The Silo

Located in the heart of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and offering unrivalled views of Cape Town, The Silo Hotel is an extraordinarily unique luxury space, located in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).

The Silo's designers were tasked with transforming the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of silos into a luxury hotel, whilst still retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that would be synonymous with the Cape Town skyline. The most striking feature of the hotel from the outside is the addition of pillowed glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. Bulging outwards as if gently inflated, they transform the building at night into a glowing beacon in the harbour.

The Silo offers 28 rooms. Each of the rooms has been individually designed and decorated with colourful and eclectic pieces which juxtapose the industrial and modern architecture. The categories of rooms are based on room size and the views they offer. Due to the unique architecture of The Silo, and the design of the window bays, the rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally.

The largest room is the penthouse, a lavish space on the top floor with triple aspect views and a spacious balcony. The royal suites offer views over the ocean and two bedrooms in each whilst the family suites, also with two bedrooms, look out over the harbour and have a mezzanine level.

Guests are invited to enjoy the rooftop swimming pool and sky terrace, as well as a spa and gym facilities. There are a wide range of dining experiences on offer at The Silo, all overseen by Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert and her team. Enjoy a drink at Willaston Bar, formal dining at The Granary Café or a casual lunch or sunset cocktail at The Silo Rooftop.

Getting There

Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Activities

Located at the V&A Waterfront the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore all that the city has to offer. At the hotel itself, guests can take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, relax at the spa, swim in the rooftop pool, work off the city's fine dining in the gym or enjoy a guided tour of the museum.

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