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Lap of luxury: Eight of the best hotels in Cape Town

Here are the best hotels to stay at during your next trip to Cape Town, where you’ll be in close proximity to everything the city has to offer

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While hotels in Cape Town are plentiful, here are the best options for your next trip.

Best hotels in the Mother City

Hotels provide you with a certain standard of accommodation and ease when it comes to enjoying your stay, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure. Being based in the city puts you in close proximity to everything you’ll want to discover during your trip.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Situated near the ever-buzzing Kloof Street, the Belmond Mount Nelson is an oasis. The hotel is pretty in pink and sits at the foot of Table Mountain.

Inside, the hotel takes guests back in time to a bygone era, with antique charm and a star-studded historical past. In additon, the hotel has hosted the likes of Nelson Mandela and John Lennon.

One and Only

The One & Only is a classic and trusted favourite. Aptly called an urban escape, the rooms exude grandeur and carry a renowned reputation of being among the best in hospitality around the world.

The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean and framed by Table Mountain. Above all, there are private waterways and ultra-luxe suites, with views of Cape Town’s beloved nature.

The Marly

In December, The Marly opens its doors as the latest member to the Kove Collection, well known for its luxury hotels and restaurants in the Cape. Positioned just above the Camps Bay strip, guests staying in one of the 11 suites are a couple of meters away from the ocean.

The rooms are a clean, modern take on five-star luxury and contemporary design. The additon of mirrors further enhance the beauty of the ocean and mountain views through reflections.

Cape Heritage Hotel

The Cape Heritage Hotel offers guests a contemporary sanctuary, combining chic modernity with the grace of its historical roots. 17 uniqualy bedrooms make up the boutique hotel’s accomodation offering.

The hotel aims to provide guests with the charm and character of Cape Town’s past. The building dates back to the 18th century, and is situated in the city’s Heritage Square.

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star boutique hotel that has rightfully earned the title of being the city’s most romantic hotel. This hidden gem is perched at the base of the Table Mountain National Park and Chapman’s Peak.

The hotel is in full view of the Atlantic ocean, the Sentinel mountain peak and the Hout Bay harbour. The suites are each styled based on a world famous island and have their own balcony resting over the pebbled beach.

Taj Cape Town

The Taj is a luxurious hotel in the heart of the CBD. The staff are known for their friendly nature and though the decor is extravagant, comfort is felt from the onset.

The vibrant energy of the city is mere steps away, and the hotel rooms have lovely views of the city. Guests are able to enjoy spa treatments and fine dining during their stay at the Taj.

Gorgeous George

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Gorgeous George is in the midst of Cape Town’s downtown. This hotel has 32 luxurious rooms, where an industrial look meets Victorian design elements. The treasures within each unit sourced from artists and designers, as well as hand-painted murals make this hotel a truly special one.

This is where guests can explore the Cape as a local, from within the two restored heritage buildings which make up the hotel. Upon ascending a marble staircase, guests and visitors are welcome to enjoy a drink and meal. 


Situated in the historical Church Square in Cape Town’s CBD, Labotessa is a boutique hotel. Take the elevator straight into your grand suite, designed with meticulous attention to detail.

The heritage building housing the hotel has been lovingly restored. Framed black and white photographs of the city’s early days displayed on the royal blue walls. No expense has been spared, with SMEG appliances, cognac and luxe Egyptian cotton sheets awaiting guests.

In conclusion, these hotels are known and loved for their tried and tested hospitality and comforts afforded to their guests. The Mother City awaits your visit. What are you waiting for?