We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hotels and resorts in Cape Town for you to stay at while you explore the city. Some of these places are so magnificent that you’ll never even want to leave the premises. No matter what type of accommodation you’re looking for, you’re sure to find one that is just right for you on the list below.
1.Cape Grace Hotel
There is no better place to experience the natural beauty of South Africa’s Cape Town than from the Cape Grace Hotel. The warm and elegant accommodation can be found right between a tranquil yacht marina and the bustling V&A Waterfront, giving you the best of both worlds. Attention has been given to every single aspects of your hotel experience, from the minute you check in to the welcoming reception lounge to the time you spend in the spacious and exquisite rooms and suites. All of the room choices offer a view of the mountains or the spacious harbor, are fitted with modern decor and amenities, and feature stunning local works of art. Enhance your experience by partaking in hotel experiences such as luxurious spa treatments, indulgent afternoon teas, and rare whisky pairings.
Address: W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-10-71-00
2.Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
© Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
With over a hundred years of history, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town. The calm yet vibrant oasis stands out amongst its surroundings with its pink paint - a color that was chosen as a sign of peace in 1918. From the moment you walk in to its exquisitely restored interiors you’ll never want to leave. You can choose to stay in one of the hotel’s elegant rooms, suites, or cottage suites; amenities and features which may be available include spacious living areas, marble bathrooms, luxury toiletries, complimentary WiFi, and more. Some of the activities which the hotel offers that guests love include taking a walk at dawn with a private guide/ photographer, being chauffeured around town on a classic car tour, or going on a sidecar adventure along Chapman’s Peak.
Address: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-83-10-00
3.Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
© Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel is an urban sanctuary which was designed to be intimate and private. The unforgettable experience is only made better because of the meticulous attention that was paid to every detail of your experience, from booking your room to the cuisine you will feast on. Each of the rooms and suites available in the boutique hotel have been individually decorated, making the open-plan, ensuite bathroom accommodation unique and distinctive. Spend your time relaxing at the hotel’s Zest Spa and have a rejuvenating massage or treatment; there are tons of interesting attractions surrounding the hotel which Guest Services can assist you with such as Table Mountain, Two Oceans Aquarium, or a Guided tour of the Cape Peninsula.
Address: 2 Braemar Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-33-12-46
4.Dock House Boutique Hotel
© Dock House Boutique Hotel
Located alongside the Time Ball Tower and just a hop away from the V&A Waterfront, the Dock House Boutique Hotel is a perfectly situated accommodation choice when in Cape Town. What was once the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800s has been transformed into one of the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa. The hotel’s exterior charm transforms into an opulent interior as you walk into ornate ceiling cornices, stunning chandeliers, and several other design and decor aspects which justify the property’s Victorian charm. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s private swimming pool area, their Sanctuary Signature Spa, fully-equipped gym, and their beautifully manicured gardens during your stay.
Address: Moorings 5 & Portswood Ridge, 5 Portswood Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-21-93-34
© Ellerman House
Ellerman House is a private boutique hotel which you’ll find located along Cape Town’s gorgeous Atlantic Seaboard. They’ve been offering visitors an incomparably beautiful place to stay for over 25 years and have set a benchmark in refined luxury and service excellence. Not only are the surroundings absolutely breathtaking, but the hotel itself mirrors the calm and beauty of the area. There are thirteen individually-styled rooms and suites to choose from in five different levels of extravagance. Additional hotel facilities and amenities include an in-house spa with sauna and steam room, private swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and Bar Roc - a contemporary space where you can gather to watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy a drink.
Address: 180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-30-32-00
© Steenberg Hotel
The Steenberg Hotel is more than just a luxury boutique hotel - it’s an experience that guests will remember fondly for the rest of their lives. Filled with a rich history and providing exquisite hospitality, the hotel also encompasses a plush spa, world-class cuisine, an award-winning winery, and an 18-hole championship golf course. The unique location is tranquil and relaxing, while also offering an element of fun and adventure. You can spend your time swimming in the private hotel pool, taking a tour of the winery, playing a round of golf, or dining at Bistro 1682 or Catharina’s Restaurant. The luxurious accommodation includes sunny barn rooms, family rooms, contemporary premier rooms, and striking heritage suites.
