Nothing quite excites me more than a getaway, even this time when it was a 20-minute ride from the Northern suburbs to my beautiful destination, the Mojo Hotel on the Atlantic seaboard. It was the perfect weekend to get away from the noise and excitement of my lovely family because I had to shoot for GQ.
Located on Regent Road in Sea Point, the Mojo Hotel is a hybrid hotel that offers a variety of rooms from spacious self-catering studios and apartments to compact crash pads. I was pleased to arrive at this very stylish hotel with lovely, welcoming staff who checked me in and helped me with my TON of luggage – it was as if I were staying for a year! But I was more than prepared for my GQ shoot.
I checked into the sea view deluxe studio apartment, which was kitted out with everything you would need for a perfect staycation, including a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV, fresh and clean linen as well as towels in the bathroom. The studio apartment was immaculate and can sleep up to 4 people – it comes with a king-sized bed and two single beds spaciously set upstairs as well as a bathroom with a double basin, shower and separate toilet. I must mention the cute balcony that overlooks the sea. You can spot the Sea Point pools right opposite the hotel, which is perfect for the coming hot summer days to lie down or swim if you don’t feel like going to the beach.
I spent my Saturday morning taking advantage of the gorgeous rooftop terrace of the hotel. This is the perfect spot to relax and sun tan with a few of your mates. Also a good enough reason to lie on the sun beds and read your favourite book.
The hotel artwork and design are definitely things that catch your attention and gave me a wow moment every time I come around a corner. There was artwork painted on the walls with an array of colours in the rooms and around the hotel.
Although this is a self-catering hotel, some of the rooms are equipped with lovely kitchenettes, so you can still cook up a storm. If you’re not up for making your own food, you can always head out into Sea Point where you can find various restaurants that definitely cater for everyone’s needs.
The Mojo Hotel also has a little deli situated downstairs by the hotel reception and travel desk, if you wanted to get beverages or pastry delights.
Because I had a very full Saturday shooting my looks for GQ, I decided to stay in that night to enjoy my studio apartment. I made use of the Wi-Fi, which is complimentary for each guest, to catch up on some series and got some well-deserved rest. It was the first time in a long time that I was fast asleep by 12 a.m.
I was extremely tempted to take a complimentary bicycle ride that the hotel offers all its guests (the first hour is free and thereafter R40 for each additional hour); however, I had another jam-packed day. Nevertheless, I will be back at the Mojo Hotel and will definitely take advantage of this lovely gesture from the hotel.
I really had a lovely stay at the Mojo Hotel and welcome all my readers to check out their website when you feel like having a staycation or if your friends and family are visiting Cape Town. It’s going to be the hottest place to stay at this summer!
Note: I was invited as a guest and all images and views are my own.