Top 5 Hotels With Early Check-In In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2024

Tina S.
Tina S. 
Contributing Writer
| 3 min read

Cape Town has been repeatedly voted as one of the world’s best cities, and it’s not surprising. Notable for its jaw-dropping scenery, pristine sea, and constant sunny weather, the “Mother City” remains a favorite holiday destination of tourists around the world. It boasts amazing natural wonders such as Table Mountain and Cape Point Nature Reserve. World-class beaches also abound here, including Camps Bay Beach, Diaz Beach, and Boulders Beach. Indulge yourself in South Africa’s culinary capital where the diversity in food and wine flows. The best way to immerse and enjoy yourself in the city’s offerings is to stay a few days in a cozy accommodation. Browse through this list of the top hotels with early check-in in Cape Town, South Africa for a convenient and worry-free stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and availability of early check-in services. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

1. Old Foundry Hotel (from USD 113)

Old Foundry Hotel is a former commercial foundry that now offers 24 stylish industrial-themed rooms complete with modern conveniences. There is a shared kitchen here, so you can easily whip up home-cooked meals. On days when you’re not in the mood to cook your own dishes, you can visit the on-site restaurant for delicious pizza and South African favorites or order brunch and drinks at Cartel Café. There’s an in-house gym for your workout routine.

If you’re arriving before 2 pm, the hotel’s early check-in service is available but subject to room availability. Upon arrival, you will be required to pay a damage deposit of 498 ZAR (27.53 USD) via a credit card. It will be returned to you within seven days after checking out through bank transfer if there is no damage to the property.

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Old Foundry Hotel

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 16 Ebenezer Road
8.47 km (5.3 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

2. Taj Cape Town (from USD 150)

Taj Cape Town is close to the popular Long Street and several of Cape Town’s business establishments and attractions. It boasts beautifully decorated rooms and suites with opulent furnishings. Most accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows, and others have a balcony featuring jaw-dropping city and mountain views. Guests can also access the steam room, heated lap pool, sauna, and high-tech gym free of charge. International cuisine is served in the two on-site restaurants.

The standard check-in time is from 2 pm while the check-out is from 11 am. However, guests can request early check-in and late check-out, subject to the availability of rooms. Alternatively, you can opt to book the room for the night before your arrival. Luggage storage is also offered by the hotel as you wait for your room to be available.

Note that you need to provide a credit card and photo ID upon check-in.

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Taj Cape Town This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Wale Street
7.13 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Hotel on the Promenade (from USD 118)

This boutique hotel is a Cape Dutch-style heritage building in Sea Point. It offers eight stylish rooms suitable for couples traveling with a child. The accommodations are trendy but compact, and some include a balcony. Modern conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee-making facilities are found here too. The on-site restaurant serves delectable European cuisine ala carte.

The standard check-in time is 1 pm. Your early check-in requests will depend on the check-out time of the last guests, but the hotel offers luggage storage for guests who will be arriving earlier. You can also chill in the lounge while waiting for your room to be ready. For a guaranteed early check-in, you can book the room from the previous night, hence, the full accommodation fee applies.

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Hotel on the Promenade

Wifi Available

Address: 11 Arthurs Road
8.9 km (5.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

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4. Urban Oasis Aparthotel and Spa (from USD 69)

Urban Oasis Aparthotel and Spa boasts modern chic guest rooms equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and an ensuite bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is provided too so that you can stay connected with your loved ones back home. Guests will also enjoy complimentary access to a seasonal outdoor pool and a sun terrace where you can relax and unwind. The spa facilities are available if you wish to be pampered during your stay. A la carte breakfast and international cuisine are served daily at the on-site restaurant.

Guests can check in at 3 pm. Your early check-in request can be accommodated if the room is available upon your arrival. In case the property is fully booked the night before, you can leave your baggage at the reception and stay in the cafe or pool deck.

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Urban Oasis Aparthotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 91 Plein Street
6.86 km (4.3 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests

5. Icon Luxury Apartments (from USD 120)

Icon Luxury Apartments offers self-catering apartments with a cozy lounge and modern comforts, such as satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, and ensuite bathrooms. Panoramic city views can also be enjoyed from your chosen accommodation’s balcony. There are meeting rooms, daily office space, and conference facilities for those who are in the port city for business. For guests who are here to relax, there is a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop sun terrace where they can chill. The Food Lover’s Market, the on-site restaurant, serves a buffet breakfast and lunch.

Note that guests have to inform the property about their time of arrival. Are you arriving before the standard check-in time of 2 pm? You can request an early check-in, which depends on the availability of rooms. For your convenience, baggage storage is offered, too.

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Icon Luxury Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: 24 Hans Strijdom Ave
7.78 km (4.9 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Barber/beauty shop Family rooms

Reap the benefits of checking in early

Cape Town is a beautiful port city in South Africa that’s brimming with natural attractions. Make the most of your holiday here by arriving early, so you will have more time to enjoy these fabulous places. Book one of these hotels offering early check-in for a hassle-free stay in Cape Town.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Tina is a free-spirited writer and traveler. She likes to experience unfamiliar places, cuisines, and scenery. She prefers beaches to mountains though as she is afraid of heights. Visiting museums,...Read more

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