15 Stunning Hotels To Live The Cape Town Life - Updated 2023

15 Stunning Hotels To Live The Cape Town Life - Updated 2023

Cape Town, a beautiful coastal city in South Africa and the country’s legislative capital, sits on the edge of the Western Cape. Famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point, it sees countless tourists and local travellers.

Everyone wants to live the Cape Town life, so since you’re going to visit anyway, here are the 15 most stunning hotels in the city!

From luxury 5-star hotels to boutique hotels, this list contains 15 stunning hotels to try out when in Cape Town:

1. Ellerman House

Experience world-class service at Ellerman House.

Located in Bantry Bay and perched on the slopes of the popular attraction of Lion’s Head, the mansion of Ellerman House is a great find. The panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean are complemented by the lush private garden of the property and an outdoor swimming pool.

Featuring individually decorated rooms with an attached balcony or terrace, you can enjoy a glass of wine from the bar while relaxing and letting the day go by. Coupled with an in-house spa, Ellerman House features a sauna, steam room, and an array of treatments for guests to spoil themselves.

One more plus point is that Ellerman House provides a complimentary airport shuttle, the perfect deciding factor for those not getting private transport within Cape Town.

Ellerman House

Address: 180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay

2. Table Bay Hotel

A 5-star luxury hotel situated at the waterfront in Cape Town, The Table Bay Hotel boasts stunning views of the harbour, Table Mountain, and the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Each room is equipped with a minibar, flat screen satellite TV, and a private bathroom, which includes both a bath and shower. Pamper yourself at the Camelot Spa, which offers a range of spa treatments, holistic care, and even laser therapy.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and a complimentary shuttle service is available to ferry guests within a 5-kilometre (3.1-mile) radius of the hotel, perfect for a day of shopping along the main waterfront drag.

The Table Bay Hotel

Address: Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

How could a list of the 15 best hotels in Cape Town not include the famous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel?

Nestled in a lush garden in the centre of the city, this hotel is an icon of Cape Town. Enjoy the hotel’s signature afternoon tea on the terrace and raise that pinky finger.

Each of the Belmond’s rooms has its own theme, with attached private gardens and facilities. Marble-clad bathrooms and uniquely-designed furniture make each unit an exclusive retreat. Come here more than once and you may even get a whole new experience with every new visit.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle for guests to the waterfront.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Address: 76 Orange Street

4. POD Camps Bay

POD Camps Bay is a wonderland for those who are interested in the beach, wine, and nature attractions.

Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen television and there is free Wi-Fi access for guests. With an outdoor pool, it can be a nice evening attraction for those looking to watch the sunset or just relax in the hotel.

The 24-hour front desk can arrange an airport shuttle if guests require it.

Amazing views of the Atlantic and 12 Apostles from hotel terrace and our room. Providing a bag containing a bat and ball, flip flops and towel for the beach was a nice touch. Julia, United Kingdom

POD Camps Bay

Address: 3 Argyle Street

5. The Marly

The Marly boasts a panoramic view of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and stunning views of Camps Bay Beach. Featuring contemporary-style white suites, each offers an uninterrupted sea or mountain view.

Bathrooms are fitted with a large bathtub and a modern rain shower. In the Deluxe and Superior Suits, a spa bath and additional outdoor shower facilities on the balcony can be enjoyed by guests.

Just 4.6 kilometres (2.9 miles) away from Table Mountain, guests will not have any problems finding their way there for a bird’s eye view of Cape Town.

The Marly

Address: 201 The Promenade, Camps Bay

6. Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (from USD 265)

Situated on the oceanfront, the hotel overlooks the Twelve Apostles Mountains.

Each room is decorated with gentle colours and comes with modern facilities. What is more impressive, however, is the amazing view. Set among mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, the hotel is private and tranquil yet accessible.

The Sanctuary Spa, located within the Twelve Apostles Hotel, has won hearts with its signature rock pools; it is definitely not an experience to be missed.

With free private parking on site, guests who are driving can feel free to stay without having to worry about safety and costs of parking.

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Address: Victoria Street, Camps Bay

7. The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa (from USD 94)

The Glen Boutique Hotel, located in Sea Point, offers luxurious rooms and free Wi-Fi. With an outdoor pool and sun loungers, guests are tempted to stay in each day and enjoy the facilities.

Rooms overlook the pool or have a view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The in-house steam room complements the hotel’s spa options with a traditional Swedish sauna room and a hot tub. For those who prefer massages, in-room options are available as well.

With Cape Town International Airport only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) from The Glen, and the city centre just 4.3 kilometres (2.7 miles) away, guests have more time to enjoy the attractions located in the city. Additionally, the hotel offers airport shuttle services and free private parking for individuals who prefer the self-drive option.

