Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Cape Town South Africa (2024 Updated)

South Africa is considered to be one of the most  friendliest destination for gay tourism in Africa along with other former colonies , tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Cape Town.

LGBT Scene in Cape Town is mostly located around Green Point area and Zer021, The Pink Panther Nightclub  and Cafe Manhattan  are the most famous hangouts for gay couples in Cape Town.

Cape Town is the most popular destination for LGBT tourists in South Africa and is regarded as the gay capital of Africa, hosting the Cape Town Pride festival in February/March, the Mother City Queer Project in December, and the Out in Africa Film Festival in September/October every year.

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.




1. Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town South Africa
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town South Africa

Located in Sea Point in Cape Town, The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa offers luxurious rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features an outdoor pool with sun loungers and spa facilities and it’s a great gay friendly hotels Cape Town.

This hotel offers stylish rooms with modern furniture and a satellite TV. All rooms have private bathrooms equipped with double volume showers. Some rooms overlook the pool or have a balcony with views of the mountains or the Atlantic Ocean.

The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa also offers apartment accommodation located within 350 m of the hotel and guests of these apartments have access to the hotel facilities.

Guests can enjoy continental or full English breakfast, and an á la carte menu for round-the-clock informal dining. They can dine at the terrace overlooking the swimming pool or at the restaurant. A good selection of fresh juices, teas and coffee’s is available throughout the day.

The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for travellers who are looking to unwind, relax and explore the very best Cape Town has to offer. Our team are dedicated to making your stay as memorable as possible filled with wonderful experiences and treasured moments you’ll cherish for years to come. The Glen is chic, tastefully styled, and will embrace you in its warmth. The hotel has 24 individually furnished rooms, ranging from Standard, Deluxe and Suites, through to the crème de la crème of our stunning Penthouse – with direct lift access.

The hotel itself is rich in décor and modern artwork, and most rooms come with their own balcony or private terrace. The Glen also offer 3 other properties, G on Barkly, G on Herbert and G on Rochester with their own unique self contained facilities. these properties are perfect for families and groups looking for a high standard of living and accommodation – please enquire directly with us for more details. Our G Spa is inspired to bring you complete wellness and honours the African principle of natural beauty. All treatments are designed to take you on a journey of rejuvenation with our trained massage therapists, who are there to help you to discover a whole new level of relaxation. Our sun terrace and cascading pools are the ideal spot for you to relax and enjoy the warmth of South Africa. Our outdoor Jacuzzi is ideal for evening sunset, and our spa includes a sauna, steam room and hot tub for your enjoyment, open from 6pm to 11pm.

The G Kitchen hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a combination of Mediterranean and South African cuisine. Braai’s are held weekly during summer (Sept to April), where guests can enjoy traditional food and relax by the pool with one of our legendary cocktails. Our G Car Hire service has a fleet of luxury vehicles; from city runarounds to top end convertibles. For those who prefer to be driven around, we have experienced chauffeurs to take you anywhere in the City. Cape Town is known for its beautiful people, breathtaking scenery and rich history.

To make sure you don’t miss any of these, we offer bespoke Tours and Activities, for both half days and full day experiences. As a non-discriminatory hotel we warmly welcome both straight and gay guests from all over the world. In addition to free WiFi and satellite TV, all guests can enjoy continental or full English breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the pool or at the restaurant, and the a la carte menu provides for round-the-clock informal dining. The Hotel is located in Sea Point, Cape Town and is only 12 miles from Cape Town International Airport with on-site parking as well as a luxury airport transfer service.

The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa

The whole place is so nice decorated that every day you find a new area. Mark the owner is like the father of the staff. He treats them like his children. Never been in a place with staff that is so good looking, well dressed and so helpful. We had the most beautiful suite Nr. 15 with our own outdoor area. The pool and restaurant area is so nice, no need to go to the V&A waterfront for dinner. Nice background music, home cooked meals. And the cherry on the cake is the spa. We had the most relaxing massage, nice steam room and sauna. This hotel is perfect for honeymoon, couples and most of all gay friendly.

