The Silo Hotel, Cape Town
Located in Cape Town, The Silo Hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a gym and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers a tour desk and concierge service. Guests can take advantage of a 24-hour front desk, airport shuttles, room service and free Wi-Fi throughout the premises.
Rooms feature a balcony, air conditioning, a wardrobe, a kettle, a minibar, a safe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Each room at the hotel includes bed linen and towels.
Each morning you can enjoy a continental breakfast on site.
The 5-star Silo Hotel has a sauna and a terrace.
The hotel is close to popular landmarks such as the Robben Island Ferry, Zeitz Mocaa Museum and the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Cape Town International Airport, the nearest airport, is 20 km from The Silo Hotel.
The Silo Hotel’s location is totally unique: in the heart of Cape Town’s harbor area, just a stone’s throw from the city center and the V&A Waterfront mall, in a fully refurbished 1920s concrete industrial building that offers a breathtaking view of the city through the hotel’s geometric glass windows. This is the strength of this address, whose history as well as its very particular shape contributes to the experience.
British architect Thomas Heatherwick was asked to renovate the entire Silo. From the outside, the hotel is clearly distinguishable by its faceted bay windows that give the impression of a glass volume growing between the concrete structure. A device that immediately brings the 1920s industrial building into the contemporary. Inside, Heatherwick intervened by touch, notably by leaving the raw concrete exposed, but the furniture decoration orchestrated by the owner, Liz Biden, is unfortunately not always in phase with the architectural audacity. A shame.
The Silo Hotel has only 28 rooms, the smallest of which, the Silo Room, is still 44 m2. The Suites range from 67 to 128 m2 while the Penthouse reaches 211 m2. The style is a surprising mix of period furniture, some of which have been customized with flashy colors, not always appropriate. The decoration does not skimp on accessories, knickknacks and works of art that really inhabit the place. The real must is the view. All the rooms have a panoramic view – a guaranteed wow effect – of the docks and Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years -, the city or Table Mountain. The architect’s trick: the windows are “curved” to avoid any reflection and thus create a total transparency.
The real plus of the Silo is undoubtedly its swimming pool and its bar perched on the roof terrace. Some 60 meters above the port, without any opposite, the view on the city and even more on Table Mountain is impressive, and is a major argument for the establishment. In addition, the hotel has a spa with 5 treatment rooms and a fully equipped fitness room. And of course the immediate proximity of the Zeitz Mocaa, with guided tours available to hotel guests.
This is one of the best hotels in the world.