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January 23, 2012

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards 2012: Cape Town shines

Villa Zest Boutique Hotel was voted Trendiest Hotel in the World

Cape Town features prominently in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Hotel Awards 2012, with two establishments featuring in the Top 25 Hotels in the World. Derwent House boutique hotel (5th) and Blackheath Lodge (18th) were recognised for their excellent all-round value, while the Villa Zest Boutique Hotel was voted the Trendiest Hotel in the World.

Michelle Cronje, manager of Villa Zest Boutique Hotel, says she received phone calls from media around the world, following the announcement of the awards. "We're very proud of the achievement, it's great exposure for us."

In another category, the Top 25 Hotels in Africa, eight of them are based in Cape Town: Derwent House boutique hotel (2nd), Blackheath Lodge (4th), An African Villa (5th), Steenberg Hotel (10th), the Table Bay Hotel (11th), Cape Grace (18th), Chapman's Peak Beach Hotel (19th) and the Cape Heritage Hotel (20th).

The Cape Grace, where James Bond stays in the recent novel Carte Blanche, was also voted Africa's second-best luxury hotel, followed by Taj Cape Town and Mount Nelson Hotel.

The 2Inn1 Kensington was rated Top Hotel for Service in Africa (6th in the world) and was number three on the list of Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Africa.

Last year Cape Town was voted as TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Best Destination 2011. You can browse Cape Town Tourism's extensive database of Cape Town accommodation and then make a booking or an enquiry.

View the Top 25 Hotels in the World on the TripAdvisor website.

A room at Villa Zest Boutique Hotel

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