08 March 2013 by Roy Barford

Cape Town TripAdvisor accolades in 2013

Cape Town’s hotels and beaches feature prominently in the 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards, which are highly regarded because the decisions are made by independent travellers.

The Cape Grace, which is a residence of James Bond in the novel Carte Blanche, was voted as the second best hotel in the world in the awards, second only to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu (in Hawaii).

This hotel has been reviewed 575 times on TripAdvisor, and in 510 of these reviews has been rated as 'excellent' by the traveller concerned. The Cape Grace is located within Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront, and offers views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, which is one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

These people are almost mind-readers in that they do things for you before you have even asked!

In a recent review, Rob C from Berkhamstead in the United Kingdom, wrote: 'It was our first experience of South Africa and we could not have had a better introduction. The welcome by the staff was helpful and genuinely friendly, and this standard was maintained throughout our six-day stay. Our room was very comfortable, quiet and very well equipped with a great view over the harbour.'

Blackheath Lodge was voted as the world’s third-best small hotel.

TripAdvisor user Brian P from London wrote of Blackheath Lodge: 'Stayed in December and had to come back for more! These people are almost mind-readers in that they do things for you before you have even asked! Want to take the worry out of where to stay and be sure of a good time? Book here!'

Cube Guest House in Hout Bay was rated the world’s 11th-best establishment in the B&Bs and inns category.

While none of Africa’s beaches made the list of top 25 beaches in the world according to the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, seven of the top 25 beaches in the Africa category were based in the Western Cape: Clifton, Camps Bay, Boulders Beach and Bloubergstrand, which are all in and around Cape Town, as well as Buffalo Bay and Bollard Bay in Knysna, with Grotto Beach in Hermanus also making the list.

Category: Attractions

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