Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Cape Town Reviews
Great service and a good location May 05, 2014
We stayed at Villa Zest for 3 days in April 2014 – we booked it directly on the boutique hotel homepage and we choose it as the reviews were good and we wanted to stay at Green Point. When we landed at Cape Town airport we decided to take the bus into town as MyCiTi buses stops at Stadium (Green Point Stadium) and it is a short walk from the hotel.
This is a boutique hotel and there is only like 7 rooms. When we got there we rang the “doorbell” and the gate was buzzed open. The house seemed like just a large villa and we got a great welcome by the receptionist. Our room was not ready just yet but she used the opportunity to take us for a small tour of the hotel and to give us a welcome drink. It only took a few minutes for the room to get ready and we got a room on the ground level.
The room has white tiles on the floor with a furry carpet. The room and hotel seems pretty new so the interior is quite modern. The room was not that big but it included a pretty comfortable king-size bed, a tiny desk and a funky chair, wardrobe space and a tiny flat screen TV. On the desk we found all the stuff that you need to make some coffee and tea and also a couple of bottles of water that was complimentary even if you can drink the tap water. We also had a nice modern bathroom with a large shower, a bathtub and a sink with some amenities. My wife was quite impressed when she saw that one of the amenities was a makeup remover serviette.
Outside the villa there was a small garden with a swimming pool that we never got to try out – but it looked very inviting. There was also a corner with a sofa and a gas fire place and around the pool there were enough sunbeds. The lobby area had some funky decorations – apparently the owner is inspired by the 70’s and there were lots of old phones, 8 track players and some funky wall papers. A staircase took us to the next floor and that was used as a lounge area and breakfast area. The breakfast was pretty simple but we had all the stuff that we needed…bread, cereal, fruit and you could order eggs made your way. At night you could use the lounge area to just relax in the sofa and watch some TV and sit in front of the gas fire place – and the hotel also had free wifi in the room and in the lounge area. There was yet another staircase leading up to a small but wonderful rooftop terrace but we did not get to use that much as we were on the move most of the time.
The location of the hotel is great – it was possible to walk into the city bowl or to the V&A waterfront in like 20 minutes but it was also easy to get around by cab.
All in all we really enjoyed the Villa Zest experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and chatted with us and helped us organize taxis at night (apparently the area is not that safe for walking at night). If you are going to Cape Town and want to stay at a small hotel, I can’t imagine that it can get much better than Villa Zest.
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Overview
Innovative contemporary style meets urban cool Villa Zest Boutique Hotel offers sophisticated luxury in an intimate, relaxed setting amid the bustle of the animated Green Point district.
An essence of retro cool and luxury calm enhance the contemporary architecture of this design hotel. Bauhaus-inspired, each individually decorated en-suite room boasts a natural flow of white, glass and stainless steel seamlessly fused in splashes of modern color. Rooms are all modern open-plan with only the finest in bed linen, furnishings and fittings having been used.
Unique to the Villa Zest Boutique Hotel is collection of long-forgotten, trendy consumer electronics from the 70s. Collectibles such the novelty Toot-a-loop and Panapet radios are among some of the gadgets featured in hotel's object art gallery.
Indulge your senses with our gourmet breakfast; a sumptuous delight of taste sensations in our spacious lounge dining area or down by the pool. Enjoy delicious gourmet sandwiches on our rooftop terrace while taking in the view of the city skyline, or a complimentary drink down in our Bedouin garden oasis upon arrival.
Personalized service, an intimate knowledge of whats hot and not in the Mother City and a network of leisure on hand let the Villa Zest team pander to your every whim. Well help you organize your tours, excursions, extreme lifestyle activities, wellness treatments, retail therapy experiences, wine tasting, and so much more.
The hotel also offers free breakfast to the guests.
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