Need To Know
Midday, although both early check-in and late check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $187.34 (ZAR2,018), excluding tax at 14 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout; visiting masseuse. In rooms: TV, DVD player, iPod – compatible Tivoli Audio sound system, La Companie de Provence Marseille toiletries.
Although rooms 2 and 3 are the largest and most honeymoon-friendly, we got very excited about room 1, with its clever colour palette of pastel blue, accented with orange and umber. It also has a fabulous little sun deck – complete with comical plastic dog sculpture. Room 4 is the smallest, but, thanks to its corner window, has the biggest view: the mountains to one side, the Waterfront to the other.
Like 22 itself, the pool is small (14 metres) but stylishly formed, with cosy loungers set up on the lawns beside it, and sofas and coffee tables at one end – perfect for card games, leafing through the papers or just dozing in the sunshine.
Walking boots or decent trainers are always useful for traipsing Cape Town and exploring the environs – especially if you take advantage of owners Allan and Dominic’s personal trainer friend, who can take you on fitness-building mountain hikes.
There’s no smoking throughout, although three rooms have balconies or terraces you can smoke on. Pets are not allowed – Monty the cat gets jealous.
22 is very much a couples’ hideaway.