Want A Fab Hotel In Cape Town? DoubleTree By Hilton Is For You!

by Roni

This is a sponsored post. However, all experiences and thoughts are mine as you all know I have way too many opinions to be told what to say.

 

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While here in Capetown the Hilton was gracious enough to let me spend the weekend being treated like a queen at their DoubleTree location in Capetown. Maaaaaan…..when I tell you all this is a lovely hotel I’m not exaggerating. From the moment I walked into the building I was impressed with the immediate regalness (is that a word? I’m making it one cause it fits) I felt when walking into the hotel. Before I even got to the lobby I was treated with tons of seating areas that were so inviting! Don’t you love a great sofa?

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The entryway was filled with light so walking through the hallway with all of the light beaming down was truly beautiful. I was already impressed and I hadn’t even seen my room yet!

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When I checked in look at the light fixtures that were above me. Swank, right? Did you see the chandelier in the opening picture? How can you not love a hotel that takes so much pride in making sure there is so much beauty in the lobby?

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In all of the hotels I have stayed in around the world I have NEVER had a bathtub in the middle of the room this way. It. Was. FANTASTIC. I have no pictures of me in the tub cause…well…that’s another type of blog. But trust me when I say it was lovely. And the tub is long so I didn’t have to bend my legs, I could just lay out and chill. 

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Before I laid on the bed I had big plans. I have no idea what DoubleTree does to their beds but my goodness…they are amazingly comfortable. I mean, when you lay on them it’s like every care you have ever had in the world is gone and all you can focus on is how comfortable your body is. 

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One thing I appreciate about a hotel is when they think of the little things. When you travel it’s sometimes necessary to iron your clothes and how lovely is it to have an iron at your disposal? 

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One thing I don’t like having to worry about is doing laundry when I travel and usually it is so expensive to get laundry done at a hotel. Not here! The rates are very reasonable, especially if you have American dollars, Euros or Pounds.

 

Here are a few things you should know:

  • The blackout curtains actually turn the room pitch black during the day 

  • Room service is efficient and inexpensive

  • the shower is big enough for 2

  • all rooms have a safe

  • the elevators have mirrors in them

  • the breakfast buffet is varied and delicious

  • the menu for dinner is scrumptious

  • the coffee is strong

  • there is a pool

  • there is a small grocery store in the building that is open until 9pm

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The hotel is in Woodstock, a neighborhood being brought back to life with cafes, restaurants, and apartment buildings being built. There is The Biscuit Market  near (which a shuttle can be arranged to take you there) and you can also take a shuttle to and from V&A Waterfront.

When I went down for coffee on the second morning of my stay I was talking to one of the waitresses and after a few minutes she said, “You didn’t give me my hug this morning.” Isn’t that nice? The staff is unbelievable hospitable and kind and they really made me feel like I was at home. Everyone from the front desk to the bartender was genuinely pleasant and it’s because of that type of hospitality that I can wholeheartedly recommend staying at this hotel.  

 

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21 comments

Allison Jones March 30, 2016 - 11:06 am

This looks nice! I’m planning a trip to South Africa for December-January, so I’ll be looking into this hotel. Thanks for sharing.

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Allison

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:36 pm

It’s truly fab. They also have live music in the lobby a couple of days a week!

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Tyra March 30, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Okay, this is the poshest Doubletree I have ever seen. It rivals some high end hotels in the States. I saw the Periscope video you did while there and I was in awe. Absolutely stunning!

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kita March 30, 2016 - 7:15 pm

I love a fab hotel where I sleep at night has to be nice. One that has great customer service will always be visited by me

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Lashonda March 31, 2016 - 2:33 am

Oh my! This looks amazing!!!

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Foodfashionandflow March 31, 2016 - 5:57 am

Wow! That’s a very nice doubletree. It is always great to stay in a beautiful hotel with excellent service

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Stacie March 31, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Oh wow, this hotel is amazing! It looks absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen a tub like that either. Very luxurious.

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Ariel March 31, 2016 - 5:11 pm

This DoubleTree is POPPIN! Glad you shared this. (Now I want to plan a trip there, lol.)

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:51 pm

This DoubleTree is definitely poppin! Haha I love that word!

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Starkey March 31, 2016 - 11:38 pm

That’s a really nice hotel! I’ve never seen a bathtub in the middle of the room. That’s grown up goals!

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:42 pm

When I walked in I was like, “YEAH MAN!”

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Jay | RelaxedThairapy.com April 1, 2016 - 12:32 am

I work hard so that I can sleep in style and in comfort. This is my kind of hotel.

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:41 pm

I agree. When you work hard you want to have a stylish place to lay your head.

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Vashti April 1, 2016 - 2:34 am

I have stayed in other DoubleTree hotels and had really great experiences. Thank you for sharing your experience is CapeTown. When I visit SA, at least I know I can be confident about staying at the DoubleTree there as well.

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:40 pm

That’s a great point. It’s nice to have that level of comfort when you travel and knowing DoubleTree is there does help you feel confident.

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Kiwi April 1, 2016 - 6:06 am

You are my travel she-ro you know that? I saw your Periscope and FB posting of your trip and I am sold. I would love to stay here you look like you had a beautiful time!

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:39 pm

Hey! Thank you, that’s so nice. I really appreciate you saying that!

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Valerie Robinson April 1, 2016 - 10:24 am

Sounds like a dream hotel stay! Nice breakdown and looks like you enjoyed yourself. Beautiful photos

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Roni April 1, 2016 - 6:37 pm

I wish I could have stayed longer! Thanks for commenting.

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Camesha | Mama Motivator April 2, 2016 - 6:19 am

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is this hotel! I’d never want to leave!

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K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy) April 2, 2016 - 9:44 pm

I haven’t met a bed at a Hilton owned hotel that I didn’t like! I really need to see if I can find out where they get their mattresses from because they are so comfy. Love the light fixtures in the lobby and glad that you had a great stay and experience!

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