Having had two of my sons living in Cape Town, I will find any excuse to visit the Mother City. Not only to see the boys, but to see more, do more and get to know my country better. Living in Gauteng, Cape Town is a world apart. I’m still trying to decide whether it’s a place I would like to live, or to keep it as purely a holiday/quick getaway destination. For me, Cape Town is really all about entertainment, café’s, bars, deli’s, strange different people (said in a politically correct way). I’m sure it is much much more than that, but for now, this is what I see. Being an observer of people, I think Capetonians sometimes try a little too hard to be” different”, but that’s a story for another day…
On our last trip to Cape Town, Captain Clever, the Bluebird and I were privileged to stay at the ROCKWELL ALL-SUITE HOTEL in Green Point. http://www.rockwellhotel.co.za. Presently under the general management of an old friend, Colin Judin, The Rockwell, as well as the Rockwell Theatre has become a well-known landmark in Cape Town. We had a FABULOUS time, doing heli flips, going up “the” mountain, dinners, lunches, Cape Point, museums, shopping in Kalk Bay, using UBER (which we loved!) and so much more.
ABOUT THE ROCKWELL
The Rockwell building was designed with a New York feel of brick and steel and has 143 well sized self-catering apartments with an in-door swimming pool and gym. The hotel was initially developed in 2007/8 and launched in 2009 as an apartment block by Styleprops Properties and built in 2007/9 and launched in 2009. By 2010, almost 50% of the apartments were sold to individual buyers. It was just before the 2010 World soccer cup that the developer decided to take the remaining 50% of the units and create a boutique hotel which was well located with all the required amenities. Since then, the hotel has grown in leaps and bounds, with a very authentic home away from home feel. The hospitality offering is unique, in that they have a small boutique hotel feel with the city energy on your door step. The location of the Rockwell All Suites Hotel and Apartments is nothing short of ideal, with award winning restaurant within walking distance and the iconic Waterfront a stone’s throw away with gorgeous views of the famous Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Below are extracts from the Rockwell Hotel’s official brochure.
Comprising of modern 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments and lavish Penthouses – all with separate bedrooms and bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and a generous lounge area – allowing for self-catering entertainment within a chic urban setting. Outdoor entertaining is equally attractive with private balconies affording magnificent views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Fan Park and Cape Town harbour.
THE ROCKWELL CAFÉ & BAR
Newly renovated The Rockwell Café & Bar, with its fresh, light colour tones and classic-inspired designs, offers an escape from the bustle of the City. The hearty menu, coupled with the chef’s passion
for flavour, will leave mouths watering long after the last bite. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to room service and anything in between – all are delectable options.
WINE AND FOOD PAIRING
The Rockwell is proud to have partnered with the award-winning Flagstone Winery to offer visitors to the hotel a wine and food pairing experience.
Whether visiting for business or pleasure, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel is perfectly suited to cater to your every need. Our conference and meeting facilities are the ideal setting for hosting, anything from small to medium sized conferences, boardroom meetings or product launches for up to 70 guests. Equipped with a data projectors, TV and WIFI, the meeting rooms offer privacy within a professional and comfortable environment. The choice of various events and conference packages to suit every preference and budget are all tailor-made, with dietary requirements taken into consideration, as well as an Event Management Team to see to it that every need is met. Parking facilities available which makes hosting an event a pleasure – knowing all vehicles are secure in the undercover parking. Delegates who choose to stay with us during these events and conferences will be assured an overall living-and-working experience that is guaranteed to meet expectations.
REJUVENATE MIND, BODY & SOUL
For those wanting to exercise after a palate-pleasing meal or to keep up with their fitness regime, the heated, salt chlorinated indoor pool and gym are conveniently located on the 1st Floor.
The gym is equipped with cardio and strength training equipment ranging from treadmills, exercise bikes, free-weight strength equipment, rowers to the less strenuous yoga and pilates mats and balls.
Unique 180-seater dinner theatre showcasing authentic, homegrown, interactive performances. Offering a variety of delicious cuisine with local flair. This multi-functional venue is perfect for
corporate events, team buildings and more. Special group rates and packages offered. Secure underground parking available.
This exciting dinner-and-show experience was launched in June 2012 and was formerly housed at Richard’s Supper Stage in Sea Point, Cape Town. Now playing at the wonderfully exciting theatre venue, The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, which is situated at the prestigious Rockwell All-Suite Hotel & Apartments in Prestwich Street, Green Point.
A huge thank you to Colin, Chantelle and all the staff at Rockwell for hosting us and making our stay so awesome.
32 Pestwich Street. Greenpoint. Cape Town. 8001
+27(0) 21 421 0015