Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant is a celebrated establishment in the historic town of Paarl, at the heart of the Cape Winelands, close to Cape Town. Surrounded by majestic oak trees and manicured gardens, the hotel has been restored to its former Victorian elegance and welcomes guests from around the globe.
Original historic features in architecture and furnishing reflect an era of gracious living. Here, in a luxurious and yet homely atmosphere, first-class service and modern convenience blend with traditional style and genteel hospitality.
A special feature of Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant is the beautifully laid out gardens. The front of the manor is flanked by majestic oak trees, the veranda looks down onto a manicured rose garden in Victorian style and a classic water feature.
Quiet seating areas are dotted in various locations in the gardens: here guests can relax with a book or newspaper, enjoy a peaceful moment of contemplation or a cosy chat, or order beverages to be served in the gardens.
On the expansive Victorian Veranda, guests can sip sun-downers whilst savouring the magnificent view to the mountains beyond or enjoying the tranquility of the gardens where the squirrels hop amongst the oaks.
On warm summer days, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or bask by the poolside on a reclining lounger. Snacks, light meals and beverages are served throughout the day and garden or pool service is readily available upon request.
The award-winning "Restaurant at Pontac" is located in the beautifully restored old barn of this historic estate. The setting on the slopes of Paarl Rock is exceptional. Patrons dine al fresco on a white-washed patio with a unique view and the relaxing burble of the Koi pond, or inside in a restaurant decorated with quirky coloured African wall hangings and ceiling drapes.
Bricked-in chicken nests, antique window frames with deep-set ledges and original stone fireplaces add to the ambience, which is delightfully informal with the accent on country hospitality, offset by elegant tableware and professional service
The Medi-Skin Health and Beauty facility, which offers a range of revitalizing and relaxing massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and other cosmetic treatments as well as beauty products on sale. The facility is open during normal day-time hours and treatments can also be booked for after-hours.
Guests may make use of the dedicated guest Services PC to access the internet. Printing, copying and fax services are also available at the reception desk.
No comfort has been spared in appointing and equipping the hotel's twenty-two individually decorated rooms. Each a living statement of simple elegance, the guest rooms are furnished in fabrics of the finest quality and feature Victorian and African furniture.
All rooms are equipped with telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Decorated in individually selected fabrics and handcrafted furnishings, the nine rooms in the Manor House are a reflection of refinement and understated elegance.
A particular feature of all the rooms is their extremely spacious en-suite bathrooms with under-floor heating.
The Pool Annexe
The Pool Annexe includes 5 double-rooms (with microwave and refrigerator), furnished in colonial style light woods and shades of blue and yellow, with Spanish Reed ceilings.
All rooms with private entrance from the garden.
From Cape Town on the N1:
Leave the N1 at the first Paarl turn-off and turn left into the Main Street and drive towards the town centre.
Follow the road for 4,3 kms and turn left into Pontac Street - the road leads directly into the entrance gates of Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant.