I’m very easily excited – so when I received an invitation to visit the Mojo Hotel in Sea Point, I tried not to get my hopes up. It looked absolutely beautiful and, only a few meters from the Promenade, it seemed to be the ideal spot for a weekend escape.
A new-ish kid on the block, Mojo is a hybrid hotel, offering seven different room types, from spacious self-catering studios and apartments to compact crash pads and shared dorm-style rooms for those simply looking for a place to rest their head for the night.
We stayed in the Executive suite or, better known as their Penthouse – and, it was simply incredible – putting most hotel rooms to shame. Yes, it was excessive for our needs for the night, but goodness, I want to go back. Spread over three levels, the suite came complete with a walk-in closet, desk / dressing area, three balconies, a mezzanine lounge, two bathrooms, kitchen, private dining deck, private garden area – and, a sauna. If I’d know, I would have 100% organised a dinner party to take advantage of the Sea Point sunset and 6-seater outside dining table.
The decor throughout the hotel is vibrant, with corals, turquoise and yellow dotted throughout – but, still enough white and neutrals for it not to be garish. Our suite was dotted with elements of copper and rose gold, which I absolutely adored.
The Sea Point swimming pool – one of my very favourite summer places – is not even 20m from the hotel, so that was our first stop after we checked in. The hotel also offers an hour’s complimentary use of their bicycles for guests – something we didn’t have time to take advantage of this time, sadly. After a few hours reading by the pool, we headed back up to Regent Road for ice cream sandwiches and a spot of shopping – still in our swimming costumes and towels. There’s something about the hotel that instantly gives you that holiday feeling.
It was then back to our “home” for the night for a spot of relaxation, before heading off to El Burro for dinner. Green Point is only a R30 Uber Ride away, and that’s only if you don’t want to take advantage of the host of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. There’s also an onsite cafe offering coffee, pastries and quiches and a variety of kitchen facilities for those who’d prefer to make their own – also the more budget-friendly option for long-stay guests.
Mojo Hotel surpassed every expectation I had and has become an instant favourite. Whether you’e a local looking for a seaside escape, or an out-of-town guest looking to explore the best of the city – I can’t recommend it highly enough. I hope to spend many more nights there during the summer season.
Note: We enjoyed our stay as guests of Mojo Hotel. All views and images are my own.