I booked Villa Zest after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. The location is ok, walkable distance to The V&A Waterfront.
I was rather disappointed. The room was a good size, nicely furnished and decorated but the layout was very odd. The bedroom was completely open-plan with the bathroom and there was absolutely no privacy when you are doing your personal activities.... I suspect not to everyone's liking!!
Also, no fridge in the room and it would have been nice to at least have some complimentary water in the room especially for the price you are paying. Breakfast was adequate and continental style, but they could make eggs if you asked.
Having to be buzzed in and out of the building got a bit annoying.
On the positive side, the staff tried to be helpful and made reservations for you eg restaurants. Unfortunately for us, they totally messed up our booking for the Robben Island Ferry trip and we missed the opportunity to go. Normally I make all bookings myself, but since they offered to do it for us, I reluctantly agreed which was a big mistake. This was the last part of our trip to South Africa on our last day in Cape Town and I was very disappointed that we didn't make it to Robben Island.
Overall, for the price fell below expectations.
(Recommend restaurants Baluga, Baia and Africa Cafe. Make reservations and for Robben island ferry 2-3days in advance.)
- 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