I found this property because it was listed as a gay friendly hotel, It isn’t overtly gay, but appears to be gay owned and operated. The staff here are something special and always smiling so they made the stay memorable. They were able to put together a great picnic basket with wine and cheeses for us to take up to Signal Hill the same night as arrival, with a moment’s notice.

The location is great and is a very quick cab ride away to the waterfront or downtown. Can’t want to come back!

The rooms are very comfortable, the breakfast buffet lovely, the pool area super relaxing. We arranged two tours, one day for the wine country and one day down to the Cape of Good Hope, with Phaldie as our guide both days — he was great! One day we rented a car through the hotel and went into Camps Bay (gorgeous) as well into central Cape Town. The location of the hotel was perfect – in the nice area of Sea Point, central to everything. We ate all of our dinners in the center of town, and the taxis were about $7 or $8 each way. As a gay couple we felt extremely comfortable at the hotel. The other guests were a big mix of gay and straight couples.

Will most definitely stay at the Glen for any and all future visits to Cape Town.

The location, beautiful setting, and being a gay friendly hotel helped seal the deal. My husband and I would be arriving into Cape Town after roughing it on a basic 12 day camping safari and The Glen would be our treat. Based on the raving comments on here, I was excited about our four night stay, but surely it couldn’t be THAT good.

Well, simply put, it is! We were spoiled from the moment that we arrived. We parked our car across the street on arrival and the attentive staff literally came across to carry our bags and greet us as soon as stepped out of the car. Now that’s service! From that moment on, it was like being in an alternate universe where we were pampered and cared for.

The staff were extremely friendly and ready to help with anything at a moment’s notice. The glasses of bubbly given at check-in were a nice touch and every little detail was handled and looked after with grace. Nothing was ever a problem. The turndown service with the chocolates each evening was an unexpected treat as well.

Breakfast each morning was included and delicious. It was the same offering each day, but there was a lot of variety and it never became old. The orange juice that was literally just squeezed was to die for! All of the items offered for breakfast were fresh and thoughtfully presented. We also were able to meet Mark, one of the owners, during each breakfast and he was a charmer; offering the best customer service and being authentically interested in each guest while “making the rounds” at the tables.

We also ate dinner one night and the food was equally exquisite, well prepared, and tasty as breakfast. It was good value as well.

Our standard room was on the small side, but after a tent, it felt like a palace. It’s nicely furnished, the soaps and sprays provided smelt beautifully, and the bed was so comfy! We were pleased with it. However, after my husband became sick during the stay, Mark voluntarily upgraded us to a suite that was simply breathtaking. He was insistent on the upgrade and we felt bad that it could’ve been used for other guests, but OMG, we don’t regret accepting his offer. Once again, incredible customer service. I work in hospitality myself, and Mark’s, and the Glen’s, level of service is impeccable.

The pool area is the centrepiece of the property and is stunning. Sadly, it’s not heated, yet I was willing to brave a swim during Cape Town’s mild winter. The nearby Jacuzzi is relaxing, as were the beach chairs around the pool. Usually I fill my trips with a lengthy itinerary and don’t stop being on the go, but not taking advantage of The Glen’s outdoor area would be a waste, and I unregrettably spent many of my days out there relaxing and drinking. The nearby bar was ran by Maggie, and she was so attentive, friendly, and efficient, and the drinks were great.

The location was what we had hoped, and had expected since I’m pretty familiar with Cape Town from past visits. Safe, close to Seapoint and shopping, and an easy drive to the CBD, Table Mountain, and Camps Bay. Safety and a central location cannot be taken for granted in Cape Town and the area felt plenty safe enough for evening strolls.

