A stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is a reminder of the Mother City’s high standards
With tourism as its lifeblood, it should be no surprise that Cape Town is a world-class city. Whether you’re at the hippest tequila bar in downtown Woodstock, or sipping sundowners while enjoying the view of the ocean, the city really has so much to see and do. One area in Cape Town that plays home to many visitors is the waterfront, and I can understand why.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront sits in a superb location on the edge of the ocean. Lounging at the Tobago’s Restaurant bar at the pool side of the Radisson is the perfect way to unwind for me. What could be better than staring out to sea while sipping on an ice-cold drink? The hotel overlooks a private marina and has the incredible Table Mountain behind it. It also has an infinity pool that flows into the ocean. The Radisson’s location also allows for easy access to the V&A Waterfront and the city centre if you feel the need to venture out.
The hotel is abuzz with activity in the evenings and Saturday nights are a seafood extravaganza at the Seaside Grill restaurant on the terrace. You can choose exactly what you’d like. “That’s why I tell everyone that I’ve got the best office in town,” says chef Norman Heath as he points to the surrounding view while he sears a piece of tuna with precision. With live music and visitors from all over the world, I understand why so many tourists love Cape Town. Hotels like The Radisson put the city on the map and give it a stellar reputation internationally.
Then when it’s time to slip away from the crowd, kicking off my shoes in one of the stylish, nautical-inspired rooms is a welcome retreat. The classy and luxurious suite echoes the feel of a seaside holiday. It seems Cape Town is setting the bar as high right here as anywhere else in the world.
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
021 441 3000
Words: Claire Barnardo | Images: Supplied