The Silo Hotel
Top of Class
$ 374 (Pps)
The Silo is a magical and iconic hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront. The natural wonder of the Mother City of Cape Town surrounds the hotel. Enjoy views over Table Mountain, the city skyline and the Ocean. This will be one of South Africa's most iconic hotels. It shares this magical space with the Silo Museum. This modern art museum will rival the best of the world's contemporary art galleries.
The Silo also has a vibey bar with a quieter mezzanine level, a stunning wraparound restaurant and of course the iconic rooftop pool and bar. Above that is a second roof deck, reserved for hotel residents. This gives 360 degree views of the Mother City.
A notable feature of The Silo is the extensive array of modern artwork, including a monthly showcase for up and comming African artists. In September 2017 the Solo modern art museum opens. Uniquely hotel residents will be able to enjoy an exclusive and private tour of the gallery via the hotel's private entrance. Other facilities at the Solo include a spa and a selection of meeting or private dining rooms.
Accommodation at The Silo
The Silo has 28 rooms including its spectacular Penthouse suite. The stylish hand of Liz Biden is behind the individual decoration of each suite. Indeed colourful and eclectic pieces vie for your interest with the memorable modern, industrial architecture. The 7 room categories are based on the room size and the views. Interestingly the rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo. In particular the ingenious design of the 'honeycomb' window bays are one of the key architectural features. Choose between luxury rooms, deluxe rooms, two bedroom family suites on two levels and a variety of junior and senior suites.
The Silo's heritage and architecture
The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance. The honeycomb windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the harbour.
The Silo Hotel on the map
Our 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 Harbour.
There are 6 Superior Suites across the 6th and 7th floors with either mountain or harbour 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.
There are 4 Family Suites on the 7th floor with views over the old harbour 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.
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.
The Penthouse (Two Bedroom)
The Two bedroom penthouse consists of the 211m² (2012ft²), one-bedroom penthouse, with a 24m² (258ft²) balcony inter-leading with the 60m2 (646ft²) Deluxe Superior Suite, including a balcony.
This Two bedroom penthouse is located on the top floor of The Silo with the penthouse facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town and the Deluxe Superior Suite offering views of the harbour.