The Silo Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa
Continuing our search for the most interesting and beautiful hotels and accommodations on the planet, take a look at the striking The Silo Hotel. Located in the heart of Cape Town and offering spectacular views of Table Mountain and Table Bay, the new hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design.
Cape Town’s old grain silo was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa at 57m when it was opened in August 1924. It closed in August of 2001 after nearly 80 years at the heart of South Africa’s industrial and agricultural development, but now resides as The Silo Hotel, a new standard for luxury accommodation in South Africa.
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic complex, occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Its 28 rooms include are spread across six floors and include a bar, two eateries, a full-service spa, a rooftop pool and one penthouse room offering stunning views across the South African city.
There are 7 room categories, each of which comes with a balcony and at the very least a view of Table Bay harbour below. The 211 square metre penthouse, however, is the jewel in Silo Hotel crown. Located on the top floor of the hotel, the penthouse faces Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town from its large balcony.
The exterior of the building was designed by London-based design house Heatherwick Studio, with the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure being the addition of the bubble glass windows. The multi-faceted windows bulge outward and transform the building into a glowing beacon at night.
There’s also plenty to do at The Silo Hotel. The world’s largest contemporary African art museum, Zeitz MOCAA, is located below the hotel, while there’s also a private gallery situated in the hotel itself called The Vault. The Silo Spa has five treatment rooms and the 4th floor Willaston Bar offers a number of casual and contemporary menus that include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, bar snacks and a wonderful Sunday Roast.
Head over to The Silo Hotel Website now to book a room. Prices start at £630 per night during low season.