Set within Cape Town's richly historical Company's Garden and anchored in by Table Mountain and Lion's Head, The Capital 15 on Orange Hotel is an urban oasis that offers those visiting a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Previously known as 15 on Orange, the hotel fell on hard times as a result of the hard lockdown from April to July 2020 and had no other choice but to convert its operations into hybrid accommodation, in business with Western Cape-focused property group Spier Reit Limited, which made a deal with The Capital Hotels and Apartments to expand its offering.
The five-star hotel was recently reopened to the public and I got a chance to be one of many who visited the hotel in its first week of opening.
Located on the Corner of Grey’s Pass on Orange Street in Cape Town, the hotel boasts nearby attractions comprising the V&A Waterfront, the Zeitz Mocaa - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, and the Iziko Planetarium, among others.
The architecture and design are simple but sleek, with tones of black, grey and green featured in The Emerald Lounge Restaurant and Bar, which has an array of food and drink options on offer, from cold starters including beef carpaccio prawn and crispy parma ham salad, to beyond burgers and chicken roti wraps.
I opted for a vegetable korma curry which was cooked to perfection. And, of course, a menu that features treats for those with a sweet tooth.
Throughout my stay, I was reminded of the hospitable nature of each and every single staff member at The Capital 15 on Orange Hotel. From maintenance to reception, to valet, and everything in between, I was met with friendliness and openness. This was welcomed as it added to the ambience of what The Capital has to offer - a home away from home.
And that was exactly what it was during my stay. Even though The Capital 15 on Orange is a hotel, in essence, it has the apartment feel that The Capital Hotels and Apartments has to offer – a place where you can kick back and relax, and be yourself.
Spacious, with just the right amount of wide open space, high rise ceilings and soft carpeting, with an aesthetic that is contemporary in mood, The Capital's 129 rooms, suites and apartments bring cosmopolitan comfort to life.
Guests can also look forward to the O Bar and the pool deck which have views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, as well as a designer spa. The hotel also features a conference centre which offers meetings, events and wedding spaces.
With breakfast included, staff were once again welcoming, showing guests to their tables and the morning buffet spread. They were on hand for any assistance guests might need.
I especially liked the architectural design and aesthetic, the various food options and the friendliness of the staff. My stay was lovely and knowing that The Capital feels like a home away from home, I’ll be sure to visit again.Robin Fredericks was a guest of The Capital 15 on Orange