New hotels are always good to know about. Especially when they’re breaking the moulds on what we think about hotels, and even more so when they’re affordable as well.
There’s a new kid on the block, and we got to spend a night testing out the hotel, and partying up a storm at the launch. Say hello to Signature Lux Waterfront, by ONOMO Hotels in Cape Town. This trendy tech savvy hotel is made for those who want something different, affordable, and want a dinner evening with live performances.
As you walk into the hotel, you get a sense of everything being modern, but still having that nostalgic look to it. The building was built in the 1800’s, and the historic feel is definitely there. Check in is done with your reservation number at the computer desks, where you check out as well. Almost everything done with your key card, which also happens to be the electricity switch – eek! Each room is equipped with a screen that acts as your access to front desk, room service, and whatever else you need. They also have an app for Android & iOS that can access this and more, it’s super handy to get this app before you visit Signature Lux.
The rooms at Signature Lux are minimal, with a raw and clean look at the same time. Does that make sense? Think white cotton linen with exposed brick – it just works. You also happen to be so close to everything – the V&A Waterfront is a mere 500m away, and town center just a kilometer or two away. If you’re feeling the beach, an Uber will get you quick as a flash too.
You don’t really need to leave the hotel for meals either, as the restaurant, Vivaldi, offers an extensive menu and room service. They’ve employed students from Waterfront Theatre School for live performances every night. Think opera, dancing, instruments, and more. It’s an experience to delight all the senses. Make sure you ask the barmen for a Surprise Cocktail, you never know what they’ll conjure up! We had tasters of certain meals – including spring rolls, seared salmon, brisket, prawns, and so much more. They have an impressive line up of local gins as well.
Rooms are R995 a night (price subject to change), which makes a city center breakaway that won’t cost an arm & a leg at Signature Lux the perfect place. Bookings are open right now, and we can’t wait to see how many people enjoy and fall in love with this new hotel!
Feel free to book your stay right here.