15 on Orange
Cnr Grey's Pass and Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing, Trendiness
Expert review of 15 on Orange
I knew something special was about to happen when the burly Men in Black style doormen, complete with sci-fi earphones and headsets greeted me on arrival. The next clue was the quartz stone 'red carpet' in the lobby and the glitzy elevator that whooshed me up to the hotel lobby. Fresh-faced, smiling staff, toe tapping world music and a world of colour and high-design furniture are the first face of this design-oriented hotel. If new world is what you're into, it's a good impression. For those who like their hotel experience served up with a healthy dose of 'can do' service attitude, sexy design-led surrounds and a central location, then you'll love 15 on Orange. For me, it's a treat to be in such a design savvy space - look out for local talent Haldane Martin's giant Shongololo couch and the sleek and sexy chairs from Dutch design house Moooi in the Judge's Lounge - I'm coveting one for my own home.
It's situated close to the courts and Parliament (a large focus is on business bigwigs) but if you're a leisure traveller it's also a stone's throw from the leafy Company's Garden and the South National Gallery and Museum.
There are two styles of bedroom. The first are the sci-fi-chic pods, with Philippe Starck-esque floating transparent chairs a major focus - sit in yours and spy on the folks in the atrium below. The second wing of bedrooms is on the other side of the atrium and these are more private - and more luxurious - featuring swathes of tactile fabrics and decadent bathrooms.
The hotel lobby opens up into an enormous atrium, with various seating and dining areas - a smart restaurant and a very swish Murano Bar, named for the impressive chandelier that hangs overhead. The judge's lounge offers more privacy and after hours fun - and is serviced 24 hours a day. The hotel is extremely business friendly with numerous state-of-the-art boardroom and meeting facilities. At street level, the hotel plays host to a swish parade of boutiques.
From informal café East and pastries from Cinnamon to light eats in the Atrium Lounge to the more formal offerings at Savour, expect contemporary global cuisine. Killer cocktails are a Murano Bar staple.
Suntra spa is an excellent and very well priced in house offering. Adjacent to the Judge's Lounge is a private cinema. There is also a small rooftop pool.
"What you want we'll make happen" seems to be the motto upheld by the young and energetic team, dressed for the occasion in sleek black and red tinged uniforms.
Business travellers and their families (there are a few family-friendly suites), city slickers and contemporary design afiicionados.
The hotel has numerous special packages.
More information on 15 on Orange:
- Price from:
- Cnr Grey's Pass and Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 8001
- Free tags / Keywords:
- central, stylish, contemporary
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
- Cape Town