Cape Town was the last stop of our first holiday to South Africa. When I researched hotels in Cape Town I originally wanted a hotel on the seafront (near V&A) however the rates were ridiculous so I looked for alternatives. I read a few good reviews of the Villa Zest and decided to make a booking. We stayed for 5 nights and were extremely pleased with our choice.
The hotel was about 10 minutes walk from the V&A and also well located for central Cape Town. If you have not visited Cape Town before you should note that it is not recommended to walk around at night, so wherever you stay you will need a taxi (inexpensive) or car. There is tight security around the hotel (which was a little disconcerting until you realise that all houses/apartments and hotels are similarly protected).
The hotel staff were ever so friendly and helpful, right from booking to our stay, they were happy to make recommendations/reservations (you must try the Test Kitchen...). We briefly met the manager (he was getting married the following day!) and he explained some of the history of the hotel. The hotel/room design is really cool, we booked a studio room which was very large and had plenty of storage. Wifi was free (and fast). There was a very pleasant garden with a small swimming pool. Breakfast is included in the rate and delicious. A buffet of fresh local food, including fruit, pastries, meats, cereals etc. You can also get a cooked breakfast and I had to ask the chef what spices she put on the mushrooms. We have brought back a tub of chilli beef seasoning which I plan to use this weekend, though am sure will not taste the same...
We loved South Africa and plan to return and would choose Villa Zest again if we return to Cape Town, thanks again to all the staff.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Zest Boutique
- Boutique Hotel Zest
- Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the bustling Green Point area and Cape Town's very own Soho - De Waterkant, Villa Zest Boutique Hotel offers designer luxury accommodation to the style-savvy visitor looking for a more personalized boutique hotel experience. The clean modern lines of Villa Zest’s Bauhaus architecture are the inspiration for the interior of this boutique hotel hideaway, with each individually decorated en-suite room a seamless fusion of retro style and luxury detail; only the finest in bed linen, furnishings and fittings have been used. ... more less
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