Cape Town

Hotels in Cape Town

Hotels in Cape Town offer breathtaking views, both of the city’s many natural wonders and of the city itself. Many Cape Town hotels offer hip and stylish accommodations close to Cape Town’s center and along its shores, while old-luxury style hotels can be found just outside the city – some of these even boast their own wineries. Here are two of T+L’s favorite locations:
One & Only: Located in the center of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with captivating views of Table Mountain, the One & Only is one of the best hotels in Cape Town. The hotels’ restaurants, run by legendary chefs Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, come with African flair and luxurious character, as do the hotel’s 131 rooms and suites. The resort’s daring island design is reflected inside as well as out, and the luxurious spas at One & Only are legendary.
Steenberg: At this Cape Town hotel, you’re just 20 minutes outside the city, yet secluded in the tranquil Constantia Valley, with views over False Bay. Steenberg is located on Cape Town’s oldest farm. The buildings may date back to 1682, but the amenities are state of the art, including a stylish pool bar with loungers, a winery, and an award winning restaurant, Catharina’s.

Just 10 miles from the airport and 20 from the city center, the property not only is affordable but also has edgy interior design, including wall-mounted rotary-dial phones; wooden ceilings; a basketful of wines. The owner is warm and bakes bread daily for guests.

This stylish Cape Dutch guesthouse has eight rooms and a swimming pool, on Prince Albert's main street.

Set along a secluded stretch of Atlantic coast, this 70-room mini-resort is a sanctuary where mountain views, sea breezes, and heady indigenous plant life converge.

Three terraced Victorian houses in the sunny hills of Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof district make up this 12-room boutique hotel. Distinctly African, the floors are covered with antelope-skin rugs, and halls are lit by onyx lamps crafted by local members of the Xhosa tribe.

The fun, hip vibe of this beachside hotel is perfectly captured by its open-air cocktail bar—which doubles as a Harley-Davidson rental spot during the summer months.

Rising eight stories above ships and fisheries, the Table Bay has picture-perfect harbor views and direct access to waterfront shops and restaurants.

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A movable pedestrian bascule bridge provides access from the bustling waterfront to this quiet, mansard-roofed hotel on its own private quay.

This resort, which opened in 2009 on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, features 131 spacious, high-tech rooms and a knockout first impression: the hotel’s 40-foot-tall picture window framing Table Mountain at Vista Bar & Lounge.

The Vineyard, built around a 200-year-old homestead in the tranquil and leafy suburb of Newlands, has just emerged from a significant face-lift.

Since 1899, this pink-faced colonial beauty—just a stroll away from the Company Gardens—has been the reigning queen of Cape Town’s hotels.

On a stretch of savagely gorgeous coastline, 90 minutes southeast of Cape Town in Hermanus, sits this spare, white-on-white, colonial-style, 10-room inn at the water’s edge.

Once a dark Victorian house, this national monument is now flooded with light, thanks to a renovation by its English and South African owners, who tore down walls and retrofitted period windows and doors.

Montague House, a handsome 1908 palace with a polished oak interior in the town center, has been transformed into a bistro.