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Top Cape Town Historic Hotels

Cape Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
90 Bree Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000
The price is $178 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.8/5 Exceptional! (244 reviews)
"A wonderful property with great history and a social purpose. Located in down-town Cape Town, it is surrounded by excellent restaurants. They serve a wonderful communal breakfast. Staff are simply lovely."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Cape Heritage Hotel
Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
33 Church Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7600
The price is $127 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
4.8/5 Exceptional! (233 reviews)
"Outstanding friendly staff with world class service"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel
Steenberg Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
10802 Steenberg Estate, Tokai Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945
The price is $319 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
per night
Dec 3 - Dec 4
4.7/5 Exceptional! (107 reviews)
Beautiful Stay
"Steenberg is a beautiful winery with lovely accommodation and great staff. You get a free wine tasting as well. There are 2 on site restaurants - Tryn and Bistro Sixteen82. Tryn is more catered to a fine dining feel, but we felt the Bistro was the better restaurant, for lunch or dinner, but still ..."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Steenberg Hotel & Spa

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Taj Cape Town
5 out of 5
1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $147 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4.7/5 Exceptional! (999 reviews)
What hospitality is about
"Exceptional service. Made to feel welcome. Amazing beds."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Taj Cape Town
Eendracht Hotel
4 out of 5
161 Dorp Street, Town Centre, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
4.5/5 Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"Homely and relaxed ambience; room slightly cramped; friendly , efficient service; good breakfast; some traffic noise; definitely would return when accessing central Stellenbosch !"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Eendracht Hotel
Dutch Manor Antique Hotel
4 out of 5
158 Buitenchracht, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
4.3/5 Excellent! (79 reviews)
Aging hotel.
"Nice hotel. That is getting a bit shabby. Due for a refresh but pleasant stay overall."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel
Fynbos Villa Guest House
4 out of 5
14 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7600
4.3/5 Excellent! (154 reviews)
"Very convenient location, super friendly people. AND"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Fynbos Villa Guest House
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
3 out of 5
Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
The price is $116 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.1/5 Very Good! (609 reviews)
"The location is fantastic! A very short walk to the aquarium, the hop on hop off bus terminal and the main area in V&A Waterfront where there are many restaurants to choose from. The hotel buildings co-locate with the University’s business school and the whole site used to be a prison. The room was ..."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Hawksmoor House
4 out of 5
Matjieskuil Farm, Klipheuwel Road R304, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7600
The price is $83 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
4.1/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
"No hot water. Semi unfriendly lady checked us in. Owner very polite."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Hawksmoor House
Tudor Hotel
3 out of 5
153 Long Market Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
3.7/5 Good! (294 reviews)
"It was closed the entire time I was there and received no refund"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Tudor Hotel
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Cape Town Historic Hotels information


Historic Hotels in Cape Town


Highest price $319
Cheapest price $83
Number of guest reviews 2874
Total number of hotels in Cape Town 5407


Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Cape Town?

You'll probably want to seek out the historical sites during your trip to Cape Town. You can admire the majestic mountain landscape and scenic seaside during your visit. You can also take time at the popular shops.

What's the best accommodation in Cape Town that's close to historical sites?

Based on our travel expertise, Protea Hotel by Marriott Dorpshuis & Spa Stellenbosch is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a full-service spa and free WiFi. Dorp Street is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include 109 on Dorp and 107 Dorpstraat Boutique Hotel.

How many historical hotels are there in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, you'll find 5408 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 232 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.

What are the must-see historical sites and other places in Cape Town?

Cape Town is notable for landmarks like Castle of Good Hope, Robben Island, and Spier Wine Estate. Cultural venues include Cape Town City Hall, District Six Museum, and Artscape Theatre Centre. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Africa Centre and Greenmarket Square.

What is a historic hotel like in Cape Town?

When you book a historic hotel, you'll stay in a place that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it's a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the guestrooms or communal spaces of such hotels in Cape Town, giving a historical feel.

What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?

“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term "historic hotel" is more commonly used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels tend to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it's mainly the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.

Do historic hotels in Cape Town have modern facilities?

Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Cape Town, don't worry that you'll find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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