Lobby at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town – Upper Eastside, South Africa
In their own words, the DTbHHCTUE (as I’ve taken to calling it) overlooks:
… the busy Cape Town harbor and with an impressive backdrop of the green slopes of Devil’s Peak, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town – Upper Eastside offers easy access to the vibrant downtown area and the central business district. Cape Town International Airport is just 15 minutes away.
And, most importantly, just like every DoubleTree hotel:
We look forward to welcoming you the moment you arrive with our signature chocolate chip cookie.
Onsite amenities include:
Complimentary 10-minute shuttle ride to the famous V&A Waterfront
15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport
Nine versatile conference and banquet venues for up to 350 guests
Complimentary fitness center on-site
Liberty’s Restaurant serving fusion cuisine and traditional favorites
King Deluxe Room at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town – Upper Eastside, South Africa
The Traveler’s Take
Design + Atmosphere
For a brand such as Hilton typically known for basic — bordering on staid — interior designs, the lobby at the DTbHHCTUE is a show stopper. It’s bold, glitzy and in-your-face in a way that no other Hilton is (at least none that I’ve stayed at) – a perfect focal point for a modern, upscale hotel in South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Paris would be proud.
Where the lobby is all sizzle, the guestrooms are back-to-basics. The furniture is “modern business traveler chic” with clean lines and an overall form-follows-function design aesthetic. It’s an IKEA-inspired, Scandinavian look and feel that’s minimalist, yet comfortable and inviting.
We found the floorplan more than spacious (we could’ve dropped another three king beds inside and still had enough room to breakdance).
Some in-room amenities include:
Large walk-in shower
Spacious business desk with universal plug point and ergonomic chair
Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree signature bed package
300 Thread Count Sheets
Above all else, the DTbHHCTUE’s primary selling point is location, location, location. It’s minutes from Cape Town International Airport, as well as V&A Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Point and The Fringe (Cape Town’s Innovation District). And, if you’re keen to take a (rather scenic) drive, the world renowned Constantia Valley is nearby, offering some of the best wines and vineyards, not only in South Africa, but in the entire world.
With a flashy design, just-right amenities, close proximity to everything a traveler could need for a week away from home, and solid room rates year-round, we like everything about the DTbHHCTUE. It’s well worth a look for your next stay in Cape Town.