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Best Luxury 5 star hotels in Cape Town

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

There are so many beautiful hotels in Cape Town, we've created a list of our favourite 5 Star hotels in Cape Town!

Cape Town offers a wealth of charm and many of its Boutique Hotels (See Our Boutique list here) offer incredibly good value.

From 5 Star hotels in Cape Town CBD to 5 Star hotels in Camps Bay you'll find everything you need from deluxe dining to luxurious spa facilities.

Let's jump right into the list below. Which we have summarised with links to the properties. If you would like to read more on each property, jump to the review section here!

Best Five Star Hotels in Cape Town

Here are our favourite 5 star luxury and boutique hotels in Cape Town. If you would like to read more reviews on these hotels please scroll down below.

1) Belmont Mount Nelson Cape Town, Central

2) Silo Hotel Cape Town, Downtown Waterfront

3) Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Camps Bay, Cape Town

4) One & Only Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, Waterfront

5) Radisson Blu, Cape Town, Waterfront

6) South Beach Camps Bay, Cape Town

7) Steenberg Hotel and Spa Tokai Cape Town

8) Taj Hotel Cape Town, Central

9) Queen Victoria Hotel and Manor House

10) Labotessa Boutique Hotel Down Town, Cape Town

11) Cape Grace Hotel, V&A Marina Waterfront

12) The Marly Boutique Hotel and Spa, Cape Town

13) Ellerman House, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

Cape Town Luxury Hotel Reviews.

1) Mount Nelson, A Belmont Hotel

Mount Nelson is one of the best luxury 5 star hotels in Cape Town.

From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted with a warm welcome. This Luxurious Hotel is a beautiful space, and its landscaped garden creates an oasis of calm in the Mother City (Cape Town).

The Iconic Pink hotel was painted pink for peace back in 1918 and is surrounded by gardens that resemble the garden of Eden.

The Hotel features stylish suites and the interiors of this hotel have been exquisitely restored with a quirky modern touch.

Mount Nelson Luxury Hotel Cape Town
Mount Nelson Images by Craig Howes

Mount Nelson Hotel Features

  • 5 Star Hotel

  • Classic Luxury Stylish

  • Beautiful Lush gardens with Table Mountain View

  • Fine Dining Restaurants

  • One of the Best High Teas in Cape Town

  • Intimate Setting

  • Spa and Fitness Centre

  • Beautiful Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Manicured Gardens

  • Walking distance to company gardens

  • Private Balconies

Images by Craig Howes

2) Silo Hotel

The Silo Hotel is a new luxury Five star hotel in Cape Town's Vibrant V&A Waterfront, The Silo District.

The brainchild of owner Liz Biden, The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic Grain Silo Complex

This Luxury hotel offers Stunning panoramic Views of the Iconic Table Mountain and Robben Island.

Located in the heart of Cape Town, (walking distance from the V&A Waterfront) the Silo hotel is one of Cape Town's newest and most spectacular hotels.

Originally built as a grain silo, that now occupies the first 6 floors as a world-renowned Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA is a contemporary art museum that rivals the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.

If you are looking for inspired design, pure luxury, access to over 50 restaurants nearby and a beautiful outdoor infinity pool. The Silo is the hotel for you.

  • Rooftop Pool

  • Trendy Private Terrace Bar

  • Great location in Cape Town

  • Sea Facing Suites

  • Stunning Views

  • Contemporary Décor

3) Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Luxury Hotel gets its name from the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range (The Backside of Table Mountain) viewed from Camps Bay side. This is appropriate since the Twelve Apostles Hotel is located and the foot of the 12 Apostles Mountain range, amongst the beautiful Fynbos next to the Atlantic Ocean.

This Luxurious Accommodation Features

  • Beautiful outdoor pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

  • Sun lounger Terrace

  • Mountain Views of 12 Apostles Mountain Range and Lions Head

What makes this property spectacular are the views, in any direction. Wedged between The Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain with no other properties in sight, which makes it one of the most unique 5 star hotels in Cape Town.

Step out onto the flora and fynbos-framed trails to explore their staggeringly beautiful setting, with iridescent sunsets that are known as the best in Cape Town. Their complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront keeps you connected to the city and the beaches, whilst also affording total luxury in our secluded coastal sanctuary.

4) One & Only Hotel

Dwell in the heart of vibrant downtown Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, framed by majestic Table Mountain. This resort is an urban escape surrounded by private waterways and offers spacious rooms for you to enjoy!

The One and Only resort’s feel is contemporary whilst drawing on Africa’s culture and heritage. The rooms and suites, the largest in Cape Town with a minimum size of 63 square metres, all have a private terrace or balcony.

One and Only is Known for:

  • Contemporary Luxury

  • Great Location in The Victora and Alfred Waterfront

  • High Tea

  • Spa Island

  • Close to the Yacht Marina

  • Infinity Pool

The rooms in the Marina Rise have panoramic views of Table Mountain, and the rooms on the resort’s adjoining island have a distinctive resort feel and convenient access to the infinity pool and separate Spa Island.

5 ) Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is one of Cape Town's best-known hotels. This hotel has everything you come to expect from Radisson. What is great about this hotel is the beautiful views of both the ocean and Table Mountain. With its close proximity to the waterfront that location is one of the best in Cape Town.

Radison Blue 5 Star Hotel Cape Town
Radison Blue at Sunset

Key selling points:

  • Great Location in heart of Cape Town.

