Now the thing about the Silo Hotel is, it’s not just a hotel.. It’s an experience.. I have stayed in probably more than ten thousand hotels in my life to say that this one is.. well.. different.
Upon first glance you wouldn’t think it’s a hotel, it’s a Silo, a historic grain silo complex, occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art).
“Do we have the right address?” Shireen asked me, giggling and thinking it’s one of my pranks again.
As we enter the lobby we soon realise this isn’t any hotel, this is an experience we are entering. It still feels like you are in a silo but the evident mix of contemporary interior design mixed with subtle touches of African luxury places this hotel in an unique category of its own. You get that feeling when you visit a theme park and you get all excited knowing something amazing is coming but you are not sure what. All the staff are standing at the door ready to point you in the right direction ready to embark on your exciting journey.
We make our way up to the 4th floor in the silo. As the doors open we are welcomed in the beautiful serene spa, everything is white, and cosy, it looks so clean and fresh, like you just want get lost in this amazing world that is about to be revealed in front of you. We both get whisked away to our rooms, this is the tranquil setting I will get lost in, a world created by the perfect balance of touch, warmth, music, coziness and the loving, nurturing touch of my therapist. Even tough I had a facial (the triple peel facial) and Shireen the tension release massage, it was such a relaxing experience. Walking past the quiet cocoon-like rooms my body and soul wanted to drag me back in but, unfortunately reality was awaiting outside the Spa doors… What an incredible 90 minute journey.
Upon leaving the spa we slipped into their cafe for quick Cappuccino while overlooking the beautiful V&A Waterfont. “We need to visit the ZeitzMOCAA gallery when we come back for our next treatment” Shireen says with a smile on her face.. I know she is sold, you will be too..
This wasn’t just any massage.. This was an unforgettable experience in this beautiful old silo I will never forget.
The Silo Spa has five treatment rooms, two of which can be made into a couple’s room. There’s also a gym, sauna and a dedicated manicure and pedicure area. Enjoy signature treatments using top international products including Carol Joy, Ling and Black Pea. We highly recommend the following treatments:
- 60min desert crystal massage
- 60min tension release
- LING charcoal detox facial(75min)
- LING Wow triple peel Facial (90mins)
For more info on the Spa, prices and treatments, click here
Until next time!