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25 Best Boutique Hotels in South Africa

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#1 of 13 Vereeniging B&B and Inns
5 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was shocked to see the review on Vaalnest Boutique Hotel. I stayed there personally and was always treated with the utmost courtesy. The service and food was fantastic, the..."
  • "My stay at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel was very pleasant, the room was beatifully decorated and had a lovely view. The management and staff were very friendly and the restaurant had..."
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Schoone Oordt Country House (Swellendam) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Small Hotels | Romance | Best Service Special Price 10% off room rate
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#1 of 4 hotels in Swellendam
6 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "type accommodation has all the amenities and is on par with any 5 star boutique hotel; but with much more grace and soul! Alison really made us feel at home; in fact she was..."
  • "An excellent standard of accomodation more akin to a 4* boutique hotel. The service was very good indeed and everything had been provided for even in the rain. Breakfast was..."
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#4 of 30 hotels in Knysna
3 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "and various Championship class Golf Courses. This is a highly recommendable boutique hotel which stands for high quality and superb service...."
  • "One of the finest 5 star boutique hotels in the Western Cape. Excellent accommodation in well appointed tastefully decorated rooms with stunning views.The gardens are well..."
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#3 of 9 hotels in Oudtshoorn
4 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I have been fortunate to stay at the Turnberry Boutique Hotel during two previous KKNK events and it was an experience to behold. With Niel Els being an wonderful host and chef..."
  • "We spent 2 nights at the Turnberry Boutique Hotel in Oudtshoorn and it was such a lovely experience. The rooms are a good size and ours was lovely and warm when we arrived (it was..."
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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites (Knysna) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Best Service | Small Hotels | Romance Special Price 20% off room rate
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#1 of 30 hotels in Knysna
6 travellers mentioned "boutique b&b" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
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#13 of 30 hotels in Knysna
8 travellers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I prefer staying in "boutique" hotels to staying in "chain" hotels. One generally finds they are smaller, more intimate, the staff have a bigger vested interest in the longevity of..."
  • "We usually stay at large, well known hotels when we holiday but the decision to stay at this boutique hotel was one of our best decisions yet! From the first email enquiry to our..."
The Rex Hotel (Knysna) 4.0 of 5
#17 of 30 hotels in Knysna
3 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The Rex Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel with spacious suites and a convenient location. The rooms were huge with modern, polished furnishings and a friendly staff. The room..."
  • "to the waterfront and the mall. If they can just put signage to the hotel. My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this lovely boutique hotel...."
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#10 of 30 hotels in Knysna
7 travellers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "buildings we have ever seen, converting an old power plant into a boutique hotel with the most wonderful views. the other great part is the wonderful staff which do their..."
  • "A unique, boutique hotel. Kimpton-esque, if you're from the states and know what I mean. Great service, great location, great staff and great breakfasts. They have a great water..."
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#7 of 20 Wellington B&B and Inns
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  • "Open only since a few weeks, this place is a 'must see' when you want to have a very luxury and relaxing stay. We discovered this place on our wine route between capetown and franchhoek. The interior ..."
  • "Great spot, completely unexpected. Highly recommended. We had a fantastic time time I will definitely return soon - would like my family to experience the place also. Thanks to fantastic staff. ..."
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#10 of 107 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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  • "Huge comy bed with well stocked room with flat screen tv, satelite and ipod dock. The bedroom and bathrooms are all very large and kept spotless by the friendly cleaning staff. The hotel is located ..."
  • "The location is in a security village in a quiet rural setting; could be inconvenient if the guest does not have a car. Maybe more of a guest house (only a few rooms) than a hotel, this establishment ..."
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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa (Sandton) 4.5 of 5 Special Offer Package Deal
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#1 of 48 hotels in Sandton
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  • "This is a very beautiful property, but the staff and Quintin have made this a very special visit. Nothing asked of anyone here is too small or too large. I will highly recommend AtholPlace to all my f..."
