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21 Nettleton

An exceptional hotel

21 Nettleton offers a truly opulent and exclusive experience and is an ideal choice if you're looking for a romantic getaway à deux.

Located in Clifton, Cape Town's most desirable neighbourhood, the hotel boasts unrivalled elevated views of the dramatic craggy coastline, the Twelve Apostles, and Atlantic Ocean as it rolls up over the stunning Clifton beaches.

Striking the fine balance between lavish and intimate, the mansion consists of just three sumptuous suites and a spectacular 250 square metre Presidential penthouse, each unique in style and décor. With high ceilings, expansive rooms, and furnished with a collection of antiques and one-off pieces of art, attention has been paid to every last detail. 

The King and Queen suites are on the same floor, with a balcony that can be separated or opened up to a shared space if you take both rooms. The stunning penthouse takes up the entire top floor, with a generous sitting area, balcony with dining table and two bathrooms.

With an elegant atmosphere and aesthetic, the hotel is best suited to adults seeking a peaceful retreat (children under the age of 13 years are not accepted). 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £3,199  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 17 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • A super-deluxe boutique hotel with just four suites
  • Stunning, expansive coastal views
  • Within easy reach of central Cape Town by car
  • Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lagoon pools

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 6 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 30-40 minutes by car
  • Minimum age: 13

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

21 Nettleton

  • 45 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport
17 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 16
  • Very Good 0
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 24, 2019

One of our favorite hotels EVER

New York City, New York

We stayed at 21 Nettleton on the first leg or our honeymoon trip, and were SO happy we did. The house and property are stunning, and centrally located to the best spots in Cape Town. We spent our days hiking nearby (Lion's Head can be reached on foot from the hotel, Table Mountain a ~10 min drive), driving the coast, jumping to restaurants downtown, and touring the city, all with ease. Our room was gorgeous, with beautiful views each morning while we ate breakfast on the balcony. To top matters off, the staff was fantastic and we truly enjoyed chatting with the team whenever we were at the hotel. We HIGHLY recommend 21 Nettleton for your Cape Town trip!
Aug 29, 2019

Disappointing & stay at 21 Nettleton, but hey who cares 🤔

Johannesburg, South Africa

1) Stayed at King Room where shower is enclosed only with half glass, other half is left open. I had to step on a smooth and polished wooden floor (bath mat or wooden surface was too slippery). 2) Face cloths on rack were 3 different brands and 3 different colours: white, off white and grey I am “assuming” that they were all properly washed? 3) Brown marks on almost all towels – which probably should have been disposed. 4) On day 3, there was no hot water in the shower. I texted 21 on their mobile ap. and after +- 15 minutes, Timo arrived advising that there was a problem with hot water that morning and that we must wait for 30 minutes. Friend waited for 30min but almost burned himself because boiling water came out after 2/3 minutes. No water on day 4 until this was brought to the attention of staff. 5) During our first breakfast morning, we were served with SELECTED meat/cheese/ fruit options/bakery options + yoghurt + choices of hot breakfast & Bircher muesli After chatting to Jabien and pointing out how "mean" the breakfast appeared, we were given additional meats - not that we used it, but at least it was there. I fully understand that you don’t want to waste food but you should also not skimp on breakfast. 6) I brought a packet of strawberries and pomegranate with me. These items were stored in the fridge and suddenly they was gone. Timo offered to buy new strawberries and pomegranate which we declined. Staff was very friendly and helpful with amazing views.
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Room Types

Lion's Head Suite

A vibrant, warm space, with a modern and antique scheme. Overlooking Lion’s Head Nature Reserve and located one floor up from the main garden, there is a side sea view from the bathroom, no terrace. King-sized bed with separate bathroom with bath and shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Queen Suite

A romantic suite, including feature bath in the bedroom and King-sized bed. With charming and enticing décor, the room offers a desk area and large terrace with 180-degree uninterrupted view of the ocean and the Twelve Apostles. Lounge area shared with the King suite. Separate bathroom with walk-in shower. Located one level below the lounge and garden area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

King Suite

An elegant, large suite with terrace overlooking the ocean and with side view of the 12 Apostles. Beautiful open plan bath area – sophisticated and private. Lounge area shared with the Queen Suite. The bath area includes a bath tub and walk-in shower. Located one level below the lounge and garden area. Super-sized king bed or two singles available.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Presidential Suite

This opulent and magnificent 250 square metre penthouse boasts 360-degree views. With two bathrooms plus indoor and balcony dining, TV drawing room with fireplace, separate lounge and daybed relaxation space, this suite also has a King-sized bed, Nespresso machine and tea station.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

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