The Best Hotels to Stay in Cape Town City Centre

Looking for a nice place to stay in Cape Town city centre? Fortunately, there is no shortage of excellent accommodation options in central areas of South Africa’s Mother City. Whether you are looking for posh 5-star resorts with impeccable services and premium amenities or you wish to spend a couple of nights in a luxury boutique hotel, here is a list of the best hotels to stay in Cape Town city centre.

1 The Cape Grace Hotel

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Located on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, the Cape Grace Hotel is an ideal place to stay in Cape Town for travelers who wish to be close to major sightseeing attractions. From the African-inspired spa which offers a variety of treatments and incredible views of the waterfront to nicely decorated rooms and suites equipped with all the necessary amenities, there is plenty to look forward to when staying at the Cape Grace Hotel.

The hotel boasts premium facilities including a heated pool, spa, barber, shop, and a hair salon. To unwind and enjoy a refreshing drink, check out the on-site Bascule bar which has one of the best selections of whisky in Cape Town. This intimate bar also hosts a complimentary wine orientation. When it comes to food, the Signal restaurant offers an incredible a la carte menu, as well as a six-course tasting menu.


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2 One&Only Cape Town

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With its prime waterfront location, the One&Only Cape Town is located just a short walk from attractions like the Water Shed and Two Oceans Aquarium. Fringed by palms, this luxury urban resort houses numerous 5-star facilities including an award-winning spa and a large swimming pool. If you are visiting Cape Town with kids, you’ll be happy to hear that this wonderful resort offers daily children’s program.

One&Only Cape Town features a wide range of accommodation options including spacious Island suites, rooms with Table Mountain views, and the fabulous Marina Harbour room. One- and two-bedroom suites are ideal for families on vacation in Cape Town. The resort has 3 amazing restaurants. Nobu focuses on Japanese cuisine with local flavors, while the poolside Isola restaurant serves delicious seafood and pizza. There is also the popular Reubens restaurant which is named after one of the most famous local chefs.


3 The Portswood Hotel

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Located in the V&A Waterfront, the Portswood Hotel is a charming 103-room hotel that offers comfortable accommodation and attracts both business and leisure travelers. Rich in South Africa’s unique culture, the hotel is just a short walk from the best Waterfront attractions. Portswood Hotel offers valet service, undercover parking, free Internet access, and 24-hour room service.

To make your stay a memorable experience, the staff offers personal approach to service and goes above and beyond to make travelers feel like at home. As for the on-site facilities, expect to find a chic cocktail bar, nice terrace, swimming pool, and a business centre.


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4 Taj Cape Town

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One of the grandest hotels in the city centre, Taj Cape Town is all about luxury and impeccable service. From wine tasting to free walking tours of Cape Town and hourly transportation to the Waterfront, this place has it all. The hotel also has excellent bar-setting service, as well as premium facilities including 2 fabulous restaurants and a Jiva spa.

There are 175 rooms available fitted with all the necessities that you would expect from a 5-star property. All of the rooms are nicely furnished and some of them come with both tubs and walk-in showers. At the on-site Bombay Brasserie, make sure to try their creamy chicken tikka and tandoori cauliflower.


5 Queen Victoria Hotel

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Queen Victoria is one of those 5-star hotels to stay in Cape Town that is ideal for travelers who like smaller boutique hotels. Expect to find a stylish and elegant interior and 35 individually decorated rooms and suites. All rooms have harbor or Table Mountain views and feature a fully stocked private mini bar, air conditioning, and luxurious and spacious bathrooms. As for the facilities, you will find a swimming pool with a bar, spa, and a fitness centre.  The on-site bar and restaurant, Dash is well-known for its amazing breakfast. Besides an array of cold cuts, cheese, fresh pastries, cereals, a delicious hot menu selection is available.


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6 The Commodore Hotel

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Overlooking the V&A Waterfront, the Commodore Hotel is a luxury 236-room hotel offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island, and Table Mountain. The rooms range from family and deluxe rooms to king suites and family rooms which offer more space for luggage and extra comfort. The on-site Clipper Restautant serves both local and International cuisine, while the fitness center is equipped with all the latest fitness equipment. There is also a health and wellness center that offers a variety of treatments. The Commodore Hotel is not short on services and valet parking, 24-hour room service, secretarial service, and housekeeping is available.


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About The Author: Dejan

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