Funky design and sophisticated luxury are the watchword at 15 on Orange, one of the African Pride group of world class luxury hotels. In the heart of Cape Town, with close-up views of Table Mountain, it is a stone’s throw from Parliament and the Company Gardens, so ideal both for business travellers and weekenders exploring the attractions and night life of the Mother City. Locals flock to the legendary Bottomless Bubbly Sunday lunches at Savour Restaurant, and the sumptuous spa is a chic urban retreat, while the state of the art conference centre is the place to do business in style.
The sleek marble expanses of the lobby and the dramatic stone red carpet entrance are brought to life with a host of artful design twists and surprises.
Guests are left in no doubt that this is the fashion icon of Cape Town hotels, as contemporary artworks and haute couture designer touches combine with a funky retro glitz to create its own exciting style. The padded gold bench in the elevators and the blazing two storey crystal chandeliers in the Murano bar contribute a Hollywood glamour in tune with Cape Town’s thriving film industry.
Each of the 135 rooms and suites is decorated with clean contemporary lines, warm plush carpets and bespoke furnishings. Sand-blasted glass doors lead in to an opulent bathroom with curved bathtub and large rain shower, where the wow factor is provided by the glowing honey onyx vanity with back lighting. Superior suites with a view over Table Mountain are most popular, though some prefer the quiet of the Standard rooms looking into the hotel’s atrium interior. High speed wifi, flat screen TVs with DVD player, tea and coffee facilities and all mod cons are provided throughout.
Relax beside the rooftop swimming pool and take in panoramic views over Cape Town, enjoy cocktails in the Murano bar or a night cap and game of snooker at the purple table in Judges Lounge. First class service and effortless modern style make 15 on Orange an excellent choice for both business and leisure in Cape Town.
Visitors need to be aware that Cape Town over the very busy holiday season can be a bit crowded and noisy with slow service at some restaurants. however this family had a fantastic time nonetheless.
This US family with young adult kids had a ball on their trip which started in Cape Town with the amazing Charlie as their guide. Then they took Rovos Rail (possibly a bit too stuffy for the kids?) north to their safari at Nottens (one of our favourite camps in the Sabi Sands.) They then flew to Victoria Falls in Zambia and then onto another safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta.