Experience a little piece of heaven when visiting the award-winning 5-star boutique hotel called Tintswalo Atlantic. Located just 7 kilometers from the fisherman village of Hout Bay and 29 kilometers from the popular V&A Waterfront, Tintswalo Atlantic offers an unusual mountain and island-like experience in a city known for its rich cultural heritage, decadent cuisine and award-winning wines.
The expansive viewing deck at Tintswalo Atlantic is the perfect venue for a chat amongst loved ones and the best place to be at sunset.Taking inspiration from some of the world’s most-loved islands, Tintswalo Atlantic sets the scene for romantic getaways; enjoying ocean-front suites, beachside dining, spa treatments and warm hospitality. Having recently stayed at Tintswalo Atlantic, Nick Wright - Chief Operating Officer at Safari.com, felt that besides being one of the most unique places in South Africa he has ever seen, a highlight of his stay had to be the gorgeous spread of canapes and drinks served in the late afternoon. With the Atlantic Ocean and back end of the famous Table Mountain in view from the hotel’s deck, Nick felt that there was just no better way to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets of South Africa. Tintswalo Atlantic is a destination that can be combined with a stay in the city or with a tour of the Garden Route.
Accommodation at Tintswalo Atlantic
The suites at Tintswalo each have a patio that faces the ocean, ensuring that guests savor the ocean views from every corner of the hotel.Tintswalo Atlantic boasts ten luxurious island suites and one two-bedroom suite. Each suite has a unique design and theme - an acclamation of South Africa’s rich heritage and breathtaking islands around the world. It is nearly impossible to not feel like you are nestled on an island, surrounded only by the Atlantic Ocean and iconic Table Mountain.The suites are well-appointed with king or twin beds; en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, double vanity and luxurious bathtubs with a view of the ocean. The air-conditioned rooms also have tea & coffee making facilities, wood-burning fireplaces for those cold winter evenings, satellite television, complimentary wifi, minibars on request and a small deck with comfortable seating and views of Hout Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In true Tintswalo style, each of the rooms is dressed with a welcome sign written with shells and a bottle of Tintswalo house wine. The Robben Island Suite is quirky and luxurious, paying tribute to South Africa’s first democratically elected president, the esteemed Nelson Mandela and the legacy he left behind.
The use of natural woods, African beads and neutral color tones in the Robben Island Suite create a warm and homely feeling - an authentic representation of South African hospitality and the legacy of the former president, Mr. Nelson Mandela.The Antigua Island Suite has a shabby-chic look, boasting bright yellows and ocean blues. It is a hit with fun-loving travelers who enjoy that feeling of the sun and ocean following you indoors.
The combination of high ceilings, chandeliers and glass sliding doors that open up to the spectacular ocean views in the Antigua Island Suite create a classic elegance fit for a king and queen.The Cousine Island Suite represents the Seychelles beautifully with its shells, fish and marine life. The use of aqua colours adds to the design, resembling the turquoise seas and coral reefs of Seychelles.
The use of seashells and view of the ocean from the bathtub of the Cousine Island Suite creates the feeling of being on a tropical island in the middle of the ocean.The Java Island Suite is named after the Indonesian paradise of Java which is known for its rich culture and unforgettable experiences. The suite captures the essence of Java with its dark wood and ocean blue design.
It is difficult to not feel relaxed at home in the Java Island Suite with the wooden finishings and tasteful combination of blue and white decor.The Il-Sainte Marie Suite is named after a popular little tropical island off the coast of Madagascar. The combination of glass, light and subtle colour palette makes this suite very unique and is likely Tintswalo’s most feminine suites.
It is believed in the Malagasy culture that when building a house that it should open up facing west as the best sunshine is in the afternoon as the sun starts to set.The Sicily Island Suite has a distinct style, paying tribute to the Italian heritage in an elegant fashion.
Outdoor cafes overlooking the ocean are a prominent feature of Siciliy and Tintswalo has managed to create the same look and feel in the Sicily Island Suite.The Lamu Island Suite is decorated with neutral colors, natural wood finishings and gorgeous flowers. It truly embodies the character of the Lamu coastline.
The Lamu Suite is a true representation of Lamu island - characterized by its timber structures, inner verandas and elaborate wooden doors.
Ithaca Island Suite - Tried and Tested by Safari.com
The Ithaca Island Suite represents the classic Grecian style, reflecting an appreciation for the simple pleasures in life. Believing that less is more, this suite is minimalist in design and dressed with blues, whites and creams. Nick and his wife Amber stayed in this gorgeous suite and were highly impressed with the design and incredible attention to detail. Simple touches like the welcome sign of shells at the base of the bed and the handwritten welcome note and gift made Nick and Amber feel right at home. It was impossible for them to believe that they were still in South Africa and not at an ocean-front resort on Ithaca Island.
Visiting Ithaca Island in Greece, you distinctly notice the white houses with blue roofs and windmills. Tintswalo has managed to capture this Greek tradition perfectly in the Ithaca Island Suite.The Zanzibar Island Suite is vibrant much like the city, with bright colours and various unique artworks that capture the essence of Zanzibar. This suite is also wheelchair accessible.
The Zanzibar Island Suite reflects the culture of the Zanzibarian people perfectly with various handmade pieces on display. The use of blue on the wall represents the tropical island's pristine ocean.Elba and Corsica is the hotel’s only two bedroom suite which accommodates up to four people and has a shared living area. The suites are individually decorated and well-appointed to ensure a private and memorable stay.
Facilities at Tintswalo Atlantic
Boasting an interactive kitchen, guests to Tintswalo are able to witness as professional chefs prepare intricate dishes from the finest locally sourced ingredients."The facilities and service at Tintswalo Atlantic are nothing less than world-class" - Nick WrightThere is an interactive kitchen, lounge areas with fireplace, a well-stocked wine cellar, bar, boutique gift shop, in-room spa treatments, concierge services, a pool deck with heated swimming pool, loungers and a daybed; secure parking, hiking trails, an expansive viewing deck and swing benches on the pebble beach just below the pool deck - a great spot for reading a good book or photographing the ocean and mountain range.
What to do at Tintswalo Atlantic
Tintswalo’s location ensures tranquility but is still close enough to several top attractions in Cape Town and surrounds. Here are some of the activities that can be arranged during your stay at Tintswalo Atlantic.
- Scenic nature walks and hikes
- Sundowners on the Tintswalo viewing deck
- Visits to the Hout Bay Village and Market
- Visits to the World of Birds
- Visits to the popular V&A Waterfront
- Wine tastings at popular vineyards along the Cape Wine Route
- Horse riding
- Visits to Cape Point
- Aquatic sports
- Visits to Table Mountain
- Shark cage diving
- Visits to Seal Island
- Visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach
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