Address: Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-17-13-22-22
7.Cape Diem Lodge
© Cape Diem Lodge
The Carpe Diem Lodge is an award winning, boutique-style guest house that can be found right in the heart of Cape Town’s cultural hub. You’ll find the luxurious Victorian-style hotel surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens on the slopes of Signal Hill. The hotel aims to offer guests from all over the world a home away from home for them to come together with their friends and family while experiencing style, comfort, and hospitality. In the end, they created a haven which provides all of that while infusing its historic past with modern entertainment and harmony. Some of the hotel services which are available are airport pick-up and transfers, in-house massage and wellness treatments, laundry service, complimentary afternoon tea, poolside drinks and snacks, and scheduled excursions to nearby attractions.
Address: 11 Vesperdene Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-7-68-11-55-74
8.Cape Royale Residences
© Cape Royale Residences
You will find the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel just a short distance away from Cape Town’s award-winning Metropolitan Golf Course, stunning beachfront, and the vibrant V&A Waterfront. You’ll also be nearby popular attractions such as Green Point Park and the Cape Town Stadium. Accommodation is available in the form of luxurious, full-service apartments which come in five different styles: Deluxe One Bedroom, Deluxe Two Bedroom, Business Two Bedroom, Penthouse Two Bedroom, and Penthouse Three Bedroom. The accommodation is a great choice for those who are traveling in large groups, are planning an extended stay, or prefer living in luxury during their visit to South Africa.
Address: 47 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-30-05-00
© Colona Castle
Colona Castle is a luxurious boutique hotel that is surrounded by a view unlike any other; guests will be able to take in panoramic vistas of majestic mountains, dazzling beaches, shimmering lakes, and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the warm False Bay coast, you’ll find Colona Castle right in the middle of Cape Town’s city center and within perfect distance from the airport, world-class golf courses, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and the Winelands. The five-star retreat is perfect for discerning travelers who are looking for exceptional hospitality as well as romantic honeymooners who wish for a more private and intimate setting.
Address: Old Boyes Dr, 1 Verwood Road, Lakeside, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-17-88-82-35
10.One&Only Cape Town
© One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town is an urban chic resort that offers unprecedented levels of luxury while being in an enviable location on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The vibrant accommodation is perfect for solo travelers, honeymooners, business travelers, and families, as your entire experience will be personalized to meet your needs from the moment you set foot in the hotel. Some of the amazing amenities you’ll find within the hotel include the Private Spa Island which can be found in the middle of resort, a temperature-controlled infinity edge swimming pool, and world class dining with a choice of Dutch, British, African, Japanese, and Peruvian fare.
Address: Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-31-58-88
11.Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
© Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
The Radisson Blu hotel chain is renowned around the world and their Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town comprises all of the luxury and style you’ve come to expect from them. You can take in the views of the marina and the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean straight from your room or suite while being in close proximity to attractions such as Robben Island, Table Mountain, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There are 117 rooms and suites to choose from, all of them fitted with decor that is inspired by the ocean that surrounds the hotel. Be sure to feast on local cuisine and perfectly paired South African wine by visiting the in-house dining establishment, Tobago’s Restaurant.
Address: 100 Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-41-30-00
© Sugar Hotel
Sugar Hotel is a private oasis that has a sophisticated style comprising raw brick, stainless steel, woods, glass, and porcelain tiles. Staying there in the heart of the vibrant city means that you’ll be minutes away from the World Cup Stadium, Cape Quarter, the V&A Waterfront, and an array of restaurants, attractions, and nightlife establishments. After a day of exploration and adventure, resort to one of the hotel’s luxurious and comfortable rooms or suites. There, you will be met with nature and earth inspired decor, heated towel rails, individual temperature control, a flat screen television, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi, and breathtaking views of the waterfront or the mountains.
Address: Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-30-37-80
13.Taj Cape Town
© Taj Cape Town
Taj Cape Town is a hotel that is housed in a stunning structure which was once home to the South African Reserve Bank, Temple Chambers, and later, the Board of Executors (BoE). Its amazing location right in the heart of the old city will put you steps away from all there is to see and do in Cape Town. There are 176 room and suite options spread across two heritage buildings, and all of them offer spectacular views of the city or the iconic Table Mountain. Enhance your experience and take advantage of amenities provided by the Executive Club Lounge such as a private breakfast, evening canapes, and butler service.
