Strand­loper Ocean Bou­tique Ho­tel

Strand­loper Ocean Bou­tique Ho­tel

Indwe - - Contents - Text: Kayla Cloete Im­ages © Strand­loper Ocean Bou­tique Ho­tel

The phrase “I slept like a baby” must have been coined by a guest who had the priv­i­lege of stay­ing at the Strand­loper Ocean Bou­tique Ho­tel in Pater­nos­ter. Nat­u­ral colours, min­i­mal­is­tic dé­cor, and sea-fac­ing rooms cre­ate the ul­ti­mate com­bi­na­tion for rest and re­lax­ation.

Pater­nos­ter is an unas­sum­ing sort of town just two hours’ drive from Cape Town in the West­ern Cape. A lo­cal de­scribed it as an “ocean-side Fran­schhoek” be­cause its culi­nary and ac­com­mo­da­tion of­fer­ings are roughly on par with those of its up­mar­ket Winelands ri­val.

No ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tion bet­ter ex­em­pli­fies that state­ment than the Strand­loper Ocean Bou­tique Ho­tel. This sea­side gem is sit­u­ated right at the edge of the town, thereby pro­vid­ing a sense of ex­clu­siv­ity.

A stone’s throw from the se­cluded, soft sandy beach, the ho­tel is in the prime po­si­tion for those who are hop­ing to es­cape the stresses of city-liv­ing – af­ter all, there is noth­ing more calm­ing than the ocean. The sound of the waves crash­ing on the shore is like the soft whis­pers of a mother’s lul­laby to a dis­grun­tled in­fant who re­fuses to give in to weari­ness. One night at this ho­tel and any stress-in­duced in­som­nia will be­come noth­ing more than a dis­tant mem­ory.

As a travel jour­nal­ist, I have dis­cov­ered that two things tend to de­ter­mine my thoughts re­gard­ing a ho­tel. The first is

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