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Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel’s Central Kloof Nek Location Makes it an Ideal Base for Sightseeing in Cape Town
Spectacular views and a central location makes Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa an ideal Cape Town getaway spot
Whether you’re visiting Cape Town from another country or simply another part of South Africa, making the most of your time in the city is always a priority. And choosing a central location doesn’t have to mean compromising on safety or luxury - at least not since Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel was added to Cape Town’s address book.
THE RIGHT LOCATION
The hotel is situated on the buzzing Kloof Nek Road in Tamboerskloof – a trendy suburb at the foot of the city’s iconic mountains. A short stroll will get you to Kloof Street, with its restaurants and bars, grocery stores, and clothing boutiques. Also within walking distance are Long Street and Bree Street where Cape Town’s nightlife thrives. Next to the hotel is a MyCiti bus stop, which can take you to Table Mountain or to Camp’s Bay.
The hotel is within walking distance from over 30 restaurants, offering a range of food including seafood, African, Indian, Italian, and Japanese. Sip on one of Cape Town’s famous craft beers at The Power & The Glory across the road, taste the wines from an expertly curated wine list at Publik Wine Bar, or indulge in a pre-dinner aperitif at The Sorrows downstairs from the hotel.
HOT NEW SPOT
A brand-new spot has opened up next to Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa. Charlie, a contemporary bistro and bar, with a vintage setting and open kitchen. They offer meals, drinks and a vibe for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with only free-range locally-sourced meats and all meals prepared in-house. Plus the view of Table Mountain from the terrace isn’t half bad.
GREAT AFRICAN ART AND LUXURIOUS ROOMS
Five Victorian heritage buildings on the block were connected and modernised to create the luxurious 47-room boutique hotel. The hotel incorporates elements of South African heritage and culture, through artwork and decor in the rooms, reception areas and an art gallery. The artwork is that of established local artists such as Tony Gum, Neo Matloga, Tsoku Maela, and Barry Jackson.
Accommodation options at Cloud 9 range from the cosy Classic rooms, recommended for the single traveller; Heritage Classic rooms, with XL, king or twin beds; or Heritage Deluxe rooms, with a more spacious living area and bathrooms, and optional balconies. Start your day with a Nespresso coffee in bed, keep the kids busy with the extensive channel selection on an Ultra HD TV, and enjoy the complimentary high-speed fibre Wifi to plan your trips and share your holiday updates with friends. All rooms are also equipped with air conditioning and a fridge.
STAY IN AND RELAX
When you’re not sightseeing, take advantage of the luxurious facilities on offer. The in-house spa includes a sauna and three treatment rooms and offers an extensive range of treatments and massages. There are also special packages for couples looking to add a romantic touch to their pampering session. Treat yourself at the Deluxe Laser & Spa at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel.
The fitness centre focuses on low impact cardio and toning exercises and has all the equipment you need to keep up with your workout routine while on holiday. Guests can also relax on the sun deck and lounge in one of the plunge pools or in the Jacuzzi.
THE ROOFTOP VIEWS
A visit to Cloud 9 is not complete without spending time on its famous rooftop. The panoramic view of Cape Town, including of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, is one of the best views in the city. Enjoy a cocktail on the roof while the sun sets on the city in the background, and share one of the signature sourdough pizzas, each named after an iconic city feature at the famous Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar.
Cloud 9 has taken many measures to ensure guests have the best experience despite Cape Town’s drought. Tap aerators have been installed in hand basins, bath plugs have been removed, and laundry services have been reduced.
The new cool kid on the Kloof Nek block is Charlie bar and restaurant.
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