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Cape Milner Hotel

Our rating

7/10

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Highlights

- Boutique hotel in central location
- Fabulous views of Table Mountain
- Pool, restaurant, bar, and gym
- Wine tours, mountain treks & shops nearby

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Overview

The Cape Milner hotel is a lovely boutique property in the residential Tamboerskloof district of Cape Town, South Africa. A short walk from numerous bars and restaurants on Tamboerskloof’s buzzing Kloof Street, and within easy driving distance of Cape Town’s popular beaches and tourist hubs, this contemporary hotel boasts a stunning location at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, with many rooms enjoying spectacular views of this renowned South African landmark. Offering 57 well-appointed rooms and suites, a bar, restaurant, pool, and gym, the Cape Milner is an attractive mid-range choice.

The hotel’s restaurant, 2 on Milner, is open for breakfast buffets, informal lunches, and a la carte dinners, offering South African and international cuisine. The Glass Lounge is a contemporary cocktail and tapas bar, whose glass ceiling and walls offer wonderful views of Table Mountain by day and panoramic starry skies after dark. There is a good-sized outdoor swimming pool, and an onsite gym.

Activities include exhilarating treks in the stunning Cape Mountains, and tours of the nearby winelands. The hotel offers a complimentary daytime shuttle service to the popular V&A Waterfront area, where there’s an abundance of shopping, eating and entertainment options. Pristine white sands and glorious ocean views can be enjoyed at Camps Bay and Clifton Beach, a short drive away.

The accommodation comprises 55 contemporary rooms and two suites, all decorated in neutral tones with colourful soft furnishings. Each room has a double or twin beds, and an ensuite bathroom, plus air conditioning, hot drink facilities, mini fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. All rooms have views of the surrounding peaks, and several boast coveted views of majestic Table Mountain. The two suites have an additional lounge area, plus a private balcony.

Families are extremely welcome at Cape Milner. Under 12s stay for free when sharing a room with an adult. Cots are provided upon request, and an additional bed can be added to accommodate one child, subject to arrangement. The sizeable suites can each accommodate up to two adults and two children, and are a great option for families.

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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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