New kid on the Cape Town hospitality block Hotel Sky offers more than just a convenient and affordable place to stay in the city centre. Step into the lobby and you’re instantly wowed by the over-the-top gold decor and impressed by the tech features, like the AI robots that greet you upon entry!
I recently spent a night at Hotel Sky Cape Town. While there I experienced the ride of a lifetime, and tucked into some delicious food. Here are some highlights.
Hotel Sky Cape Town opened its doors on 1 April 2021 and is located on the Cape Town foreshore – opposite the CTICC and walking distance from the V&A Waterfront’s Battery Park.
The hotel will impress the tech-savvy traveller with it’s cutting edge technology – think contactless booking, check-in and room access via the Hotel Sky app.
The rooms are cleverly designed with a sleek and modern aesthetic, and while compact, comfort is not compromised. You’re also treated to breathtaking views of the Mother City, whether you choose sea or mountain views. Rather than a coffee machine in each room, each floor has a coffee station where guests are free to make their favourite hot drink at any time of day at the press of a button.
The hotel has a gym, two pools, and several restaurants and bars – including Infinity Restaurant on the 26th floor. There is also a 30-metre thrill ride on the 28th floor of the hotel, which opened in May 2021.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, the gravity-defying Sky-Hi Ride on the roof of Hotel Sky Cape Town is where you’ll find your next thrill.
Just two weeks before my Sky-Hi experience I told friends I’d never get on the ride. My words weren’t even cold when the opportunity arose to be dropped 30 metres at 100km per hour. And I took it. No one as as surprised as me by my decision. However, I am glad I did this. While the exhilaration of the drop lasts only a few seconds, being able to see Cape Town from that vantage point – 146 metres above the city bowl – is a memory that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.
Weather-permitting, Sky-Hi Ride is limited to 10 riders per ride. It’s open from Wednesday to Sunday including public holidays to hotel guests and outside visitors. Bookings are essential.
Infinity Restaurant is everything a glamorous escape atop Cape Town should be, complete with panoramic views and an interior playfully themed, afro-chic, according to the tropical wallpaper with exotic birds, mixed textures, animal print dining chairs, chic and shimmering chandeliers as well as splashes of cream, lilac and emerald green.
The 165-seater Infinity Restaurant boasts a stylish scene with a smorgasbord of on-trend dishes made from fresh, top-quality ingredients. Think dishes like smoked chicken with green vegetables, root vegetables, pickle mix and charred pepper. Or enjoy tikka chicken with Bo-Kaap style curried butternut squash and chimichurri sauce with pickles. Test your palate on specialties like Moroccan spiced beef brisket braise with smoked carrot cream and layered potato stack. My personal favourite was the decadent yet not overly sweet creme brulee dessert!
Dining at Infinity Restaurant is a crash course in Africa’s melting pot culture and history. The dishes make the most of local seasonal food underpinned by bold flavours and international flair. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
More info: www.infinityrestaurant.capetown