Cape Town Hotels

The Silo

The Silo is an exclusive five-star hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. This magical hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury offering the highest levels of personalized service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio.

The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.

The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted windows, each housing 56 panels of glass, bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbor.

Each of The Silo Hotel’s 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse room, has been individually designed and decorated by Liz Biden, owner and founder of The Royal Portfolio. Colorful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. Liz has always had an eye for the unusual. She has a unique gift for creating beautiful spaces that are at once both stylish and comfortable. Each room has a private balcony and a unique collection of contemporary African art. The views offered by the glittering pillowed-glass windows are some of the best in the world.

The Silo Hotel has over 300 pieces of contemporary African art. The Biden family have carefully curated the collection in collaboration with a number of local art galleries. The Silo Hotel’s Art Concierge offers wonderful tailored art tours that allow guests the opportunity to learn about the incredible African art scene and visit the Zeitz MOCAA below.

The experience at and around The Silo Hotel is focused on the art and culture of Cape Town while celebrating its exquisite natural beauty. Cape Town, surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches, is consistently ranked among the Top 10 cities in the world to visit by the likes of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine. At the hotel itself, guests can relax at the spa, take afternoon tea, quaff champagne at The Willaston Bar, swim in the rooftop pool, dine at The Granary Café or work off the city’s fine dining in the gym.

Silo Room
The entry level rooms, there are 8 Silo Rooms which are 41m² (441ft²) including a balcony with spectacular harbour views. While these rooms are slightly smaller, the bathrooms are as large and majestic as other room categories. Double volume spacing mean the floor to ceiling pillowed glass windows offer 5m high views across the Cape Town Harbor.

Superior Suite
There are 6 Superior Suites across the 6th and 7th floors with either mountain or harbor views. These suites vary between 76m² (818ft²) and 88m² (947ft²) including a small balcony and each has the bedroom on a mezzanine level. These rooms maintain the same 5.5m high windows, but have half the ceiling height due to the two mezzanine levels.

Deluxe Superior Suite
There are 7 Deluxe Superior Suites across the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors with spectacular 5.5m (18ft) high pillowed glass windows showcasing the natural wonder of Cape Town. They range in size from 60m² (646ft²) to 67m² (721ft²) including a balcony. Family SuiteThere are 4 Family Suites on the 7th floor with views over the old harbor and out to the distant mountains or over the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill. Family Suites range from 111m² (1195ft²) to 128m² (1378ft²) including a balcony and each has a mezzanine level with 2 bedrooms. These rooms maintain the same 5.5m high windows, but have half the ceiling height due to the two mezzanine levels.

Royal Suite
There are 2, triple aspect Royal Suites facing the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and the distant mountains. Each Royal Suite is 132m² (1421ft²) in size and each has 2 bedrooms and a generous balcony.

The Penthouse (One Bedroom)
The 211m² (2012ft²), one-bedroom penthouse is the jewel in The Royal Portfolio’s crown located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town. This includes a 24m² (258ft²) balcony.

Cape Grace

You have to stay here at least once in your lifetime.

Situated on a private quay uniquely poised between Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, Cape Grace’s location is unrivaled. Near to the cosmopolitan city centre and crowned by Table Mountain, there is no better place from where to soak in the natural splendor of the Mother City and enjoy the very essence of Cape Town living at its best, while assured of your privacy and security.

Elegance and warmth are their hallmarks, made evident in every fine detail, from our welcoming reception to our luxurious harbor and mountain-facing rooms. Each of the 120 rooms, including 2 luxury penthouse suites, vary in size and appointment.

Inspired by tales of the Cape’s richly storied past, our stylish interiors create a unique sense of place. Bright bouquets of Proteas, that hint at the wonder of the Cape’s rarest natural botanical kingdom, enrich each generously sized room with their array of colors and textures.

Share in sumptuous menus paired with the Cape’s very best wines in Signal restaurant. Rare whiskies await enthusiasts in our world-class Bascule Bar, while indulgent Afternoon Teas are served each day in our cosy library.

Restorative spa treatments, all thoughtfully created to help you unwind and relax, take place in our top floor Spa, where guests are invited to make use of the spa facilities like our water-wise sauna, lounge area, and tea bar.

Complimentary access to a fully equipped gym, our heated swimming pool, and value-add services like our concierge and chauffeurs make for seamless stay from beginning to end.

Luxury Room
Enjoy captivating views of Cape Town’s bustling working harbor from our spacious Luxury rooms—conveniently situated on the, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the hotel. With French doors, a dressing area and reading nook; each room is designed to create a welcoming ambiance of old-world serenity.

The hand-crafted decorative touches are themed around our local flora and cultural heritage—inspiring travelers from both near and far. Luxury rooms can also be booked with inter-leading doors—a great feature for families or larger groups.

Table Mountain Luxury Room
Our Table Mountain Luxury Rooms boast glorious views of the iconic Table Mountain, Signal Hill or the international yacht marina—for those who wish to soak in the beauty of Cape Town’s best features.

We invite guests to enjoy our warm and elegant rooms with personalized details such as an intimate reading area complete with our guests’ own book selection. Our Table Mountain Luxury Rooms are suitable for families and larger parties as inter-leading rooms are available on request.

