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My First Look at the Silo Hotel in Cape Town

I just got back from a quick, family related visit to Cape Town and on Tuesday we were treated to a visit at the Silo Hotel. This extraordinary new luxury hotel in Cape Town is a magical new hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront and boasts 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. Look, I wasn’t lucky enough to stay at the hotel, but I did go up to the 6th Floor and have tea at The Willaston Bar.

The views were incredible and I asked the staff at the front desk if I could please go up to the Silo Rooftop to take some photos. They were so nice and let me head off upstairs to enjoy the magnificent views of Cape Town.

You must have seen some of the images on Social Media already, but they don’t do the view any justice. It was breathtaking.

The Silo Hotel is located in the V&A Waterfront in The Silo District and you can take a leisurely walk there from the shopping mall. Alternatively, there is parking in the building with access to the hotel.

The Silo Hotel: A Little Bit Of History

Built in August 1924, after 3 years of construction, the grain silo was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa at a lofty 57 meters. It served for nearly 80 years when it closed in August 2001.

The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and opened on 1 March 2017 after 3 years of construction.

The pillowed windows are my favourite aspect of the building. It is so unique. These multi-faceted windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. From the inside, these windows frame the views of the Mother City perfectly.

The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture, and design.

Before we went in I took a walk around the building. The reflection of the sky and clouds on the windows were so pretty.

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The Willaston Bar is the epitome of elegance.

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The Silo Rooftop and the pool

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Views from the top:

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The Silo Hotel

Tel: +27 (0) 21 670 0500
The Silo Rooftop and Granary Cafe Reservations: +27 (0) 21 670 0500
Website: www.theroyalportfolio.com/the-silo/overview/
Email: info@thesilohotel.com

Address: The Silo Hotel, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara Essop
    8th July 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Wow, The Silo Hotel looks incredible and so are the views. I’d love to visit someday.

    • Reply
      Dominique
      11th July 2017 at 8:15 pm

      It was amazing. You will love it. I hope to one day stay over too.

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