I must admit that I was blown away upon my recent stay at the Glen Boutique Hotel and Spa. Not only breathtakingly beautiful, but the staff is friendly and attentive offering a world class travel experience. I appreciated that they are a gay-friendly hotel and it was nice to see travelers engage and share traveling experiences. I must commend them on their awesome staff members for making my visit memorable. I will definitely be back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town 
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

How much does a room costs at The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa ?

Prices start 173$/night for Standard Double Room. The Penthouse Suite with Sea View
is  424$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite comes equipped with a minibar, satellite TV and safe. The private bathroom includes a bath and shower with free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. It includes a coffee machine.

An elevator will allow you access to this suite. Please note that no extra beds are allowed in this suite.

Where to book online – The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best hotels deals in Cape Town during Cape Town Festival of Beer  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cape Town on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Cape Town

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

This hotel in Cape Town’s centre offers panoramic views of Table Mountainlocated just 5 km away. It has a 24-hour front desk and modern, air-conditioned rooms. An airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge.

The guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre are decorated in warm colours. They include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Guests can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast in the Great Room, which has panoramic city views. The Express Cape Town also offers a casual bar serving refreshing drinks and light snacks.


Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre. This hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel offers convenience for business and leisure travellers with easy access to highways and being in close proximity from the world renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Shopping Centre. The hotel overlooks the majestic Table Mountain. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre features 173 contemporary style bedrooms individually air conditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay.

All rooms have ensuite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work stations, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and televisions. WI FI in all rooms and public areas. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre is committed to offering guests the best product combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which Holiday Inn Express is famous for throughout the world.

This hotel is so centrally located that it is literally minutes away from restaurants, bars and shopping malls in the core downtown of Cape Town.
They serve excellent breakfast with a lot of choices and the staff are very polite and friendly. Rooms are comfortable.

We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Cape Town.

This is not a Five Star hotel but is conveniently located in the city centre and offers comfortable rooms for a reasonable price.

The rooms were clean but we missed the King Size bed in our room. The toiletries were basic but sufficient and towels were enough.

Early in the morning there was loud music from a nearby building and probably the hotel should install sound proof windows.

The lobby is small and so is the reception. Check-in and check-out was smooth with friendly staff.

For its rates, the hotel is good.

The Holiday Inn Express is ideally located in the centre of Cape Town and it has car parking although let the concierge park your vehicle for you. It is a short walk to Long, Bree and Kloof Streets where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. The V&A waterfront is walkable but it’s so easy and cheap to catch an Uber.

The next morning, after a super nice breakfast, the area had changed into a very nice lively streetmarket. Lots of people on the street and all the hassle was gone and made place for a very good vibe.

Shops, Greenmarket square and lots of restaurants in walking distance. And yes, it is safe to walk to the restaurants and bars, even in the evening.

The gym (located on the top floor in the former penthouse of the manager, including a bathroom with a view!) offers not only nice and brand new equipment. But also a beautiful view on Table Mountain. If you don’t go there for a work out, go there for beautiful pictures!

Room tips: ask for a room on a high floor, as you otherwise here the noise of the market stalls that are built up in the morning. And make sure to get two single beds, as two ppl do not fit in their queens!

It is located on a pedestrian mall. Lots of food establishments nearby however many close early and do not open on Sundays. The staff is very helpful especially Nomfu. The breakfast was very good. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The top floor rooms can be noisy when there is high winds. The hotel is very close to the Green Market which is an interesting shopping experience. We would recommend this hotel. It is good value for the money

The Hotel is situated in a pedestrian area (St. Georges Mall) and is very central, just walking distance from Greenmarket Square and numerous restaurants, The Grand Parade, City Hall, The Company’s Garden and other historical sites.

Staff at the front office (situated on level 1 of the hotel building) were very helpful and courteous – I was pleasantly surprised when they arranged for a breakfast take away for my wife and me when we had to leave early on the check-out day. So, very service oriented and supportive of guest requests – a definite plus.

