NH The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West Cape Helderberg

NH The Lord Charles Hotel

4 Star Hotel at cnr of Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44), Somerset West, Western Cape, Cape Helderberg, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About NH The Lord Charles Hotel

Nestled amid the breathtaking surroundings of the famous Cape Winelands, NH The Lord Charles Hotel is situated conveniently a mere 20 minutes from the Cape Town international Airport. NH The Lord Charles Hotel is a luxury hotel comprising 188 en-suite rooms and 10 suites. NH The Lord Charles is a unique hotel combining the relaxed elegance and sophistication of a modern hotel, with the ease and charm of the local countryside.

Within easy reach of the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, guests can indulge in lazy, sun-drenched days sampling local wines amongst other. Nature and sports enthusiasts will find an abundance of outdoor attractions from whale watching and deep sea diving to sailing and windsurfing. A hotel that catering for both the leisure and corporate market, the hotel offers two up-market restaurants, a Scottish-style bar, a health and beauty salon, a hair salon, a large state-of-the-art conference centre, tennis courts, gymnasium, two designer swimming pools and a giant outdoor chessboard. Regular shuttles also operate from the hotel to the popular shopping centres and entertainment areas in and around Cape Town.

A hotel that is renowned for its friendly service and stylish attention to detail, guests soon realise that nothing is too much trouble. NH The Lord Charles has simply combined an international, cosmopolitan style, with a local flair and warmth making it a comfortable home-away-from-home from which guests can discover and enjoy their business or leisure activities. NH The Lord Charles prides itself on its comfort, elegance and welcoming hospitality, ensuring an intimate hotel experience for all visitors.


Superb interiors, rich fabrics and contemporary decor; guests will revel in the luxurious comfort of their rooms. The calm tranquillity of the surrounding countryside has created a gentle ambience where relaxation is truly effortless. Guests are pampered with dedicated personal service, attentive hospitality and unexpected touches and special comforts to ensure a wonderful escape from the day. Time slows as guests settle into their cosy lounge or doze on the plush beds; many rooms boast a private terrace which opens out onto the splendid expanse of our nine hectare estate. The feeling of comfort and space is enhanced by the views of the lush gardens, the majestic Helderberg Mountain or the fresh sea panorama over False Bay.

Junior Suites 1 King-sized Bed or Twin Beds - 10
Superior bedrooms King size double or twin beds - 32
Standard Bedrooms King size double or twin beds- 154
Handicap bedrooms specifically designed for paraplegic guests - 2


La Vigna:
Sumptuous international and local cuisine in a stylish, chic atmosphere - guests are spoiled to delicious wining and dining in our signature restaurant which has incorporated minimalist lines, different textures and eclectic table settings. Offering a warm, intimate feeling, for which NH The Lord Charles is renowned, the restaurant`s adjacent wine cellar boasts some of South Africa`s most excellent, award winning wines and the cellar can be used as an intimate dining and meeting room for up to 18 guests.

Garden Terrace:
Offering the grace and relaxed comfort of an airy dining room, the Garden Terrace serves delicious breakfasts and dinner buffets. The passion and energy of the chef and his team is on display with the live action stations of the show kitchen providing a focal point in the restaurant. Guests can satisfy their creative tastes by designing up their own hot breakfast or can indulge in some exotic taste sensations with special sauces and spices from the four corners of the world adding to the culinary delights of the themed dinner evenings.

St. Andrews 19th Hole:
An intimate venue for the smaller gathering, the pub offers a warm, nostalgic ambience with authentic memorabilia from days gone by, a darts board and a pool table complementing the inviting welcome of this cosy pub.

Pool Decks:
For those who wish to spend the lazy days basking in the sun, the two hotel swimming pools are ideal. Refreshing light lunches and salads can be ordered from the pool deck menu for those who wish to indulge in the outdoor sun and fresh air.

Lobby Lounge:
The comfortable lobby lounge with its plush couches and stylish wing backs provides a warm, easy atmosphere which is ideal for that relaxed business meeting or for guests to mingle with fellow travellers and friends or to take a breath and catch up on the days` news from the wide selection of local and international newspapers. The age old, tasty tradition of High Tea is celebrated daily and guests can enjoy it between 09h00 and 13h00, or a delightful afternoon tea between 14h00 and 17h00. For the cooler winter months, the lounge becomes a warm haven as guests can soak up warmth from the fireplace and enjoy glasses of wine in the evenings.


NH The Lord Charles Hotel is internationally renowned for its conferencing capabilities. The nine hectares of manicured lawn allows NH The Lord Charles Hotel to accommodate conferences of up to 1500 delegates. Its layout has made it a safe and popular venue to host world leaders.

Eleven conference venues accommodate eight to 600 delegates. The Somerset Suite can seat 600 delegates cinema style and 300 in a schoolroom formation. The Morgenster Suite is the smallest venue, seating a maximum of 14 delegates boardroom style.

Conference Equipment:
Data projector, flip charts, TV and VCR, whiteboards, photocopier, slide projector. All requirements are available.


When you choose NH The Lord Charles as your wedding venue, you know that you have world-class facilities, professional staff and excellent service at your finger tips to make this dream come true. We offer the following venue options:

The Gazebo, situated in 9 hectares of lush private gardens along a pristine lake
Our Bedouin tent to add some exotic romanticism
A selection of indoor venues that can be transformed into the setting of your dreams

After the celebration with family and friends are over, when the last toast has been proposed and the last dance has been danced, simply retire to our elegantly romantic honeymoon suite for the perfect ending to a perfect day. And when the sun rises on the first day of your marriage journey, throw the doors wide open and enjoy a dreamy breakfast on your private patio overlooking the garden and lake.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Disabled equipped
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Secretarial services
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.066649
Longitude: 18.824456

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 25km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
September 2011 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

A very pleasant stay with efficient service. Thanks...

Helecia Groenewald, South Africa

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