by CLEMENTINE MOCKETT

When travelling, the hardest part is deciding where to stay. Luxury or boutique? Slick or shabby chic? Here is our guide to the top 10 places to stay in Cape Town, whether you are travelling for work or just in need of a holiday!

10. One & Only

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Located in the Waterfront Marina, this resort is worth visiting to catch a glimpse of the enormous pool alone! Discover their newly reopened spa available for treatments now.

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9. Dorp Hotel

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Set on the slopes of Signal Hill and brand new in 2019, Dorp Hotel is the new place to go. It has a quirky charm to it that just oozes cool.

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8. Ellerman House

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Experience the most incredible views over Bantry Bay at this luxury boutique hotel and relax in the gardens of the spacious property. The gardens are particularly breathtaking in spring and can be enjoyed with the backdrop of scenic views of the Atlantic.

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7. Belmond Mount Nelson

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This impressive hotel is hard to miss with it’s pink exterior. Having been in existence since 1899, the hotel definitely knows a thing or two about luxury. Whilst you’re there check out LOVE BRAND & Co. products in the shop!

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6. The Silo Hotel

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Voted number 1 City Hotel in Africa, when looking at the rooftop dining options available at the Silo hotel it is easy to understand why. We recommend trying the cocktails in the Willaston Bar or the extravagant afternoon tea which will leave you wanting more!

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5. Cape Cadogan Boutique

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This smart boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a lazy morning with outstanding breakfast served on your balcony.

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4. Cape Grace

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Surrounded by water, this hotel is one for sailors and yacht-lovers alike. Known for their award winning restaurant, Signal, the hotel serves food inspired by the Cape’s heritage with views over Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Be it stormy or calm expect phenomenal views.

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3. Babylonstoren

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This retreat just outside Cape Town in Franschoek is wonderful. Owned by the same people that own the Newt in Somerset, there is a certain feel of english countryside here. A modern home away from home. Be sure to check out their award winning olive oil whilst you’re there.

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2. Labotessa

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This small boutique hotel has only 6 guest suites, all modern and slick. The first designer hotel in the city of this size, this hotel is perfect for short stays. Check out their plunge pool for a quick dip to start your day exploring the city!

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1. La Cotte Farm

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Another favourite of ours located in Franschoek just outside Cape Town. These simplistic cottages are perfect for a family break outside of the city. Stylishly decorated, this hotel is the perfect spot for enjoying a peaceful holiday in the quiet of your own terrace.

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