Pineapple House Boutique Hotel
Pineapple House Boutique Hotel is an enchanting boutique hotel featuring nine beautifully appointed bedrooms; each with its unique character located at Irwinton Road, Sea Point, Cape Town.
THE SCOOP ROOMS FROM ABOUT £80
On a quiet street in Cape Town’s busy Sea Point neighbourhood, this was once home to actor Paddy Canavan whose parties in the 1960s drew Hollywood stars. These days, the nine-bedroom hotel – which opened last year is more chilled, a stroll from the Atlantic-side promenade, cafes and restaurants (try Jarryds for brunch and Mojo Market for sushi, Thai and Mexican). The eclectic, art-strewn style is very Cape Town. Leopard-print headboards are mixed with Frida Kahlo cushions; dark-blue velvet curtains contrast with teal or rose walls, set against glossy white tiles and exposed brick.
The pineapple motif – a symbol of hospitality – is everywhere, from window panes to teaspoons. Each bedroom is different, some snug, others larger with balconies; the biggest, Three oh One, has an outdoor shower and views of Lion’s Head mountain. The rest of the shared, open-plan interior includes a cosy living area, a kitchen where breakfast is prepared and a dining room overlooking the plunge pool. Owners Lesley and Rupert Sykes, who live next door, filled the hotel with things they love: Woodstock Laundry monkey-patterned kimonos; woven bath mats from H18 Foundation; Mervyn Gers crockery; Victoria Verbaan’s drawing of a peachy backside and Krisjan Rossouw’s dreamy portraits. An element of social responsibility means late-check-out fees go to non-profit Project Playground, which runs programmes for children in the townships.
Donating unneeded items to Overstrand Hospice’s charity shop is also encouraged. Given that everything here is for sale -bar the Bob Dylan Cassandra print in the living room – you may well need the extra suitcase space. BOOK IT pineapplehouse.co.za
Phone : +27 87 470 0499
Email : email@example.com
Location : 8 Irwinton Road, Sea Point, Cape Town