Must see hotels in Cape Town

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    Ellerman House

    Imagine you’ve been invited to stay with an immensely rich, art-collecting Capetonian friend – that's what the vibe is like at the Ellerman House, an…

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    Tintswalo Atlantic

    The only hotel in Table Mountain National Park has been rebuilt with its secluded seaside charm intact following a disastrous fire in March 2015…

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    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

    A world apart from the rest of the city, sitting in three hectares of gardens, the sugar-pink-painted ‘Nellie’ is a colonial charmer with its chintz decor…

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    Camps Bay Retreat

    Based in the grand Earl’s Dyke Manor (dating from 1929), this splendid place is set in a secluded nature reserve a short walk from the Camps Bay strip…

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    Hotel Verde

    It's easy to see why the self-proclaimed 'greenest hotel' in Africa has won sustainability awards. Rooms are comfy, with creative design, and local arts…

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    One&Only Cape Town

    Little expense seems to have been spared creating this luxury resort. Choose between enormous, plush rooms in the main building (with panoramic views of…

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    Winchester Mansions Hotel

    Offering a waterfront location (you’ll pay extra for sea-view rooms), this elegant Sea Point institution dates to the 1920s, but adds contemporary appeal…

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    Villa Zest

    This Bauhaus–style villa has been converted into a quirkily decorated boutique hotel. The seven guest rooms have bold, retro-design papered walls and…

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    Taj Cape Town

    India’s luxury hotel group has breathed new life into the old Board of Executors building. There’s plenty of heritage here, but a new tower also houses…

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    Vineyard Hotel & Spa

    This delightful hotel's rooms have a contemporary look and are decorated in soothing natural tones. Built around the 1799 home of Lady Anne Barnard, it’s…

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    Orange Kloof Tented Camp

    Perhaps the best of the Table Mountain National Park tented camps, Orange Kloof is tucked away in a beautiful area near Constantia Nek and provides direct…

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    Wish U Were Here

    The designers clearly had a lot of fun with this place, just a short stroll from the Old Biscuit Mill. One dorm is Barbie-doll pink; a romantic double has…

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    Mannabay

    Nothing seems too much bother for the staff at this knockout property, decorated with stunning pieces of contemporary art by local artists. The eight…

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    La Grenadine

    Expat couple Maxime and Mélodie ladle on the Gallic charm at this imaginatively renovated former stables, where the ancient stone walls are a feature of…

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    Cape Heritage Hotel

    Each of the 19 rooms at this elegant boutique hotel, part of the Heritage Sq redevelopment of 18th-century buildings, has its own character. Some have…

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    Ocean View House

    It's all about location at this family-run guesthouse, set in a fynbos (literally ‘fine bush') garden between the Twelve Apostles range and the rocky…

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    Glen Boutique Hotel

    This gorgeous, gay-friendly boutique hotel occupies an elegant old house and a newer block behind. Spacious rooms are decorated in natural tones of stone…

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    Cape Grace

    One of the Waterfront’s most appealing hotels, Cape Grace sports an arty combination of antiques and crafts decoration – including hand-painted bed covers…

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    Bella Ev

    This charming guesthouse, with a delightful courtyard garden, could be the setting for an Agatha Christie mystery, one in which the home’s owner has a…

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    91 Loop

    Jo'burg investors are behind this new and buzzing place offering a good range of rooms, including pods – essentially a dorm bed but instead of a bunk you…