Hidden within the sought-after Bishopscourt neighborhood, a stone’s throw away from the magical Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden lies Cape Town’s latest luxury offering – Arambrook Boutique Hotel. A discreet alternative to the bustling urban lifestyle of Cape Town’s city centre, Arambrook offers exclusivity, privacy and world-class luxury at the foot of Table Mountain.
The orchard lined driveway winds its way towards the impressive family villa of successful investment banker Ari Zelezniak. With only 8 luxury suites overlooking the manicured gardens, Arambrook offers a haven for travelers looking to unwind during their stay in Cape Town.
“We want our guests to feel at ease in our tranquil surroundings, well cared for by our attentive staff, and pampered by our personalized service. Above all, we want our guests to kick off their heels and make Arambrook their home away from home during their stay in Cape Town,” says CEO, Amy Bradfeld.
Each room has been individually decorated by interior designer, Sara Bind. Inspired by European luxury and elegance, Sara has seamlessly blended the homey character of the hotel with unique modern pieces. The hotel boasts an impressive collection of South African artist Sasha Hartslief’s paintings which are seamlessly curated to complement the interiors of the hotel.
Arambrook is committed to leaving as little impact on the environment as possible. The hotel features solar geysers, composting and waste facilities, greywater usage and biodegradable products. Their sustainable ethos carries through to their kitchen, strictly using locally sourced, ethically reared, seasonal ingredients.
Led by award-winning head chef, Stacey Lee Chan, Arambrook offers a variety of dining options tailored to the liking of individual guests. Arambrook’s garden produces a bountiful harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and fowers that are used throughout the dishes served at the hotel.
“Our garden plays a big role in what dishes we will create on the day, the seasons will always impact on our creations, but mostly what inspires my dishes is love for fresh, simple, minimal ingredients brought together to make our dishes homely with a touch of elegance. I love the fact that we only use sustainable products in the kitchen, with our green ethos we go as far as using predominantly glass jar containers, minimal plastic, organic cleaning products and all our biodegradable food waste is put back into our garden, ” says Stacey, Head Chef of Arambrook.
General Manager of Arambrook Boutique Hotel and director of BLACC Cellar Club, Aubrey Ngcungama, is the mastermind behind the wine selection in the cellar of Arambrook. Boasting boutique wines from across South Africa, Aubrey and the team hand-selected 39 impeccable wines that are seamlessly paired with chef, Stacey Lee Chan’s menu.
Beyond the luxurious aesthetics of the hotel, Arambrook’s experience is simply unforgettable. Guests can enjoy afternoons under the shaded tree-lined gardens, meander through the orchards, unwind with an in-room spa treatment, savor chef Stacey Lee Chan’s handcrafted delicacies on the terrace, or soak up Cape Town’s summer sun next to the swimming pool.