Michel Roux

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Press Release - Grand Dédale winner of Best Hotel at SATOA Travel Awards 2014

Grand Dédale Country House
Winner of Best Hotel less then 20 rooms
SATOA Travel Awards 2014
Grand Dédale Country House
Wellington, South Africa, Wednesday 24th September 2014

Grand Dédale Country House continue to shines as of the leading Country House and Boutique Hotel in South Africa as it wins the prestigious Best Hotel (with less than 20 rooms) in the SATOA Travel Awards 2014.

"This award is the best gift for our 5th birthday and it recognizes our hard work, passion and dedication in establishing Grand Dédale as the leading Country House and Boutique Hotel in South Africa" says Angelo Casu, whom with wife Tina, manages and owes Grand Dédale Country House.

“The award has also a special meaning to us as it is given by peers in the Travel industry, a testimony that our goal and commitment to position not only our establishment but Wellington as a winelands destination, has been achieved" continues Angelo Casu.

The SATOA Travel Awards are designed to reward companies and/or individuals for the quality of their products and/or their valuable input in the destinations promoted by SATOA (Africa and Indian Ocean). 

About Grand Dédale Country House
Grand Dédale Country House nestles snugly in the centre of this picturesque labyrinth of mountain ranges, vineyards and forests allowing guests the delicious opportunity to cocoon themselves away from the rest of the world, and to do so in utter luxury and comfort.
At the heart of the Doolhof Wine Estate, the sensitively restored Manor House continues its tradition of CapeDutch hospitality by welcoming a whole new generation of guests looking to get away from it all.
The white gabled exterior of the Manor House retains its classic early CapeDutch appearance, while the interior, by contrast, is a wonderfully eclectic mix of modern design elements punctuated by European and Asian antiques, grand statement pieces and small oddities.
A colour palette of cool white, with blue and muted green accents creates an elegant ambience, while inviting sofas encourage guests to linger awhile over an interesting book or to gaze out of the window at breathtaking mountain or vineyard views.
This attention to comfort and elegance continues in the three ‘Elegant Living’ suites. Each one boasts its own distinct feel but all three share a luxurious sense of space and an attention to the finer details in life, such as extra length king size beds complete with percale cotton linen, i-Pod docking stations and under-floor heating.
An architectural spiral staircase leads one to the three ‘Loft Living’ rooms, each facing a different mountain range and beautifully appointed under the Manor House’s sweet smelling thatch. A stay in one of these attic rooms has an added storybook feel to it, complete with fine furnishings, romantic Victorian bathtubs and walk-in cupboards.
The quaint Old Wine House – a freestanding thatched stone cottage – dates from 1707, and is an ideal hideaway for honeymoon couples or those guests craving that extra bit of privacy. A fully equipped kitchen, private patio and minibar complete the experience.
Delicious ‘Cap Classique’ continental breakfast buffets, light lunches, homemade high tea treats, sundowner canapés and three-course candlelit silver service dinners – dining at Grand Dédale is definitely an elegant affair.
Our Resident Chef has a deep love for the Wellington area, and it shows in her menu, which is largely inspired by locally sourced produce, such as her current favourite ingredient: authentic buffalo mozzarella from Wellington’s own Buffalo Ridge; one of only two farms in the southern hemisphere producing mozzarella from original Italian buffalo.
It features strongly on the menu, as does classic Cape seafood and game, all artfully paired with the estate’s own wines.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Wellington is a quirky destination that is often overlooked by tourists, but which promises a host of interesting attractions, from the organic farms that supply Grand Dédale’s kitchens to nature and game reserves, wine estates and even its own brandy route.
Situated just outside this historic town, Grand Dédale is perfectly placed to offer visitors not only a base from which to explore the region, but also one to return to and forget the world for a while.

For more information contact Grand Dédale Country House info@granddedale.com
or visit their website


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