In the excitement of downtown urban regeneration going on in Cape Town, Mandela Rhodes Place reaches fever pitch. Three buildings dating back to the early 1900s have been restored and two spanking new shiny ones added to a pedestrianised block adjacent to the Company's Gardens. The whole is a conglomeration of modern, fully furnished apartments with a five-star service centre – including 24-hour concierge, room service, housekeeping, au pair, pre-ordered groceries, secure parking, and wireless internet.
Hotel accommodation amenities include a gym, wellness spa, rooftop swimming pool, beauty salon, and plenty more on the way as development continues – soon you'll be able to catch a boat to the V&A. At ground-level, where Cape Town's cosmopolitan folk ooze past in a typically not-too-hurried manner, is a spread of reassuringly expensive boutiques, bistros, and speciality restaurants that emulate the trends of inner-city chic in places like Dublin and Prague.
Mandela Rhodes Place