The Best Hotels in Cape Town
February 24, 2022

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night
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February 24, 2022

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

Mount Nelson

One of Cape Towns' most iconic hotels opened its doors to global travellers in 1899 and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. The hotel is world-renowned for its romantic Heritage, warm Professional service, timeless style and magnificent setting. The hotel is in an ideal location, offering a perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz, resting at the foot of table mountain and being only a short walk from a hub of restaurants, bars in the popular Kloof and Bree street. The property features two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue and secluded rose gardens, perfect for traditional English tea and fine dining, Belmond is renowned for. In total six distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety 201 individually garnished, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annex offers exceptional views, mood and tone.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £260 Per Night

Camissa House

Located in a mountainside hideaway in the heart of Cape Town, all of the property's eight rooms flaunt magnificent city views, perfectly complementing the tranquillity inherent in the design. While there is always a staff member or two on hand it is largely a house in atmosphere, with an open plan-kitchen next to the library and bar in the lounge where guests have easy access to help themselves to refreshments. During the evening the property transforms with a cosy, snug and romantically lite attire, and on your return, the on-duty butler offers to bring you up a nightcap, or a cup of tea, making you feel very much at home.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 6/10

Food & Drink: 6/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 5/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 6/10

Overall experience: 6/10

Prices from £420 Per Night

The Silo

The Silo was at one point the tallest building in Su-Saharan Africa at 57m tall when it first opened in 1924. Originally used for handling grain and holding the Silos themselves, the extraordinary building offers panoramic views that encompass both table mountain and the V&A Harbour. The building is neatly placed within a five-minute walk to the V&A shopping mall and directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. the greatest observable transformation to the historic building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which swell outward as if slightly inflated. In total, the hotel has an amazing one-bedroom penthouse and 28 elegantly boldly designed rooms.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £740 Per Night

Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town, located on its own quay between the bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, Cape Grace is one, if not the finest location to immerse yourself in to truly soak up the spirit of the city. The property harbours 120 rooms but certainly isn't your ordinary hotel with plenty of references to the Capes colonial history, where every corridor and room is uniquely designed with antiques and replicas. The hotel's intimate Bar has arguably the best selection of whisky in the city, while the Signal restaurant presents fine dining with an incredible and not to miss 8-course tasting menu. The hotel is also extremely child friendly, and staff go out of their way to make children of all ages feel welcome, with daily activities.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 8/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 8/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £280 Per Night

One&Only

The urban stylish resort can be found within the city's trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with overwhelming views of Table Mountain from the rooms and grand windows in the lobby. The hotel itself is divided into two sections, one being the spa island (built on a man-made island and centred around a lagoon-shaped pool) with 40 suites and the other the Marina Rise with 91 rooms. Each room features large bathrooms and is decorated with fabrics and furnishings recalling the warm, muted tones of Africa’s savannahs. Dining at One&Only is a pure pleasure with two acclaimed restaurants Rueben’s restaurant, and Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Nobu restaurant.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: /10

Service: /10

Food & Drink: /10

Location: /10

Room Facilities: /10

Hotel Facilities: /10

Value for money: /10

Overall experience: /10

Prices from £560 Per Night

February 24, 2022

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

Mount Nelson

One of Cape Towns' most iconic hotels opened its doors to global travellers in 1899 and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. The hotel is world-renowned for its romantic Heritage, warm Professional service, timeless style and magnificent setting. The hotel is in an ideal location, offering a perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz, resting at the foot of table mountain and being only a short walk from a hub of restaurants, bars in the popular Kloof and Bree street. The property features two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue and secluded rose gardens, perfect for traditional English tea and fine dining, Belmond is renowned for. In total six distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety 201 individually garnished, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annex offers exceptional views, mood and tone.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £260 Per Night

Camissa House

Located in a mountainside hideaway in the heart of Cape Town, all of the property's eight rooms flaunt magnificent city views, perfectly complementing the tranquillity inherent in the design. While there is always a staff member or two on hand it is largely a house in atmosphere, with an open plan-kitchen next to the library and bar in the lounge where guests have easy access to help themselves to refreshments. During the evening the property transforms with a cosy, snug and romantically lite attire, and on your return, the on-duty butler offers to bring you up a nightcap, or a cup of tea, making you feel very much at home.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 6/10

Food & Drink: 6/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 5/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 6/10

Overall experience: 6/10

Prices from £420 Per Night

The Silo

The Silo was at one point the tallest building in Su-Saharan Africa at 57m tall when it first opened in 1924. Originally used for handling grain and holding the Silos themselves, the extraordinary building offers panoramic views that encompass both table mountain and the V&A Harbour. The building is neatly placed within a five-minute walk to the V&A shopping mall and directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. the greatest observable transformation to the historic building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which swell outward as if slightly inflated. In total, the hotel has an amazing one-bedroom penthouse and 28 elegantly boldly designed rooms.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £740 Per Night

Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town, located on its own quay between the bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, Cape Grace is one, if not the finest location to immerse yourself in to truly soak up the spirit of the city. The property harbours 120 rooms but certainly isn't your ordinary hotel with plenty of references to the Capes colonial history, where every corridor and room is uniquely designed with antiques and replicas. The hotel's intimate Bar has arguably the best selection of whisky in the city, while the Signal restaurant presents fine dining with an incredible and not to miss 8-course tasting menu. The hotel is also extremely child friendly, and staff go out of their way to make children of all ages feel welcome, with daily activities.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 8/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 8/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £280 Per Night

One&Only

The urban stylish resort can be found within the city's trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with overwhelming views of Table Mountain from the rooms and grand windows in the lobby. The hotel itself is divided into two sections, one being the spa island (built on a man-made island and centred around a lagoon-shaped pool) with 40 suites and the other the Marina Rise with 91 rooms. Each room features large bathrooms and is decorated with fabrics and furnishings recalling the warm, muted tones of Africa’s savannahs. Dining at One&Only is a pure pleasure with two acclaimed restaurants Rueben’s restaurant, and Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Nobu restaurant.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: /10

Service: /10

Food & Drink: /10

Location: /10

Room Facilities: /10

Hotel Facilities: /10

Value for money: /10

Overall experience: /10

Prices from £560 Per Night

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

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It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Contact SIANA Today

Contact your personal SIANA travel tailor today to start planning your next adventure. As a boutique travel agency specialising in tailor-made itineraries, we leave no stone unturned to create the most memorable holiday that meets your unique needs and desires.

Enquire Now

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Contact SIANA Today

Contact your personal SIANA travel tailor today to start planning your next adventure. As a boutique travel agency specialising in tailor-made itineraries, we leave no stone unturned to create the most memorable holiday that meets your unique needs and desires.

Enquire Now

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

Mount Nelson

One of Cape Towns' most iconic hotels opened its doors to global travellers in 1899 and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. The hotel is world-renowned for its romantic Heritage, warm Professional service, timeless style and magnificent setting. The hotel is in an ideal location, offering a perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz, resting at the foot of table mountain and being only a short walk from a hub of restaurants, bars in the popular Kloof and Bree street. The property features two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue and secluded rose gardens, perfect for traditional English tea and fine dining, Belmond is renowned for. In total six distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety 201 individually garnished, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annex offers exceptional views, mood and tone.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £260 Per Night

Camissa House

Located in a mountainside hideaway in the heart of Cape Town, all of the property's eight rooms flaunt magnificent city views, perfectly complementing the tranquillity inherent in the design. While there is always a staff member or two on hand it is largely a house in atmosphere, with an open plan-kitchen next to the library and bar in the lounge where guests have easy access to help themselves to refreshments. During the evening the property transforms with a cosy, snug and romantically lite attire, and on your return, the on-duty butler offers to bring you up a nightcap, or a cup of tea, making you feel very much at home.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 6/10

Food & Drink: 6/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 5/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 6/10

Overall experience: 6/10

Prices from £420 Per Night

The Silo

The Silo was at one point the tallest building in Su-Saharan Africa at 57m tall when it first opened in 1924. Originally used for handling grain and holding the Silos themselves, the extraordinary building offers panoramic views that encompass both table mountain and the V&A Harbour. The building is neatly placed within a five-minute walk to the V&A shopping mall and directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. the greatest observable transformation to the historic building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which swell outward as if slightly inflated. In total, the hotel has an amazing one-bedroom penthouse and 28 elegantly boldly designed rooms.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £740 Per Night

Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town, located on its own quay between the bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, Cape Grace is one, if not the finest location to immerse yourself in to truly soak up the spirit of the city. The property harbours 120 rooms but certainly isn't your ordinary hotel with plenty of references to the Capes colonial history, where every corridor and room is uniquely designed with antiques and replicas. The hotel's intimate Bar has arguably the best selection of whisky in the city, while the Signal restaurant presents fine dining with an incredible and not to miss 8-course tasting menu. The hotel is also extremely child friendly, and staff go out of their way to make children of all ages feel welcome, with daily activities.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 8/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 8/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £280 Per Night

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The Best Hotels in Cape Town

Words by
Grant Dullage
February 14, 2024
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It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

February 24, 2022

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

Mount Nelson

One of Cape Towns' most iconic hotels opened its doors to global travellers in 1899 and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. The hotel is world-renowned for its romantic Heritage, warm Professional service, timeless style and magnificent setting. The hotel is in an ideal location, offering a perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz, resting at the foot of table mountain and being only a short walk from a hub of restaurants, bars in the popular Kloof and Bree street. The property features two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue and secluded rose gardens, perfect for traditional English tea and fine dining, Belmond is renowned for. In total six distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety 201 individually garnished, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annex offers exceptional views, mood and tone.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £260 Per Night

Camissa House

Located in a mountainside hideaway in the heart of Cape Town, all of the property's eight rooms flaunt magnificent city views, perfectly complementing the tranquillity inherent in the design. While there is always a staff member or two on hand it is largely a house in atmosphere, with an open plan-kitchen next to the library and bar in the lounge where guests have easy access to help themselves to refreshments. During the evening the property transforms with a cosy, snug and romantically lite attire, and on your return, the on-duty butler offers to bring you up a nightcap, or a cup of tea, making you feel very much at home.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 6/10

Food & Drink: 6/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 5/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 6/10

Overall experience: 6/10

Prices from £420 Per Night

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

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It is no surprise then to hear that Cape Town has been named the most beautiful city in the world for seven years running. Throughout the city and along the coastal waters can be found an abundance of luxury hotels including Cape Grace, One&Only, the Silo, and 12 Apostles, desirable for first-time visitors. But Among the cobbled streets and tucked away in some of the more discreet areas can be found the city's hidden gems, luxurious boutique hotels offering guests discreet settings, and luxury assistance tailored to their idyllic locations.

We are often in Cape Town and regularly experience all of the high-end properties. After numerous visits, we thought it would be perfect for us to give our honest guide to the best hotels there is to visit within the city.

BOOK YOUR STAY NOW

Ellerman House

Located on Kloof Road in Bantry Bay, home to some of the most expensive real estate in Africa, Ellerman House is positioned upon a jaw-dropping cliffside location. This Edwardian mansion is Cape Town's most exclusive hotel and offers discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel also has its very own art gallery and harbours some of the most significant pieces of South African art. The luxury boutique hotel has 13 rooms, and service par with any internationally-acclaimed five-star hotel, as its many awards attest to. Ellerman households a uniquely designed Wine Gallery, featuring a uniquely designed display of wines in the shape of a corkscrew. Guests can choose to have an optional wine tasting session with world-class wines in this intimate and romantic cellar.  The property truly does offer the best of South Africa from Wine and food to art and the staggering natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

Who is the hotel for?

