Most visitors to Cape Town prefer not to stay in the city centre since it can be unsafe and rather quite at night, and there are more attractive areas in the surrounding suburbs. The exception is Long Street, which is popular with younger people and inexpensive accommodation is available.
If you are looking for a hotel in Cape Town away from the city centre, Hout Bay (on the west coast) and Constantia (near the southern suburbs) offer beautiful surroundings. Constantia is particularly well located, being close to Table Mountain National Park.
If you want to be near a beach, there are over 100 around the Cape Peninsula, which is at the southern tip of Cape Town, though the most popular beaches are in Camps Bay and Clifton. Cape Town hotels in these areas are generally high-end.
The classic view of Cape Town (two peaks with the "Table Top" between) is from Blouberg beach, which is a little far out, south west of the centre, but has a great view and is also close to the Cape Town Rural Metro station.
The Waterfront complex, north of the city centre, will suit everyone, but families in particular may appreciate the array of shops, restaurants and entertainment here. Near to the Waterfront are Green Point, a busy area but very well located, and the next suburb, Sea Point. They are well positioned and Sea Point has an excellent promenade for sunset walks. It also has numerous restaurants and shops, although the area can be a little seedy.
Read more in our Cape Town Guide.
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|100%||Protea Sea Point|
|100%||12 Apostles Spa & Hotel|
|95%||Glen Apartments Camps Bay|
|95%||Kensington Place Hotel|
|93%||Cape Heritage Hotel|
|93%||Taj Cape Town|
|92%||Atlantic Affair Boutique Lodge|
|92%||Point B Guest House Hotel|
|90%||Protea President Hotel|
|90%||Colona Castle Hotel|
|89%||Grand Daddy Hotel|
|89%||Lourens River Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast|
|89%||Cape Diem Lodge|
|88%||Winchester Mansions Hotel|
|86%||Bantry Bay Luxury Suites Hotel|