Note that the full payment for your stay is to be made on check-in. This appears to be the norm in the hotel industry in both Durban and Cape Town.

The room was very modern and well organized and we had the benefit of a view of the Table Mountain from our window. All the usual amenities were provided in the room and nothing was found wanting.

The bathroom was very well designed with separation of the toilet from the shower stall. There is a door that doubles as the door to the toilet and between the bathroom and room – a clever design! There is also a ‘blue’ nightlight in the bathroom which you may wish to use if you so prefer.

The location is ideal as there is a Food Lover’s Market store right opposite the entrance – a must visit. Do be aware of closing times, though (6pm during our recent stay).

The air-conditioning was perfect as was the Wifi which performed admirably during the period of our stay. There were also international plug sockets (besides local ones) in the room, so plenty of options to charge your devices.

The Breakfast spread was good and there is a large seating area although the breakfast area does tend to get busy if you arrive around 8am or so (breakfast is served at 6.30am).

Although there is no restaurant in the hotel you will find menu cards of a couple of nearby restaurants in your room and you can order for food which will be delivered to the hotel reception. You can choose to pay by cash or card but be sure to inform the restaurant so that they can send the delivery along with a credit card machine.

A great stay in an excellent location with very customer supportive staff.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre ?

Prices start 79$/night for Standard Double Room. 

Please take note that bed type and smoking preference for this room type cannot be guaranteed and will be allocated upon arrival based on availability.

Where to book online – Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best hotels deals in Cape Town during Cape Town Beer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cape Town on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Derwent House 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town South Africa

Derwent House
Derwent House

With a pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, this boutique hotel is located just a 2-minute walk from the restaurants and shops in Kloof Street. Derwent House offers free fibre-optic WiFi.

Each air-conditioned room at Derwent House comes equipped with a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bathrobe, slippers and amenities. There is also a self-catering studio available in the adjacent building.

Guests can watch a DVD from Derwent’s film library or ask the 24-hour reception staff to book a massage.

Free tea, coffee and cake are available throughout the day on the sun deck or in the bar. When weather is chilly, guests can relax by the fireplace with a complimentary glass of port or sherry.

In a city renowned for hospitality, Derwent House stands out as one of Cape Town’s leading boutique guesthouses. Located in the heart of the vibrant Tamboerskloof/Gardens neighbourhood, this small hotel combines historic charm, contemporary Afro-chic style and all mod-cons for a uniquely Capetonian blend of ambience, warmth, and comfort. Our wonderful team completes the picture — we go the extra mile for you and our guests leave as friends. We love colour and celebrate African design – you’ll find it everywhere. But when it comes to the basics – like breakfast, bedding, showers, climate control, Wi-fi or news from home – we don’t compromise so you don’t have to.

At Derwent House, you’re steps away from the hustle and buzz of Kloof Street, with its collection of superb restaurants, bars and trendy boutiques–and just a few further to the nightlife hub of Bree and Long Streets. Yet just a short car journey from the Table Mountain cable car, the beaches of Clifton or Camp’s Bay, and the V&A Waterfront. There’s nowhere more central — but come and see for yourself. We’re waiting for you!

Location. Derwent House is in Tamboerskloof, a largely residential area near the base of Table Mountain. From some rooms you have views of the iconic mountain, and even from the pool. But also it is a quiet neighbourhood so feels relaxing and calm, but is easy by car to get to the busy V&A and you can walk to Kloof Street which is fast emerging as a road of hot restaurants and bars.

– Jo and Carol. The 2 gals are very active and you not only feel they have a strong grip on and involvement in every aspect of the service and offer, even when they are not on site, as their staff are very well trained. They also seem to know everything that happens, I assume they must have a system of recording things by everyone as everyone knows of any issues you had (no matter how small). They are a mine of information, having tried all the places they recommend and seek feedback on places constantly.

