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2 Braemar Road Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
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#11 of 128 hotels in Cape Town Central
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Zest Boutique Hotel, located in Green Point, right in the middle of Cape Town and close to most attractions, is a vibey and interesting boutique hotel, where trend setters and opinion makers feel comfortable. Internally, the décor is simply remarkable, impressively taking inspiration from the care-free days of the 70’s and catapulting it into the modern world creating a wonderful combination of vibrant and contemporary colour, light and creativity. There are fourteen double guest rooms; each one designed to maximise space and light. All rooms have an impressive range of facilities including king size bed, ensuite bathroom, a laptop safe, plasma TV, free Wi-fi, air conditioning, designer teas and pod coffee machines, and locally made biodegradable bathroom amenities. Included in the services offered are a 24-hour concierge, a day room, breakfast served until 11am every day, an all-day dining menu, in-house laundry, a bar, and Spa Treatments, either in the comfort of your room, or at the Zest Spa treatment room in its sister hotel just 3 minutes’ walk away. Zest Boutique Hotel is part of The Living Journey Collection and beautifully compliments The Tree House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, Chapter House Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel in Hermanus and The River Manor Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
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Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
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Special diet menus
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Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
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Tennis court offsite
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802175John_H802 wrote a review Jan. 2023
Aberdeenshire2 contributions
We stayed in the Zest hotel prior to going on a South African cruise, From the moment we arrived the staff couldnt do enough to make our stay magical, The rooms were beautiful and comfortable . We loved sitting on the rooftop taking in newyear with drinks and nibbles . The pool area was very relaxing with sunbeds and shaded area. The staff catered for us very well , The breakfast was excellent and well presented served on the balcony, The shuttlebus from hotel had no problem dropping off and picking up at any location, Capetown was a special place and would recommend this hotel to anyone, so from our friends and us we would give five stars on every aspect, Would love to return sometime.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear John We really appreciate this review and your incredibly strong endorsement and recommendation. It was a pleasure to have all of you at Zest Boutique Hotel, and we hope that you also had a great time on your cruise. The team at the hotel really enjoy what they do, and they are extremely proud of Cape Town and all that it has to offer, so they love making recommendations and suggestions to help our guests have a Magical-Mother-City experience. I am delighted to read that you would like to come back. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and many thanks. Lorraine
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Wayne D wrote a review Jan. 2023
San Diego, California231 contributions166 helpful votes
Zest is a wonderful place to stay in Cape Town! We planned on joining a cruise and you can see the cruise ships in port from here. There is so much more about Zest... located close to the wonderful V&A Waterfront and downtown Cape Town attractions makes it great place to explore Cape Town. The staff is VERY helpful with whatever your needs are. Breakfast in the morning is some of the best we have had at B&B's. Room is comfy! Nice pool for warm days and you can sit outside.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Wayne Many thanks for your lovely review, and of course for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. We get a lot of great feedback about our location, and yes from the roof garden you can see from Robben Island, all the way to Table Mountain, and of course over the bay and the cruise terminal. Just lovely. We are so pleased that you enjoyed that. We are delighted to read how helpful and professional the team was. This is really where we try to differentiate ourselves, and they are all very proud of what they do. They will really appreciate such great feedback from you. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Many thanks again, and warm regards. Lorraine
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yes2travel wrote a review Jan. 2023
Delray Beach, Florida288 contributions352 helpful votes
10 room boutique hotel with easy walking distance to the V&A waterfront as well as the central business district. Had a balconied room with a nice view of the waterfront. Room was very clean and spacious. It’s serviced twice a day and complimentary bottled water is left each time. Oversized king bed with a terrific mattress, pillows and quality linen. The shower is located within the bedroom area so if you’re not with your sweetheart you may miss a bit of privacy. The toilet is contained behind a door. Morning breakfast is nicely done with numerous hot items made to order as well as a cold buffet. The staff are absolutely terrific. They recognize you and greet you by name as you come and go. They’ll assist with any needs including arranging transportation with a trusted driver whom they have a relationship with. I really can’t say enough as to how wonderful the staff are!! The Zest Boutique is a perfect place to reside as you explore Cape Town.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel has a trusted driver you can utilize for transportation needs.
