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Cape Town Hotels

Cape Town offers accommodation ranging from budget to luxury, and you don't have to shell out thousands for a great view or location, either. From backpacker lodges and inner city boutique hotels to high-end hotels overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, there's something to fit everybody's budget.

The Cape Town hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:

Luxury (over R5,000)
Moderate (R1,500-3,000)
Cheap (under R1,500)
These are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes and breakfast unless otherwise specified.


12 Apostles

This luxurious hotel has a magnificent setting, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles Mountains. With emphasis on service, guests here want for nothing. Be pampered in the gorgeous spa, relax next to the pool or catch a free shuttle into Cape Town: whatever you choose to do here, it’ll be done in style.

Address: Between Camps Bay and Llandudno, Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8005
Telephone: +27 21 437 9000

Cape Grace

This award-winning hotel offers stylish accommodation as well as world-class facilities and service. Located on its very own private quay at the harbour of the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace enjoys a convenient location at Cape Town's most popular shopping district. The Cape's colourful past can be seen in the hotel's exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artefacts and original antiques. Sumptuous tasting menus, rare whisky pairings, luxurious spa treatments and indulgent Afternoon Teas are all thoughtfully created to enhance your stay at Cape Grace.

Address: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, West Quay Road, Cape Town, 8002
Telephone: +27 21 410 7100

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa

This all-suite hotel is as big on space as it is on design and luxury. The Sky Bar with a rooftop pool deck is the perfect spot to enjoy ocean views before dinner; stay in and try one of their restaurants (which offer Italian, Indian and Asian among others) or walk ten minutes to the V&A Waterfront. A complimentary shuttle will transport guests within a 5km (3 mile) radius.

Address: Green Point, 47 Main Road, Cape Town, 8005
Telephone: +27 21 430 0500


Exclusivity comes at a price at The One&Only, set on the V&A Waterfront and with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the marina. The rooms are sophisticated and stylish, and amenities include a swimming pool and a spa, complete with vitality pools. Enjoy rare vintages from the Wine Loft and dine at Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's Nobu or the award-winning Reuben's.

Address: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Dock Road, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 431 5888


51 Camps Bay

This small B&B overlooking the Atlantic Ocean offers a personalised stay within walking distance of Camps Bay and its beachfront bars and restaurants. All rooms have views of either the ocean or mountain, and you’ll find a relaxing retreat where you can indulge in serious R&R.

Address: Camps Bay, 51 Camps Bay Drive, Cape Town, 8040
Telephone: +27 (0)72 345 1155/ +27 (0)72 345 1144

Hippo Boutique Hotel

Just off Kloof Street, close to Cape Town’s CBD and within easy reach of many bars and restaurants, the Hippo Boutique Hotel has sleek, modern rooms with wooden floors and whitewashed ceilings. Facilities include kitchenettes, air-con and Wi-Fi, and there’s also a small rooftop pool. Although there’s a bar downstairs, double glazing keeps the noise out.

Address: Gardens, 5-9 Park Road, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 423 2500

The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel

This hotel in the CBD offers funky rooms and suites, but it’s the Rooftop Trailer Park which everyone loves here. Seven Airstream trailers imported from the USA have been revamped and individually (and playfully) themed, and although they’re not cheap to stay in they’re certainly unique. There’s also a rooftop bar and cinema, a restaurant and an inside bar called The Daddy Cool that’s a local favourite.

Address: , 38 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 424 7247


Daddy Long Legs

Rooms in this art hotel have been decorated by artists, poets, photographers and musicians and themes include music, travel and the tattoo artists, among others. There’s a bar/lounge and balcony overlooking lively Long Street, and self-catering apartments are located nearby. No breakfast, but Long Street is filled with breakfast options.

Address: , 134 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 422 3074

Once in Cape Town

Situated in Kloof Street, conveniently close to many of Cape Town’s attractions, Once in Cape Town is the definition of a poshtel (basically, an upscale hostel). It’s clean, comfortable, funky and affordable, and accommodation ranges from mixed and single-sex dorms to double rooms. Yours Truly, the on-site restaurant, serves delicious, fresh food (breakfast is included).

Address: , 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 87 625 0639

The Fritz Hotel

In a quiet spot near Kloof Street and just up the road from buzzing Long Street, this charming guesthouse proves that budget doesn’t have to mean bland or unstylish. Original art deco furniture and commissioned pieces give the rooms a quirky feel, and some have balconies with views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill.

Address: Gardens, 1 Faure Street, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 480 9000