Rooms under £100: Cape Town

There's no better time to visit the Mother City. Save your pennies for fun-filled days and rip-roaring nights by staying in one of Cape Town's best budget hotels

By Jo Boissevain
Published 19 Nov 2014, 10:00 GMT, Updated 1 Jul 2021, 14:55 BST

01 Rouge On Rose Boutique Hotel
Sitting in the city's most atmospheric quarter (wake to the muezzin's call to prayer) is this pretty guesthouse featuring original artworks and big, white, elegant rooms. You're close to everything including lively Heritage Square, the hospitality goes above and beyond, and the fresh breakfasts are out of this world. Ask for a room with a view of Signal Hill. Doubles from £79.

02 Purple House
The location of this chic B&B with self-catering quarters is hard to beat — found in vibrant De Waterkant Village, there are galleries, shops and bars to pop into, while the views from the roof deck are breathtaking. A smart sofa, big screen TV, waterfall shower and a divine bed all come as standard in rooms, along with a great breakfast and knowledgable staff. Doubles from £51.

03 African Villa
Cool muted colours mix with splashes of tribal red at this welcoming, 11-bedroom guesthouse in a leafy neighbourhood. Breakfast is delicious, the service is fabulous, the wi-fi is free and you can stroll to trendy Kloof Street — just ask the owners where to eat. When you're not pacing the pathways of the city, soak up the sun in the courtyard or cool off in the stylish little pool. Doubles from £82.

04 Park Inn By Radisson
Enjoy the beer, pool and views from the 11th floor at this new hotel. Perched in the business district, it's just a 15-minute schlep from the waterfront, and if you book a streetside room, a view of Table Mountain is guaranteed. Beds are big and comfortable, mini bars are stocked daily, and buffet breakfasts set you up for the day. Doubles from £98.

Published in the December 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)


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