As travel bloggers and Cape Town lovers, we often get asked where the hotels with the best views in Cape Town are. We have made a list for you of our favourite hotels, which we have all stayed in, and state why this hotel made our list. If you want to read a full review about a particular hotel, visit the website links below or our Instagram page.
The hotels are listed in no particular order:
This very affordable hotel has the best views of Table Mountain and offers 360-degree city views of Cape Town. Its rooftop restaurant, Mountain Club Bistro, was voted number 1 in Cape Town.
Cloud9 hotel was featured in Aspire lifestyle magazine, Cape (town) etc, Glamour and the Sunday Times.
The hotel offers its guests access to a dream spa, hair salon, a unique sundeck with out-of-this-world views of Cape Town, a sauna, a jacuzzi and two splash pools, of which one is heated.
We feature this hotel regularly on our Instagram page as we cannot recommend it highly enough.
You may want to check out our SA hotels highlights on our Instagram page for some footage about Cloud9.
This Small Luxury Hotel of the World is positioned in the historical Constantia Valley on the slopes of Table Mountain. It lies between Hout Bay and Rondebosch. Few hotels in South Africa can boast a setting like the Cellars-Hohenort with its nine acres of manicured gardens consisting of a rose and herb garden, a vineyard, water features and ponds, and a forest dating back 300 years.
Please read our full review about our unique hotel, link below.
This iconic hotel is well-known for having the some best views in Cape Town. This superb hotel is en route to Chapman’s Peak Drive on the famous Victoria Road.
The Twelve Apostles offers dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range on the other.
This Red Carnation hotel offers well-appointed rooms and dining options with some of the best sunsets views in the entire Cape Town (we experienced one of our best sunsets ever from their rooftop bar).
This recently opened hotel deserves a position on our list because of its incredible views of Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. This hotel offers an outstanding rooftop bar and restaurant, The Nines, and a magnificent ocean-view outdoor swimming pool.
Station House is conveniently located near the best beaches in Cape Town, such as Milton, Sunset and Saunders Beach. Cape Town International Airport is only 24 km away.
This beautiful self-catering guesthouse is located in Gordon’s Bay. It offers unprecedented views of False Bay and the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range.
185 on Beach is en route to the famous Clarens Drive, spotting some of the best ocean views in the country. Here we experienced sunset-with-champagne moments like nowhere else. Sitting on the patio or swimming in the rim-flow pool, you can almost touch the ocean. If you want to experience the ocean’s sound and smell in stereo or HD, this is the place to be! Look at our SA hotels highlights on our Instagram page for footage about our stay at 185 on beach. We showcase their spectacular rim-flow pool, our best champagne moments, our scrumptious in-room breakfast with unprecedented ocean views, and our most beautiful bathroom, again with spectacular ocean views. Gordons Bay is only 50km from Cape Town.
You can also read our full review about this hotel, link below.
*Note our feature photo for this article was taken at 185 on Beach.
Our list will be incomplete without mentioning the Marine. The Marine overlooks Walker Bay and is in the Western Cape’s Overberg region.
When we mention unprecedented views, what can be better than whale watching from your room’s bay window while lying in bathtub?
A large tidal pool is opposite the hotel, down a few stairs just off the cliff path.
They offer a fabulous Carchelle spa, a beautifully appointed ladies’ bar (The Sun Lounge) and a la carte restaurant.
For more visuals about this extraorinary hotel, please visit our Instagram highlights under Hermanus and read our comprehensive review.
The Marine is conveniently situated 106km from Cape Town International Airport and about 120km from Cape Town.
The Shark Bay Hotel offers scenic views of the Langebaan Lagoon and the Westcoast Nature Reserve.
This birder’s paradise with pink flamingoes, flower carpets and kite surfers makes for views often only seen in movies.
Here you can experience fire-red sunsets, turquoise waters, hot summers and secluded soft-sandy beaches. We have stayed at Shark Bay several times, and what stands out about this hotel is its staff’s warm West Coast hospitality. Nowhere in South Africa will you experience a more authentic South African culture.
Visit our Instagram page and look for posts about the Shark Bay Hotel in October 2020 and November 2021. Shark Bay Hotel is about 130 km from Cape Town.
The Abalone villas have a 180-degree sea view from your private rim flow pool and main bedroom.
Here you can experience the most incredible sunrises over the ocean and watch fishing boats go out to sea for their catch of the day.
The self-catering beach villas are a mere five minutes walk from the Abalone Hotel.
Please read our full review about our unique stay at the villas. Link below.
Check out our Westcoast highlights on our Instagram page for our morning views from our villa in Paternoster. Paternoster is about 160km from Cape Town.