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.
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?
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!
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?
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.
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.
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?
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
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.