15 on Orange

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Address: Cnr Grey's Pass and Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.2

A designtastic inner city experience awaits at this new hotel.

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.

Location
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
3.7
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

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.

Leisure facilities

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.

Service

"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.

Who stays there

Business travellers and their families (there are a few family-friendly suites), city slickers and contemporary design afiicionados.

Price advice

The hotel has numerous special packages.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • A central location within walking distance to many of the city's sights
  • Design-orientated surrounds
  • The 'rooftop pool' is tiny
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