Cape Cadogan is a luxurious boutique hotel with a real flair for taking care of its guests. Housed in a beautifully restored Georgian and Victorian building with high ceilings, wooden floors and sash windows; the hotel has the feel of a stately home. Then there’s the welcoming staff for whom nothing is a problem, and the lovely extra treats such as complimentary canapés and port.
Staying here puts you in one of Cape Town’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Just down the road is trendy Kloof Street with its collection of popular restaurants and bars. During the day you can wander down to the Company Gardens and do some city sightseeing, or take one of the hotel’s regular (free) shuttles to the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Cadogan has 15 bedrooms, and no two rooms are alike. For more private space pick one of the Luxury Rooms, each of which opens onto either a courtyard or balcony - some with Table Mountain views. In the afternoons high tea and lemonade are served in the lounge, and in the evenings guests gather to chat about their days and pour themselves a drink at the honesty bar.
Delicious breakfasts are served til late, so you can sleep in a bit if you wish. On sunny mornings pick a table in the courtyard and think about the day ahead. Be sure to chat to the staff as they are really good at making recommendations, and happy to help with any bookings from cable car tickets to restaurants reservations.