Sea Five Boutique Hotel is privately owned and run. With just seven guest rooms and suites, it has a very exclusive feel. It also has a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Accommodation is booked on a B&B basis, including breakfast, mini-bar items, secretarial services, concierge services, and Wi-Fi. Usually there’s a minimum age requirement of 8 years, but when the hotel is booked on an exclusive basis all children are welcome. The hotel is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The hotel can be accessed via 30 minutes’ road transfer from Cape Town International Airport. It’s situated only 300 metres from Camps Bay, two rows away from the seafront on a peaceful street.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT SEA FIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
Guest accommodation consists of four types of room and suites – Garden Room, Ocean Suite, Mountain Suite, and Penthouse Suite. All options are individually decorated by Francois De Plessis, one of South Africa’s best interior designers! At entry level is the Garden Room (27m²). It features a double bed, bedside tables and lighting, and ample storage space. Amenities include air conditioning and heating, satellite television, electronic safe, and personal bar. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washbasin with mirror over, walk-in shower, and bathtub. Double doors from the bedroom lead out to a lovely patio area, with well-cushioned seating around a coffee table and gorgeous garden views! The Ocean Suite and Mountain Suite are similarly appointed, but each is larger than the Garden Room (38m² and 46²) and in place of the garden views boasts vistas of Camps Bay and Table Mountain respectively, from a private terrace. Finally, the Penthouse Suite measures in at 110m² and offers two bedrooms – one double, one twin. It also has a private lounge with dining table, a spa bath, and no fewer than four terraces, making for both ocean and mountain views!
The communal areas at Sea Five are just as pleasant as the suites and rooms. In the lounge, comfortable sofas and armchairs are positioned amidst coffee and occasional tables, with elegant lighting, fresh flowers, and sophisticated wall artwork contributing to the super-chic style. Immaculate individual tables-and-chairs are arranged in the dining area in readiness for delicious breakfasts every morning, with beautiful views out to sea. Sliding doors open into the hotel’s pool bar, which has both lounge and dining furniture and is a fabulous setting for tucking in to sandwiches, salads, and sundowners, all served on request. And adjacent to this space is, of course, the swimming pool itself, the perfect place to relax between activities! Spa treatments and yoga can be arranged too.
ACTIVITIES AT SEA FIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
The hotel’s concierge service is available throughout your stay, organising airport transfers, car hire, restaurant reservations, and trips in and around Cape Town. Here’s a selection of activities and experiences:
Camps Bay Beach- Just 300 metres from Sea Five, Camps might just be Cape Town’s most glamorous sandy spot. It’s brilliant for beach activities, fine dining, or simply soaking up some sun.
Clifton Beach- Not far from Camps Bay, this sheltered series of four coves is a top pick at YZ. And 4th Beach is adjacent to La Med, our go-to for sundowners every time.
Table Mountain Aerial Gateway- A trip up the famous mountain by cable car, to enjoy amazing views!
Cape Point- An excursion to Africa’s south-western tip, renowned for the quality of its beaches. While you’re here, you could also visit Boulders Beach to see plenty of penguins, and Simonstown or Fishhoek for a little culture too.
Robben Island- Situated approximately 7 kilometres off the coast, this is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars. The island is accessed from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
V&A Waterfront- No stay in the Mother City is complete without at least one afternoon spent exploring the V&A’s shops, markets, eateries, and bars!
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens- Full to the brim with indigenous flora, these gardens never fail to thrill, and they’re a great destination for a picnic lunch.
District Six Museum- A fascinating exhibition of images, artefacts, and recordings, a lot of them provided by the district’s ex-residents.
Cape Town International Convention Centre- The Mother City’s stunning venue for concerts, trade shows, and festivals. Sea Five’s staff will let you know what’s on here during your stay!