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Responded 3 days ago
Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the product, quality, and services so much. About half of our rooms have enclosed showers so please do let us know if you would rather than on your next trip. I have shared your wonderful feedback with the team, they really appreciate hearing when their passion and professionalism is enjoyed. Thanks for that. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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AnnetteBerg wrote a review Dec. 2022
Irvine, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
We started our visit at the Zest hotel in Cape Town with amazing customer service and great rooms. The rooms were very clean and had anything you could need. The staff was extremely friendly and didn’t have any problem with any request. Their breakfast is very tasty and they are very helpful when it comes to getting taxis.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Annette Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay. We really try to differentiate ourselves with exceptional and uncomplicated guest service, so it is great to read how much this resonated with you. I will of course share this with the team, and I know that they will be really pleased with the positive feedback. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to Cape Town. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or perhaps another one of The Living Journey Collection in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek. Hermanus and Robertson. We wish all the best for a great start to 2023. Warm regards Lorraine
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EllaBeat wrote a review Dec. 2022
Wicklow, Ireland17 contributions23 helpful votes
When planning a week to spend in South Africa, we had heard about the Living Journey boutique hotels. We had stayed in the Tree House before and were looking for the personal touch experienced with this collection of boutique hotels and it was just as special as we wished. We contacted them and they suggested we spend one or two nights in some of their hotels. They organized transfers between hotels so we didn’t even need to hire a car which turned out to be a great decision. Everyone working in the hotels was incredibly welcoming and helpful. We wanted to eat out so the bed and breakfast option was ideal. All hotels are an easy stroll to town with a choice of restaurants. Breakfast is delicious with buffet food - fruit, pastries, cheeses etc and plenty of cooked options. There is a homemade cake every day mid afternoon and coffee /tea all day. The poolside deck chairs have thick cushions and are fabulously comfortable for relaxing by the pool. There is a bar for evening drinks before heading out. Some hotels have specialty gins/brandy. Each hotel is unique with its own style and personality which makes it very interesting to travel between hotels. We had a fabulous trip and will definitely book again when back in South Africa. We had a lovely room with a balcony. The outdoor area on the ground level is really nice especially for eating breakfast outside, but after a long journey we preferred to crash on the fabulous roof terrace which was very spacious with waterfront views. The location was quiet on a suburban road yet around 10 mins walk to the waterfront. We had dinner at Carne which was excellent. Love this hotel and want to come back.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: The roof terrace is a fabulous spot - tends to be quiet very luxurious if free
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Ella Thank you for your wonderful review, and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. I am delighted that you have now had the chance to experience both The Tree House and Zest - and it is great they your loved both of them equally. Our location is really special - right in the middle of things but just off the beaten trach to guarantee some peace and quiet. The rood terrace is a truly special oasis and great for everything from morning yoga to lazy afternoons with a book, to sipping cocktails. I am so pleased that you also enjoyed this space. It is great to read that you would like to come back. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, and perhaps some of the other hotels from The Living Journey Collection in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and all the best for a wonderful start to 2023. Regards Lorraine
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Wolfgang S wrote a review Dec. 2022
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We spent a total of 5 nights at the hotel. The owner was extremely friendly and took lots of time to have a personal chat with us. The hotel is very modern and cares about the environment. Great breakfast, nice pool. But I guess most outstanding was the friendlyness of the entire staff! Each day they greeted each guest by name, asked us about our daily plans and gave us all kinds of tips. It became such a personal relationship that we even hugged eachother when we left. That never happened to me.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: I would probably choose the pool view
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Wolfgang Thank you for your wonderful review, and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate you picking up on our environmental initiative, it really does mean a lot to us, and we get a great reaction to small gestures that make a big difference. I have shared your very special words with the team, who really appreciate the feedback. It is wonderful to see how naturally passionate they are about their work, and even more wonderful when this is noticed and written about. Many thanks for that. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or perhaps another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. We wish all the best for a wonderful start to 2023. Warm regards Lorraine
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OLCT04 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Connecticut50 contributions31 helpful votes
We had a perfect stay at Zest Boutique Hotel. The property is well maintained, the room was very clean and comfortable and best of all the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Luca in particular was great as she arranged a guide to take us for a hike up table mountain and was always so helpful. Our guide, Ismael, was outstanding and it could not have been a better experience. Natale was also very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel is in a great location-close to many things but very quiet. We will return.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pool was relaxing, breakfast was delicious and we always got an Uber within less than 5 minutes.
