The Marly

Cape Town, South Africa

At a Glance

  • The Marly is set right in the heart of Camps Bay

  • Rooftop pool with views over Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean

  • Exclusive boutique hotel with only eleven stylishly decorated rooms

  • Just ten minutes from the centre of Cape Town

  • "Umi", a modern Japanese restaurant, and a bar serving fabulous cocktails

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Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Insider's View

In the evening, enjoy a cocktail at the hotel bar before exploring the Camps Bay Promenade.

The rooftop pool is the best spot for celebrity watching in Camps Bay!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to The Marly or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town


The Marly is a small, contemporary boutique hotel set in the heart of Camps Bay. Just a short walk to all the bars and restaurants and with fabulous view out to sea The Marly is a stylish option from which to experience Cape Town.

With only eleven suites, The Marly is a contemporary boutique hotel hidden above the sidewalk cafes and bars of the stylish area of Camps Bay. In season, Camps Bay is the place to be seen. Bars and restaurants line the promenade and the beach is just across the road and in the summer months it is a hub for activity. The Marly is in the perfect location for anyone wanting to be walking distance from both the beach and some of the best restaurants in the area.

The rooms are all stylishly decorated and very spacious and the all white interiors with silver touches run throughout allowing for the spectacular views to be the main focus in each room. Six of the rooms are ocean facing and look out over Camps Bay and the other five are mountain facing and have views out to the Twelve Apostles Mountain range.

The Marly also has four restaurant options, Umi which is a contemporary Japanese Restaurant just under the hotel on the ground floor and breakfast is served La Belle Bistro, a stylish bistro restaurant with a really fantastic menu. Paranga boasts great views of the ocean.

The Marly is perfect for younger couples in search of a stylish city break where everything is on their doorstep.

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The eleven rooms are all decorated in a fresh and contemporary style where white is the main colour with touches of silver throughout all the rooms. This allows for the spectacular views to be the feature focus in each room. Five of the suites have mountain views while there are four sea-facing suites which also have their own balcony. There is also a superior sea-facing suite and a larger deluxe suite both of which have a jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor showers and outdoor dining areas.


Children six years and older are welcome at The Marly and babysitting can be organised on request.


The hotel has a rooftop pool overlooking Camps Bay where guests can spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying a couple of cocktails before heading out to explore the Promenade of Camps Bay. Breakfast is included in the cost and takes place at Zenzero restaurant, an independent restaurant on the ground floor with a fantastic breakfast menu.


Camps Bay is a hub for activity during the busy season and there will be a wide range of bars and restaurants for guests to choose from which they can walk to within five minutes. Umi, a Japanese restaurant is situated just below the hotel and serves delicious Asian food in a glamorous atmosphere. The city centre is just a ten minute drive away and The Marly has parking in the multi-story car park should guests be hiring a car.



Eliza Walker (Staff)

The Marly has got to be the most stylish hotel in Cape Town without a shadow of a doubt. Located right in the hub of fashionable Camps Bay you wouldn't even know this boutique hotel was there if you hadn't been told. With a discreet entrance is the ideal hide-away for celebs and is in the perfect location for both the beach and great restaurants. The double glazed floor to ceiling windows on the sea-facing bedrooms are so effective at keeping the noise out that unless you are out on your balcony looking down on everybody, you could not know that you weren't in a quiet suburb somewhere.


  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 metres above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbour.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

  • Woodstock, Bo-Kaap & Bree for the Foodie

    From artisan coffee and craft beer to traditional food, chocolate and cheese, taste your way around the city as you explore the backstreets and secrets alleys where the locals like to go.

Location & directions

Cape Town, South Africa

Situated in the heart of Camps Bay, and set under the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range amongst cafes and local shops. The Marly is just a ten minute drive from the city centre and only an hour away from the Winelands.

How to get there

11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

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