  • "You are welcome like a lost brother, the service and food are excellent and very professional. If you need the service of a business center they are at par with any big hotel. The rooms are well decor..."
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Dysart Boutique Hotel (Cape Town Central) 5.0 of 5
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#9 of 105 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • "The 9 of us stayed there 3 nights in mid-april, and it was just superb: service ++++ from everybody (special thanks to Denys), spotless large rooms, very convenient bathrooms, delightful breakfast ser..."
  • "This guesthouse is located in the center of cape town, next to the new football - stadium ( perfect for football - fans !!!! ).The price is absolutely perfect for this kind of guesthouses. The rooms ..."
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Derwent House Boutique Hotel (Cape Town Central) 4.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Best Service | Romance | Small Hotels Special Price 15% off room rate
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#5 of 105 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • "recently back from cape town and derwent house was one of the understated highlights of the holiday - nothing was too much trouble for carol and jo - who made every effort, in a really relaxed way to ..."
  • "The title says it all really. This was an amazing, friendly and fabulous hotel and holiday. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel surroundings are excellent with a beautiful swim..."
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel (Cape Town Central) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Romance | Best Service
#12 of 105 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • "Wow, Wow, Wow! Believe the reviews--Villa Zest is that wonderful! The customer service in this hip hotel is fantastic! It's all been said in previous reviews, but just wanted to thank Kevin, Desi..."
  • "We have been staying in Villa Zest at the end of our holdiay in South Africa and we enjoyed every minute of it. Ilana and Kevin are the perfect hosts and are surrounded by a great staff. The rooms wer..."
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Dock House Boutique Hotel (Cape Town Central) 5.0 of 5
#22 of 105 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • "The great personal service (nothing is too difficult), the quality decor, the fabulous location, the view of the V & A waterfront (we had an upstairs room with a balcony) the amazing food - everything..."
  • "The Dock House is a cozy historic hotel that offers relaxation in the quaint and charming six room property. Before Cape Town's harbor shores were expanded, water came to the edge of this property, w..."
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Glen Boutique Hotel (Cape Town Central) 4.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Romance | Best Service | Small Hotels
#10 of 105 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • "We stayed eight fantastic days at the Glen. Our room was very comfortable and elegant. The hotel is stylish, clean, and very well staffed. We would highly recommend the hotel to anyone. I'd like t..."
  • "We booked our 2 week honeymoon stay at The Glen in February, knowing it was a predominately gay hotel. We're a straight couple. When we arrived we were not disappointed, the hotel was stylish beautifu..."
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#6 of 7 hotels in Fourways
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  • "I stayed at the Talana towards the end of last year and it's really great. Beautiful rooms and all you would expect from a 5 star hotel and it's situated on the banks of a river. Great place overall,..."
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#1 of 7 hotels in Randburg
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  • "Work has recently taken me to Johannesburg and as a result I've spent five weeks at the Idwala. It's a fantastic little place with a nice, tranquil atmosphere. Perfect for coming back to after a busy ..."
  • "Idwala is perfect for travelers looking for African style accomodation with first-class standard. The boutique resort was authentically and tastefully furnished, with a luxury lodge-like feel to it. S..."
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Cinnamon Boutique Guest House (Wilderness) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Bargain
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#1 of 7 hotels in Wilderness
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  • "We booked a trip round South Africa, this hotel was included. It is an absolute marvel. The hosts are congenial the hotel is beautiful and the ambience first rate . Make the effort to stay here. The c..."
  • "Absolutly nothing to complain about! Very quite, clean and everybody was friendly. Lots of good restaurants just around the corner, no need for a car! Good breakfast, great garden with pool - what els..."
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#3 of 24 Germiston B&B and Inns
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  • "Out standing hospitality and welcomed by Ryan.You feel at home and goodness their breakfast and preparation are really outstanding and enjoyed! Would recommend anyone to stay at Bedfordview Boutique L..."
