The Silo: The Lowdown

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The Silo is Cape Town’s showstopper- slinky design, jaw dropping views and spectacular service- it has them all. To be honest, it’s all so very beautiful we could probably just stop writing now and show you the photos.

What’s The Silo really like?

Sleek, stylish and full of character the Silo hotel was created from a historic grain silo on the V&A Waterfront, a building which it shares today with the Zeitz modern art museum. Consideration has been put into the design and the view at every turn. The bar and restaurant here are amongst Cape Town’s finest, and way up on the roof there’s a further residents-only bar and pool. This does mean that the spa and small (but well-equipped) gym are lower down and don’t have such striking views as you’d get from the rest of the building, but to be honest, it’d be a very picky reviewer that made too much of this. With only 28 rooms, the Silo is small and personal. We saw a fair few different rooms on our visit and loved them all. With elegant, eclectic design, huge windows and glorious views, the Silo Rooms were utterly lovely. The more luxurious you go, the more space you get, and ever more astonishing views, but we’d be delighted to stay in any of the rooms here. Each one has its own décor, with individual pieces of art, beautiful chandeliers, and serious attention to the boring details that can make and break your stay (we checked- there are full blinds for those amazing windows so you can have a good night’s sleep!) We were very impressed by the service here – staff seemed really willing to go the extra mile in making the magic happen, so if you need something, just ask- you’d be amazed by what they can do.

What can I do at The Silo?

Guests staying at the Silo will need no introduction to the many delights that Cape Town has to offer. It’s particularly well located for guests wishing to visit the Zeitz contemporary art gallery, and we can arrange longer art tours for guests who want to explore in more detail. The boat out to Robben Island goes from nearby to the Silo (you can actually see the island from the rooftop bar) and turning in the other direction Table Mountain is right behind you.

Giving back at the Silo:

The Silo is a South-African, family-run business, and there’s a real commitment to purchasing locally and supporting small-scale suppliers. The design deliberately minimizes water and energy use, and the Silo supports several local projects including a children’s home and seabird conservation.

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