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Where to stay in Cape Town

If you're a first time visitor to Cape Town, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Cape Town.

What's the best area of Cape Town to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Cape Town are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Dan, I think the closest equivalent Cape Town would be De Waterkant, its a suburb within the city, has lots of restaurants and nightlife, and is an easy jump to other parts of town."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Cape Town?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Cape Town, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Cape Grace Hotel & Spa - it's very central - located in the Waterfront part of town, just a few short steps from the Victoria & Alfred restaurants/shopping/etc and we always felt very safe."  See More

"Here are my hotel recommendations broken out by area: City Bowl Area (all of these are small hotels with lots of character): Derwent House 2inn1 Kensington An African Villa Four Rosmead Hotel Boutique Manolo City Waterfront Area: Blackheath Lodge Dysart Hotel Glen Boutique Hotel Beach suburbs (Bantry Bay, Clifton & Camps Bay): Ambassador Hotel - rooms can be mixed, but good hotel with great views, right on the water, and good restaurant 52 De Wet City Retreat - cool guest house with amazing views."  See More

"Best hotels is Premier Hotel Cape Manor also I ask you to go all over the city and interest with good natural views."  See More

"I would stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, which is pricey, Taj Cape Town, which is medium expensive, or Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, which is cheaper, but still beautiful."  See More

"My personal favourites (in no particular order) are: Swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town Hiking up Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and then getting the cable car down Whale watching in False Bay(mindful that they're only there in winter) The Two Oceans Aquarium Wandering through Bo-Kaap (with its distinctive ice-cream coloured little houses) Hiking the Silvermine Trail and looking down over the Atlantic beaches - particularly Hout Bay The drive south along Boyes Dr, looking over False Bay and ending up in Kalk Bay Walking/riding along Noordhoek Beach The astonishing (and often overlooked) Heart of Cape Town Museum at Groote Schuur Hospital, where Dr Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant Open air concerts in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the summer, which take lace against the backdrop of Table Mountain - usually on a Sunday evening."  See More

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Lol Lol from Chicago asked:
Which hotel/location in December?  (3 answers)

profile  Philipp Petrescu from Berlin asked:
How to spent 2.5 days if first time in Cape Town  (10 answers)

profile  Dan Lack from San Francisco asked:
Best neighborhood in Cape Town  (2 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Cape Town.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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Where can I find out more about Cape Town?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Cape Town locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Cape Town.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Cape Town? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Cape Town.

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