Cape Town is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with over 4 million international arrivals coming through Cape Town International Airport each year. Yet even with the amount of travellers exploring the city, you won’t find yourself lost in massive crowds of camera-clicking tourists. Cape Town is a creative, friendly, and diverse city that thrives on providing its visitors with new experiences and individual attention. From its artisan food markets and restaurants, to personalised tours and boutique hotels, Cape Town is waiting to personally show you around.
Here are 5 of Cape Town’s top boutique hotels where you can enjoy an intimate Mother City experience with all the upmarket frills of spa treatments, restaurants on site, and more.
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Cape View Clifton, Cape Town
An ultra-chic hotel above Clifton’s 4 beaches, with spectacular views of Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles.Travellers to the Cape Peninsula seeking a bolthole away from bustling Cape Town need look no further than this tranquil hotel. Perched high on a cliff above the trendy suburb of Clifton, it opened its doors in 2012 after an extensive revamp by owner Jess Latimer. An interior designer, her expertise cleverly transformed the former apartment complex into a luxe 5-storey hotel. There are now 5 romantic suites with private terraces and sweeping views of the Atlantic, as well as 2- and 3-bedroom suites for self-catering; perfect for a family or group of friends. Interiors are light and airy, and décor is influenced by the Latimer family’s Durban heritage: colonial African style mixed with contemporary furnishings, crisp white linens, geometric cushions, botanical art, hurricane lanterns and vases of fresh flowers. Everything is immaculately presented.
The Three Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
The Three Boutique Hotel fills the gap between a too-homely guest house and an impersonal hotel; it’s exactly the right balance of chic surroundings, 4-star facilities and friendly service. The Three is modern and sophisticated Cape Town hotel accommodation with an historic heart in a trendy part of Cape Town. It offers free Wifi throughout, air conditioning, spacious bedrooms with flatscreen TVs and en-suite bathrooms. A columned terrace tiled in traditional black and white wraps around the house leading to the designer swimming pool and outdoor lounge. The rooftop deck adds another dimension for sunbathing and sunset drinks, with unparalleled views of Cape Town’s three iconic mountains; Table Mountain, Lions Head and Devil’s Peak, after which The Three is named.
The Andros Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Step back in time at The Andros Boutique Hotel, a graceful old Cape Dutch homestead with large, park-like gardens in Cape Town’s beautiful Southern Suburbs. The restored homestead is furnished in an elegant, traditional style, complementing the original features of the building and preserving its old-world charm. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, a good book in the sun room or drawing room, pre-dinner cocktails in the champagne room, and fine food and wine in the elegant dining room.
O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa has everything you need for a tranquil retreat in the city. From the hint of jasmine to the lure of the sun drenched wooden deck overlooking the deep blue ocean, every serene inch of O on Kloof will lift your spirits and instil a sense of sanctuary. No detail is too small when it comes to luxury, so prepare to be pampered in every way, from the finest percale linen to rose petals in the bathtub.
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