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“A former grain silo, this 28-bedroom hotel, is located on Cape Town's bustling Waterfront. The city's most hotly anticipated hotel it is a haven for the arts and 21st-century luxury. Each of its bedrooms is the height of lavish decor with bathrooms worthy of a ballroom, hence the hefty price tag.”

“A former grain silo, this 28-bedroom hotel, is located on Cape Town's bustling Waterfront. The city's most hotly anticipated hotel it is a haven for the arts and 21st-century luxury. Each of its bedrooms is the height of lavish decor with bathrooms worthy of a ballroom, hence the hefty price tag.”

Hotel Review

The Biden family, owners of The Royal Portfolio, picked an unlikely spot for their newest addition. Located in an 'up and coming' (read industrial) corner of Cape Town's busy working port, it wasn't an obvious choice. Nor was the conversion of a 20th-century grain mill; yet it was the talk of the town in the build-up to its opening. Housing the Zeitz MOCAA gallery, it is set to become what the TATE is in London, for contemporary African art. A creative hub in the truest sense, they even roped in Thomas Heatherwick, described as "The Leonardo da Vinci of our times" and the man who envisioned their distinguishing "pillowed glazing panels": enormous floor-to-ceiling windows which bathe the whole hotel in sparkling light. Colour, frivolity, and unbridled luxury abound, each of its rooms is decorated by co-owner and "chief shopper" (by her husband) Liz Biden. Her characteristic and vibrant style does not disappoint. Each room is awash with silks and velvets in deep purples, bottle greens, ice blues, sunshine yellows and mandarin orange. Enjoy drinks up on the roof terrace (where you'll also find the pool) as well as sunset overlooking Table Mountain. The Granary Café is set to bring a new level of sophistication to Cape Town's afternoon teas whilst Willaston Bar adds some fun into the drinks menu and only serves the best of Cape Town's superlative local produce. A breathtaking hotel, with a price tag to match, The Silo defies all odds.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • The number one address on Cape Town's Waterfront, in fact Cape Town itself
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • City Style
  • The number one address on Cape Town's Waterfront, in fact Cape Town itself
  • Wine tasting
  • You're never far from wine tasting in Cape Town. Venture to the hotel's own cellar or further afield in Franschooek
  • Great walks
  • Perambulate Cape Town's Waterfront, Company Gardens, and some of the city's most notable historic spots
  • Watersports
  • Sailing, waterskiing, shark cage diving, surfing, and much more can be booked along the Waterfront
  • Museums
  • Distrct Six Museum is an interesting insight into South Africa's turbulent past
  • Spa
  • Five treatment rooms, sauna, gym, Mani & pedicure zone; the only spa in South Africa using Ling products
  • Family Suites
  • Two bedroom family suites make for the ultimate luxury family holiday
  • Views
  • Roof terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Opulent
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Designer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Romantic
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • 5* Luxury
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Five treatment rooms, sauna, gym, Mani & pedicure zone; the only spa in South Africa using Ling products
  • Family Suites
  • Two bedroom family suites make for the ultimate luxury family holiday
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rooftop
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Massage
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • You're never far from wine tasting in Cape Town. Venture to the hotel's own cellar or further afield in Franschooek
  • Great walks
  • Perambulate Cape Town's Waterfront, Company Gardens, and some of the city's most notable historic spots
  • Watersports
  • Sailing, waterskiing, shark cage diving, surfing, and much more can be booked along the Waterfront
  • Museums
  • Distrct Six Museum is an interesting insight into South Africa's turbulent past

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