Address: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-18-19-20-00
© The Cellars-Hohenort
Just 15 minutes away from Cape Town’s city center you will find The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel - a five-star relais and chateaux situated within the historical Constantia Valley, also known as Cape Town’s Vineyard. The hotel property sits amidst nine acres of award-winning gardens and immaculately manicured lawns which adds to the serene and magical atmosphere. There are 51 rooms and suites available, each of which offer stunning views of either the gardens or Table Mountain. Prepare yourself for a culinary journey unlike any other by feasting at their in-house restaurant, Greenhouse, which is renowned as one of the top restaurants in South Africa.
Address: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-17-94-21-37
15.The Table Bay Hotel
A part of the Sunlux Collection by Sun International, The Table Bay Hotel is a five-star luxury accommodation that can be found right in the middle of Cape Town. Staying at the hotel is the ultimate luxury getaway experience and has been praised by guests since it was opened in 1997 by Nelson Mandela, former South African president. Spend your time at the Table Bay Camelot Spa indulging in holistic treatments for your body and soul or just unwind by sunbathing besides the hotel’s swimming pool. If you’re in the mood for adventure hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service which will stop at attractions such as the V&A Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, and the South African Museum.
Located in: Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
Address: Quay, 6 W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-06-50-00
16.The Twelve Apostles Hotel
© The Twelve Apostles Hotel
Located between the towering Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is an award-winning accommodation complete with luxurious rooms and exquisite dining. The rooms are individually designed to reflect the stunning beauty that surrounds you; choose from five styles with the Superior Sea Facing Room being the most popular option. Features of the room may include complimentary breakfast, 24-hour room service, individual temperature control, entertainment centers with access to a movie library, evening turndown service, in-room electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and more. During your stay at the hotel be sure to spend time at their stunning outdoor gazebos, in the holistic spa, at The Leopard Bar, or in their in-house dining establishment, the Azure Restaurant.
Address: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-37-90-00
17.The Westin Cape Town
© The Westin Cape Town
The Westin Cape Town is a five-star corporate business hotel that has 483 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. The accommodation is fitted with the latest amenities to ensure the comfort of their guests, while also offering breathtaking views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, and all of Table Bay. During your stay be sure to spend time at their indoor Raleigh’s Lounge and Bar, the outdoor Louis B Terrace, or the Thirty7 Showkitchen. Renowned for its meeting, conference, and banqueting facilities, while being in the middle of Cape Town’s most popular attractions, you’ll find that both leisure and business travelers immensely enjoy their stay at the Westin.
Address: Convention Square, Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-12-99-99
18.Hilton Cape Town City Centre
© Hilton Cape Town City Centre
The Hilton Cape Town City Centre hotel can be found in Cape Town’s financial district, within short distance to Lion’s Head Mountain, Signal Hill, and the International Convention Centre - making it perfect for both business and leisure travelers. There are so many features of the hotel which make it really stand out from other accommodations in the area. For example, all guests will be able to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the V&A Waterfront. Within the hotel, you’ll find the rooms to be comfortable and stylish while the amenities are modern and contemporary. Other hotel features include a hotel lobby area, the Signal Hill Lounge and Terrace, and the 126 Cape Kitchen and Cafe.
Address: 126 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-81-37-00
19.Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
© Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa is a five-star accommodation that can be found right in the heart of Cape Town. There are seven room styles ranging from the Deluxe Studio to their famed Penthouse Suite. If you indulge in a stay at the Penthouse Suite, you’ll be able to take advantage of their elegant master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, private dressing room, an open-plan kitchen, spacious lounge and dining area, and wraparound balcony, from which you can see stunning views of the city, Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Signal Hill. The Penthouse Suite also has a private swimming pool, library nook, a sundeck and a terrace.
Address: Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-18-12-88-88
20.Alphen Boutique Hotel
© Alphen Boutique Hotel
The Alphen Boutique Hotel gives visitors from all over the world the opportunity to experience unrivaled luxury while being surrounded by the beauty of Constantia. The boutique hotel has a choice of elegant accommodation and is surrounded in what is often called “one of the most spectacular cities in the world”. You’ll find the nineteen extravagant rooms and suites spread across three classical heritage manor houses, and each of them are fitted with high-tech facilities and plush comforts. While you’re there be sure to stop by the in-house la Belle Bistro & Bakery where you can indulge in freshly-prepared comfort foods.
