When choosing the best hotels in Cape Town, price alone doesn’t cut it – what we’re looking for is an iconic design, beautiful rooms, overindulgent service, and the best food in Cape Town. Inevitably, Cape Town is home to some of South Africa’s most luxurious hotels with its ocean views, old Art Deco buildings, and celeb-friendly scenes.
With natural landscapes the city is deliciously beautiful, you can never get enough of it in one go. It’s so versatile with all the café, rich culture, vibrant, and historical places. Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Cape Town and get inspired!
The One&Only Resort
The most happening and glamorous hotel in Cape Town, it is also the most expensive hotel as well. The hotel has two restaurants, Nobu and Reuben’s. The guest room comes with two different views, mountain, and marina. The rooms have been done with expensive taste, with a great view as well as the attached bathroom, along with coffee machines and other contingencies for the comfort and convenience of the guests.
You can also have great spa services as well. Other features of the hotel are its beautiful waterfront location, bars, the private island suites, outdoor pools, and sun decks. For people who are looking for relaxation can also enjoy the yoga room, salon. The hotel is also very children friendly with the kid’s club.
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Opened in 1899 the Belmond Mount Nelson opened doors and was the first hotel in South Africa to offer hot and cold running water and it was described as being ‘even better than its London counterparts’. Today the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel entices relaxation seeking as well as business travelers.
The hotel has 201 rooms that are done in traditional decor, enormous bathrooms setups, along with contemporary features like flat-screen TV sets and free WIFI. Many of the suites have balconies that have a brilliant view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Table Mountain. Comforts of the hotel also include a larger pool, indulgence spa, fitness gym. Moreover, they also have a couple of outdoor pools that are heated. You can also opt from any of the two restaurants or a bar that’s run by the hotel.
The Table Bay Hotel
The hotel has more than 300 room that is done both practically and with elegant style. It’s very popular among business people as well as people looking for a great time on their vacations.
Traditionally decorated rooms and suites with attached luxury bathrooms. Buffet breakfast is on the house, which is a very cool and convenient facility. It has over 100 dishes. You can take advantage of the free shuttle and ferry service the hotel provides.
Southern Sun Waterfront
Looking for a convenient, hotel in the Waterfront area? Look no further than Southern Sun. If you are familiar with Waterfront you know Southern Sun’s location on Lower Buitengracht means it is only 2kms from the V&A Waterfront and only 20kms from Cape Town International Airport. Clifton Beach, Green Point Stadium, and the Cape Town Convention Centre are also close by.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel
This hotel is very famous for its Spa facility. Compared to the hotel luxury hotels it only has 70 rooms, but despite that, it is trendy among the tourists. The property is very close to the beaches and center if the cape town area. Only a 20-minute drive away from the nearest beach. The rooms are done with subtle colors and patterns that are very soothing. Two pools, as well as ocean view, is the best features of the hotel.
The President Hotel
For over 20 years, the President Hotel has managed to achieve a somewhat rare feat for a hotel in this ever-changing country – it’s kept itself constantly relevant and popular.
One would be hard-pressed to find another hotel in the city-state that has been around for this long and continues to receive award after award and be equally popular among guests.
Situated in one of the most upmarket areas in Cape Town, it’s the perfect base for shopping and sightseeing. The decor is quite traditional with antiques and gilt mirrors giving a real sense of opulence.
The Cape Royale
The hotel has a high rating because of its unique Parisian look. They also have a pool and spa service available around the clock. The restaurant of the hotel has an extensive menu.
The rooms are done beautifully as well, with very speedy room service staff. Best of all the luxury hotel is less in price compared to all the other hotels in Cape Town.
The Radisson Blu, Waterfront
With 177 rooms this luxury hotel has a contemporary vibe as well as a prime setting that overlooks the beautiful sea that Cape town has been blessed with.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront also provides a free shuttle service. The hotel has its own pool albeit small, that overlooks the ocean and is heated as well. The ocean view rooms are very cool, and also very expensive.
The Blackheath Lodge
Our list of luxury hotels also has the famous, Blackheath Lodge, which is a small 12-room property set in a Victorian house. It is very conveniently 10 minutes away from the center of the city. The hotel is near beaches and many other restaurants and cafes, which is a great plus for the tourist, who come here mainly for the beaches and African cuisines.
The rooms are done in magical décor that will make the guest fall in love. They also have wooden balconies. Free breakfast in the garden by the pool is the main feature of the hotel. The staff is known to be very friendly and helpful. Your stay at this whimsical lodge will be a memorable one for sure.
Bliss Boutique Hotel
If you’re all about blissed-out glam, Bliss Boutique Hotel is the place to stay when you want to unwind and forget about the hustle of city life. This luxurious boutique hotel is absolutely stunning. From the moment I walked in, I felt as though I was walking into a masterpiece. I’ve stayed at all the big-name hotels and they don’t vary too much so it’s definitely nice to visit something so uniquely beautiful!
Bliss Boutique Hotel is actually one of the first hotels in Africa to have a digital key. When you book a room, you will receive an email asking you to download the check in-app. On the day of your stay, you will receive an update on the hotel room that will be available along with a room number.
Once the room is ready, guests can skip the front desk, head directly to the room, and open the door with the phone via a Bluetooth connection. Using a smartphone key also eliminates the dreaded demagnetization of the plastic key card, which typically happens when its magnetic strip gets too close to your phone.
The hotel boasts eight luxurious rooms with the finest fixtures and fittings and every detail has been thought of when it comes to comfort. Each room has a 40-inch High Definition TV, with a DSTV decoder and a full bouquet of channels with a separate speaker system.