Technology and tradition at SteenbergAugust 5th, 2011 by Andrew Moth | Categories: environmental, hotels, industry, technology, tourism
History, tradition and modern technology have been combined in the refurbished rooms of the Steenberg Hotel in the Constantia valley near Cape Town.
Gaby Gramm, GM of the hotel, says: “The refinement of the interiors of our Premier Rooms marks a move towards the latest in 21st century accommodation requirements.
“It is very much a response to the change in lifestyle that recent technology developments have created in the way guests are conducting their hotel stays.
“Enhancing our guests’ stay was the essential drive behind the makeover of our Premier Rooms, and we believe that we have achieved a product that adds value, while achieving our trademark balance between classic and modern within our accommodation offering.”
Located on the Cape’s oldest farm with a history that can be traced back to around 1682), the hotel has variety of rooms and suites. These range from the cutting-edge interior design of its three Heritage Suites (Khoi Khoi, Cape Colonial and Dutch East India suites), to the historical Manor House wing that makes the hotel the only one in the country to offer guests accommodation in a National Monument.
In total there are 21 rooms and three Heritage Suites on what is still a working wine farm, but just 20 minutes by road from the Cape Town CBD.
The new-look Premier Rooms are described as vibrant open-plan spaces where the business traveller can catch up on work, or where holidaymakers and families travelling together can enjoy extended stays, whilst keeping in touch electronically.
They have been designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and peaceful, with spacious bathrooms. They incorporate the latest neutral décor trends and are equipped with iPod docking stations and PC data and power points.
While the hard furnishings have not been replaced, soft furnishing modifications have been made and contemporary touches added. Sofas have been recovered in rich fabrics reflecting tones of grey and soft blues.
New carpeting and curtains have been introduced in neutral oatmeal and shades of white to complement the trendy new lighting fixtures. French doors open up onto a private terrace.
Premier Room rack rates are from R3 930 per room per night; and Standard Luxury Rooms R2 150 per room per night (up to 30 September 2011).
Rates include full breakfast, wine tasting, and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Chauffeur-driven services to local restaurants and shopping centres, as well as a daily scheduled shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront, are also offered on a complimentary basis.