  • "Ryan was incredible over the 3 days,He really made us feel at home and went out of his way to assisting us in obtaining appliances in JHB and transporting them for my son who has moved here from Durba..."
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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse (Franschhoek) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Best Service | Romance | Small Hotels
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#1 of 8 hotels in Franschhoek
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  • "We stayed here as the 2nd stop on our honeymoon in South Africa and it was one of our favourite places. They really have thought of everything here, from a mobile phone with pre programmed numbers for..."
  • "Stayed in this charming Guest House for two nights during our 2 weeks in SA and simply wished we would have stayed longer. The rooms are all beautifully and comfortably decorated with all the amenitie..."
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#4 of 18 Paternoster B&B and Inns
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  • "What an amazing stay we had at Strandloper! Considering we called the day before to book accomadation, this was no problem for the team there. They accomadated us so willingly and kept us up to date w..."
  • "Excellent service. Great views. Friendly staff. This modern luxurious boutique hotel, situated at one of the best spots in Paternoster is highly recommended by us. On arrival we were welcomed by the..."
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#1 of 19 La-Lucia B&B and Inns
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  • "I traveled to Durban with a small group of friends and we shared a two bedroom suite. The room was graciously appointed. each morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast aside the pool. I found t..."
  • "Forest Manor is the most exquisit boutique guest house or any form of accommodation I have been so fortunate to experience. Every corner of the breathtaking property is considered and immaculate. ..."
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#4 of 14 Bryanston B&B and Inns
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  • "This is a great boutique style hotel tucked away near Sandton shopping mall. It's a really convenient location for all that's going on in Sandton. The hotel itself is set in beautiful grounds with a l..."
  • "Not sure what to expect on my first trip to Joburg, got to the house of Pharaohs and was greeted by some lovely staff and showed to a great room with a hge shower i could have lived in. it had ben a l..."
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#3 of 13 hotels in Camps Bay
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  • "WOW! Just WOW. So, I'm the kind of guy who appreciates a good view. There’s nothing better than waking up to a beachfront sunrise. And the AtlanticView Hotel boasts one of those views that just remind..."
  • "This place was incredible! We started our honeymoon here and could not have made a better choice. It was the ultimate in luxury. I am done with large hotel chains, the level of attention to detail,..."
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The Residence Boutique Hotel (Johannesburg) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Small Hotels | Romance | Luxury | Best Service
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#1 of 70 hotels in Johannesburg
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  • "Arriving at The Residence at 8AM after a grueling series of flights, we were warmly greeted by every member of the staff we encountered. Due to our early arrival, I had some fear that we would not be..."
  • "The Residence was the last stop of a three-week trip through four African countries before heading back to the U.S. We chose it based on a combination of TripAdvisor and Hotels.com reviews. The people..."
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#27 of 261 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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  • "Having owned restaurants for the past eight years, I have found that in the majority of my experiences of visiting various hotels and restaurants around the word I have been left less then satisfied. ..."
  • "The Munro is the epitome of luxury and style combined with sincere hospitality in an awesome setting. 5 Rooms only (more are being added, as well as a Spa) and each room is superbly decorated in a un..."
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#2 of 3 hotels in Rivonia
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  • "What makes a hotel special is its people. We had a wonderful few days here on our way to The Kruger National Park. The hotel is immaculate. The staff were friendly and went the extra mile at all times..."
  • "My husband and I went to the Elm Tree restaurant for dinner and had a stunning meal and evening. The staff and service top notch. The hotel is stylishly decorated. After dinner we were shown a standar..."
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O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa (Bantry Bay) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Romance
#3 of 7 hotels in Bantry Bay
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  • "If you go to Cape Town stay at this hotel, you will not find better!! The staff are excellent, with a special mention to Bernadette, the most perfect hostess, could not have been more helpful. Within ..."
  • "We had a wonderful 4 day stay in O On Kloof during our honeymoon in South Africa ! We followed all the recommendations from Bernadette and Patricja as regards restaurants and places to check out and w..."
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