The town of Robertson, located between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges, offers visitors a visual feast with its landscape of roads fringed by a kaleidoscopic array of flowers, trees and vineyards. Through the valley, winds the source of life – the Breede River – sustaining it all. And here, along the world’s longest wine route, Route 62, is where luxury accommodation meets sumptuous cuisine at the Robertson Small Hotel. This flawless, award- winning 5- star hotel prides itself on its tranquil yet scenic surrounds as it is neatly tucked away within the “valley of wine and roses”. The property’s simple yet contemporary architecture blends in seamlessly with the picturesque Robertson countryside and this is where old world charm and state-of-the-art amenities flow beautifully together.
The clients’ comfort and relaxation are of the utmost priority at Robertson Small. The hotel comprises ten luxurious guest suites, each rich with character and yet ever so modest, making up the perfect home away from home. It should thus come as no surprise that the hotel has won numerous awards including World Luxury Hotel Awards for four consecutive years between 2011 and 2014. It also claimed the prestigious title as the Best Luxury Country Hotel in South Africa.
According to the World Luxury Hotel Awards website, Robertson Small is considered an unsung jewel that encapsulates outer-city hospitality at its most refined in an elegant boutique hotel which calls for an unhurried sojourn in the heart of the quaint town of Robertson.
The hotel’s family of three encapsulates the royal Victorian Manor House, a national monument built in 1909; suave yet relaxed Stable Suites and the serene Poolside Suites, flaunting a crisp cool sense pf calm at the water’s edge. The same contrast of clean, natural hues and rich organic textures, silhouetted against a monochrome palette of French white, is integrated in its ten luxury suites. Guest are also able to enjoy the ultimate pampering at the hotel’s Wellness Room or take a much needed break outdoors in the perfectly manicured gardens and shimmering pools on site.
The World Luxury Hotel Awards summed up the hotel best in a review that articulates the true essence of Robertson Small where, “each of the spacious air-conditioned rooms is cocooned with its own unique celebration of modern design and fusion of eclectic yet comfortable furnishings. Enhancing the Robertson Small Hotel experience, the Manor House is home to a cosy bar lounge and state-of-the-art wine cellar which lends a backdrop to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Reuben’s at the Robertson.
Reuben’s presents an exclusive wine collection, that and the like of well-known Chef Reuben Riffel, is a recipe of sheer elegance and success. Reuben Riffel is a household name in South Africa and the restaurant lends itself to his unpretentious style and wholesome meals that are reflective of his upbringing. The menu – designed by Reuben- offers patrons a myriad of dishes to suit every palate and reveals a constant striving for the ultimate synergy of texture, flavour and juiciness. The dishes are ever-changing eclectic combinations of flavours evocative of memory, experience and innovation.
For first-rate service, relaxation and a tranquil time-out from the ordinary, the Robertson Small Hotel has much to offer. “The Robertson Small Hotel allows guests to relax and interact in a lavish milieu where unparalleled accommodation, a homely ambience and world-class cuisine come standard”.