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Created in honour of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman
Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
The Rubens Hotel formed part of the grounds and stabling of a much earlier house on this site, which in 1703 was owned by John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, also known as ‘Lord Allpride’.
Expect warm smiles at every turn, a host of thoughtful touches, sumptuous rooms and suites, and delicious cuisine, all overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, our historic and fully-restored hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Within walking distance of Green Park and Victoria Station, enjoy live music in the New York Bar, a Royal Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge, delicious cuisine in the elegant English Grill and authentic flavours in The Curry Room.
We pride ourselves on our local relationships, and carefully design memorable experiences for guests. From sourcing rare theatre tickets to organising walking tours with Blue Badge experts, our knowledgeable concierge team ensures every stay is as seamless and personalised as possible.
From mouth-watering Indian flavours served at the AA Rosette-awarded Curry Room, to the refined British menu offered alongside our founder Beatrice Tollman’s comforting signature dishes in the elegant English Grill, Executive Chef Ben Kelliher creates gloriously varied dining options, steeped in heritage.