They used to be nurses at one point and this is probably where their skill in being people focused but with discipline that comes from that training!
– Value for money. The rates are very fair and reasonable for the offer.
– Added Nice touches and features:
– free passes for the huge and very modern Virgin Active Gym at Wembley Square. This is a lovely gym and has lots of fit and good-looking inspirational eye candy to admire while working out!
– free wireless internet access throughout the hotel. As a regular hotel stayer for work, I wish more hotels would do this! There is also a laptop in the lounge if you don’t bring your own.
– turn down with yummy chocolate and a small scroll with next day’s weather and “this day in history”.

My only thought would maybe it would be even better if it was more Cape Town focused with some more on history and facts and features.
– the breakfast is very good and both hot cooked as well as cereal etc. There is a good choice including pancakes and French toast.
– then as well as the fully stocked honesty bar, there is coffee and teas plus cake all day and night (with free sherry and port). It was great to come home after dinner and have a coffee and port sitting outside on the deck relaxing.
– great pool and deck. When we arrived we were worried it would be small and feel crowded. But it seems people only really stay in Cape Town for 4 or 5 days and head out most days and we had the deck and pool to ourselves most days
– lack of families and kids. A boon. There was one family with a gal of about 14 and young lad of about 10 but they were out every day. But we did not have families and kids. I think that may be a policy.

Derwent House attracted a very specific crowd, which also helps. This may come from the fact that they do not really promote themselves other than the business that comes from tripadvisor and word-of-mouth. I joked that the clients were the “tripadvisor generation” as mostly they were 30 and 40 something professional couples with a fair contingent of gay male couples who would not want to be a gay guest house catering for singles and the party crowd.

If I could rate Derwent House higher than 5*, I would! We booked on recommendation from family who had previously stayed here, and as soon as we arrived we were not disappointed. As soon as we arrived, the staff were all amazing, offering us a welcome drink and offering their help in making our staff as best it could be.

We stayed in an apartment (building opposite the main hotel) as this was the only room left available for our dates, however I could not fault it. It’s a stones throw from the main hotel and pool/jacuzzi area and it doesn’t really feel like you are away from the hotel. The apartment was beautifully decorated and fully equipped with more than you could ever need!

The apartments are self-catering, however the staff still kindly provided a welcome hamper of breakfast food, water, a bottle of bubbly etc.

We celebrated an anniversary whilst in Cape Town, and we arrived back in the evening to find our room decorated and a gift waiting for us.

Our stay certainly was not long enough and I would not hesitate to return to Derwent House. From start to finish, the staff could not do enough for us – from recommendations for dinner to providing cold water bottles to take with us on our hike. It is a very special place.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Derwent House ?

Prices start 170$/night for Double Room with Pool View. The Suite Room is  225$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious and air-conditioned suite has a lounge and separate bedroom, as well as private terrace. It is equipped with flat-screen TV, DVD player and a kitchenette.

The separate en suite bathroom comes with hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, and all amenities. This room accommodates 2 adults on the double bed and a third adult may be accommodated on a double sofa bed in the lounge area.

Where to book online – Derwent House – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best hotels deals in Cape Town during Beer Festival Cape Town which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cape Town on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. The Table Bay Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

The Table Bay Hotel
The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It boasts beautiful views of the working harbor, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. It features a pool and a spa.

Each air-conditioned room comes equipped with a minibar, flat-screen satellite TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The private bathroom includes a bath and shower with free toiletries.

Enjoy locally inspired and sourced gourmet meals at the Camissa brasserie. The Atlantic Grill serves daily breakfast and high tea is available in the afternoon.

The Camelot Spa offers a number of spa treatments, holistic care, laser therapy and a gym.

The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela. As part of the Sunlux Collection, The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury.

Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to the top places to visit in Cape Town.

