Cape Town’s Chic Little Three Boutique Hotel

by Sandy Salle on July 10, 2018

Wondering where to stay in Cape Town? There are certainly lots of choices, from historic hotels and international chains to Air BNB. But our new favorite digs — and one that we highly recommend — is the Three Boutique Hotel.

Located on Flower Street in the historic Oranjezicht neighborhood of central Cape Town, the 18-room hotel is located in a building that dates from the 1770’s when it was the centerpiece of one the Dutch cape’s largest manors.

In terms of design and layout, the Three Boutique is reminiscent of the French Quarter in new Orleans. Guest rooms and public areas are spread across two buildings.

There’s outdoor swimming pool and an awesome rooftop viewing deck (with fire pit) that affords a panoramic peek of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and other Cape Town landmarks.

The three room categories are Standard, Luxury Double and Studio Suite. All categories include a king bed, large bathroom, nice bar area, air conditioning, heated towel racks and free wifi.

Rates range from Rand 2,640 (US$195) for a Standard or Luxury Double to Rand 3,160 (US$ 234) for a Studio Suite. But the Three offers a number of special rates including Winter Pay Stay, Book Early, Kids Stay Free and Weekend Special.

Breakfast — continental as well as seven cooked options — is served in the dining room each morning between 7 and 10 am. The continental is quite filling, a spread that includes fruits, breads, meats and cheeses.

For lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a tasty selection of local Cape Malay cuisine — a fusion food that blends Asian, African and European influences. The menu flaunts fish, chicken and beef dishes, as well as distinctly South African selections like bobotie (spiced mince meat with an egg-based topping served with chutney, coconut and banana).

It’s easy to explore central Cape Town on your own while staying at the Three Boutique. It’s just a 20-minute walk to The Company’s Garden and the Iziko South African Museum, and just a little bit more to the Pan African Market, Castle of Good Hope and Bo-Kaap (the colorful Cape Malay district).

For those who prefer exploring with a local guide, the hotel offers three choices including township, wine country and Cape Peninsula tours — the latter with a visit to the cape’s famous penguins.

If you’re feeling really energetic, the Three Boutique is just a short distance from trails that lead to the top of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The Three Boutique can also arrange airport transfers — including limo service in a Mercedes-Benz C Class through a great company called Cape Exec.And if a special occasion happens to coincide with your visit, the front desk can easily arrange chocolate, flowers and champagne.

Contact us at 1-800-940-9344 if you’re ready to start planning your African Safari Vacation.  Or email us at




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