June 10, 2011
Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa in Milnerton
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Photos provided by Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa
Many of us fantasise about taking a little break from our busy lives when things seem to overwhelm us. A dream mini-break is within your reach at the Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa in Milnerton, which is less than seven kilometres from the Cape Town city centre.
This gorgeous establishment offers breathtaking views, luxuriously furnished rooms, decadent restaurants and world-class spa treatments at the onsite Camelot Spa.
From the minute you arrive at the hotel, the staff are friendly, charming and willing to see to your every need. The large rooms are stylishly decorated with king-size beds, opulent bathrooms, huge flat screen TVs with satellite channels, a little lounge suite and a balcony that looks out onto Lagoon Beach. It is from this vantage point that you can enjoy a truly beautiful Capetonian sunset and an incomparable view of Table Mountain while sipping on a premium wine. Life doesn’t get much better than this!
It is your prerogative, of course, to order the 24-hour room service, but I strongly suggest dining at one of the hotel’s three fantastic restaurants. My personal favourite is The Brassiere. With an ocean view, a tantalising menu (try the Asian duck spring roll starter and the apple and rhubarb tart with custard for dessert) and a good selection of music, dining at The Brassiere is a magical experience.
The pièce de résistance, naturally, is the hotel’s Camelot Spa. Although it does take some effort to get there (the spa is located at the far east side of the hotel and requires an elevator ride and walking across the roof deck), believe me, the treatments are so worth it!
Soothing instrumental music, delicious fruit smoothies and soft gowns set the mood for your sensual experience. You’re spoilt for choice between the two steam rooms and the popular beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures, hydrotherapy and waxes, as well as various deep tissue massages like the Swedish body and Indian head massages , all performed by highly trained therapists.
My pleasure of choice was the hot stone full body massage. Like the muscle manipulating goddess that she is, my therapist, Linda, massaged and soothed all my weary and aching body parts with deliciously warm rocks that I am still yearning for. In my opinion, this is one of only two good reasons to disrobe in blistering cold weather.
Dream and save for that big holiday, of course, but if ever you’re in need of just a few days of heavenly downtime, don’t forget that it’s available, right here on your doorstep, at the amazing Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa. Book your stay by phoning +27 (0)21 528 2000.