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ONOMO Hotel opens in Cape Town
Catering to guests visiting for business or pleasure
Make no mistake ONOMO Hotel, in the heart of Cape Town, is set to be the most sought after place to stay or meet up. With eight floors, 165 fully-equipped luxury rooms, a 24 hour restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, a fully-kitted fitness room and Cobble & Stone pub, the reasonably priced four-star accommodation is fast becoming a local institution, as it is housed in one of the city's oldest buildings.
Location, location, location
Nestled in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD, in Greenmarket Square, ONOMO Hotel is positioned at the threshold of all the food, drink and entertainment you'll need, in the city. Guests can merely step out into one of the city’s most colourful tourist attraction; a market bursting with local art, culture and merchandise.
The European-style, cobblestoned Greenmarket Square is the second oldest market in the city, after The Grand Parade in Heerengracht Street. It is home to some of the most creative souvenirs, trinkets and take-home treats.
Long Street, Kloof Street and Bree Street are a stone’s throw away; there to treat you to a plethora of party spots and a banquet of cute bistros and eateries to enjoy. Stay at ONOMO Hotel and you’re a hop skip and a jump from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (only 900m away) and if you’re looking to tee off before lunch, a golf course is no further than 4km from you.
The building ONOMO Hotel calls home was first built in 1696 and the space has observed over 300 years of urban transformation. Walls packed with history,=; the building was initially a slave trade site. It was later changed to an outside mall where farmers could buy and sell fresh produce. It seems that atmosphere stuck because the bustling, and wildly popular Greenmarket Square, is still operating in the area today. If you're looking for a lively area jam-packed with African vendors hawking carefully-carved figurines, intricate beadwork, upcycled township-inspired treasures, brilliant cloth paintings and more, then this is the place for you.
ONOMO, wanting to weave seamlessly into the vibrancy of the area, is committed to becoming the reference point for hospitality. From the hotel’s terrace, or even one of the front-facing rooms, guests can look on as shoppers stroll between stalls, negotiating with traders for bargain items.
Where old-world charm meets modern worldliness
The interesting history of the locale is honoured and juxtaposed with a chic, contemporary flair. Declared a national heritage site, the accommodation boasts a look that’s over a century old and the iconic clock face still ticks today.
Thanks to comprehensive renovations, the four-star property flaunts an interior that is modern, polished, stylish and elegantly playful. Rooms come complete with a flat-screen television, an electronic safe, a desk, central heating and free unlimited WiFi. The light cancelling curtains and enveloping bed make for a peaceful night's sleep.
What’s more, ONOMO Taste is the in-house restaurant that offers up a taste of South Africa. You can expect a smorgasbord of scrumptious local fare for food lovers to enjoy. Anything from gourmet creations to comfort food is served at this pristine restaurant that makes an effort to celebrate all things local. So tuck in and enjoy delicious South African-style food in a relaxed setting.
All in all, ONOMO Hotel delivers on exactly what The Mother City needs, in hotels. It offers an opulent experience with a just-like-home feel. ONOMO ensures that a smile is their signature, and this is evident in their service. Their staff are friendly, helpful without being too intrusive. The building is luxurious and grand, without being over-indulgent.
Spend a night or two at ONOMO, treat yourself. Because when it comes down to it; you’ll be able to enjoy what really is important: a memorable stay in the Mother City.
Tip: If you’re looking to get into the thicket of what makes Cape Town so great; the fun, then you can’t pick a better hotel to stay in. Long Street, Kloof Street and Bree Street are just around the corner.
The Bill: A double, twin or family room are available from R1450 per night.
To Book: To make a reservation, phone +27 (0)21 423 2050 or via their website Onomohotel.com
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