4 Understated Boutique Hotels in Cape Town

We recently launched a blog post about swanky hotels in Cape Town, and we thought it was time to explore the more understated hotels in Cape Town. These are 4 understated boutique hotels in the Mother City, a selection that only scrapes the surface of the exquisite boutique hotels on offer in Cape Town.

The Cape Milner in Tamboerskloof

The Cape Milner Hotel offers the discerning traveller a sense of simple style and luxury, and designers continuously ensure the hotel is retouched to keep up with modern decor trends. The recent addition to this luxury hotel is the Glass Lounge, a plush cocktail bar serving a range of gourmet tapas. The cosmopolitan bar is the perfect place to unwind after a full day of exploring the Mother City, and the bar even has a glass roof that adds to the already exceptional views from this lounge-come-bar area.

This boutique hotel has 57 rooms, with 2 suites and 10 luxury rooms. The hotel is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the views of Table Mountain and surrounds. Each room has spectacular views and is perfectly equipped with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. WiFi, DSTV channels, flat screen TVs, en suite bathrooms, mini safes, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, and the added luxury of room service ensures that all of your holiday needs are met.

The Cape Milner Hotel has a design that’s clean and fresh.  The decor is neutral and understated in terms of colour schemes, and the stark minimalism is broken by warm natural woods used in flooring and panelling throughout. The bold artwork and colourful furnishings also add a sense of flair to the hotel.

The architecture and design of this exquisite hotel are only surpassed by its location, which is a stone’s throw away from the busting and funky Kloof Street. Kloof street has a number of restaurants, cafes and shops worth exploring.

Modern, secluded and contemporary, the Cape Milner is an idyllic hotel and one of the top boutique hotels in Cape Town.

Cape Milner Hotel Facade Cape Milner PoolCape Milner Glass Lounge

Boutique Manolo in Tamboerskloof

Boutique Manolo is yet another elite boutique hotel located in the quiet, yet eclectic suburb of Tamboerskloof. Manolo is a small hotel that offers an intimate and personalised service. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and well-manicured lawns, Manolo is certainly the ideal oasis in a bohemian and bustling area of the city centre. The decor is washed with white, and only hints of colour are scattered throughout, which can be found mainly in the soft furnishings and artwork adorning the walls.

Each of the 4 luxury suites and the expansive penthouse, comes with their own terrace. The terraces have sun lounges and some of them even have extra daybeds. Suites are individually decorated, each with their own style. There are en suite bathrooms with bathtubs and plenty of unexpected luxuries.

Stylish, classic and timeless. The Boutique Manolo awaits.

Boutique Manolo Minimal Design Boutique Manolo Views Boutique Manolo

The Cape Heritage Hotel is the ideal destination for travellers seeking a luxury stay intertwined with history. It’s a charming hotel with a sense of warmth and grace and has easy access to the hub of Cape Town’s social scene.

Located in one of the most vibrant, colourful and significant areas of the Cape, the Heritage Hotel is certainly a reflection of its surrounds. It’s almost an extension of its historical surrounds of the Bo Kaap.

This chic artistic hotel is actually part of the restored heritage square, which dates back to the early 18th century. There are 17 rooms, each with a flair for the unusual. Rooms are located in a historical building surrounding a courtyard that’s brimming with cafes filled with life and activity.

Cape Heritage Hotel Four Poster Bed Cape Heritage Hotel Outside Cape Heritage Hotel Library

The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel is a striking hotel tucked away in the heart of Green Point, which is home to the neighbourhood of De Waterkant, a popular area bearing many similarities to Soho. This boutique villa has a range of accommodation options which include comfortable, superior deluxe and standard rooms. There’s a garden and swimming pool which provide the perfect space for relaxation.

Clean lines, modern architecture with plush furnishings and elegant decor define this inspiring urban sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town’s popular tourist district.

Villa Zest Cape Town