Ideal for those seeking exclusivity and privacy while being close to the city. The two exclusive villas are perfect for families looking for private use while the main house is ideal for couples and solos.

House Design: 8/10

Villa Design: 10/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £611 Per Night

Labotessa


Located in the energetic city center of Cape Town, LABOTESSA can be found within the cobbled streets of the rich historic area of Church square, amongst an array of architecturally impressive buildings, and is one of the oldest addresses in South Africa. The boutique hotel embodies a fusion between state-of-the-art technology and historic design, honouring the heritage of this 17th-century building by ensuring entirely bespoke furniture throughout the six signature suites and the one grand six-bedroom penthouse.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 10/10

Food & Drink: 7/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 10/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 10/10

Prices from £270 Per Night

The Twelve Apostles

Positioned at the edge of the world, overlooking the most magnificent location on the Cape peninsula, the Twelve Apostles hotel & spa is a grand hotel just a short drive from the city centre and located in Camps Bay. The Award-winning and family-run boutique hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Offering 70 guest rooms a renowned holistic spa the hotel is nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of Table Mountain National Park, where the bar and Restaurant overlook the vast Atlantic ocean along accompanied with panoramas of breaching whales, playful dolphins, and transcending sunsets.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Food & Drink: 9/10

Location: 10/10

Room Facilities: 6/10

Hotel Facilities: 10/10

Value for money: 7/10

Overall experience: 7/10

Prices from £470 Per Night

Mount Nelson

One of Cape Towns' most iconic hotels opened its doors to global travellers in 1899 and has attracted a well-heeled mix of loyal guests ever since. The hotel is world-renowned for its romantic Heritage, warm Professional service, timeless style and magnificent setting. The hotel is in an ideal location, offering a perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz, resting at the foot of table mountain and being only a short walk from a hub of restaurants, bars in the popular Kloof and Bree street. The property features two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue and secluded rose gardens, perfect for traditional English tea and fine dining, Belmond is renowned for. In total six distinctive accommodation wings offer a variety 201 individually garnished, elegantly appointed rooms and suites. No two rooms are exactly the same, and each annex offers exceptional views, mood and tone.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 7/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 7/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 10/10

Overall experience: 8/10

Prices from £260 Per Night

Camissa House

Located in a mountainside hideaway in the heart of Cape Town, all of the property's eight rooms flaunt magnificent city views, perfectly complementing the tranquillity inherent in the design. While there is always a staff member or two on hand it is largely a house in atmosphere, with an open plan-kitchen next to the library and bar in the lounge where guests have easy access to help themselves to refreshments. During the evening the property transforms with a cosy, snug and romantically lite attire, and on your return, the on-duty butler offers to bring you up a nightcap, or a cup of tea, making you feel very much at home.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 6/10

Food & Drink: 6/10

Location: 8/10

Room Facilities: 5/10

Hotel Facilities: 7/10

Value for money: 6/10

Overall experience: 6/10

Prices from £420 Per Night

The Silo

The Silo was at one point the tallest building in Su-Saharan Africa at 57m tall when it first opened in 1924. Originally used for handling grain and holding the Silos themselves, the extraordinary building offers panoramic views that encompass both table mountain and the V&A Harbour. The building is neatly placed within a five-minute walk to the V&A shopping mall and directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. the greatest observable transformation to the historic building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which swell outward as if slightly inflated. In total, the hotel has an amazing one-bedroom penthouse and 28 elegantly boldly designed rooms.

Who is the hotel for?

Perfect for couples looking to stay boutique and discreet in the heart of the city, soaking up the history of Cape Town whilst being transported with a feel of a charming side street of a European city.

Design: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Food & Drink: 8/10

Location: 9/10

Room Facilities: 9/10

Hotel Facilities: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Prices from £740 Per Night
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