The Marly: why we love this Camps Bay boutique hotel

King Louis XIV of France, along with his family, would often slip away from the rigours of court life to indulge in some fun. His getaway ‘leisure palace’, was the grand Chateau de Marly. Its modern Cape Town equal, The Marly Boutique Hotel and Spa, is a similarly breath-taking escape, where guests get to experience royal French-inspired leisure.

Here we share five reasons to love this luxurious boutique hotel:

Top-notch design

While Château de Marly in France became the main source of style inspiration, Gregor Bremmer of Soda Design, who were the lead designers, opted to bring in modern, contemporary elements that completed the design of this hotel. width=

Artwork by local artists

A series of contemporary portraits grace the walls throughout the hotel. Renowned South African artist, Riaan Van Zyl, was commissioned to replicate the paintings by old masters which hung in Louis XIV’s château.Up-and-coming self-taught artist, Sebastian Theart’s work is also featured. And it’s not very difficult to spot his Delft inspired hands mounted on the wall next to each room, holding up the room numbers.

Buzzing location with relaxed exclusivity

Located right in the heart and soul of Camps Bay beach, you’ll find The Marly Boutique Hotel and Spa.To the north, guests are faced with The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range which forms the back of Table Mountain, where you’ll find one of the most scenic stretches of coast in the world. The south will amaze you to an endless ocean horizon and a beach buzzing with activity.Although the hotel may seem caught in the centre of activity, guests still get to enjoy a unique sense of privacy and relaxed exclusivity. The hotel is set back from the road, so once guests are swept upstairs through a private elevator they are cocooned in a secure and inviting environment.

A myriad of culinary delights

Breakfast for guests of the hotel is provided at sea-view restaurant Bilboa, which also offers in-room dining. Other eateries situated in and around The Marly, include la Belle for bistro fare and freshly baked pastries, popular seafood spot Paranga and Surfshack, a brand new chic beach style diner offering a menu that includes casual sea fare as well as wood-fired pizzas and gourmet burgers.If you fancy drinks and lunch on the beach, this can be easily arranged thanks to the hotel’s unique Beach Butler service.

A premium experience at the Baptiste rooftop bar

Experience vibey Camps Bay from the top with The Marly’s rooftop pool, bar and lounge. The new rooftop promises uninterrupted beach, ocean and mountain views! It’s Hollywood-style semi-submerged pool loungers make it the perfect spot to retreat to after a day on the beach. Access to Baptiste and the rooftop pool, bar and lounge is carefully managed to ensure a premium experience for guests. width=For more information about The Marly, visit and follow up to date news on Instagram @themarlyhotel and Facebook @themarlycampsbay#kovecollection #themarlyhotel #lifeisbetteratTheMarly

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