Cape Town is one of the world’s best places to travel and a piping hot tourist destination for every type of traveler. The Mother City is chockfull of mouth-watering restaurants, incredible views, and all manner of activities to make for a great visit. Here is our updated list of the best hotels to rest your weary head.
1. The Silo Hotel
The Silo Hotel is the new luxury hotel in Cape Town. The Silo has been built above the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s biggest attractions, in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Experience the V&A Waterfront like never before by learning about its rich history and contemporary attractions beginning at the biggest museum to open on the continent for more than a hundred years.
2. MORE Quarters Luxury Cape Town Boutique Hotel
Feel like a local at MORE Quarters Luxury Cape Town Boutique Hotel with luxurious one and two bedroom apartments to call home – your own fully serviced, yet private space. Perfect for families or groups of friends, the apartments each have a generous lounge and kitchen area that allows for a shared space that is not restrictive. Set just off the buzzing Kloof Street in a scenic suburb of Cape Town, MORE Quarters is a delightful urban retreat at a very attractive price.
3. Ellerman House
Formerly an elegant Cape Edwardian mansion, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head, just 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town, in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area with one of the most beautiful ocean views. The boutique hotel has 11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 three-bedroom villas. The Ellerman Contemporary Gallery houses one of, if not THE, single most important private collection of modern South African art.
4. Cape Grace
One of Cape Town’s most elegant hotels, Cape Grace is known for superb service as well as its location on a private quay between the bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina. A Capetonian experience through and through, the well-appointed rooms overlook the marina, the harbor or Table Mountain, integrating the natural beauty of the Mother City. Bonus: The special kids services keep the children entertained!
Note: For people who want something more modern than Cape Grace, Queen Victoria is absolutely adorable for a lower price point at the waterfront.
5. Kensington Place
Located in the leafy Cape Town suburb of Higgovale, near bustling Kloof Street, this luxury boutique hotel is surrounded by Table Mountain and overlooks the city. With just 8 spacious suites, the property is more elegant home than impersonal hotel. Kensington Place is perfect for honeymooners and couples.
It was too hard to choose just 5 of our top hotels in Cape Town. Our ‘bonus’ #6 accommodation is Sea Five Boutique Hotel. Sea Five is just 300 meters from South Africa’s most glamorous beach (Camps Bay). The 7 exclusive en-suite rooms boast views of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Atlantic Ocean. Think of Sea Five as your very own ‘beach house.’