Style and Efficiency at the Capital Mirage Cape Town

Words: Julie Velosa

If you travel regularly for work you will know that it can be a tiresome and tedious exercise, taking you out of your routine and away from your personal environment. At The Capital Hotel Group, the idea is ensure that your travel time is pleasant and efficient, while not compromising on comfort or luxury.

The recently opened Capital Mirage, De Waterkant has all the hallmarks of the Capital Hotel Group portfolio – excellent centralised location, fully kitted out apartment-style suites and enough refinement and luxury to feel comfortable away from home. Ideally positioned on Chiappini  Street, it is a mere stone’s throw (read short Uber drive) from most CBD businesses and attractions, and walking distance from trendy Bree Street. The contemporary apartment-style hotel is set up in a way that any travelling business person will appreciate, especially those on longer stays, where touristy hotel features can be wearing. But don’t expect a total no-frills stay, the Capital Mirage has managed to find the ultimate sweet spot, ensuring that you have everything you need whether you are overnighting or on an extended stay.
The hotel is divided into various suites and apartments in varying sizes. All are serviced, self-catering style units with kitchenettes that are equipped with a stove, oven and washing machine and tumble dryer. The rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished in tones of grey and silver; the overall feeling is slick and contemporary. A great deal of thought has gone into equipping the suites with all the necessary amenities a traveler would want – from a desk to work at, complete with USB port and easily accessible plugs, to safes that have built in ports to charge an iPad, laptop or smartphone while stowed away. Suites also feature docking station radios, LED TVs with DSTV, uncapped high speed Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines, and, if you deem to take a break from working, incredible views over the Mother City.

Luxury-Studio-kitchen-1the Capital Mirage Hotel
Something that is always important to travellers on a fitness scheme is the availability of a gym; the Capital Mirage has one onsite and gym clothes as well as other items can be laundered at no cost.

The hotel is surrounded by a selection of restaurants and coffee shops and the Cattle Baron specifically offers deliver in-room dining. For a more sophisticated experience, guests can go down to the Gin and Snooker lounge to chill, or up to the Vue bar on the top floor. Not dubbed the sky bar for no reason, this stunning bar and restaurant with outside pool and deck is the perfect place to unwind and the views will take your breath away. On one side an uninterrupted view of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and the other overlooks the V&A Waterfront, the Wheel of Excellence and the harbour, which twinkle endlessly once the sun sets. Breakfast is served from this same bar area in the morning and the views are equally captivating as the sun rises over the city.
the Capital Mirage Hotel
the Capital Mirage Hotel
The Capital Mirage is the place to go if you want an unobtrusive stay in an environment that is well-equipped, modern and where staff understand the need for efficiency. As a modern-day traveller, even if not for business, the Capital Mirage makes an excellent choice if you want to be removed from the touristy fluff. This is particularly useful if you intend to be in the city for a while – being in a space that operates as a full-service hotel, as well as offering self-catering options, gives the guest options as well as a little more control. The functional, no frills approach also means that costs are kept competitive.

The Capital Hotel Group currently has one property in Cape Town, six in Gauteng with eleven others scheduled to open between now and 2018. As a traveller it makes complete sense to book into a hotel group such as this repeatedly, as you are guaranteed consistency and excellence from stay to stay. These apartment-stype hotels that offer comfort and style, along with centralised locations and modern conveniences, look set to become the way to travel whether for business or pleasure. | Twitter 

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