The V&A Waterfront have brand spanking new apartments called Ports Edge. Socrates and I were given the keys to apartment 111 for 2 nights and we almost didn’t leave.
It’s located so beautifully – it has Table Mountain as a backdrop, it’s right opposite the Aquarium, right by The Commodores Hotel and since it is part of the V&A Waterfront, you basically have the creme de la creme in entertainment, restaurants and shops right at home.
The security is tight and we entered a series of glass doors, walked down a passage and found the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment.
I love the smell of new apartments (and new cars.) Everything is so shiny, new and gorgeously decorated by Weylandts. Swoon.
The first thing I did was explore. I nearly nearly jumped on the beds. One of my favourite things to do when I arrive at a hotel. Only this wasn’t a hotel, this was me playing a grown up version of “House House” and it didn’t take long for me to imagine this was our apartment.
I did that by making a cup of tea and settling in.
Let me take you on a tour…
You walk in through the front door and on your right hand side, there is a full bathroom featuring the luxurious Hansgrohe sanitary ware…
I adore how fresh and crisp the finishings are. I love the white and grey colour scheme because you can really play with colour in your decor or keep it neutral.
|Spot my tea on the counter|
I particularly love the storage spaces in the cupboards. Very clever having the extra storage space on the side of the cupboard doors.
If you’re wondering where the fridge, freezer and the dishwasher are, they’re playing peek-a-boo by cleverly hiding as white cupboards…
|Peek a Boo Fridge and Freezer|
|I see you, dishwasher|
Isn’t the dining room area with it’s light wood dining table, white chairs and three canvased art piece from Weylandts, just gorgeous?
Moving from the dining area to the living room, the couch is comfortable, as is the modern woven arm chair. I really liked the light wooden coffee table and TV unit resting on a soft animal hide.
Prop your feet up with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, watch some TV and you may possibly even snooze on the couch. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Part of our experience was receiving gift vouchers for the V&A Waterfront. Extra spoilt.
Sox and I were starving so we took a casual stroll to the restaurants. What a pleasure having the waterfront so close by, that you can safely walk there.
There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from. We couldn’t decide on whether we should go super fancy or indulge a fancy craving. The latter won and we headed to Gibson’s for a burger and steak.
I’d never been to Gibson’s before and it was good. The Salad burger (no bun) with creamy mushroom sauce was juicy and tender. I did have a cheat with some sweet potato fries, naughty, but oh so good.
Sox ordered the steak with mushroom sauce…
“Magies vol; ogies toe” – the perfect Afrikaans saying for how we felt afterwards. For my international readers, it means tummy full, eyes closed.
Cravings satisfied… I felt that comfy couch and bed calling me back.
We enjoyed a night cap and some TV watching before we eventually headed to explore the rooms.
Here is bedroom #1:
The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom kitted out with the luxurious Hansgrohe sanitary ware, a spacious shower and fantastic water pressure (my photos didn’t come out too well of this bathroom, so you’ll have to take my word for it.)
Here is the bedroom though… the Weylandts decor continues with the light wood and crisp white linen, textured blankets and modern pillows.
We had such a great time and I didn’t really want to hand over the keys again. In my head I was already organising the closet space and popping Vanilla tea in the kitchen cupboards.
The good news is that these apartments are officially open for rent.
You get studio, one and two bedroom apartments, secure undercover parking, elongated windows to capture magnificent views of Table Mountain, 24 hour security and free Wi-Fi.
Interested? Get in touch with Glynis or Wendy and email firstname.lastname@example.org