This year, we’ve been doing quite a few short getaways and I have to say that all of it is making me very fussy! My expectations are now very high and I’ve become quite critical of both restaurants and hotels. Last week, I went on a training course and spent the entire time complaining about the food there- if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know what I mean.
I’ve said before that I try and use this blog as a visual scrapbook of what I love. I try to blog about unique places that I want you to try, even if I didn’t love every single aspect about them. I definitely don’t blog about every average restaurant I go to, and I take my recommendations to you very seriously.
On that note, I love 54 on Bath. The lobby is all art-deco chic, and it makes you feel as if you’re in a fancy Paris boutique hotel. If you don’t stay there, you must go for high tea- it’s such a cool experience. Read about that here.
When we arrived, the valet immediately took our car keys from us and parked our car- we didn’t even see the inside of the parking lot! It was quite funny, because when we left, they brought a different car up! Rishav and I joked that if it was a Porsche or something we would have just pretended it was ours 😉
The room is decorated in the same tones as the lobby- modern monochromatic finishes oozing luxury and small, personalised touches.
|Loved the Illy coffee machine- each coffee came with a mini Lindt block!|
|My only complaint about the room was the bathroom: the shower was teeny weeny and the amenities weren’t labelled.. I had no idea if I was using shampoo or body wash|
Before dinner, we headed up to the very fancy Veuve Cliquot champagne bar, where we each had a glass of bubbly while watching the sun go down.
The restaurant, Level Four, is really classy and is a great choice for a special occasion or business dinner. As you can imagine, I’m usually the one tasked with planning our corporate dinners and I always struggle to find somewhere that is not too rowdy but also has good food. The more popular restaurants are just too noisy to have a proper conversation. Level Four has a classy, sophisticated ambiance with an impressive menu and wine list.
|Starter: quail egg and salmon salad|
|Starter: haloumi and berry salad with sorbet|
I thought our starters were very different, but I think my preference is to have haloumi served warm and grilled, not so much in a summer salad with berries and sorbet. The concept was innovative though, I have to give them that.
|Main: Yummy Mozambiquean prawns|
Breakfast the next day was also served at Level Four. I’ve gotten tired of hotel buffet breakfasts, but I loved Level Four’s selection. They have a small buffet which is presented beautifully, and then you can order off the menu for your hot meal. The service was slower than I would have liked, but we sat outside on the terrace, and the view made up for it 🙂
My favourite part of the hotel is that there is direct access to Rosebank Mall from the second floor, how cool?!
I definitely recommend a visit to 54 on Bath, for high tea, a stayover or even just a glass of bubbly at the champagne bar 🙂
Go to www.54onbath.com for more details or call 011 344 8500.
It may not be necessary for me to say this: but 54 on Bath is situated on 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank 🙂