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Have dreams, will spend a night (or two, or…)


Following yesterday’s frivolous post, I decided to stubbornly believe that there’s no harm in a bit of daydreaming (if I repeat it enough I might believe it). And so I’m blogging a list of hotels I wouldn’t mind a stay over at. The Milkwood suite at Teremok Marine  looks like what the perfect seaside holiday should look – clean, calm and with a sea view.

I’ve been fortunate to have had lunch at the Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa before, and it was really something. I remember walking through the garden thinking this is a place I’d love to spend some time at.

Almost two years ago I spent a weekend at a hotel in Clarens that didn’t blow me away, and when we walked into town and I saw the Protea Hotel Clarens, I wished I’d known about it – it looked like a pleasant place to stay, and was in a great location.

I’d love to stay in one of the highest rooms in the Michelangelo Towers and look out over Sandton. A view is always important.

Rumours have it that Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch has the most amazing milkshakes. I’d like to try a few, preferably on a bed where I can just roll over and nap when my tummy’s reached bursting point.

Fit for a princess, so I’d like to give it a try too. The Oyster Box Hotel is also famed for fabulous high tea in KZN. And it might not exactly be Monaco, Johannesburg’s own Pink Palace, the Westcliff Hotel, is an undisputed Queen of High Tea, as far as I’m concerned.

I’ve been to conferences and weddings at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel and Towers, but would love to wake up to a view of Jacarandas in bloom outside a window.

Some other hotels that I’ve read great things about and would love to visit:

15 on Orange Hotel

Arabella Hotel and Spa

Mount Grace Country House and Spa

Mount Nelson Hotel

One & Only Cape Town Resort and Spa

Palazzo Montecasino

Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa

The Peech Johannesburg Boutique Hotel and Bistro

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

I won’t even bother with looking at cool places abroad. I’m quite content with keeping my dreams local for now.