Best hotels in Cape Town, South Africa

We list the best hotels in Cape Town as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.9 Mannabay Hotel Cape Town

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

Lonely Planet

“The eight guest rooms at the MannaBay are decorated in different themes. Its high hillside location on the edge of the national park provides amazing views.”

4.8 Steenberg Hotel Cape Town

Steenberg Hotel Tokai, Cape Town


“Twenty minutes from the central business district (CDB), this relaxed winelands hotel rolls out the vintage welcome mat at rates you’d expect to pay for plonk. The winelands are what to do in Cape Town and this is the place to make home base.”

4.8 Mount Nelson Cape Town

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town


“Located at the foot of Table Mountain, this thoroughly updated historic hotel has been a Cape Town landmark or two centuries. The extraordinary pink exterior has earned the hotel a number of famous nicknames, ‘Mount Nelson Pink’ and ‘Pink Lady’ among them.”

4.7 Cape Heritage Hotel Cape Town

Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town

New York Times

“In the heart of the Central Business District, Cape Heritage Hotel is nestled among the popular restaurants, bars and boutiques of Bree Street. Every floorboard of the 1771-built house creaks with history, but the 17 rooms are a thoughtful hybrid of old and new. A pergola in the cobblestoned patio is draped with what is said to be the oldest grapevine in South Africa.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Cape Town.

4.8 Cape View Clifton Cape Town

Cape View Clifton Hotel, Cape Town

New York Times

“The owner and interior designer Jessica Latimer styled Cape View Clifton to resemble a chic but relaxed beach house. With a distinctly South African air, it has crisp white and gray interiors, faux kudu horns doubling as hat hooks, bulbous vases heaped with protea flowers. Set snugly on the cliffs above Clifton Beach, the five rooms and two apartments have sweeping views of the ocean from private balconies.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Cape Town.

4.7 La Grenadine Cape Town

Guesthouse La Grenadine, Cape Town

Lonely Planet

“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 the rooms.”