I had been following the construction of The Silo hotel since the first artist renderings started appearing on The Royal Portfolio’s Instagram. I was infatuated with the property and the visionary transformation of the historic structure to a glamorous hotel. It was months of anticipation and with great excitement that I was able to visit The Silo Hotel shortly after it’s grand opening in Cape Town.


The iconic 18ft, floor to ceiling, 56 hand cut panel glass windows are jaw droopingly gorgeous and provide ever-changing light transitions throughout each of the 28 individually designed rooms. Impeccable details are sprinkled throughout every corner of this grand establishment and truly surpass the level of luxury and elegance one can expect from the hoteliers behind Le Residence and Royal Malewane.


Liz Bidens’s stunning bathrooms feature white marble, Egyptian crystal chandeliers and views of Table Mountain and the V&A waterfront. Variations of the colourful and welcoming washrooms can be found throughout the hotel’s 6 different room categories (ranging from R 20,300 – R 118,800 in high season) which include a limited mini bar, full English breakfast, museum entrance and other amenities.


There are ample dining options to choose from throughout the hotel including The Granary Café which is where Breakfast is served along with a varying Lunch and Dinner menu. The Willaston Bar serves up classic cocktails and bar snacks throughout the day in a beautifully decorated space complete with teal coloured half moon sofa’s. The rooftop offers its own collection of drinks and snacks for any time of the day whilst enjoying unparalleled views of the surrounding areas. You can also trust you made a great decision by ordering to your room and maximizing your time in the eclectic and impeccable spaces in which you’ve chose to rest your head.

The Silo is a grand achievement in architecture and design with a significant nod to Cape Town’s heritage and African Art. It is an ambitious transformation that demands applause and respect. It is a hotel, it is an experience, it is an opulent dream. The Silo is quite simply, the best hotel I have experienced.

THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT | nadaCliché was invited on a media rate.
As always, the opinion is that of the author.


  • Sam

    What in the heck!! That place is out of control gorgeous! What does R stand for on the room rate??

    • nadaCliche

      Hey Sam, that is for ‘Rand”, the currency used in South Africa. Give it a google search to see the current exchange rate. Cheers.

  • Craig

    Beautiful! Does every room have a balcony?

    • nadaCliche

      Hey Craig, yes I believe so – the views are incredible all around so you can’t really go wrong!

  • Tonya L

    Love the colours and of course the windows. Super creative and bold.

  • Demetria

    Exquisite architecture, from what I have read about the property it is truly 5 star. Hope to visit on my next trip to CT in June.

  • Simon

    Hey Shawn, nice meeting you in Tanzania. Hope you enjoyed your time in South Africa. All the best, great photos. Simon.