There are hotels and then there are hotels. Most hotels in Cape Town offer something unique, but then there are a handful of hotels that are simply picturesque in the most quirky of ways. some hotels just deserve to be celebrate on – dare we say it – Instagram.
These are our 5 funky Instagram worthy hotels in Cape Town Central.
The George Hotel
They refer to the George Hotel as the “Gorgeous George” – and for good reason ! This hotel is a design masterpiece incorporating modern decor with a taste of Cape history. The hotel is located in two heritage buildings that have been restored to their former glory. The George is now THE place to be seen. The 32 luxurious industrial chic rooms are kitted out with eclectic and Victorian decor, ensuring a classic yet modern ambience. Plenty of deep greens, plant walls and plush colours provide a sense of relaxing depth to the hotel. Did anyone say indoor jungle?
Not only is the Gorgeous George a must-see inner city hotel, but it also offers a rather remarkable restaurant area with a view. There’s a rooftop bar and pool area giving rise to sweeping views of city ‘scapes, and provides the ideal space for a funky crowd to enjoy a bit of New York living in the heart of Cape Town.
Gorgeous George is energetic and vibrant; and certainly making waves in the hotel world!
Location : The George Hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling city centre, on Greenmarket Square in the St Georges Mall.
Best Instagram Spots : Choose any corner on the rooftop bar. There’s also the swimming pool with views of the city. The winding marble staircase makes for unique photos. There’s plenty of colourful greenery indoors, lounge areas and long arty hallways.
The Silo Hotel
The Silo Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel located in the famous VA Waterfront area. The towering hotel overlooks the yacht basin and no expense has been spared when it comes to the design of the hotel. The Silo sits neatly above the Zeitz Mocca art gallery and museum, and actually looks like a work of art itself with its bevelled pillowed windows.
This is elite living at its finest and sets the standard in terms of five star hotels in Cape Town. This bold hotel is built in a towering old grain elevator, and offers various rooms types all decorated in an eclectic style. There are actually 6 categories of rooms, with one presidential
Rooftop pool, restaurants, bar area and spa treatment room offer a number of perfect places to unwind and lap up the luxury lifestyle of the Silo hotel.
Location : The Silo Hotel is located in the Silo District of the VA Waterfront in Cape Town, a hub of tourist activity.
Best Instagram Spots : Any of the rooms – plenty of colour and mind-blowing views. Stand outside the hotel in the sculpture garden of Zeitz MOCAA and take photos of the facade. There is a rooftop pool surrounded by glass, which makes for spectacular images. The Willaston Bar is a cosy sea of blue and emerald green, which always makes for pretty sublime photographs.
The Grand Daddy Hotel
The Grand Daddy is chic little hotel located on the vibrant Long Street. There are a number of suites and rooms available in the hotel, but the best place to stay is in an Airstream Trailer on the roof of the hotel ! Each trailer has a theme – expect the “beach house”, “Goldrush” and “Daisies” – to name but a few. The 7 airstream trailers are imported from America and certainly offer a unique accommodation option.
There’s even relaxed eatery that has an adjoining coffee and food truck. The sky bar is another perfect place to unwind while taking in the sparkling lights and night views of the Mother City!
The Grand Daddy Hotel is the ultimate in fun and frivolity.
Location : In the heart of Long Street, close to the bustling hub of bars and restaurants.
Best Instagram Spots : The rooftop. The airstream trailers and the inside of the airstream trailers. Actually, anywhere on the rooftop is ideal for photographic shoots. The sky bar. Outside the food truck.
The Radisson Red is a stylish hotel and is Africa’s first RED concept hotel. This range of Radisson hotel is creative, relaxed and makes a statement in terms of design. With remarkable views of the Silo Hotel from the chill-out roof, Radisson Red certainly provides the perfect place for a trendy accommodation option. 252 studios and suites offer a wide choice of comfortable accommodation options, ideal for large groups travelling together.
A distinctive hotel complete with 4 events and game studios, the artistic Radisson Red is most certainly a fun place to be!
Location : The Radisson Red is located on Silo Square in the new Silo District of the VA Waterfront in Cape Town.
Best Instagram Spots : The roof of course !
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