Look for the glowing beacon of modernity in the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town and this will lead you to the Silo Hotel where you will find elegance and style defined. This is a new international luxury boutique hotel in the Mother City, placed where it matters most, where accommodation is top of the range, where boats come and go, where restaurants spill out onto harbour walls and where shopping takes on new meaning.
The Silo is a venue that you simply must experience and has been ingeniously built in what was once a grain elevator of the historic grain silo complex. The hotel takes up six floors above what is now the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).
If you want something totally different, totally lavish and extremely artistic, then go for the Silo Hotel, a fantastical architectural feat that has become a landmark at the V&A Waterfront and in Cape Town. It combines a modern art museum with a hotel going 6 stories up where 28 suites gaze over Table Bay. These vertically spaced rooms are decorated uniquely to value every perspective of Cape Town from the art to the furniture and the many windows lend themselves to constant viewing of the ocean and mountain landscapes.
For guests who want extra opulence and higher views, book the decadent one-bedroom Penthouse with its panoramic views of everything in Cape Town and Table Bay and boasting a slick cinema room, a spa treatment room, two enormous wardrobes, two marble bathrooms, and two vast private balconies.
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The Silo hotel takes its name from its setting in what was the old grain elevator of the historic grain silo complex. It soars 6 floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa where you can explore the personal collection of Jochen Zeitz in a display that some say rivals the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid!
A luxury suite at the Silo is an experience unmatched anywhere else in Cape Town. Views from every window gaze out towards the Mother City’s iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the Indian Ocean and all its glory, Robben Island and architecture dating back to the turn of the century.
Designed by the architectural icon Thomas Heatherwick, sophistication radiates from a building that used to be six rows of seven silos – where plenty of glass breaks the monotony and adds glamour to the ingenious structure. The windows seem to bulge outwards in a pillow effect and enhance the glowing beacon effect when it is dark, reflecting in still harbour waters.
You can choose from 28 individually designed and decorated rooms – The Silo’s Royal Suites, Family Suites, Deluxe Superior Suites, Superior Suites, Luxury Rooms, and The Silo Rooms. All are artistic with a blend of the old and the new. First prize is the penthouse, one of the most extraordinary luxury Cape Town hotel venues that faces Table Mountain and boasts a 24-square meter balcony, and plush antiques placed alongside modern furnishings.
But it is the unique puffed-out windows that are the unique selling point of this luxury hotel – adding a light that twinkles in the sunlight that filters through the curved glass windows and giving guests a birds-eye view of the city in all her glory.
Chic facilities include a spa, three different dining venues, valuable artworks and a fascinating history you can hear from all the attentive staff who serve you. Voyage2Africa can assist you with your package deals to the Western Cape and the V&A Waterfront power house today.
From ZAR 17 411
PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT