Fodor's Expert Review Abalone House and Spa
3 Kriedoring St., Paternoster, Western Cape, 7381, South Africa
This luxurious boutique hotel set in indigenous gardens has eclectic decor—a mix of restored antiques and modern furniture, with bold paintings adorning the walls. Each room has underfloor heating, mohair throws, and an Italian coffee machine; some rooms have sea views. There's a Jacuzzi on the rooftop deck, a garden courtyard, and a swimming pool. The on-site restaurant, Reuben's (R155), is open for breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner daily. Celebrated local chef Reuben Riffel has put together an exquisite Afro-global menu with unique flavors, like the house specialty of oven-roasted pork belly with chili-lime caramel. The Healing Earth Spa is a great place to unwind with treatments made from local ingredients like marula, kalahari melon, and Pinotage grapes.
- great restaurant with a vibey wine and cocktail bar
- swimming pool
- no children under 12
Rate Includes: Free breakfast