This is honestly the first time that I have ever written a hotel review because this place is just so fantastic that I can't stop raving about it! This is most definitely the best 'service' that I have ever received in any hotel in the world and the key thing to say about this is that it feels very genuine; you feel as if you have known Des (the General Manager) and her team for years (rather than the 4 days that we actually spent there).
We were visiting friends whilst in Cape Town so we tended to do our own thing whilst there rather than booking any tours through the hotel and even when we did book tours independently, the staff were encouraging and welcomed the tour guides into the hotel to meet us and asked with interest what we had got up to when we returned rather than being irritated that we did not book through their contacts.
Our room, which is one of the smaller ones, was cosy (you would have to know your partner very well to stay in one of the ground floor rooms as there is a frosted glass door which separates the bedroom and the bathroom) but immaculate, clean and had direct access to the swimming pool which made it feel like it was all ours!
Location is good. OK it hasn't got the amazing sea views that the hotels in Camps Bay may offer, but it is a 10 minute drive to the city centre and only a short walk (which is safe during the daytime) to the Waterfront and Soccer City (where the 2010 football World cup games in Cape Town will be held).
Breakfast was great - a good range of food. No full breakfast option but the staff will happily cook up some eggs as you like them. Although they do not have a restaurant, they offer a small range of sandwiches for those days when you just cant be bothered to leave the pool.
My only criticism was that we could get wifi access in our room. However, we could access this in the outdoor area and in the breakfast room upstairs.
The hotel itself is small (only 6 rooms I think) which for us was the total draw of the place but which is potentially why one of the previous reviewers criticised the fact that the staff were not at their beck and call at every minute of the day. I would suggest that if you want this quite of hotel you go to one of the faceless, large chains in the city centre. However, if you can wait that extra five minutes for the reception team to open the gate for you, I'm sure you will think it well worth it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Zest Boutique
- Boutique Hotel Zest
- Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa