Cape Town hotel voted world’s trendiest

24 January 2012

The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in the Cape Town suburb of Greenpoint has been voted the trendiest hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2012 Best Hotels Awards.

The Travellers’ Choice awards honour the top hotels, beaches and travel destinations worldwide based on millions of “real and unbiased” opinions from TripAdvisor travellers.

The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation and is ideally located just a kilometre away from the Cape Town CBD. It is also within walking distance of the world-renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Table Mountain, the Cape Town International Conference Centre and the popular beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are all in close proximity.

“An oasis of calm centrally located in Cape Town, the Villa Zest luxury accommodation in the Green Point suburb is perfectly placed to bring you everything the city has to offer,” the hotel’s website reads: “Palm-lined beaches, the vibrant business district, Table Mountain, and a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs ensuring guests an unforgettable experience.”

The hotel offers a lounge that opens up into a balcony offering views of the V&A Waterfront, a quiet garden and pool area, a rooftop terrace offering 360° views of Cape Town, an object art gallery, and a media house that offers high-end technology and communications solutions to business travellers.

“The rooms at this Cape Town Boutique Hotel represent the ultimate fusion of style, luxury and comfort,” says the website. “Each room is unique and has been individually decorated, with the greatest attention to detail, using only the finest furnishings and fittings.”

The hotel is rated as “excellent” by 125 reviewers on the website, with 13 “good” and three “average” ratings. The majority of the reviews cite the hotel’s good service and helpful staff as the reasons for the high ratings.

Comments include: “Excellent and great stay in Villa Zest”, “Awesome little hotel”, “This place is GREAT”, “Oasis in the heart of the city”, “outstanding customer service,” “Modern design hotel and very helpful staff,” “Fantastic hospitality and beautifully designed boutique hotel,” “THE one & only in Cape Town,” “Almost faultless. Staff were amazing,” and “Best boutique hotel ever.”

SAinfo reporter

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