Superior Room
Dappled light from the bustling working harbor adds a special ambience to our Superior Rooms. With a generous step-out balcony from where to enjoy the sights and sounds of the V&A Waterfront, the abundant room size and walk-in closet makes Superior Rooms ideal for young families.

The fold-away sofa coupled with story-time and gingerbread painting ensures comfort and entertainment for the little ones, while the fresh flowers, personally selected books and a private mini bar add a signature touch of luxury.

Table Mountain Superior Room
Boasting views of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront’s tranquil yacht marina, our Table Mountain Superior Rooms offer a generous step-out balcony perfect for leisurely breakfasts or sundowners. The ample room space and walk in closet makes these rooms ideal for family vacations or romantic getaways.

Enhance the occasion with special touches like champagne on ice, scented candles, artisanal chocolate platters and ambient dining in Signal Restaurant – all designed to help create truly memorable moments.

Rooftop Luxury Room
With postcard-worthy views of Cape Town’s working harbor, yacht marina or Table Mountain, our Rooftop Luxury room offer guests seclusion and serenity. Situated on the top floor, away from the hustle and bustle below, each room is designed to feel like a private retreat – perfect for those looking to escape from it all.

Exhale and enjoy a personalized selection of books in a softly-lit reading area, a walk-in closet and the privacy of the top floor balcony.

Check in with our exclusive reception – situated on the fourth floor for your convenience – ensuring that every detail of your journey with us is considered from the moment you arrive.

Dip into an array of complimentary snacks and refreshments before heading out, or savour a port, sherry or refreshing local iced tea as the evening winds down.

Rooftop Terrace Room
Elevate your senses and retreat from the world with the awe-inspiring views from our Rooftop Terrace room. Perfect for honeymooners or guests in search of quiet and tranquility, these top floor rooms feature French doors that open onto step-out terrace that make the most of the Table Mountain, yacht marina or harbor surrounds. Special touches like fresh flowers, a reading area with personally selected books and the luxuriously marbled bathroom complete the feeling of being on top of the world, ensconced in private comfort.

To ensure that every detail of your stay is taken care of, we have an exclusive reception area directly situated on the fourth floor where you can check in and enjoy a selection of complimentary snacks and drinks available throughout the day. Refreshing ice tea, mineral water or a welcoming glass of port or sherry awaits.

Alphen Boutique Hotel

The Alphen Boutique Hotel offers a 5 star spread of elegant riches, swathed in history and splashed with flair and color.

This 17th century historical treasure across 11.5 acres of wonderland gardens offers 19 indulgent avant-garde luxury suites, complete with modern amenities, plush comforts, high-tech facilities & exceptional service. 

Located 15km’s from Cape Town City Centre and golden beaches offer a culinary playground nestled in the timeless Constantia Valley in Cape Town, famed globally for wine routes and degustation. 

3 unique on-site hospitality venues: la Belle Bistro & Bakery, Incognito Bar and the new contemporary Italian Restaurant, Blanko.

The Alphen 5 star Boutique Hotel offers guests a full-flavored and authentic Western Cape culinary journey. With sister venues dotted across prime locations on the world famous Camps Bay strip and Clifton Beach, The Alphen Boutique Hotel ensures one is able to tap in and out of the very best Cape-Town has to offer. 

Classic Suites x 5
Classic Suite with King size bed and en-suite bathroom (separate shower & bath).
RATES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation on a per room per night basis
  • Full breakfast
  • All government Taxes & Levies as applicable
  • A COMPLIMENTARY Refreshment Mini Bar is included in the rate per night

Superior Suites x 10
Superior Suite with King size bed offering his(shower) and hers(oval bath) bathrooms.
RATES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation on a per room per night basis
  • Full breakfast
  • All government Taxes & Levies as applicable
  • A COMPLIMENTARY Refreshment Mini Bar is included in the rate per night

Deluxe Suites x 4
Deluxe Suite with king size bed offering both a his (shower) and hers (oval bath) bathrooms with private patio and direct access to the swimming pool and bar.
RATES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation on a per room per night basis
  • Full breakfast
  • All government Taxes & Levies as applicable
  • A COMPLIMENTARY Refreshment Mini Bar is included in the rate per night

Ellerman House

Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travelers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head.

Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean.

There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas.

The natural splendor of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavors, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualizing every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions.

A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.

Sleek, contemporary architecture and absolute privacy define Ellerman House’s exclusive-use villas built on multiple levels with en suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pools and ocean views. In contrast to the old-world elegance of the main house, Villa One and Villa Two add a glamorous edge to the hotel’s classic style and refined ambience.Villa One incorporates the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, which specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-aging beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Villa Two is built above the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, which is not only a spectacular cellar for the hotel’s 7500-bottle wine collection but offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.

From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

Classic House Room
The spacious Classic Room is en-suite and includes satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Superior House Room
Featuring a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. These rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square meters (323 square feet).

Deluxe Spa Room
Situated in the Ellerman House Spa, the Deluxe Spa Rooms have a front row seat to the serene pool. The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (the pool and deck are only available to these 2 rooms).
Size: 37 square meters / 398 square feet

Deluxe House Room
Featuring breathtaking ocean views and a private terrace, these rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 44 square meters (474 square feet).

Ellerman House Suite
Featuring ocean views, terrace, lounge and dining area. All suites are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 102.5 square meters (1103 square feet).

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