Hidden away overlooking the V&A Waterfront, just a few minutes' walk to anywhere in this busy hub and five to ten minutes by car to the central business district, traffic dependent.
My last experience here was a sensual one and I did not leave our room, opting for room service instead. My room was dressed in a series of Champagne hues, with the softest silk fabric and plush finishes, a sparkling chandelier and a swanky marble bathroom to boot - and did I say spacious? That's an understatement.
The outdoor terrace and garden is a lovely place to while away an afternoon as is the pool terrace where there is a sliver of an al fresco bar. Upstairs rooms have access to the upstairs terrace with its spectacular views.
Eating and drinking
The menu is a mix of contemporary classics - eat on the terrace or in the smart dining room or, even better, order room service. Of course, reservations can be made at any of the eateries in and around the Waterfront.
The on-site gym is seriously impressive with state-of-the-art equipment and is open from 6am. It shares space with the Elements Spa - a quality spa offering.
Standards of the butler-style service are extremely high here and nothing is ever too much trouble (hence a 24-hour on call policy). The concierge service is polished and enthusiastic.
Who stays there
This private boutique hotel was created with rock stars and politicians in mind and, so far, it's seen its fair share of A-listers. That said it's a popular romantic bolthole too.
Pay for two nights, get three specials are available in the quieter months.
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- No stone is left unturned in providing quality at every turn
- Superb waterfront location
- Privacy and a discreet environment in luxe surrounds
- The property itself is on the small side
- You'll need a sizeable wallet to afford this level of luxury