Pocket-friendly Cape Town Accommodation

If you’re looking for pocket friendly luxury accommodation, Cape Town is your port of call.

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect – Paul Theroux

There is no doubt in my mind that Paul Theroux coined this phrase while standing on the bed in a box room, heaving his suitcase in to close the door. All of this unfortunately cannot happen at once in hotel rooms in most world cities. If you’re on a budget, that is.

One hundred pounds will get you a one-star hotel room in New York and two stars in London or Venice according to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index 2014*. In Cape Town, on average, you’ll get a four-star hotel room for £100 a night**. Here’s a selection ranging from luxurious guesthouses to comfortable hotel rooms and top of the range backpackers with a healthy dose of comfort, if not downright glamour:

*Download report from Hotels.com. (http://press.hotels.com/en-gb/hotel-price-index/)

** High season rates incl. breakfast and local tax. Rates are subject to availability and change.

BEZWENI LODGE, SIR LOWRY’S PASS VILLAGE

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1700 or £98

Booking.com Rating: Exceptional 9.6

TripAdvisor Rating: #8 of 72 B&Bs or Inns in Somerset West

Great For: False Bay views, Getaway, Honeymooners, Hot tub

Bezweni Lodge

THE SIR DAVID BOUTIQUE GUEST HOUSE, BLOUBERGSTRAND

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: R1310 or £75

Booking.com Rating: Superb 9.3

TripAdvisor Rating: #6 of 44 B&Bs or Inns in Bloubergstrand

Great For: Table Mountain and ocean views, Beach, Complimentary bicycles and stand up paddleboards, Relaxation

THE GROSVENOR GUEST HOUSE, SIMON’S TOWN

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1190 or £68

Booking.com Rating: Superb 9.1

TripAdvisor Rating: #7 of 32 B&Bs or Inns in Simon’s Town

Great For: Location, Sea view, Warm welcome, Comfort

LEEUWENVOET HOUSE, GARDENS, CITY CENTRE

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1370 or £78

Booking.com Rating: Fabulous 8.8

TripAdvisor Rating: #76 of 148 Cape Town Central B&Bs and Inns

Great For: Table Mountain views, Proximity to Long Street, Comfort, Breakfast

DUTCH MANOR ANTIQUE HOTEL 1812, BO-KAAP

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1700 or £97

Booking.com Rating: Fabulous 8.8

TripAdvisor Rating: #31 of 148 Cape Town Central B&Bs and Inns

Great For: A sense of history, Modern comforts, Central, Attentive service

KOLPING GUEST HOUSE, DURBANVILLE

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: R1010 or £58

Booking.com Rating: Fabulous 8.8

TripAdvisor Rating: #4 of 30 B&Bs or Inns in Durbanville

Great For: Weddings, Value, Conferencing, Golf

SIMON’S TOWN QUAYSIDE HOTEL, SIMON’S TOWN

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1178 (sea-facing) or £67

Booking.com Rating: Fabulous 8.6

TripAdvisor Rating: #1 of 5 Hotels in Simon’s Town

Great For: Ocean views, Village living, Proximity to Boulder’s Beach and Cape Point, Museums

PARK INN BY RADISSON, CAPE TOWN FORESHORE

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1312 or £75

Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.3

TripAdvisor Rating: #50 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central

Great For: Business, CBD location, Rooftop bar, Value

Park Inn Radisson

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON CAPE TOWN UPPER EASTSIDE, WOODSTOCK

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1435 or £82

Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.3

TripAdvisor Rating: #1 of 1 Hotels in Woodstock

Great For: Glamour, Restaurants, Free Waterfront shuttles, Creative industries

SOUTHERN SUN NEWLANDS, NEWLANDS

Star Rating: 4-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1480 or £85

Booking.com Rating: Unlisted

TripAdvisor Rating: #2 of 3 Hotels in Newlands

Great For: Modern, Business, Proximity to Peninsula and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Sport

PROTEA HOTEL DURBANVILLE, BELLVILLE

Star Rating: 3-stars

Nightly Rate: From R1295 or £74

Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.5

TripAdvisor Rating: #1 of 3 Hotels in Bellville

Great For: Vineyard location, Quiet, Families, Half-way between Waterfront and Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands

The Backpack

THE BACKPACK, GARDENS, CITY CENTRE

Star Rating: Ungraded

Nightly Rate: R1240 (Dorm Rooms from R300 per person) or £71

Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.5

TripAdvisor Rating: #5 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central

Great For: Hip, Fair Trade accredited, In-house Travel Centre, Award Winning

Looking to book accommodation in Cape Town? E-mail our consultants at info@capetown.travel for all booking inquiries.

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