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Responded Dec. 5, 2022
Dear OLCT Thank you for posting such a wonderful review, and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. I am so please to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your excitement with the team who I know will be thrilled with the feedback, especially Luca and Natale who will be chuffed at having been remembered and mentioned for their excellence. Ismail is a really great guide and doing a hike with him is just wonderful, I am so pleased that you had a chance to experience this. It is great to read that you would like to return. Please do stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and thanks again Lorraine
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markmarch188593 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Haarlem, The Netherlands1 contribution1 helpful vote
The warm welcome of the staff started off a few days of Capetown. The location of the hotel is great as well as the hotel itself. Rooms were nice and breakfast was good. Personell was always on top of things and carrying a nice smile. Special thanks to Fay for here nice words and smile. When back in Capetown this will be the play to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Zest Boutique Hotel
Responded Nov. 21, 2022
Dear Mark Thank you for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent stay in Cape Town, and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We get a lot of great feedback about our location, which is right in the middle of things yet quiet and secluded. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the rooms and the decor. Most of all however, I really appreciate your wonderful comments about the team, the service, and of course Fay, who does an amazing job. It is lovely to read that you would like to return. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Many thanks and warm regards Lorraine
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Tom B wrote a review Nov. 2022
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We stayed in this house hotel for four nights while we are in Cape Town. The visit was outstanding. The rooms were new, comfortable, bright… Everything you could ask for. Included breakfasts were outstanding it was a large menu and a special every day. And the location was absolutely perfect. They have a rooftop deck as well as a comfortable seating area on the main floor near the breakfast area. There's also a pool, lounge chairs, fire pit, etc. The staff was absolutely fantastic, very friendly and helpful and always available. We really felt at home when staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov. 15, 2022
Good afternoon, and thank you for posting such a wonderful review, we really appreciate your strong endorsement. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and your time in Cape Town. It is wonderful to read how much you liked our style and decor which is very popular. The roof garden had a recent re-vamp and is extremely popular, from early morning yogis to sunset aperitifs! Of all of your feedback, your comments about the team are most heart warming. In the hospitality sector it is wonderful to have a team which is passionate and excited about their jobs. I am so pleased that this resonated with you and that you appreciated it. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the rea. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or perhaps another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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MARIA D wrote a review Nov. 2022
Portland, Oregon27 contributions15 helpful votes
We found our bed and room quite comfortable. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable and responsive. Plans were easily set up for day trips and we loved the effort they made to keep us informed as plans progressed. There were several good restaurants nearby and staff made reservations easily. It was really helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Nov. 15, 2022
Dear Maria Thank you for your review and for choosing Zest Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Cape Town. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your time in Cape Town. The team does a great job, and really work hard to go the extra mile to showcase a city they love and are proud of. I am very pleased to read how much you enjoyed this service. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Zest Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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US$139 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralCity Bowl
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zest Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Zest Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Two Oceans Aquarium (0.5 km), Nobel Square (0.3 km), and Cape Medical Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zest Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pigalle Restaurant, El Burro, and Nobu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Zest Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Zest Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zest Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zest Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.