Two Mantis hotels reopen after major refurbs

28th Jan 2009

Following major refurbishments, two exquisite hotels have reopened in the beautiful city of Cape Town, voted “Africa’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards. The Last Word properties, both part of the Mantis Collection, are The Long Beach in the fishing village of Kommetjie and the second it nearby The Franschhoek.The Long Beach has undergone extensions and renovations to all its rooms. The two superior double rooms upstairs have been converted into suites averaging an area of 70sqm each, with private lounge areas that open up onto magnificent balconies overlooking the beach.

The downstairs suite has been increased in size to 95sqm with its own private lounge area and patio that flows to the pool. In all rooms the beds have been reconfigured to face the sea, so that guests can enjoy sea views from their beds just as they can from the bathrooms.

Additionally, the deck in front of the public areas has been increased by a further 20sqm towards the sea. The interior décor has been completed by Anna Carst of ‘Inside Outside Design’, and she has carried through the theme of blues, creams and sea greens with a splash of colour to reflect the glorious beach of which the property derives its name.

At The Franschhoek, two of the existing suites have been converted into pool suites, each with their own private pool and garden/courtyard area. The private courtyards are an average of 38sqm in size including the pool that flows directly from the lounge areas through glass windows. Carrying though a French chic element in the interiors, the pool designs are a greatly impressive feat; on-lookers can benefit from a continual flow from the bedroom through to the lounge area, pool and finally the courtyard area.

To find out more visit The Last Word



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