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Cape Town Where To Stay

Cape Town
Where To Stay



Ariel view of the stunning Alphen Hotel
Cape Town – Sleeping 
There are so many incredible places to visit in Cape Town, it’s quite hard to pick which area to be based in. I wanted to get a real feel for the city so I stayed in quite a few different places. In central Cape Town, I stayed at The Taj and the Lawhill Apartments on the V&A Watrerfront. I also wanted to visit the wine lands, The Alphen is a stunning hotel in Constantia and La Residence is the perfect hotel from which to discover Franschhoek.
One of the dining rooms at 5 Rooms Restaurant

The Alphen
Just 15km from the centre of Cape Town, the beautiful Alphen Hotel is nestled amidst the stunning scenery of the Constantia Valley, which makes it the ideal location if you’re looking to explore the wine lands but don’t have much time. This 17th century building has been converted into 19 beautifully designed suites. I’d recommend doing wine a wine tour in the afternoon, poolside aperitifs at the hotel in the early evening, followed by a fantastic culinary experience the hotel restaurant, 5 rooms. The hotel is in such an idyllic setting and has the most tranquil vibe, I really didn’t want to leave!

Pool side at The Alphen
The view from my apartment at Lawhill

Lawhill Apartments
The spectacular Lawhill Apartments are situated on the V&A Waterfront which is a great place to stay in Cape Town. These stunning luxury apartments are so well equipped that you feel at home as soon as you arrive. Breakfast was provided daily at the One & Only hotel next door which can be included in the package. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re having an extended trip to the city. And the best bit? My apartment had its own mini plunge pool.

Personal plunge pools at Lawhill
The colourful foyer at The Doubletree by Hilton

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town

If you’re interested in the trendy up and coming Upper Eastside area and want to be near the food market and boutiques at The Old Biscuit Mill, The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town is the ideal place to stay. Whether you’re here on business or to indulge in the business of shopping, after dark enjoy great cocktails at the hotel bar or the delicious fusion menu at Liberty’s Restaurant. The best rooms to stay in are the dual floor suites complete with entertaining space, kitchen and mezzanine bedroom.
Roof top dining at The Taj
No matter which country I’m visiting I’ve come to expect a certain level of excellence from the Taj Group hotels and The Taj Cape Town was no exception. There are stunning views of the city and Table Mountain from all over the hotel, especially from my bathroom!! The decor oozes old school colonial decadence, the restaurants are great and the service is impeccable. Don’t leave without indulging in a treatment at the idyllic Jiva Spa.
Amazing view of Table Mountain… from the bathroom!!
The centre piece of a 30 acre estate, nestled under the mountains in the spectacular Franschhoek wine country, La Residence is the ultimate in luxury and tranquility. Resplendent antique interiors with a colourful modern edge and surrounded by breath taking views, if it’s opulence and indulgence you’re craving, look no further!
Good Bye Cape Town…next stop Thailand!

1 Discussion on “Cape Town Where To Stay”
  • Hip hip hip Houraaaa! Bravo! Tu as l’esprit tranquille pour te cecnasror entie8remenent e0 ton me9moire, et bon courage pour travailler sur l’ordi avec cette chaleur!Bises!

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