This bright and brave 5th floor apartment is located up a quiet and green side street off Green Point’s main road. For a stay in Cape Town the location just cannot be beaten- on foot you can easily get to the 60,000 seater Green Point stadium (football, rugby, mega-music concerts and all manner of festivals); the V&A (Victoria and Alfred) Waterfront, Green Point village and De Waterkant.
Inside Hero City’s walls- 41sqm of studio apartment combining fresh and practical 21st Century furniture and equipment in a mostly original 1970s shell. Default-retro patterned tiles on the kitchen and bathroom walls and the ceiling fan in the living area get to feel all cool and in again against some loud colours, once-off “Emmenthaler” wall-lights, broad gunmetal venetian blinds and a big blocky luxury loafing sofa.
There is a wall mounted flat screen LCD TV with full channel selection of digital satellite channels (feature films, Sky News, CNN and lots more plus speciality music channels) in the lounging area and high speed wireless internet throughout the apartment. Data is purchased online using your credit card. The dining and office space seats four for dinner and allows 2 to work comfortably on laptops.
The balcony will just fit two of you and your coffee or red wine. Choose between the cruise liners in Cape Town Harbour or the upper reaches of Green Point and Signal Hill and Devils Peak for views.
The double bed has a firm, hotel-quality mattress and 100% white cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. Hero City is serviced once per week with more frequent services available upon request. We provide a laundry and ironing service: your clothing is collected, washed, hand-ironed and returned. It doesn’t cost much more than a laundromat but the wash quality and convenience more than makes up for this. A high power gas heater is available to get you cosy over the stormy Cape winter.
The bathroom has a bath and shower combined. We provide complementary fynbos soap and shower gel to start you off refreshed- our body care products are biodynamic (thats beyond organic) and locally made.The kitchen is fully equipped with a modern mini-stove (2 hot plates and a grill/oven), microwave, full size fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster. A good supply of utensils and cookware make home cooking an attractive proposition when your palette and wallet need respite from all the restaurants.
Security and access?
The apartment block is supremely secure: fully walled and fenced on the perimeter, electric fencing atop this. Access is via a double door security lobby or by car through remote controlled electric gates. This is all backed up by a 24 hour guard/concierge, CCTV cameras and electronic sensors. Your parking is a bay in a courtyard within the secured perimeter of the building. There are 2 fast lifts giving access to all floors (and nice stairs if you prefer to get around under your own steam. A strong digital safe provides easy and keyless lock up security for your valuables and is large enough to hold 2 average sized laptop computers.
Walking distance- Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront, Green Point / Cape Town Stadium, Green Point “Village”. De Waterkant.
Camps Bay and Clifton beaches- 5km
Cape Town International Airport- 15km
Cape Town City Centre- 1.5km
Table Mountain cableway- 3km
Stellenbosch Winelands- 40km
Constantia Winelands- 20km
Go to these places in the neighbourhood of Hero City-
Manos- on your corner. Eternal Green Point eating place. Energetic yet unstressful. Good burger.
Il Leone Mastrontonio- De Waterkant Italian restaurant. Roadside terrace, wine and pasta with pancetta are memorable.
Origin- De Waterkant coffee shop. Worth hanging out at over a single estate extraction.
Gran’s Kitchen- hidden away in Green Points maze-like old residential area- part general dealer, part cluttered Gran’s kitchen, actually.
Cape Quarter- Mall in De Waterkant that manages to feel un-mall-like. Upmarket and interesting.
Andiamo- another good place for pasta and pizza.
Le Petite Tarte- cute, croissanty.
The Point Virgin Active- Health club and gym with every size of dumbell and fitness device imaginable, squash, pools and medicine balls of many colours. No need to ever say no to the next muffin. Month and day passes can be arranged.
Why the name?
Why is it called Hero City? Got it out of a detective novel set in Moscow and thought it worked well for a bold, brave studio apartment in a happening area.
Note that our rates are based on 2 people sharing for a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please contact us if you require a shorter stay, it may be possible to work something out. There is a R50 nightly surcharge for a 3rd person or use of the sleeper couch and the extra linen.