If you are looking for a home away from home in Cape Town then I would definitely suggest staying at the Double Tree Hilton Upper East Side in Woodstock. Michael and I recently had the pleasure of staying over this hotel for the night in one of their loft suites. The hotel itself is airy and bright and very hip and the loft suite mimicked that same style. Huge windows let in ample light and comfy couches with a flatscreen tv made us feel right at home. We still need to get some work done before heading downstairs for drinks and dinner and its such a bonus that they have free wifi for guests, something that a lot of hotels in SA still need to get right. This meant we could sit at the office area, or just on the couch with the tv on in the background and get our last few bits of work finished for the day.
I also judge a hotel room or in this case apartment by its bathroom and its bed and in this case it passed with flying colours. The bathroom was big with a bath and shower and double basins and the bed was ultra comfy.
At about 6pm we headed down to the bar for some pre dinner drinks and to my utter delight they had some live music which makes a place so much better in my eyes. They had a huge selection of craft beers and even ciders which Michael obviously had to try. This is a great place to come relax after work, especially if you work in the area in my opinion.
After our drinks we moved to our table for dinner at Liberty’s which was already getting packed so be sure to make a booking. The reason for it being so full on a Thursday night is the insanely delicious food prepared by chef Simon. We were treated to a ten course meal ( yes I couldn’t believe it either ) with a mix of some of their most popular dishes. The ones that stood out to me the most was the pork belly which I need to go back for and have two starters as a main because its that good and the salmon which was like butter in my mouth. The vibe was so awesome that I could have stayed after dinner and had another bottle of wine but we had to work the next day so unfortunately that wasn’t an option.
Something else I just have to mention is that you get a cookie at check in, not just any cookie mind you, a very famous one and after taking a bite I realised why! So any place that gives you cookies that are warm and crispy and full of chocolate chip goodness for free, whenever you want just for being a guest is amazing in my eyes!