Such a beautiful hotel with so much character and charm. Big rooms with a lot of wardrobe and drawer space. We had a mountain view room. The lobby area is stunning and sitting outside in the garden overlooking the sea with a cocktail in the evening was so peaceful. The best part is the location, as it is situated in the waterfront area and so we could walk everywhere in the evenings and felt safe. Although we didn’t use it, the pool and jacuzzi area on the roof was lovely and there is a bar there too. Recommend this hotel wholeheartedly.

The bathroom was very nice with a marble top with the sink, a marble look bath, a toilet in its own cubicle and all very nice. But the toiletries were not replenished daily and sometimes if we wanted to change the towels, this was not done. There was free water in the room every day but again not always did that come. We had to ring the housekeeping quite a lot of times. The turndown service in the evenings was better when we had it.

The spa looked nice and reasonable prices but I didn’t get a chance to use it. We used the pool every day and it was a nice temperature. There were sun loungers, towels and umbrellas available. The sun stayed on the pool quite late. Outside of the hotel at the back is a huge statue of Oscar the seal, the hotel mascot and there were a few inflatable seals to play with in the pool. There were steps each end and a rail, this was good for me because I have knee problems. However the deep end was in the middle of the pool and it was only about 4’ deep. Not easy for swimming.

All in all this is a lovely hotel which looks very stylish and I would probably stay here again. However it is a 5 star hotel but in parts only 3-4 star service.

The location of the hotel is fantastic for all the activities Cape Town has to offer. It is a haven in the busy V&A Waterfront. Breakfast is one of the best I have experienced in a hotel. We got a window seat each morning overlooking Table Mountain. There was a regatta on during our stay and all the catamarans were docked just outside the hotel.

It was a hive of activity each morning in the beautiful sunshine watching the preparation for the races. It was lovely to return each evening to the hotel pool and relax before dinner. The hotel bar is very traditional, small and ideal for a drink before retiring. I will return to the Table Bay when in Cape Town again and I highly recommend it.

The attached mall is very handy as well, we visited the drug store a few times to purchase some forgotten items. We enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the beautiful sitting area of the lobby as well as some nightcaps in the bar. Great service in both these areas. Rooms were nice, we had deluxe king rooms overlooking the front of the hotel and the sea, no view of Table Bay Mountain but it was still a pleasant enough setting. The room and bathroom were large, clean, with all amenities. Mattress and linens were comfortable. Furniture was a bit dated in style, this is definitely an older traditional hotel but really very comfortable. The only slightly negative thing was breakfast always seemed very busy, not enough room for all the guests.

Of the four mornings we only managed to eat in the official breakfast room twice, the first morning we were told to eat in the lobby bar area by a rather distant breakfast hostess and then were left to fend for ourselves with finding a table and attracting staff to help us get coffee, etc. The next morning we were told to eat across the lobby at the evening restaurant where they had set up a second breakfast area. Once again, a little unorganized at first but we managed and the staff this time were great.

I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again. It is a welcoming hotel especially for first timers to Cape Town.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

How much does a room costs at The Table Bay Hotel ?

Prices start 250$/night for Luxury King Room with Sea View. The Superior Luxury Room
is  335$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With mountain view, this air-conditioned room is spacious and comes equipped with a minibar, flat-screen satellite TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

The private bathroom includes a bath and shower.

Where to book online – The Table Bay Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best hotels deals in Cape Town during Beer Festival Cape Town which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cape Town on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. DysArt Boutique Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Cape Town

DysArt Boutique Hotel
DysArt Boutique Hotel

Located in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Green Point, DysArt is a 5-star hotel offering luxurious and stylish accommodation. DysArt Boutique Hotel is just minutes from the V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant.

This small, designer hotel has 10 rooms in total. Each room is beautifully furnished in a contemporary style and features a modern en suite bathroom, as well as a private patio or balcony. All of the rooms include a range of modern amenities including flat screen TV, DVD player and free wireless internet.

There are 2 elegant pool areas, perfect spots to enjoy the warm African sun and be spoiled with a range of drinks and snacks.

