The best vibes in town at Rockefeller Hotel & Residences

Published Jun 22, 2024


Rising 18 floors above Cape Town’s Foreshore District is Rockefeller Hotel & Residences, perhaps Cape Town’s most vibrant and popular hotel.

Walking in through the hotel’s large sliding doors, into a thoroughly Instagrammable world of neon signs, energetic conversations, and a soundtrack to match, it’s easy to see why this hotel is so popular among SA’s most eminent DJs, musicians, and creatives.

Accommodation is diverse, ranging from hotel-style suites to one-bedroom apartments, all of which exude modern sophistication. Open from morning to night, The Rockefeller Plaza Restaurant, offers a wide range of all-day dining options to suit a variety of tastes.

Enjoy burgers, fresh seafood, pastas, and wood-fire pizzas. Alternatively, you can select from the premium cut grill menu or visit the sushi bar. Head up to STUDIO, the rooftop lounge and bar, to take in the dramatic views of Cape Town harbour, the city skyline and Table Mountain. This trendy space, designed by musician Zakes Bantwini, houses a spectacular rooftop swimming pool and sunken lounge area beneath a retractable ceiling.

This inclusive, welcoming venue, open to the public and frequented by celebrities, is best experienced in the evening – with a cocktail in hand as the DJ spins tunes to the sun slipping slowly behind Lion’s Head. At that moment, as the neon sign behind reception reads, you’ll likely feel that you are exactly where you need to be.

To book contact Newmark Hotels; Reserves on (021) 427 5900, email [email protected] or visit

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