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Harper’s House has all the warmth of home but the comforts of a hotel
Dating back to 1892, Harper’s House is an eight-bedroom luxury guesthouse that feels and looks like home. The sister hotel of stylish inner-city destination Gorgeous George, this elegant house has been updated to reflect local design while at the same time honouring the architectural heritage of the house.
Designer Tristan du Plessis of Studio A retained the original features of the building – bannisters, pressed and paneled ceilings, wooden floors and stately fireplaces – but injected a fresh and local flavour into the rooms using bold earthy colour, subtle African motifs and carefully chosen artworks. A clever balance of old and new – clean contemporary lines balanced with vintage finds and period-inspired wallpapers and palette – give the hotel a really eclectic and timeless feeling.
Located in the central and buzzing Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Greenpoint in Cape Town, the boutique hotel is close to all the major attractions of the city, as well as being in an easily walkable neighbourhood – to various popular coffee shops and restaurants – making it a really conveniently placed spot to stay.
While you’re there though, relax in your generously proportioned suite (which comes standard with Smart TV, aircon, robes, gorgeous bathroom amenities and a coffee station), or venture downstairs for breakfast. The chic and tailored dining room serves classic fare with a contemporary twist – Executive Chef Guy Bennett’s sustainable approach to cooking means dishes are always designed around seasonal produce and created with a playful touch. The common areas, while compact, are beautifully appointed – take a time out in the elegantly kitted out library adjoining the dining room and help yourself to a drink from the honesty bar.
Services include daily housekeeping, wifi and luggage storage, as well as iron and ironing board should you need to press anything before heading out.