Welcome to Dysart Boutique Hotel, your Cape Town Central “home away from home.” Dysart Boutique Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cape Town Central, Dysart Hotel is located a short distance from Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium) (0.4 mi) and The Cape Wheel (0.8 mi).

Rooms at Dysart Hotel Cape Town provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Dysart Hotel guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and 24 hour check-in. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Dysart Hotel Cape Town.

While in Cape Town Central be sure to experience local dumplings favorites at Willoughby & Co, Beluga Restaurant, or Sevruga Restaurant.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (1.0 mi), Long Street (1.2 mi), and Greenmarket Square (1.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Dysart Boutique Hotel puts the best of Cape Town Central at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Everything exudes quality – from the incredibly-comfortable sun loungers, to the top-notch bed linen, to the delicious breakfast. The whole team of staff is so welcoming and helpful – booking taxis, offering advice on where to go, making restaurant reservations, bringing complimentary cool-down drinks and fruit out to those relaxing on the terrace. The location in Green Point is a 10-15 minute walk to De Waterkant – the attractive, gay area of the city; a 15-20 minute walk to the Waterfront, and a 25-30 minute walk to the main commercial city centre.

There are so many fabulous restaurants within close range of the hotel that it’s a wonderful place to be for those who enjoy good food. We are 2 fit men who enjoy walking about, so tended to go about a lot on foot – never once did we feel unsafe in any of these areas, nor in the vicinity of the hotel. That said, taxis are inexpensive and a good way to travel – particularly when the weather gets hot and the Dysart pool and peaceful terrace is constantly beckoning you back to chill out with a glass of refreshing Sauvignon Blanc… I cannot recommend this place strongly enough.

I visited the dysART hotel with my boyfriend (we are a gay couple) last week and had a fantastic time. The owners/managers Lo/Peter/Frank genuinely care about their guests and went out of their way to make our stay an enjoyable one including helping us with renting a car and booking a shark diving tour.

Fashionable Lo was especially enjoyable to talk with and was spot on with her restaurant recommendations both in Cape Town and on day trips to The Cape of Good Hope and Stellenbosch / Franschhoek. She has excellent taste and kindly helped us plan each day which really made the trip a relaxing and enjoyable one.

The hotel is a joy in terms of thoughtfully designed rooms, luxurious bathrooms and our room had a beautiful private ground floor terrace / garden off the back with sun chairs and a brilliant outdoor shower, perfect after a dip in the pool.

Would highly recommend and hope to come back!

Also – definitely gay friendly hotels Cape Town!

The hotel is tastefully decorated with various quirky artworks. There is a small pool with some beds around it and some seating for meals. Our room was spacious with an extremely comfortable bed; ample closet space and seating. There is a safe (which isn’t huge) for valuables. There was an international adaptor in one of the sockets (not sure if that had been provided or left behind, but it proved useful for us); along with USB sockets by the beds. Plenty of towels are provided along with toiletries and a hairdryer – no shaver socket however. Everything was spotlessly clean.

Breakfast is part buffet & part served to you, but the food is delicious and plentiful. They don’t serve evening meals but have some light meals/snacks on offer and serve drinks from the bar.

Capetown is currently experiencing water shortages and so the hotel are actively engaged in conserving water. There are buckets in the shower which you are encouraged to use while waiting for the water to heat up – they use these to water the gardens or fill the pool.

We loved this hotel and would recommend it!

Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town
Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town

How much does a room costs at DysArt Boutique Hotel ?

Prices start 125$/night for Classic Double Room with Shower. The Large Deluxe Sea Facing Double Room with Balcony is  170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a balcony with views to Robben Island, this more spacious room has floor-to-ceiling windows. The air-conditioned room has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and 2 basins. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. The unit also offers underfloor heating, a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar, and a flat-screen satellite TV.

Where to book online – DysArt Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best hotels deals in Cape Town during Beer Festival Cape Town which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cape Town on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.