Small things make a big difference
The Robertson Small Hotel
Welcome to The Robertson Small Hotel. We are proud to be Robertson’s only five-star accommodation and have been routinely named among South Africa’s finest luxury country hotels. We believe the small things make a big difference.
With 10 distinct rooms, a new restaurant and bar, two pool areas, a wellness room and ample gardens, the Robertson Small provides superlative service to our guests, maintaining the standards that make it Robertson’s only five-star hotel.
Designer Sophie Ashby decorated each of the 10 rooms at The Small with the same principles in mind but each has its own character, with custom artworks and designs from an innovative list of collaborators to bring colour, warmth and soul to the building.
“I have used 12 different colour tones throughout the hotel and each room varies slightly in combination. I was inspired by the local terrain, flora and fauna, so there’s elements of clay, ochre, aloes, the mountains – colours you could be surrounded by whatever the weather, wherever you are. I wanted there to be a strong link between outside and in”
Rooms at The Robertson Small Boutique Hotel
EM Bar serves a range of cocktails alongside an ample wine list. Craft liquor such as Hope on Hopkins gin and Bain’s Cape Mountain whisky are enhanced by syrups and cordials made on site. A custom bar in blue and white porcelain by artist Michael Chandler pays homage to the bar’s last resident, the mysterious ‘Tannie Em’ who is said to have enjoyed a drink before bed. “The style of the hotel is Victorian, so I wanted to play off the tradition of English 19th century blue and white porcelain. In my interpretation I have the town of Robertson surrounded by proteas, prickly pears, aloes, ericas and succulents, all of which are evocative of the area. ”