I was pleasantly surprised when I went to check out The Peech this past weekend. It’s situated in Melrose, a stone’s throw from Melrose Arch and right next door to the Planet Fitness Gym. I loved everything about it from beginning to end.
We drove up to the gate and it opened immediately, without us even having to ring the bell. I can recall waiting outside the gate for 15 minutes at a previous visit to the 5 star Stirling Manor in Hartbeespoort and I immediately drew a comparison.
We entered the lobby and I only noticed at this point that the hotel had a 4 star rating. I think they’re better than some 5 star places I’ve stayed at. The lobby was warm and inviting, and our check in procedure was prompt and efficient.
I absolutely loved the room. It felt like I was in an apartment. There were high ceilings which created an airiness and feeling of space. There were also extra touches like an ipod dock, heated towel rails and an electric blanket on the bed. These were a real spoil, especially for a 4 star hotel. I’ve stayed in 5 star places that just have the bare minimum.
We initially had planned to go to Melrose Arch for dinner because hotel restaurants are never really anything great. Once we saw the menu for the Peech’s Bistro, we immediately decided to eat there, and we were SO impressed with the food. It honestly competes on the same level of the best restaurants I’ve been to in JHB, like DW11-13 and Signature.
|Starter- Prawn salad|
|Starter- Butternut and feta tartlet|
|Main- lamb on baby veg|
|Main- chicken schnitzel on mash and beetroot puree|
|Dessert- chocolate tart- I can’t even begin to explain how delicious this was…
I’ll definitely be back to experience more of the dinner menu. Give them a try, I give you my word- you won’t be disappointed.
The Peech- Boutique Hotel and Bistro
61 North Street
T: +27 (0)11 537 9797