Cape Town TripAdvisor Coup for Cape Grace Hotel

18 January 2013

The annual Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards have begun being announced for 2013, starting with the Best Hotels in the World as selected by Tripadvisor users.

The Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has been named second Best Hotel in the World in this category.

The Cape Grace was beaten only by the Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai at historic Ka'upulehu in Hawaii. Reviews by users of Tripadvisor describe the Cape Grace as a “superb hotel in a fantastic location”, offering “understated elegance”. It was also praised for being “extremely comfortable” and a “seamless” experience.

Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold was elated to hear the announcement and described the accolade as an; “…incredibly positive endorsement of Cape Town, a hearty cheer from the crowd! The Cape Grace has always been an exemplary hotel and a benchmark for the best in Cape Town hospitality. We are so pleased that they have been recognised in such an authoritative way.”

Cape Town winners in the World’s Best Small Hotel category include:
• Third - Blackheath Lodge, Cape Town Central
• Thirteenth - Derwent House, Cape Town Central
Cape Town winners in the B&B’s and Inns category are:
• Eleventh - Cube Guest House, Hout Bay
• Twentieth - Boutique Manolo, Cape Town Central

2013 marks the eleventh edition of the Tripadvisor awards.

For the full list of Tripadvisors’ Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels in the World visit


For further information, please contact Skye Grove, Cape Town Tourism PR and Communications Manager, +27 21 487 6800, email or see

Released for Cape Town Tourism by Rabbit in a Hat Communications, Tammy White, +27 21 448 9705, +27 73 202 5041,

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