Stock Exchange Hotel

If you are looking for a apartment-style hotel that is bursting with urban coolness and won't break the bank, then you will love the Stock Exchange.

About The Hotel:

Located in Woodstock, one of Cape Towns up-and-coming (and quickly evolving) neighbourhoods, the Stock Exchange is a stylish hotel that has embraced the creativity that surrounds it and invites its guests to do the same.

Positioned on the fourth floor of the mixed-use WEX1 building and across from the Woodstock Exchange, the hotel has an undeniable urban cool factor.

While the hotel is not in one of the usual tourists hot spots, you are still less than a 10-minute drive from the V&A Waterfront and a short walk to the areas famed Old Biscuit Mill.

The Hotel offers guests spacious communal areas to work from and/or relax in -  There is a heated pool, gym, pool table, lounge area, a bar and an expansive outside deck.

The Rooms:

The hotel offers 33 apartment-style rooms, each with its own kitchen and living room space. There are three types of rooms available: Studio, Deluxe Studio and Two-Bedroom Apartment.

The first thing I noticed when entering our standard 'Studio' was the clever design and how it felt more sizable than it was. The room also felt more like an apartment and had everything one needed for an extended stay.

The kitchen came fully equipped with an oven, kettle, microwave, toaster, mid-sized fridge, crockery, pots, utensils and the always appreciated, coffee plunger. The bathroom was small but modern, and had a good shower ( and for us, that's very important). The living area had ample seating, a television (with DSTV) and even a mini dining table for two. Oh, and I should also mention, there is free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Side note: My absolute favourite thing about the rooms is that they are almost entirely decorated by local designers from the area. There is a "The Artisans of Woodstock' map in the rooms that highlights where each item in the room comes from (I posted a picture of the map below).

Final Thoughts:

Cons - 
* My only real gripe was probably with the the lack of air-conditioning in the room (which is definitely not a deal breaker, but I think I've been spoilt by hotel air-con). The hotel does provide robes, a hot water bottle and there is a small heating panel on the one wall (which, I won't lie, was only mildly effective). On the weekend we stayed, it was cold and I would have loved some hardcore heating.
* The area is mostly made up of businesses that close in the evening, so I would not advise walking around after dark. Rather take a taxi to your destination.

Pros - 
* The price is very reasonable for a centrally located hotel (for fractionally more, it can include an a la carte breakfast -which is served at the Darling Brewery on the ground floor).
* The staff are very welcoming and helpful. From the moment we arrived we were assisted and shown around.
* The rooms are awesome, spacious and well decorated. Plus, the bed was comfortable. I think I could have easily spent a week there.
* Secure, free parking (always a bonus in the city)
* There are so many awesome design elements in this hotel and some fantastic street art style murals (see below pictures).

Would I stay there again? Yes, especially for a longer stay. The price and location make it great place for an extended stay close to the city.

85 Albert Road, Woodstock

To book, visit HERE

* Please note: while my stay was complimentary, all thoughts and photos are my own *

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