The last segment of our African vacation ends in Cape Town, South Africa.
Still covered by the package from WildWings, this final leg of the trip sees us settling at the Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel for 3 nights while we explore the coastal city of Cape Town, which we were told, was most similar to San Francisco.
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The Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel may be just a boutique hotel, but its service level was immaculate. Check-in was a breeze and staff were friendly and helpful when we asked about the complimentary shuttle services.
The Room with Fantastic View
There are various categories of rooms available at the Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel, and the most affordable standard room was unfortunately fully booked up. We paid a slight premium to stay in a mountain-facing room with wide full length windows that gives us a fantastic view of the table mountain.
The entire hotel has a chic modern feel to it, and this room was no different. Its very clean, minimalistic look resonates well with me, and the entire feel of this room, from the time we walked up from the lobby, to our first impression of it, was that of a high-class flat in Singapore. In fact, this room and its en-suite bathroom feels like my own master bedroom in my home.
The night scenery outside the bay windows. The shadows beyond were the table mountains and in the foreground are the Company’s Gardens and the South African Museum and Planetarium.
Of course my little humble home back in Singapore does not have such a spectacular scenery as what we have outside the windows here.
The world-renowned table mountains just outside our window. I could stare at it all day in the comfort of my room.
Company’s Gardens in the daylight.
Pleasant Surroundings – Home away from Home
The Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel feels like a home away from home with its welcoming feel the moment you step through its doors.
The In-House Dining Experience
Breakfast is complimentary for all guests at the Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel at a relaxed setting in its own in-house restaurant.
The Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel also did a good job of their in-room dining, as evidenced by our one positive experience. Having dinner in the comfort of our room next to the view of the Table Mountain was indeed memorable.
If we stare closely, we could actually see the cable cars going up to the mountain. The small little rock at the top right of the mountain was actually a man-made station for the cable cars. It is possible to hike up the mountain without taking the cable car, but we don’t recommend doing so unless you know the way and have lots of stamina.
One cable car which was reaching the station at the top, and the base station that it came from. All viewed within the comforts from our window.
At the Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel, there is complimentary in-room wifi for every guest. Although the premises was not large, the Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel still had a business centre, conference centre, as well as an outdoor pool.
The Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel has several attractions in close proximity. The South African Museum and Planetarium and the Company’s Gardens are right at its doorstep, while Greenmarket Square which the locals do their shopping is just a 5 to 10 minute walk away.
Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
88 Queen Victoria Street,
Join us next as we embark on a half day Cape Town city tour.