Hotel Review: Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town


Our sitting room at Cape Grace

T. and I had an embarrassment of riches on the hotel front while in Cape Town. One of the hotels we stayed at was called Cape Grace and is located in the center of everything on the V&A Waterfront. Here’s an iPhone video (not the best quality, so apologies!) I took just outside our hotel yesterday.

When T. and I checked into Cape Grace, she said, “Oh my God. This is your dream hotel.” Indeed, Cape Grace is delightfully preppy, elegant, clean and romantic–plus, it features an insane whiskey bar called Bascule that houses the largest single-malt collection in the Southern Hemisphere. Yes, please. Bascule was booked last night, so we weren’t able to have a tasting, but after going out for drinks in Camps Bay (which is like the South Beach of Cape Town) we returned to the hotel and had a little private tour of Bascule’s delights. They have a bottle of Glenfiddich 50 whiskey there which costs (wait for it) 500,000 rand. That’s somewhere in the vicinity of $50,000 or $60,000. I want.


The 500,000 Rand bottle at Bascule

Our rooms at Cape Grace didn’t disappoint, either. Once again, T. and I had our own rooms with separate bathrooms, and everything was delightfully cozy and comfy–like the world’s most glamorous beach house–plus the view of the V&A Waterfront just got better from room to room, culminating in a stunning panoramic view from our terrace.


V&A Waterfront overlooking Cape Grace Hotel

I took a peek at the Spa at Cape Grace, too, although I didn’t have time to have a treatment. But, still: something to look forward to next time!


The Spa at Cape Grace

Honestly, I cannot recommend Cape Grace hotel highly enough–it hit the mark on every level. I loved it!


A gorgeous chandelier in a Cape Grace hallway

Thank you to Cape Grace for hosting us! While my stay was comped, as always, all opinions remain my own.


My bedroom at Cape Grace

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