Long Street is Cape Town’s party central. This boulevard is part counter-culture hangout and part mainstream bachelor/bachelorette/stag/hen parties. Whether you lean right, left or confused, Long Street is the place to let your hair down and let it all hang out. The Long Street Hotel was a great base to experience the livelier side of the city.
We ended up on Long Street after a long day of travel from Zambia, but just in time to celebrate Laura’s birthday. We opted for drinks and burgers at Royale Eatery – a gourmet burger shop. After dinner, a short stroll along Long Street gave us a view into where Cape Town goes to party.
The staff at the Long Street Boutique Hotel gave us tips for driving the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Point Route – this is one of the world’s most thrilling drives as you start out heading over the Chapman’s Peak Drive cut into the side of a cliff above the Atlantic Ocean below. The also gave us tips to visit Constantia and the Cape Winelands along with the other top Cape Town Attractions.
The Restaurant: The Long Street Boutique Hotel is above the Cuban-inspired Arriba Café. Hotel guests receive a full English breakfast in the Arriba Café in the morning.
The Concierge: The desk is staffed 24-hours per day with helpful staff. They provided great advice for our driving tour of the Cape Peninsula.
The Rooms: Rooms at the Long Street Hotel are loft-like. This is a boutique hotel, so there are only a few rooms per floor. Rooms on the back-side of the hotel are much quieter than the rooms that face out onto Long Street. Despite being a rainy, winter evening, there was some noise from the street, but didn’t really bother us.
The WiFi: The room had excellent wifi service.
The Television: There is a large-screen TV in the bedroom, although we didn’t watch any TV.
The Bathroom: The bathroom at Long Street is decorated in black and white tile. It has a giant open shower and large, claw-foot soaker bathtub. The bathroom did not have door, instead there was a curtain that could be drawn for privacy.
The Cost: Rooms at the Long Street Boutique Hotel start at $95 per night. (Check current prices here.)
The Location: The hotel is located right on Long Street in the heart of Cape Town. Long Street is Cape Town’s party neighborhood – filled with bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors and stores. The Long Street Hotel feels like an oasis in the midst of the party atmosphere.
The Transportation: Long Street Hotel can arrange transportation for guests. There is limited off-street parking behind a security gate just up the street from the hotel at a local church. Despite being in the center of Cape Town, Long Street is easily accessible. We also noted a lot of taxis driving up Long Street, which would also be a convenient way to get to the hotel.
The Airport Transfer: The Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is located on the flatland east of downtown Cape Town and Table Mountain. The airport is about 13 miles (20km) from the Long Street Hotel Cape Town.
If you want to get the party started or are looking for a hotel in a hipper, lively part of Cape Town, the Long Street Hotel might be the place for you! Of all the top
Cape Town Hotels, the Long Street Boutique Hotel is the place to let it all hang out and go a little wild.
We were guests of the Long Street Hotel during our stay in Cape Town. As always, all opinions and photography are our own. Note: Some links may be affiliate links, which means Travel Addicts may earn a few pennies if you buy something – all at no additional cost to you.