Address: Alphen Dr, Alphen, Cape Town, 7848, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-17-95-63-00
21.Hout Bay Manor
© Hout Bay Manor
Extravagant and unique, Hout Bay Manor offers guests the opportunity to stay in one of their amazing 16 distinctive rooms. Each of the rooms have been individually designed and lavishly furnished with wooden floorboards, four-poster beds, opulent chandeliers, and original artwork from local artists. All of the rooms are equipped with modern conveniences such as complimentary WiFi, satellite television, an iPod docking station, designer bathroom products, heated floors, and some of the finest linens you’ll come across. You can choose to take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool, relax in the indigenous gardens, or take a walk around the tranquil grounds.
Address: Baviaanskloof Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-17-90-01-16
22.Lawhill Luxury Apartments
© Lawhill Luxury Apartments
Lawhill Luxury Apartments is considered to be in one of the most sought-after destinations in all of Cape Town. Overlooking Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront marina, the hotel is a short walk away from renowned attractions such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, several shopping malls, and other exciting entertainment venues. There are 28 spacious apartments and penthouses to choose from, each of them with a fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge. The one-bedroom luxury apartment is a popular choice with both short-term and long-term guests; the self-catering accommodation includes a king bed, ensuite shower, and a balcony with amazing views of your surroundings.
Address: LawHill Block A, Marina Residential Estate, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-18-11-82
23.POD Camps Bay
© POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay is a boutique hotel that is dedicated to making each of their guest’s stay nothing short of remarkable. It’s a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers as it has a tranquil and relaxing environment while still being within close vicinity to all of Cape Town’s most amazing attractions. The luxury and privacy that you will experience there is unrivaled, ensuring that their seventeen rooms and suites are some of the best you can choose from during your trip to South Africa. Hotel facilities include a lap pool, cocktail bar, modern gym, same-day laundry service, and 24-hour security.
Address: 3 Argyle St, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-38-85-50
24.Queen Victoria Hotel
© Queen Victoria Hotel
Queen Victoria Hotel is a distinguished and elegant accommodation that can be found right in the middle of all there is to see and do in Cape Town. It’s perfect for visitors who are looking for a serene escape in the city while still being surrounding by outstanding modern amenities. It is fitted with contemporary decor and classic design elements can be seen everywhere from the lobby with its crystal chandeliers and glass elevators to the ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has won many awards over the years including the QV, or Queen Victoria, and is recognized as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa.
Located in: V&A Waterfront
Address: Moorings 5 &, 5 Portswood Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa, Phone: +27-2-14-18-14-66
24 Best Cape Town Hotels
- Cape Grace Hotel, Photo: gmcphotopress/stock.adobe.com
- Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Photo: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
- Villa Zest Boutique Hotel, Photo: Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
- Dock House Boutique Hotel, Photo: Dock House Boutique Hotel
- Ellerman House, Photo: Ellerman House
- Steenberg Hotel, Photo: Steenberg Hotel
- Cape Diem Lodge, Photo: Cape Diem Lodge
- Cape Royale Residences, Photo: Cape Royale Residences
- Colona Castle, Photo: Colona Castle
- One&Only Cape Town, Photo: One&Only Cape Town
- Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, Photo: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
- Sugar Hotel, Photo: Sugar Hotel
- Taj Cape Town, Photo: Taj Cape Town
- The Cellars-Hohenort, Photo: The Cellars-Hohenort
- The Table Bay Hotel, Photo: petert2/stock.adobe.com
- The Twelve Apostles Hotel, Photo: The Twelve Apostles Hotel
- The Westin Cape Town, Photo: The Westin Cape Town
- Hilton Cape Town City Centre, Photo: Hilton Cape Town City Centre
- Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, Photo: Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
- Alphen Boutique Hotel, Photo: Alphen Boutique Hotel
- Hout Bay Manor, Photo: Hout Bay Manor
- Lawhill Luxury Apartments, Photo: Lawhill Luxury Apartments
- POD Camps Bay, Photo: POD Camps Bay
- Queen Victoria Hotel, Photo: Queen Victoria Hotel
- Cover Photo: gb27photo/stock.adobe.com