A charmingly chic boutique hotel just off trendy Kloof Street, Cape Cadogan is perfectly placed to enjoy an authentic local Cape Town experience. It’s just a stroll down through the vibrant cafe atmosphere of Kloof Street to Company Gardens and its museums, and a short drive to Table Mountain cableway. The historic Victorian town house has been beautifully restored with bohemian elegance, combining contemporary and antique furniture to create a relaxing, home from home atmosphere.Delicious breakfasts are served in the airy breakfast room overlooking the courtyard swimming pool, and helpful staff recommend and book the best of Cape Town’s restaurants for dinner.

The graceful white facade with tall shuttered windows and tiled verandah leads into the peaceful interior with a comfortable lounge, warmed by a log fire in winter, and a quiet library with a computer for guests to use. As a restored historic home, each of the 15 bedrooms and suites is a different shape and size with its own distinct character, several having their own private courtyard, terrace or balcony. The very spacious Superior Luxury suite has its own open plan living room and kitchen opening onto a private courtyard with plunge pool, providing all the privacy and luxury you could wish for. In the decor throughout the hotel, Victorian charm underlies contemporary style, blending quirky features such as the one-off candelabras with smooth lines, a subtle palette, eclectic artworks and the modern conveniences of free wifi and satellite TV.

In fact personality shines through in everything here. From the tempting turn down treats of port and home-made fudge, to the complementary afternoon tea and cookies served in the living room, guests are well looked after, especially when it comes to finding out Cape Town’s best kept secrets that only the locals know. Rely on the staff to tell you where’s hot, where to find the best artisan ice creams or the funkiest local boutiques, and there’s a free chauffeur service to the V&AWaterfront three times daily.

A luxury home from home with plenty of character, Cape Cadogan allows you to explore Cape Town in style.