Accommodation in Cape Town

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The Marly

Opened in December 2013, The Marly is a boutique hotel located above a choice of bars and restaurants and overlooking Camps Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the city.

Here you have a front row bed. Lean on your balcony and watch the less fortunate desperately search for parking while you order another cocktail then stroll over to your beach umbrella and towels, set up by The Marly staff.

Mountain-facing rooms aren’t bad, with the Twelve Apostles looming overhead and the bowling greens below, but the seafacing rooms are what its all about. Note however that you are in the thick of Camps Bay’s sunset strip, so this is not for those requiring utter peace and quiet.

Limited on-site facilities (only a pool bar) means service staff quotient is fairly low but there is always someone on the other end of the line to bring you whatever you need and the reception/concierge is always manned.

The views are what it’s all about.

It is not really family friendly. It is best for a younger clientele wanting to be based within a stone’s throw of a gorgeous beach as well as the buzz of a selection of sunset-facing bars and restaurants, and don’t mind the ambient noise drifting up.

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Cape Town

Framed by mountains and set around water, Cape Town is stunning. The most famous spots include the sparkling V&A Waterfront, with its hotels, restaurants and shops. The other celebrity is Table Mountain, which looms peacefully over the city and which you can ascend via cable car. See also the Robben Island Museum, dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

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