  • Service and staff

  • Value

  • Professional

  • Walking distance to the V&A Waterfront

Location: Granger Bay, Waterfront

6) South Beach Camps Bay

The South Beach hotel is an award-winning luxurious Boutique hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town. This Boutique hotel offers elegant rooms and services.

This beautiful beach hotel is 50m from the world-renowned camps bay beach and a short drive to Cape Town's most popular beach Clifton.

Key selling points:

  • Prime Location to Camps by Beach

  • Views

  • Design (Miami inspired)

  • Service

  • Proximity to restaurants

  • Value for money

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (Infinity pool)

7) Steenberg Hotel and Spa

The Steenberg Hotel is a luxury 5-star hotel located in the Constantia Valley, Cape Town.

The Farm boasts the 5-Star Steenberg Hotel, with 24 rooms encapsulating the dictum of understated luxury, offering spectacular views and discreet, personalised service.

The original Manor House has been lovingly restored and declared a Provincial Heritage Site. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined comforts and conveniences of our modern age.

A diverse dining destination with two restaurants is complemented by a tasting of award-winning wines at the Tasting Room.

The Steenberg Hotel is known for its award-winning Spa, fine dining and excellent service. The rooms are spacious and luxurious with all the amenities

  • Luxurious 5-star hotel situated on a historic wine farm

  • Championship golf course

  • A sublime selection of award-winning restaurants

  • World-class spa with spectacular vistas of vineyards and mountains

  • Private villa suites, premier rooms, and classic rooms available

8) Taj Cape Town

Spacious, beautifully decorated rooms await you at the 5 star Taj Cape Town. With breathtaking Mother city views or scenic views of Table Mountain National Park, this is a prime location to stay! Whether on business trips looking for some relaxation before returning back into public life, or summertime adventures with friends around this wonderful metropolis - there's always plenty going right inside your favourite historic neighbourhood when staying here:)

  • Award-winning luxury hotel in the heart of Cape Town (City Bowl District)

  • 176 elegantly decorated rooms and suites

  • Spacious bedroom space, enlarged walk-in shower, bathtub, and dedicated wardrobe area

  • One- and Two-Bedroom Suites perfect for family travellers with children

  • Authentic Indian cuisine at Bombay Brasserie (Delicious Food)

9) Queen Victoria Hotel and Manor House

Indulge in serene luxury at one of Cape Town’s most distinguished boutique hotels, the Queen Victoria. Here you will find classic elegance meets contemporary design near to some outstanding amenities and an ideal escape from all that downtown hustle!

Set in a renovated dock building with Table Mountain as background, Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House offers world-class accommodation overlooking the V&A Waterfront

10) Labotessa Boutique Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, surrounded by history and culture. The five-star Labotessa Luxury Boutique Hotel immerses itself in its beautiful surroundings to make you feel right at home.

This boutique hotel dates back centuries ago when this area was first settled upon; known then as "Kloof" or little valley because there were two streams running through what is now called Church Square

  • Spacious suites with private bathrooms and kitchen amenities

  • Direct elevator access to all suites

  • Private splash pool and lounge areas in the 3-bedroom penthouse suite

  • Magnificent mountain views from all rooms

  • Complimentary Mini Bar

11) Cape Grace Hotel

The maritime setting of the Cape Grace Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for exploring Cape Town. With private quays and views across two nicely maintained marinas, it’s an ideal location from which to appreciate both city life at its bustling best as well as nature's beauty when you need some time out on your own terms.

The warm atmosphere that prevails throughout is evident not only in their elegant reception lounge but also their spacious harbour view rooms-which face directly over Table Bay!

  • Spectacular views of the yacht marina and harbour from all rooms

  • Award-winning Signal Restaurant serving South African and international cuisine

  • Over 500 whiskies at Bascule Bar, plus fine Cape wines

  • African-inspired treatments using locally harvested products and ancient methods in the Cape Grace Spa

  • Fitness studio with stunning views of the V&A Waterfront

12) The Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Marly Boutique Hotel boasts panoramic views of Camps Bay Beach and the Atlantic ocean. Each of the spacious suites offers a private balcony with sea views. Each of the spacious suites offers uninterrupted sea or mountain views. They are equipped with a flat screen TV, iPod docking station, DVD and CD player and an Illy coffee machine.

The Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa has a rooftop sun terrace with a pool and a bar serving light snacks and cocktails. Parking is free at the hotel, and there is 24-hour room service.

The Marly is located in Camps Bay, 1.6 km from the Cape Town city centre

  • Pool Terrace Bar

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range

  • Indulge in luxurious amenities such as a private pool, Nespresso machine and butler service

  • Experience Cape Town’s rich culture and history while being in the heart of vibrant Camps Bay

  • Unwind with a treatment at their award-winning spa

13) Ellerman House, Boutique Hotel and Villas Bantry Bay

The Ellerman House hotel is a luxurious haven located in the heart of Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Where the slopes from Lion’s Head meet waves crashing onto Atlantic Ocean shores.

  • Stay in one of the most luxurious and stylish hotels in Cape Town

  • Get a taste of South African culture with exquisite decor and art

  • Enjoy breakfast and dinner at the hotel's world-renowned restaurant

  • Relax in the spa with a sauna, steam room, and a range of treatments available

  • Get free WiFi at one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa

Let us know in the comments which other Cape Town Hotels you would like added to the list :)

Article by Craig Howes // SoCoMunity

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