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Cape Town is the port city capital of South Africa. It’s on the southwest coast of the country and located just beneath the Table Mountain. One of the prime attractions in Cape Town is taking the cable cars to the top of the Table Mountain to observe the view across the city. Travelers often also take boats for a day trip to the neighboring Robben Island, which is now a living museum, but was once a prison holding Nelson Mandela. With so much to do in Cape Town you should look for accommodations that can give you easy access to all of it. These are the top 15 accommodations in Cape Town.

# 1

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is the ideal accommodation in Cape Town for people who enjoy peace and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s located on the Table Mountain National Park and it features a private track winding its way through the indigenous fynbos to a pebble beach. In addition to being remote geographically, the accommodation features just a set of 11 rustically built timber and glass houses that are almost completely hidden from view behind Milkwood trees and their own camouflage. However, perhaps the best feature of this accommodations is that they get to enjoy the gentle sound of waves crashing against the shores. Even though it’s so remote from the city center, you can still go to all the main tourist attractions fairly easily through a 20 to 40 minutes drive. However, guests have been known to have been so entranced by the scenic beauty of the location that they hardly ever step out of their private slice of heaven. The accommodations have been created with tactile material that encourages guests to step out of their shoes and try experiencing the world barefoot. The service staff may be small compared to other chain hotels, however they’re dedicated and they work relentlessly towards fulfilling their guests’ wishes. Some of the best amenities in the resort are a heated pool, several decks from which to view the mountain and the ocean, and plenty of opportunities for quiet mountain walks. Dinner is included in the price of accommodation, and it’s always prepared by the resident executive chef Jeantelle Van Staden, and the guests are allowed to pitch in and offer dinner suggestions.

# 2

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel is located on the top of Oranjezicht, which is a suburb located on the top of Table Mountain. Due to its heightened location, it’s ideal if you want to enjoy vast sweeping views of the city below. You can look out at the glittering lights of the city of Table Bay before you. Furthermore, the mountain with its winding slopes and treacherous roads lies just behind you if you’d like to embark on a mountain hike. The only drawback of this location is that it’s too remote for you to walk anywhere, however it takes about 5 minutes to drive over to the city center. Furthermore, if you’d like to explore some of the other attractions of the city, such as the waterfront, Clifton beaches, etc, you’d have to drive on for about 10 minutes. The exteriors of the resort may seem rather crude at first sight as they once belonged to a private house, however once you enter the resort it’s all a sight of tropical luxury. The garden is very well trimmed and landscaped and it features a fire pit and a raised bar. The resort has a lot of personality and it’s replete with bold wallpapers along with South African paintings, a library full of thick dense volumes of books, amongst other similarly arresting details. The hotel only accommodates a maximum of 16 guests at a time, and a resident butler is always at hand to tend to your needs, and as such the service is highly personalized and efficient.

# 3

Four Rosmead

Four Rosmead is another great luxury accommodation located on Oranjezicht, however this one is situated on the lower rungs of the slope of the peaceful suburb watching over the city below. It takes about 10 minutes to walk over to the city center, and there are several restaurants and bars within walking distance. However, it’s recommended that you avail of a taxi service if it’s late at night. The hotel is designed in a suite and elegant manner, and lots of interesting artworks from local artisans grace the walls of the common areas. You can even purchase the artworks if you so choose. One of the most relaxing and luxurious areas in the hotel is the public courtyard surrounded by dense tropical foliage with a small heated plunge pool in the center. The hotel hostess is always available to tend to any of your needs and make reservations. There are only eight rooms in the entire accommodation, and as such it’s really quite an intimate affair. Depending on the room you choose, you can enjoy a fireplace, or a private garden, a balcony, or even a courtyard. Breakfast is a part of the accommodation, however you have to make special requests for a lunch or dinner. The hotel isn’t ideal for families with small children as they might get quite restless, however if you just want a relaxing time away this is perfect. Some of the activities you can embark upon include going to the beach, going bicycling in a group, hiking through the mountainous regions, going sailing, amongst many others.

# 4

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel offers an extremely sophisticated and luxurious accommodation with an old European vibe in its aesthetic sensibilities. It’s juxtaposed between the Table Mountain at the rear, and the Atlantic before it. As such, the hotel is equidistant between two types of adventures — the former including water sports and activities such as sailing, and the latter comprising long trekking excursions through the mountains. The exteriors of the hotel are decorated in a Parisian aesthetic style however the accommodations indoors exude contemporary chic with a set of eighty two luxury suites, all set up against a sweeping backdrop of nature at its finest. The lobbies and common areas in the hotel seem classic with marbled columns lining the hallways, however the suites are extremely contemporary and modernist with clean lines and minimalist decor. The suites come with fully-equipped kitchens with large granite countertops, and the living room features tinkling chandeliers. As such, all the suites are designed in such a manner that even though they’re luxurious they exude the sense of a high-end townhouse rather than a cold hotel room. The resort also bears all the modern hotel amenities that are necessary, such as a well appointed spa, several bars and restaurants, and a wellness center. One of the best features of the hotel is the rooftop pool deck which offers a stunning panoramic view of the city. When you’re in this hotel you must visit the waterfront and wander amongst its various scenic and charming cafes, restaurants, and bars.

