Bringing together local art, innovative design and some very fine cuisine, Gorgeous George Boutique Hotel is a set of cosy studios and larger suites at the very heart of South Africa’s Mother City. Located in a beautifully restored historic building and blending Art Deco with modern industrial chic, this is the ideal Cape Town accommodation for a sleek urban experience. You are on tree-lined St George’s Mall – the pedestrian avenue that runs through the centre of the city – and minutes away from local landmarks such as Greenmarket Square and the Company’s Gardens. Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront are a short drive away.
The hotel is well appointed and suited to the modern traveller: high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and each room is air-conditioned and comes with a flat-screen television and a Bluetooth speaker. Socialising and dining take place on the hotel’s roof-top, a leafy haven where sun loungers surround a tiled Grecian pool and the reassuring shake of cocktails being made can be heard at the bar. The restaurant is exceptionally good – the executive chef trained in the legendary kitchens of the Cape winelands – and you have the peace of mind of 24-hour reception and security.
The downtown setting and boundary-pushing design make Gorgeous George Boutique Hotel a great choice for travellers who are looking to immerse themselves in an artistic, urban environment during their time in Cape Town. Most of its accommodations are spacious studios designed for a couple, but the hotel also offers two-bedroom suites for groups or families. The hotel will arrange a cot for children under two, and despite the restaurant’s reputation for fine, artfully presented food, there is a convenient child-friendly buffet as well.