Trendy La Splendida, Mouille Point

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How beautiful is the view from the Sea View rooms?

Situated in trendy Mouille Point is a small boutique hotel called La Splendida.

Mouille Point is well known for it’s great restaurants, sea views and the beautiful Sea Point promenade, and forms part of Cape Town’s upmarket Platinum Mile.  On finding out that a restaurant my sister often raves about (Sotano, a Mediterranean restaurant that my sister swears makes the best mussels in the area) is part of the hotel just made it that much more exciting.

La Splendida has the most ideal location, as it’s close to the stadium, Green Point Park and the V & A Waterfront, as well as the exceptionally beautiful view of the promenade and the sea.  It also has a very trendy, fashionable vibe, as the entrance is through the restaurant, which is just GORGEOUS!

LA SPLENDIDA, SOTANO RESTAURANT

La Splendida has a nice variety of accommodation options – Side View Rooms, Mountain View Rooms, Sea View Rooms and Superior Rooms.  Each room offers an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and exceptionally comfortable king sized beds.  There are 24 rooms in total.  The best part is – they’re great value for money! If you book directly through the La Splendida website, it’s R800pp (R900pp including breakfast) for the night – making this an exceptional spot for anyone travelling for business or tourists wanting to spend a good few nights in one conveniently located spot.

LA SPLENDIDA SEA VIEW ROOM
How beautiful is the view from the Sea View rooms?

Check in proved just how good they follow their hygiene protocol in terms of Covid – we actually watched as the gentleman checking us in sprayed down the remote for the gate and our room key with sanitiser and dried them for us.  Very nice touch!

We spent our night at La Splendida in a Sea View room, located directly over the restaurant, with the most beautiful view.  Our bed was soft and very comfortable, and I liked that we had a small ‘lounge’ section to relax with a cup of coffee in, while enjoying the beautiful view.  The rooms are basic, yet incredibly comfortable and very spacious.

LA SPLENDIDA SEA VIEW ROOM

LA SPLENDIDA SEA VIEW ROOM

The bathrooms are quite small, yet still quite funky with colourful tiles and fun toiletries for us to make use of during our stay.  Nick battled a little with the shower, as he’s a very tall, big man – but being the mini-human that I am, I had no issue.  I did have one big concern though, in that we discovered an open tube of shower gel and a used bar of soap on the ledge in the shower.  Chances are it was just missed during cleaning, but it did make me worry about the overall cleanliness of the bathroom and the room as a whole.  Luckily, this seemed to be the only hiccup in our room, as our bed linen and towels were clean and fresh.

LA SPLENDIDA

Something to mention is that La Splendida has limited parking spots in a secure parking space, and that if you don’t have access to this, you do have to park on the road.  While we were given a space in the secure parking lot, the gate was often left open, either fully (possibly by guests that forgot to close the gate), or partly (possibly by staff letting other staff members in and forgetting to close it).

The gate for La Splendida’s limited secure parking kept being left open (either fully or enough for people to walk through), and every time we popped back to the car this was the case. Not ideal when you may have to leave certain items in your car, and clearly not ‘secure’. We also had to walk past dustbins and staff smoking in this car park, to get into the hotel.  So we were mindful to not leave any valuables in our car.

LA SPLENDIDA

While we didn’t eat any meals at La Splendida’s restaurant Sotano, we did meet my sister there in the evening for drinks, which was LOVELY.  The restaurant and bar has a lovely evening vibe, the food that was going past us on trays looked and smelled divine, and the drinks weren’t shockingly over priced.  Coming from Durban to Cape Town, ordering our regular drinks in bars or restaurants in the Cape, we often found they were priced at almost (or more than) double what we pay in our home province.  The fact that my sister ordered a margarita for R60 that was perfectly made was amazing!  We’d definitely like to eat dinner there on our next visit.

Overall we had a very pleasant stay at La Splendida, and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for well-priced accommodation in a convenient, central location.

YOU CAN READ ABOUT OUR OTHER 2 HOTEL STAYS IN THE CAPE HERE: –

KUNJANI WINES – 2 CULTURES, 1 INCREDIBLE PASSION

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*DISCLAIMER – WHILE WE WERE VERY GENEROUSLY HOSTED FOR THE NIGHT BY LA SPLENDIDA, ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST AND OUR OWN.

Siobhan

Beauty and Lifestyle blogger, wine addict and all-round lover of all things beautiful and sparkly!

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