Spa of the Month – February 2013
The Orion Hotel Group has recently added its first Western Cape property to their extensive portfolio of luxury properties – the luxury Santé Hotel, and Spa in the Cape Winelands.
Santé translated means “health” and this simple message is carried through every aspect of the guest experience – from the décor of the luxurious and spacious rooms, through to the rejuvenating spa treatments and the thoughtful attention to detail.
Aside from its picturesque locale in the Franschhoek valley, flanked by the Simonsberg mountain range, a large part of the appeal of the Santé Hotel and Spa is that it is part of a 160 hectare working wine farm with active vineyards and established olive groves.
The spa boasts 19 treatment rooms and a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including an indoor hydro-pool with liquid sound, multi-height body jets, neck massage and counter current resistance swimming; private sundeck; fully equipped gymnasium; sauna; steam room; Jacuzzi; and three multi-experience showers. It offers an extensive range of treatments, including the popular Dr. Fish Spa Therapy treatment for feet and hand treatments.
The spa is complemented by the resort’s luxury accommodation, which includes 10 Manor House Suites, complete with four-poster baths and romantic Juliet balconies, 39 charming Spa Suites and 4 self contained luxury villas overlooking the vineyards, lake, olive groves and mountains.
Sante also offers a range of conferencing facilities seating up to 200 delegates, including eight meeting rooms, one boardroom and one pre-function or exhibition area. There’s also a private terrace with bar and BBQ area, suited to conference luncheons or evening drinks and a sports bar. Dining facilities include the resort’s flagship restaurant, Debut, which offers a gourmet menu that combines international trends with local flavours. All dishes are prepared using only the freshest ingredients, sourced either from the local community or Santé’s own organic fruit, vegetable and herb gardens.
To cater for its wide-ranging clientele, Santé Hotel and Spa hosts various spa packages, including those for conference delegates, soon-to-be married couples and guests who simply want to relax at the spa.