Is The Silo Hotel Cape Town’s best?

Is The Silo Hotel Cape Town’s best?

The Silo Hotel Cape Town was a stop on a recent famil tour through Cape Town, find out why it’s one of the stand outs in the city through our review. 

Look & Feel 

The Silo could be Cape Town’s best hotel! From fine dining and amazing views of Table Mountain, to the carefully selected art collection showcasing some of Africa’s rising talents, the hotel is modern luxury at its best in the bustling V&A waterfront district. 

Classy common areas feature at The Silo, note the industrial frames – a piece of the past. (Image: @thesilohotel_ Instagram)

The building itself is an architectural masterpiece, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, it encapsulates aspects of the grain silos that the property is built on. Some rooms and even parts of the dining areas in the restaurant make no effort to hide the beams and other former structures from the building’s history, adding amazing character to the spaces. 


The rooms at the Silo cater to a range of guests, from the traveller after a classy stay in the heart of the city, to families in the duplex suite, or those wanting to do it in style in the penthouse (which could be one of the best hotel rooms in the world!). 

Of the 28 rooms on the property, none are the same, all featuring slightly differing finishes and layouts to best utilise space. Some, split over two levels – like the family rooms – and allow ample space for guests to settle into. Floor to ceiling windows are memorable, so too the bathrooms with a centrepiece tub and stunning views of the city or Table Mountain. 

Breathtaking views from the tub. (Image: @thesilohotel_ Instagram)

Liz Biden, the hotel’s resident art aficionado has curated a top of the line art collection at Silo. Biden showcases the rising talent in the local art scene in all areas of the hotel and ‘The Vault’ (Silo’s private art gallery). 

“I have always included wonderful art at each of the Royal Portfolio hotels. Art brings a space to life, it creates warmth and tells stories. But moreover, art takes you on a journey which evolves as we evolve. Our guests love to enjoy the art collections at our hotels and lodgers, and The Silo Hotel takes that art experience to a whole new level, focusing on contemporary African art.

Art is displayed in every corner of the hotel. (Image: @thesilohotel_ Instagram)


There are multiple dining options at the Silo, the signature option being the Willaston Bar, known for vibrant, contemporary African cuisine and classics from abroad. The Granary Cafe highlights the finest seasonal and local ingredients under the watchful eye of executive chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert. The Silo Rooftop is the spot for a sunset cocktail and light meal while you take in the panoramic views of Cape Town, or try The Wisdom Room,  which brings a new dimension to private dining in the city. 

Dining at the Silo. (Image: @thesilohotel_ Instagram)

Facilities at the hotel 

The Silo’s spa offers an oasis of peace and relaxation through a number of regenerative journeys aimed to enhance wellbeing. Therapists use top local and international products including Ling and Black Pearl. 

The rooftop pool is a highlight, where you stare for hours at the mesmerising Table Mountain National Park, the hotel also features a fitness centre with a workout room and gym. 

We’ll let this picture do the talking. (Image: @thesilohotel_ Instagram)

Final Verdict

The Silo is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in South Africa, if not the world. Many experienced travel agents who were apart of this trip claimed they had never seen a hotel quite like it, so were happy to give it a 10/10 score!

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