Location The hotel occupies six floors above the ZeitzMuseumof Contemporary Art Africa, and is situated at Cape Town’s V&AWaterfront (it stands for “Victoria&Alfred”). The location offers endless entertainment options: you have easy access to buskers, live music, seafood restaurants, harbour activities, helicopter flights and boat charters, with the guarantee of seeing seals in the harbour, and of passing whales, too, if you venture out on a boat charter between July and October. Throw in a showing of an art nouveau movie at the famous Labia boutique cinema, a late night Irish coffee and music at Kloof Street House with its striking wallpaper and chandeliers, or a day-trip to the surrounding Atlantic beaches, and your visit to Cape Town can be one of countless activities as well as hotel comforts.

Accommodation We stayed in a Family Suite on a recent visit, and it’s a sure-fire way to entice teenage children to hang out with you! The mezzanine level of the suite had a loft-apartment feel with stupendous views of another icon of Cape Town, Table Mountain, plus the city bowl and the sea from both bedrooms and from the living room area. The rooms were sumptuously embellishedwithmirrors, bold colours and striking artworks as well as fascinating coffee table books on art, film and media, jewellery design and African cultures. It’s a sensory marvel to stay here, as you wallow in the creature comforts of plush sofas, crisp linen, underfloor heating, down duvets, and always those iconic views framed by bulbous windows. We were there in winter, when the crisp blue skies showed off Cape Town in all her glory. The 360-degree rooftop bar and glass-sided rooftop pools are enticing us for a return visit in the summer!

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