Best Hotels in Cape Town
Courtesy of Victoria & Alfred Hotel
No. 5 Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Steeped in the pioneering spirit of colonial Cape Town, this distinguished hotel is set on the city’s thriving harbor (both are named for the queen of England and her son, who inaugurated the waterfront in 1870). About a third of the 94 rooms are loftlike spaces that offer glimpses of the building’s warehouse past (whitewashed brick and exposed beams, stone-and-granite bathrooms), while all accommodations have windows that overlook either the historic waterfront or a nearby piazza. Don’t miss a dockside dinner at the hotel’s open-air restaurant, OYO, for smoked trout, crayfish, and steamed mussels served with a view of Table Mountain.