The Silo Hotel
What We Love
- Direct access to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)
- Fresh juice trolleys and charcuterie platters at breakfast
- 18-foot windows in each guest room
- Sundowners at the rooftop lounge, with Atlantic Ocean views
What To Know
- Room rates include a bottle of sparkling wine
- All guest rooms contain touch-pad blinds
- The property belongs The Royal Portfolio, the hoteliers behind the Royal Malewane and La Residence
- Most of the hotel’s art pieces and furnishings are locally made
When hospitality maven Liz Biden set her sights on one of the Mother City’s most popular waterfront attractions, she envisioned her new hotel as a beacon along that storied harbor. That might explain one of the property’s distinguishing features, pillowed glass windows (the work of acclaimed British designer Thomas Heatherwick) that glow like lanterns come nightfall. This hotly anticipated hotel also exhibits its luxurious, fortress-of-solitude vibe in a variety of other ways: all 28 rooms contain Persian carpets and dramatic bathtubs, topped by with their own Egyptian crystal chandeliers and set in the center of a 56-paneled window, while each of the three restaurants on site offers irresistible Table Mountain views. In the basement, there’s a private gallery, appropriately titled The Vault, that showcases contemporary African artists. The pièce de résistance, however, is undoubtedly the hotel’s swanky address—occupying the grain elevator portion of the former silo, it sits six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa’s answer to the Louvre.
In the Area
Just 11 miles from Cape Town International Airport, The Silo offers convenient access to some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants, wine bars, and boutiques thanks to its perch along the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. The hotel provides rental bikes, which are perfect for exploring the vibrant working harbor, in addition to nearby attractions, like Sea Point Promenade, Bantry Bay (site of the famous Darwin’s Rocks, the storied explorer stopped here on his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle), and De Waterkant Village, an enchanting collection of 200-year-old Dutch-influenced candy-colored cottages and cobblestoned streets.
How to Get There
I have had numerous great facials at the beautiful Silo Hotel in Cape Town.
Upon arrival, you are welcomed by friendly staff and a glass of bubbles.
I especially love their spa beds, utterly comfortable, and the staff have a beautiful energy about them.
Make sure you get the deep cleansing facial with alge mask
We are nearing the end of a 2 week vacation in Africa. It started with a 3 night stay at The Silo Hotel in Cape Town.
The Silo is without doubt the most luxurious hotel I have ever stayed and will be for you as well. Each room is magnificently and individually decorated. The staff is ever present and go out of their way to greet you by name.
The hotel sits atop the Cape Town Museum of Art which is a wonder in and of itself. The hotel is on the waterfront and offers magnificent views of Cape Town.
The rooms here offer extraordinary views of table mountain and the waterfront. Located on the waterfront within the old grain silos. Unique but wonderful. The service is tops in all regards. We got plenty of help and advice from the manager, staff, and concierge regarding things to do in the area, procuring rides, or setting up adventure. What great people at this hotel. The rooms are phenomenal as well. A super place to stay.
I was treated to a spa experience at the Silo Spa recently by a friend. My therapist LeeAnn comes highly recommended as she did both a massage and and facial on me.
We started off with a 60min Desert Crystal Massage followed by a bespoke facial she tailored just for me. I highly recommend the experience!
This was our best meal in South Africa by a long way. Fabulous food and very accommodating with kids. Pretty relaxed dress code and also have happy staff. We will certainly return and stay here next time