Slot Loevenstein is a luxury guest house set in the sought-after Northern Suburbs of beautiful Bloemfontein, City of Roses. Slot...
Slot Loevenstein is a luxury guest house set in the sought-after Northern Suburbs of beautiful Bloemfontein, City of Roses. Slot Loevenstein pays homage to this floral heritage in its beautifully appointed rooms.
The guest house draws inspiration from its African surroundings which reflect a rich European influence, as well as from the alluring castles and chateaus of Europe. This European influence is specifically predominant in the name, Slot Loevestein, which comes from the Netherlands.
The Dutch Slot Loevestein is a medieval castle that was built in 1368 by knight, Dirc Loef van Horne. Its strategic location at the confluence of the Maas and Waal rivers saw the castle used as a tolling station, military base and state prison, from where the renowned lawyer Hugo Grotius famously escaped.
This medieval influence seamlessly integrates with classic French styles, including French Provençal, at Slot Loevenstein guest house. The result is an eclectic mix of elegant interiors, where chateau charm is perfectly balanced against timeless classical décor, complete with antique pieces.
Slot Loevenstein offers 10 fully-serviced and sumptuous en-suite rooms, the main suites of which feature spa baths. The guest house is warm and inviting and the perfect base from which to explore the region. Our rooms reflect the same elegant, yet relaxed air that is evident throughout the rest of the guest house, and for which Slot Loevenstein is renowned.
We also offer a state-of-the-art conference facility that can accommodate up to 30 people. It features a smart board, projector, plug points for laptops and Internet connectivity. Our sun-washed pool deck caters for al fresco dining and cocktail functions, and features an authentic pizza oven, a facility for traditional South African barbecues and a children’s play area. The castle-inspired playhouse is a favourite among our younger guests.
The Slot Loevenstein lounge is used for intimate soirées, with pianists and artists performing to private audiences. The pièce de résistance of this room is the stately Pleyel Clavier piano, which was produced by the renowned Pleyel et Cie piano firm in Paris in the early 19th century.