Greenpoint, Cape Town, has evolved into an ultra-hip and widely cosmopolitan neighborhood for both locals and tourists. Though this transformation is undeniable, there’s one thing about these parts of the Cape Peninsula experience that remains gloriously intact: the marvelously retro spirit. Once a spot for writers, poets and artists, the architectural and stylistic panache from that era still reigns supreme. Part of hoteliers Friedrich and Lorraine Schaefer’s “The Living Journey Collection” brand of boutique hotels, Villa Zest in particular is proof of the unending appeal of midcentury modern style.
With each of the 14 rooms impeccably steeped in a variety of retro décor and signature 21st-century sophistication, the minimalistic cleanliness and yesteryears’ evocative 1970’ style create an eye-catching contrasting effect that gives a liveliness and texture to the interior and feel of Villa Zest. Fabulously nostalgic vintage wall paper with stark geometric and foliage patterns in pastel hues of mint turquoise, ochre yellow, pearl gold and sand covers accent walls and form a strikingly elegant atmosphere.
Villa Zest offers a host of features, including a fully licensed bar, 24-hour concierge and in-house laundry. Guests can relax with a refreshing drink in the Bedouin garden next to the swimming pool, and afternoons are for tea with truly mouthwatering cakes and treats. The biggest spoil Villa Zest has on offer must be the full range of spa treatments available. Enjoyed either at the Zest Spa treatment room 5 minutes’ walk away at The Tree House Boutique Hotel, or in the privacy of your own room, the spa menu was designed to relax, revitalize and balance body and soul.
Welcoming you every morning of your stay, the inclusive breakfast brings you a lavish food display with regional products, fresh home baked breads and pastries, cold meats and gourmet cheeses with fruit. Also included is a warm breakfast menu full of irresistible options with vegetarian and vegan alternatives. For late risers, breakfast is available until 11 am. Gourmet breaks during the rest of the day and evening are catered for by an all-day dining menu with delicious light yet satisfying options.
Understanding we live in a day and age where certain must-have amenities are simply necessary, all the rooms in Villa Zest are equipped with modern time’s expectations. LED TV, free Wi-fi, air conditioning and an in-room laptop safe are standard in every guest unit. All the rooms are double accommodation with a luxury en-suite bathroom and comfortable king size beds.
Combining its’ great location with exceptional quality of service, luxurious offering and features to suit any guests’ tastes and preferences, Villa Zest is a favorite base in Cape Town. Literally just minutes away from major landmarks such as Sea Point Promenade, V&A Waterfront and the CBD you will never have to spend hours travelling to exiting outings. An eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee bars and clubs are all within walking distance and favorite beaches such as Camps Bay and Clifton are a short drive away.
With a well established reputation in the hospitality industry, regular guests don’t book anywhere else because Villa Zest offers best value and personalized attention. No excuse left but to choose this boutique hotel for the ultimate experience.