranjezicht suburb. Peaceful landscaped gardens, luxurious contemporary accommodation and tailor-made service make the hotel an idyllic urban haven to retire to after a busy day exploring the city’s attractions, which are all within easy walking or driving distance.

Decorated in a chic style that subtly hints at Africa, the rooms each have their own distinctive character and are adorned with unique South African artwork that is available for purchase if guests would like to take a little bit of the hotel home with them.

All of the air-conditioned rooms have the indulgence of extra length Queen beds, or King beds that can be converted to twins, along with a bar fridge, telephone, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, a beach bag with beach towels, and tea and coffee facilities with a selection of snacks.

High-tech conveniences include satellite TVs with surround sound, a DVD player, an iPod base station and wireless internet. The full en-suite bathrooms have heated towel rails and underfloor heating, which are particularly welcome during the rainy Cape winters.

Guests in the ground floor luxury rooms can enjoy views of the pretty garden, and have easy access to the hotel’s saltwater, solar-heated swimming pool. Two of the three rooms have private outdoor seating areas to take advantage of the sunny summer weather. On the first floor, the more spacious deluxe rooms feature balconies with varying views of the city, Table Mountain, Table Bay and Lion’s Head.

As the only freestanding unit at the hotel, the Suite offers good privacy and lots of space. The lounge is large and comfy, and opens onto a tranquil private courtyard. In winter, a fireplace in the bedroom provides warming comfort, while on balmy days guests can make use of the outdoor shower in the small private garden. The high standard of the accommodation is matched by the level of service, which is personalised to suit particular needs.

Although sleeping only sixteen guests, the hotel employs four managers to ensure that every guest gets the necessary attention, and airport transfers, car hire, theatre and restaurant reservations and bookings for tours of the city and Cape Winelands can all be taken care of. After a busy day discovering all that the city has offer, the following day can be spent recharging on the patio or pool deck, and enjoying a massage treatment at the Pamper Spa.

Apart from the extensive and elegantly presented breakfast, lunch and dinner is available on request, meaning you won’t have to leave the premises on lazy days. The hotel is equally well-suited to energetic guests who want to rest their heads at a supremely comfortable home-away-from-home, after spending most of their time sightseeing and adventuring.

Rates & Summary

3 Luxury Rooms

Ground floor rooms
Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
En-suite shower
Garden and mountain views

4 Deluxe Rooms

First floor rooms
Each sleeps 2 in extra length Queen-size or King-size/twin beds
En-suite with bath and shower or shower only 
Balcony with city and mountain views


Freestanding unit
Sleeps 2 in extra length Queen-size bed
En-suite bath, shower and outdoor shower
Private courtyard and garden


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Continental or English breakfast included
Lunch and dinner available


Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Set in landscaped gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain, within touching distance of Cape Town’s best attractions, Four Rosmead is an intimate urban retreat consisting of eight stylish guest rooms and ample facilities for relaxation. Located in a beautifully renovated monument, this top-class boutique hotel offers contemporary accommodation and tailor-made services to make a stay in the heart of Cape Town truly special. A variety of South African artwork is on display throughout the house and is available for purchase, while guests can admire views of the city and Table Mountain.


  • Beautifully renovated heritage building offers an elegant stay
  • Intimate venue with peaceful gardens and excellent service
  • Set on the mountain slopes surrounding the Citybowl for easy access


The Suite is ideal for those looking for a bit more privacy and space.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Solar heated swimming pool
  • Pamper spa
  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No babysitting
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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