“Cool, Cape and very More-ish apartments in a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the city's hippest downtown areas”
They chose an all-white colour scheme and married clean cut, angular, contemporary furnishings and fittings with jazzy art to create a vibe that is as peaceful as the quiet cul-de-sac outside your window. These apartments all have swish kitchenettes and the possibility of indoor and outdoor dining (ideal for families). If your holiday idyll doesn't include self-catering, you can wander a few yards along the street to More Quarter's first-floor breakfast room, which catches the breeze and views up to Table Mountain.
- There's a complimentary transfer service offered within a 4-mile radius of the hotel
- The all-white décor of the apartments feels clean, uncluttered and welcoming
- You're yards from Kloof Street's lively bars and restaurants, and a short taxi ride from the Waterfront
- More Quarters' staff are bright, relaxed and extremely helpful
- There's bags of parking space right outside your door, and 24-hour surveillance by a friendly attendant
- Only breakfast is served in the dining room, though room service is also available
- There can be noise from the street and nearby bars - the flipside of its buzzy location
- You'll need to drive to the beach or the Table Mountain cable car
- Due to severe droughts in Cape Town, Redcliffe House's pool has been drained until further notice
Best time to go
Cape Town is at its busiest from November through to March (their late Spring and Summer). Expect the sea to be cold on the Atlantic-facing beaches throughout the year; hop over the hill to False Bay and you'll be swimming in water which is several degrees warmer.
The best time for whale-watching is between September and mid-November.”
Our top tips
If you prefer a hotel bedroom rather than an apartment, adults-only sister hotel Cape Cadogan is just round the corner, where the decorative airs and flair of the More family are present in equal measure.”
- Boutique Apartments
- 16 apartments + 1 house
- Self-catering (breakfast provided)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
Sixteen spoiling one- and two-bedroom apartments have been slotted into six pastel-coloured cottages, which run along either side of Nicol Street. Spread over the first- and second floors, all come with a lounge, a kitchen and a balcony or courtyard. Inside, pristine white walls, blinds and bed linen serve as a perfect counterfoil to an occasional splash of colour. Think Conran-meets-Sweden-meets-Zen fusion. You'll sleep long and deep in the enormous beds and comfy-as-pie mattresses. Bathrooms are in the same bright-white vein. Additional treats come in the form of soft towels, robes and slippers, together with a full range of natural Afronica products.
If you're coming with a group, 4-bedroom Redcliffe House could be a great fit. Décor is more traditional, with elegant art works and corniced archways; all rooms are ensuite. The house has secure off-street parking and 24-hour security.
- Air conditioning
- CD player
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Ipod dock
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
Served in the dining room above reception, we'd certainly recommend the gorgeous continental breakfast spread, especially as the high French windows afford stunning views of Table Mountain. We enjoyed lots of fresh fruit, plus cooked options (although perhaps sidestep the quinoa hotcake).
Room service is available, plus each apartment has a perfectly equipped kitchenette, but with Kloof Street's bars and restaurants just a shake away, it might go almost unused.
More Quarters offers free pre-dinner drinks, and they have a fab list of recommended eateries, plus a free shuttle to help you get around town. On Kloof Street we'll happily endorse their Italian favourite, Zucca. If you can get a table at the fashionable Kloof Street Townhouse, you won’t be disappointed - it delivers on both style and substance. For great sushi and a fabulous seaside panorama, check out Wakame at Mouille Point. Finally, if you've got something special to celebrate, city centre Aubergine is hard to beat. It has one of the best wine lists in town and a top sommelier.
- Children's meals
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- Ride the Table Mountain cable car, hike across the top to Skeleton Gorge, clamber down to Kirstenbosch then taxi back to your hotel
- Head for the Waterfront and take a boat trip to Robben Island to visit the cell where Mandela dreamed of freedom for himself and his people
- Hire a car and drive south to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to see wild baboons and the meeting point of two of the world's mightiest oceans
- Wander along Kloof Street and people-watch from one of its kerbside cafés
- Head for Kirstenbosch and one of the world's best botanical gardens
- Take a day trip out to Franschhoek to taste wines, then eat lunch at one of its top notch restaurants
- Head for the beach: be aware there can be a difference of several degrees between the Atlantic (brrrrr!) and the Indian Ocean
- Museums / galleries
- Plantlife / flora
- Shopping / markets
- Wine tasting
Activities on site or nearby include:
More Quarters is luxurious, relaxed and in the centre of things - a great option for families who want to stay in Cape Town. Cape Town Kids has excellent ideas for family-friendly fun in the city.
Family friendly accommodation:
The Two-Bedroom Apartments are perfect for families of 4. Alternatively you can book a pair of interconnecting One-Bedroom Apartments. Of the One-Bedroom Apartments, 2 have a sleeper couch (suitable for up to 2 kids) in their lounge.
Larger families should ask about Redcliffe House which sleeps up to 8 in 4 double/twin bedrooms.
Available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Apartments have swanky kitchenettes with microwaves, ovens and lots of gleaming kit. If you don't want to cook, order a takeaway (there are plenty nearby), or head out to Kloof Street where you'll find plenty to choose from
Kids Activities on site:
- TV and DVD player
- Access to the swimming pool at Cape Cadogan (neighbouring sister property)
Kids Activities nearby:
- Cable car ride up Table Mountain
- Explore the V&A Waterfront: outdoor playground, Two Oceans Aquarium, harbour cruises, ferris wheel
- Boat trips to Robben Island
- Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
- Fantastic beaches: Boulders Beach for African Penguins; Fish Hoek for small waves and a playground; St
- James for rockpools; Blouberg for sandcastles with a view
- Whale-watching September to mid November
- Airport: 30 minutes
- Hospital: 25 minutes
- Shops: 3 minutes