The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: 3 The Glen, Sea Point

8. Blackheath Lodge (from USD 159)

A two-floor Victorian guest house situated below Signal Hill, Blackheath Lodge is a home away from home.

Offering a highly comfortable stay with its spacious interiors, high ceilings, and wooden floors, this guest house was created with African-style and charm in mind.

With a multitude of different room styles, there is always something new at Blackheath Lodge.

Blackheath Lodge

Address: 6 Blackheath Road, Sea Point

9. The Grand Daddy

With 4-star rooms, suites, roof-top caravans, and a name like “The Grand Daddy”, this hotel is sure to impress.

One of the few hotels where guests can enjoy the unique experience of staying in a caravan on a common roof-top patio area, it is not every day you will see such an interesting listing.

This outdoor campervan experience is enhanced by the Pink Flamingo Outdoor Cinema where film premieres, live music, and salsa events can be enjoyed during the summer.

Fulfill two amazing things to do with this “hotel” stay!

The Grand Daddy

Address: 38 Long Street

10. Cape Grace Hotel & Spa (from USD 498)

Situated in the centre of Cape Town’s bustling waterfront, this boutique hotel offers posh rooms with limited free Wi-Fi.

Rooms in the Cape Grace Hotel & Spa are equipped with a flat-screen television and an en suite marble bathroom. Rooms overlook either the yacht marina or the harbour, giving guests an unblocked view of the sunset and sunrise.

The hotel spa also offers African-inspired treatments that only use locally-harvested products and ancient methods. With facilities that include the spa facing Table Mountain and the harbour, it is not unusual that this award-winning hotel is popular among tourists and is fully-booked during the peak seasons.

Cape Grace Hotel & Spa

Address: West Quay Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Dry cleaning Cooking class ATM/cash machine on site Canoeing Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Packed lunches

11. DysArt Boutique (from USD 103)

DysArt Boutique Hotel is slightly different from the other properties on this list because it is located in the trendy suburb of Green Point.

Minutes from the waterfront, this 8-room designer guest house has been furnished in a contemporary style with en suite bathrooms as well as a private patio or balcony for lounging.

Despite being a small hotel, there are 2 pool areas, just right for sunbathing in the African sun.

DysArt Boutique Hotel

Address: 17 Dysart Road

12. Cape Heritage Hotel (from USD 104)

The award-winning Cape Heritage Hotel is situated in the elegant Heritage Square. It features a roof-top luxury hot tub pool and chic rooms decorated with a fusion of European and African elements.

Each room possesses its own character and the furniture is tailored to the theme. All rooms come with extra-long beds and a pillow menu because, well, everyone likes a personal touch to their hotel stay.

The location of the hotel offers ease of access to the city’s vibrant, bustling street life. With nearby attractions such as Signal Hill and the waterfront, you can get more things done in less time because some extra time just relaxing in the roof-top hot tub would be a dream, wouldn’t it?

Cape Heritage Hotel

Address: 90 Bree Street

13. Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel (from USD 141)

With two solar-heated infinity pools and conveniently located near to beaches, restaurants, and tourist attractions, the 5-star Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel is nothing close to being just ordinary.

Luxurious, air-conditioned rooms come with a view of either the sea or mountains, giving guests an excellent backdrop for their holiday photos. Hiking trails just behind the hotel give guests the opportunity to do some walking, light jogging, or biking along the beach.

Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel

Address: 31 Francolin Road, Camps Bay

14. Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel (from USD 45)

Set in the heart of Sea Point, the Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel is one to fall in love with.

With its modern and elegant rooms, it combines the exclusive feel and privacy of homes with high-quality hotel facilities. Just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town, it can definitely be considered one of the best places to stay when in Cape Town.

Shopping and nature are also just on the doorstep.

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Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel

Address: 9 Clarens Road

15. The Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments (from USD 64)

The Rockwell All Suite Hotel and Apartments is a four star hotel offering a different kind of accommodation. Its self-catering apartments with a stunning view of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, or the harbour, make it perfect for families who require less of the pool-type amenities and more in terms of space and privacy.

Each self-contained apartment has a stainless steel kitchen, dining area, and a large lounge, catering for groups rather than touring individuals. The Rockwell also offers bed and breakfast, making it very a very popular choice for solo travelers, couples and families.

Nearby facilities include golf courses, and Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20 minutes’ drive away.

Live the life of luxury

With plenty to do around Cape Town, you will definitely need a good resting spot to look forward to heading back to every evening after your varied and numerous activities. While many of these look super luxurious and posh, you know that a good night’s sleep will make the cost totally worth it!

What are you waiting for? Book one now and get ready to be pampered!

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