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Silo Square V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#20 of 128 hotels in Cape Town Central
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The Silo Hotel is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA is a contemporary art museum that rivals the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection. The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Afrikaans, German, Korean and 1 more
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Neal E wrote a review Jun 2022
Hale, United Kingdom37 contributions31 helpful votes
We were the only occupants of the near rooftop bar for a light snack and drinks. Super views over all the city and harbour. Good service and reasonably priced. Need to show identification at reception which is fair enough/
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Date of stay: June 2022
David H wrote a review Jun 2022
Cambridge, Massachusetts756 contributions282 helpful votes
There is a roof top bar/restaurant and another on the 6th floor. We had drinks and a light dinner on the 6th floor as the sun set. Fantastic view although it was a little tricky to take pictures of the spectacular sunset due to the glare from the large windows. The food was very good, cocktails including mocktails interesting, and service excellent!
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Date of stay: May 2022
S Wibowo wrote a review May 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia609 contributions132 helpful votes
Excellent location with great interior in every rooms. Service is impeccable, room is very spacious, great view from the room. Breakfast is fantastic, and the rooftop area is really great to hangout or just relax with a killer view. Staffs are very friendly and helpful, from the moment you enter the hotel, reception team, restaurants staffs, all really made our day during our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tris S wrote a review May 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom236 contributions164 helpful votes
Awesome place full of dark charm and history, brought bang up to date with the stunning architecture. It is a marvel. We had food and drinks at the bar which were absolutely superb. The staff were cool and professional. All round top desto!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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HaroldandScout wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom43 contributions56 helpful votes
This is very pricey so a once in a lifetime experience. Amazing views, artwork, furnishings, service and food. I will never take a bath with a better view! Restaurant offerings for breakfast and dinner were delicious and good for vegetarians. We did not use the rooftop pool as too chilly but it looked amazing. Minibar and snacks included, which is always nice for this price. I was disappointed by the sewing kit though, as someone had already used it and there was no needle, which I found out too late. Luxurious bathrobes and linens. The chairs were a bit low for the tables when I wanted to work, but not a big deal. The museum in this building was well worth a look.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Debra Medhurst wrote a review Apr 2022
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So overrated!! The ambience was great and decor etc but poor management and hostess skills ruined this supposedly top notch experience. They were just non negotiable on pleasing a birthday party request and dug their heels in that empty tables were still going to be occupied later by residents!! Even though the birthday party had requested table with views , we requested that if another table came available we would prefer to.move but the manager told us imfattacly that this will not happen!!! Will not be going back as manager and hostess need to be trained on how to adequately accommodate and assess the needs of customers instead if being so condescending and pompous!! I was so embarrassed to be South Aftican this evening in this establishment and cannot believe that the Silo will even put up with such pure arrogance and inexperience from.the their staff!! Regards Debra Medhurst
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Callmeelle wrote a review Apr 2022
Houston15 contributions12 helpful votes
Just left a four day/three night stay at The Silo. It was our first time in Cape Town and this was the perfect hotel. It is situated at the V&A waterfront, which is convenient to many restaurants and shops and the station to take the boat to Robben Island. From the moment we arrived until we left, everything was perfect. The staff was so warm and welcoming and extremely attentive. They were very protective and make sure that you knew where you were going when leaving the hotel, and that the correct people/guides were with you. Special shout out to Papy and Roger who were so pleasant every time we entered and exited the hotel :) We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and everyone at the hotel knew it. Lol. From our arrival, the concierge, Jessica and the manager Luis and everyone else at the hotel consistently greeted him with Happy Birthday. What a way to make a guy feel special. We stayed in a suite overlooking the mountains and the port. The downstairs had a half bath, living area, and dining area. Upstairs was the bedroom and master bath. The doors downstairs opened to a quaint balcony with two chairs and a table and the perfect view of the mountains, while the upstairs doors opened so that you could feel the Cape Town breeze. The views were great. Each room is uniquely furnished and has its own character. A big plus for me was the fact that the shower water gets extremely hot. I HATE when hotel water is not hot to my liking. After long days of walking and touring, there’s nothing better than taking a nice hot shower to unwind. We had a freestanding tub, but didn’t take advantage of it. I loved the towel warmers.In conclusion, we loved the hotel and definitely would recommend it to anyone visiting SA.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Close to many attractions, located on V&A waterfront, can arrange many trips/tours through hotel
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kathy s wrote a review Apr 2022
Pelham, New York12 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a beautiful and architecturally interesting place to stay. The hotel is built in an old silo, and on top of a museum. The art in the guest rooms and in the common areas is fantastic. The design of the rooms with the bright colors and fun combinations of furniture, art, fabrics and materials made each room unique and fabulous. And the views!!! Not to be beat. And not just from your room but also from the rooftop bar (which also has an infinity plunge pool). The food was terrific and the service very good. Highly recommend this gem of a hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
nauj63 wrote a review Mar 2022
South East England, United Kingdom690 contributions392 helpful votes
This place isn’t the norm relative to it’s 5* peers. In my experience, it’s much, much better. Relatively small, you can truly escape the rat race and immerse yourself in really comfortable surroundings. There’s contemporary, there’s swanky, there’s character, there’s ‘design’ and there’s uniqueness. But beyond this, there’s individuality and personality. The staff are stand out - fun, friendly and ‘at your service’…because they are born Advocates of first class service and proud Africans to boot ! They inspire. As does the Silo experience. Go. Discover…
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
tanya d wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa65 contributions24 helpful votes
Beautiful views from the restaurant and at the roof top bar . Good food and service at the restaurant . Ambience very classy . Great photo spot ! Worth visiting . Easy excess and secure Parking . Great place to celebrate a special occasion .
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
$920 - $1,193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Silo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Silo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt Cape Town (0.3 miles), Shimansky (0.10 miles), and Watershed (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Silo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Silo Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Silo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Silo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dash Restaurant & Bar, V&A Food Market, and La Parada V&A Waterfront.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Silo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Silo Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Silo Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Silo Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cape Town Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Silo Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Silo Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Silo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Afrikaans.