# 5

The Cellars-Hohenort

The Cellars-Hohenort is located in an old winery in South Africa, in the historic center of Constantia. This location is juxtaposed well between the city center and the Waterfront. This accommodation also puts you within close proximity to the villages in the southern peninsula of the city such as Kalk Bay and Simonstown. The hotel is designed in an extremely charming old-world aesthetic, however the one sore spot in their aesthetic is the corporate looking Martini bar. The entire aesthetic and decor of the hotel was set up by the late Liz McGrath, who took great care to make every inch of the garden feel necessary and wholesome. The service staff in the hotel are friendly and intuitive about your needs, however they always maintain a respectful boundary. The hotel grounds also come with two heated pools and a spa service. The gardens in the hotel span out across 9 acres, they’ve won awards, and they’re really one of the prime attractions of the city. There are 48 rooms in the resort, and all of them have been designed in a classic style with dense draperies and floral wallpapers. Some of the best rooms in the hotel are in the Hohenhort wing, however if possible you should check yourself into the “Luxury Double Rooms with Verandah.”

# 6

Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Heritage Hotel is established over the structure of an 18th century corner building and located on Bree Street. The hotel is located on one of the trendiest and busiest streets of Cape Town, and it usually starts bustling early in the morning and as such it’s not the place you go to if you’re looking for a quiet leisurely retreat. Furthermore, even though the rooftop hot tub boasts a view of Table Mountain, the rest of the hotel doesn’t have much of a view. However, the hotel has been decorated in a classy and quirky fashion with wooden floorboards carpeted with Persian rugs and 17 rooms all done up in a unique style.

# 7

52 De Wet

52 De Wet is located on the Bantry Bay, 7 short minutes from the beach by foot. The hotel enjoys stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean from the sun deck. Some of the great amenities in the hotel are a restaurant, a spa, and an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms in this accommodation are large and allow plenty of sunlight to pour in, and they all look out at the ocean. Breakfast can be enjoyed beside the infinity pool overlooking the oceans. You can also go to the Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, which are lined with some of Cape Town’s most popular coastal beaches and restaurants.

# 8

Blaauwheim Guesthouse

Blaauwheim Guesthouse is located at the very bottom of the Helderberg Mountain, and it’s a luxurious accommodation replete with a private garden and a patio. The guesthouse also features an outdoor pool and a communal lounge wherein you can interact with other guests. The rooms in the guesthouse are all well equipped with bathrobes, large beds, and basic kitchen equipments. The beaches of Strand are located a 10 minute drive from the guesthouse. You can go there after enjoying a poolside breakfast at the hotel.

# 9

Cape Rose Cottage

Cape Rose Cottage is located in Camps Bay amidst thriving and lush gardens. The hotel also features a private pool with a large terrace, and it enjoys a view of the ocean and the neighboring mountains. The villas in this accommodation come with fully equipped modern kitchenettes, and the bathrooms are marble clad and come with both a soaking tub and a shower. The rooms enjoy a view of both the sea and the garden. This accommodation is located just 2 kms from Table Mountain, and if you want to enjoy the nightlife of Cape Town you’ll have to drive over to Long Street which is 7.5 kms away.

# 10

Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town is located in the center of the city and it’s perfectly poised to give you access to all the landmarks of the city on foot. It’s located opposite the Company Gardens, and in the same neighborhood as St George’s Cathedral and Slave Lodge. The street is all decked up in bronze facades. The hotel itself has 176 well equipped rooms and it comes with all the amenities you can expect from a 5-star hotel. Only a few of the rooms over panoramic mountain views and they’re considerably more expensive than the other rooms in the hotel.

# 11

Sugar Hotel Cape Town

Sugar Hotel Cape Town offers boutique accommodations in the Green Point part of Cape Town. It’s very conveniently located for you to explore some of the city’s prime attractions on foot. You can go to the V&A Waterfront, explore the 2010 Green Point World Cup Soccer Stadium, and dine out at some of the best and most popular restaurants and bars in the city. The rooms in the hotel are styled in a modern aesthetic.

# 12

Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse

The Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse is situated at the lower rungs of Table mountain, and as such it provides guests with vast sweeping vistas of the city below, which is especially picturesque at night with its glittering city lights. The hotel was built over a 100 years ago, and as such it bears an old-world aesthetic interspersed with some modern conveniences. The rooms are spacious with large windows and have large soaking tubs and antique furnitures. The hotel also includes a large swimming pool, and there’s an upper balcony offering some of the best views of the city. You can even go trekking on the mountain in the daytime.

# 13

3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel & Spa

3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel & Spa is located on Camps Bay, an 8 minute walk from the nearest beach. It comes with an outdoor plunge pool that enjoys a view of the Atlantic Coast. The rooms in the hotel are decorated in a modern aesthetic and they open out into a balcony. Guests of the hotel can relax and unwind on the sun terrace beside the pool and simply enjoy the view. A short 15 minute drive can take you to most of the city’s attractions such as the Clifton Beaches, the Table Mountain Cable Car, or the Convention Center.

# 14

DysArt Boutique Hotel

DysArt Boutique Hotel is located in an extremely trendy and chic suburb of the city called Green Point. The hotel offers 5-star accommodations located strategically close to the V&A Waterfront and the De Waterkant. There are 8 rooms in this hotel and as such it feels very exclusive and intimate. All the rooms and suites in the hotel are decorated in a contemporary style, and they feature a private balcony or patio. There are 2 pools available in the hotel and they come with their own bars, and you can order and sip on drinks by the pool.

# 15

Steenberg Hotel

Steenberg Hotel is located on the Constantia valley, the area that produces the largest quantity of wines in South Africa. This hotel is located in the suburbs and it takes a 20 minute drive to get to the city. However, you are well placed to take a quick day trip to False Bay’s coastal villages as well. The hotel has been built over a 1682 farmhouse, however it has been rendered modern in a way that it’s still respectful of its rustic heritage. The rooms in the hotel feel very antique and colonial, which can be charming for some people. The hotel also features 2 great restaurants and a swimming pool.

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