We long to stay in places where we feel secure especially when far from home. The big chain hotel names provide us a sense of comfort as everything seems a bit familiar from the checkin experience to the layout of your room. Being able to use loyalty points is impetus for many too. But I’m here to say save your points and skip the chain hotels in Capetown. It’s the perfect time to venture into the boutique hotel space. Capetown offers a breadth of wonderful choices in this category and at a better cost.
Sprawling villas with 180 degree views of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean are not few and far between. Many of the villa owners have been in the hospitality industry for years and operate their villas like well oiled machines with an abundance of returning visitors and loyal fans. I’m one of them.
Skipping Chain Hotels in Capetown
I came across Atlanticview Capetown Boutique Hotel in Camps Bay and I have repeatedly recommended this hotel to anyone looking for accommodation in Capetown. Atlanticview is a property consisting of two villas joined together by a small bridge and offers ten rooms and suites in varying design and decor. I stayed in the Master Bedroom and it was a knockout room, just incredible. The room managed to make me feel like I was at home but still with all the excitement of a new place and a stunning view of Camps Bay. This was important for me as I was traveling alone and that too after three months of traveling around some parts of East Africa. That’s a separate post(s) for sure.
Side Note: Capetown is one of my absolute favorite places in this world and I’ll give you a glint into why in the coming days.
Aside from my room being perfect with tasteful furnishings, a modern bathroom, skylight windows revealing the mountains to be my only peeping tom, sea views in the front and a giant sun lounger on my huge (and private) balcony from which I had the awesome and inclusive breakfast , the hotel has everything you’d want in a chain hotel without the crowd. Heated infinity pools, gourmet cuisine, complimentary h’orderves and sundowners on the deck at sunset. Plus complimentary wifi, gym and massage, you name it. And the location could not be better. A couple minutes away from the beaches and main street in Camps bay with restaurants and bars, five minutes to Table Mountain cable car and ten minutes to the V&A Waterfront.
When I arrived, the gourmet platter I forgot I had ordered when booking online was waiting for me. Total bliss.
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