About The Robertson Small Hotel
Chic sophistication meets old world charm at The Robertson Small Hotel, a luxurious 5-star country retreat luring with unsurpassed comfort, exceptional service and a lavish splurge of genuine hospitality. This unsung jewel of the scenic Breede River Valley 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 contrasting designed of this exquisite space personifies a harmonious journey from yesteryear to the contemporary now, captured in an exclusive threesome, with each of the components distinctly unique in style, yet effortlessly intertwined with one another.
The Robertson Small Hotelís family of three encapsulates the royal Victorian Manor House, a national monument built in 1909; suave yet relaxed Stables and the serene Poolside Suites, flaunting a crisp cool sense of calm at the waterís edge.
The same contrast of clean, natural hues and rich organic textures, silhouetted against a monochrome palette of French white, is integrated in ten luxury suites. Each of the air-conditioned rooms is cocooned with its own unique celebration of modern design and fusion of eclectic yet comfortable furnishings whilst reflecting an appreciation for space. These deluxe suites not only provide solace for the soul, but are also fitted with the latest technology to cater for the needs of the trendy traveller and businessman.
The Small Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with all bookings by appointment. There is seating both inside the Manor House and on the patio beside the hotel gardens. A classic menu with refined seasonal dishes elevating the best in local produce is served alongside choice wines from the valley.
Rose Ashby of the esteemed Spring Restaurant at Somerset House in London wrote the new menu for The Small Restaurant with resident Head Chef Tiaan van Greunen. The pair scoured the valley to source the finest producers of local ingredients and designed the menu to offer simple, sophisticated and strictly seasonal Italian-inspired dishes.
Choose from one of many relaxing head to toe treatments at The Wellness Room at The Robertson Small Hotel for a luxurious pampering experience. The selection of treatments include therapeutic skincare and body treatments, specialized massages, facials, pedicures and manicures, all on offer to relax, revitalize and recharge body and mind in country style wellness.
The Wellness Room offers a choice of treatments that would suite your personal need,whether you want to spent an hour to revive body & soul or should you want to enjoy one of the packages on offer over a few hours.
Robertson was founded in 1853 and named after the Scottish Dutch Reformed Church Minister, Dr William Robertson. Situated in the fertile Robertson Valley, farming and wagon-building were the town's original industries. However, after the Second Anglo-Boer War of 1899, the wagon building industry collapsed when the railways took over the transport of all goods.
Subsequently, the region became synonymous with ostrich farming, but this industry collapsed as well shortly after World War I. Thus, the farmers of the area turned started to embark on wine and fruit farming. Later, several successful racehorse stud farms were founded. Agriculture remains the mainstay of the town's economy up to the present day.
The wine industry in Robertson has grown from less than 25 cellars in 1995 to more than 50 registered wine cellars currently. There are a number of wine cellars that receive the highest awards both locally and internationally every year. Robertson wine cellars include highly acclaimed names like Graham Beck Wines, Van Loveren, De Wetshof, Viljoensdrift, Bon Cap and a number of co-ops.