One of the hardest decisions to make when planning a trip is choosing where to stay. The options can be overwhelming, and choosing the right place can make or break your holiday. While hotels and bed and breakfasts are the traditional choice, many travellers these days are opting for renting a self-catering apartment in Cape Town. Hotels and Guesthouses may offer 24-hour check in, room-service and concierges, but apartments have lots of advantages for the those who are traveling as a family or group, or those just wanting more privacy and space. Here are six of the top reasons to book an apartment for your stay.
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Apartments and villas can be affordable
You would think that renting an entire home instead of a hotel room is extravagant, but renting an apartment or house in Cape Town can be one of the most affordable ways to stay in the city, especially for longer visits. Whether you’re after something simple and inexpensive, or a luxury suite fitted out with all the frills you could hope for, there are plenty of options in prime locations around the city.
There are some fantastic apartments in Cape Town
Want a panoramic view of the harbour? A balcony overlooking the majestic Table Mountain? Your very own haven in the heart of the city’s nightlife district? A quiet sanctuary overlooking sandy beaches? A short stroll to luxury shops? Whatever your tastes, Cape Town has stunning apartments available.
Apartments offer privacy
Staying in an apartment in Cape Town means you’ll have a little more privacy than if you opted for a hotel, or even a guesthouse. Once you’re through the door, the space is yours, and you can relax and enjoy it. It’s the perfect option for a romantic break, family trip, or even a business trip for those who prefer a no-fuss stay. It also means you can enjoy your morning coffee without having to get dressed or leave the room.
There’s plenty of space
There are many options available, ranging from one- to three-bedroom, or even more. Apartments also have leisure space available, like a balcony or lounge, as well as kitchen facilities. Staying in an apartment in Cape Town is a great way to feel at home while you’re away, with all the amenities the independent traveller needs for a relaxing time. It’s especially great to have a little extra space if you’re on a longer trip.
Apartments allow self-catering
While Cape Town’s foodie scene is well worth checking out, it’s great to have the option to make your own meals. Staying in an apartment in Cape Town gives you the freedom to cater to your own tastes. Whether you’re looking to save cash by cooking your own dinners, make sure your meals are in line with your dietary requirements, or even just pack some snacks and sandwiches for your day exploring, having your own kitchen is a huge bonus. And if you do decide to go out for meals, you can try a new and trendy restaurant or a local favourite near your accommodation.
In the past, you’d have to book yourself into a hotel to stay in the City Bowl while on vacation in Cape Town. Or, if you were after a more spacious self-catered option, you’d have to book a bed ‘n breakfast or guesthouse outside the city. Now, you can have the best of both worlds by booking yourself into a fully fitted apartment right in the heart of the city, where all the action is. You’ll have easy access to public transport, bars, restaurants, and attractions, just a short walk from your front door.
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