EXCELSIOR ROOMS


 

HUSSEIN ROOM

One of Excelsior’s champion stallions, Hussein won the Metropolitan and the Durban July in 1927, and narrowly missed the ‘Triple Crown’ by coming second in the Gold Cup.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king double
Bathroom: Shower

Hussein is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • Safe for valuables

  • International plugs

 

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SAN LOUIS ROOM

San Louis was born and bred at Excelsior. On the cusp of being put down he was given a second chance at life and was lovingly nursed back to health. He went on to win four races and to qualify for the Guineas. In 1981 San Louis won the prestigious 1600m Richelieu Guineas. The Excelsior Reserve Shiraz is also named after this much loved horse.
Bed configuration: Queen size
Bathroom: Shower

San Louis is a small luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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COUNTRY COUSIN ROOM

Country Cousin was one of Excelsior’s finest racehorses. Her endurance carried her through three seasons during which she won 10 races, including two victories in the Cape of Good Hope Paddock ‘weight-for-age’ stakes and the Western Province Nursery Cup in 1960.
Bed configuration:  Queen size
Bathroom: Shower

Country Cousin is a small luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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ALLURE ROOM

Allure was one of Excelsior’s champion mares and made her spectacular debut in July 1986 when she won at Newmarket. Shortly after she had two successive victories over 1000m at Turffontein, including the Gencor Champion Sprint (Fillies and Mares) where she broke the race record. She went on to win the Mike’s Kitchen Fillies Guineas at Gosforth Park where she broke the race record previously held by Enchanted Garden.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double
Bathroom: Shower – wheelchair friendly

Allure is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • Bathroom amenities

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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AGRICOLA ROOM

Bred at Excelsior by the current owner’s mother/ grandmother, Margaret de Wet, this champion bay colt won the 1,000 guinea Frank Connock Gold Cup and the Yearling Championship at Milner Park in Johannesburg. Margaret made history in 1964 as the first woman breeder to win the 1,000 guinea Frank Connock Gold Cup.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double
Bathroom: Shower

Agricola is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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GONDOLIER ROOM

Bred at Excelsior, Gondolier was awarded the title of ‘Three-Year-Old Colt of the Year’ in 1982/83 after winning both the Sigma Classic at Germiston and the South African Two Thousand at Greyville. In 1985, six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on his hind leg he went on to win the Rothmans July Handicap, South Africa’s most prestigious race held in Durban. The Excelsior Reserve Merlot is named after this legendary horse.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double
Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Gondolier is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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DANCING DUEL ROOM

Dancing Duel won the prestigious Durban July in 1993.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double
Bathroom: Shower

Dancing Duel is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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EVANTHUIS ROOM

Evanthuis, a hackney sire, was imported by Kosie de Wet from the United Kingdom in 1913. He earned his reputation as hackney champion in Britain and America where he won first prize three times at the London Hackney show and in New York Carriage show. He went on to win many titles in South Africa, including that of Rosebank’s Champion Stallion. The Excelsior Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been named after this much loved horse.
Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double
Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Evanthuis is a standard luxury room and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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OCTAVIUS ROOM

Octavius Caeser, the first thoroughbred sire introduced to Excelsior, was bought by Koos de Wet in 1873 from the royal stables of Queen Victoria.
Bed configuration: Super king size double bed
Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Octavius is a luxury suite and is equipped with:

  • Complimentary water and small bottle of Muskadel

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea & coffee

  • Bathrobe & slippers

  • En-suite bathroom

  • Wireless internet

  • i-Pod station

  • Clock radio

  • International plugs

  • Safe for valuables

 

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