Arrival at More Quarters is typically via a shuttle from Cape Town International Airport that welcomes you to the Mother City with a drive that passes the landmarks like Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and several historic buildings.
In 2006, The More Hotel Group set its sights on Cape Town to expand their traditional game lodge offering into a cityscape as well.
The group started acquiring small apartments and cottages in the Tamboerskloof area and slowly began to restore this once nearly forgotten strip in Cape Town back to its former glory.
For many the thought of self-catering accommodation conjures a sense of dread and images of outdated furniture, kitchen cupboards hanging on for dear life and a television that needs half an hour to warm up.
To date the company has restored 18 quaint apartments that occupy two small, quiet streets in the area. Each apartment comes with its own idyllic glimpse of either the Atlantic Ocean or our own natural wonder, Table Mountain.
From the moment your feet touch the cobble stone road outside More Quarters, in the Tamboerskloof area of Cape Town, you’ll be completely aware that this is no ordinary hotel or self-catering accommodation.
Located in the heart of the Mother City, More Quarters offers visitors the freedom of upmarket apartment living without losing an ounce of luxury, creature comforts and amenities you’d expect from a 5 star hotel.
Freedom and Privacy
Part of what makes More Quarters a travellers dream is the privacy and freedom to come and go as you please.
All 18 apartments lead out onto one of the cobble stone roads through a private entrance and are linked to the main hotel by charming walkways. This frees you of the confines of a hotel passageway and provides the ultimate lock-up-and-go holiday experience. Ultimately giving you the closest experience you’ll get to luxury apartment living in Cape Town.
Home Away from Home
Travelling, as glamorous as it is, can be draining and even the most intrepid travellers often crave the comforts of home.
Each apartment is fully equipped with a kitchenette, lounge area, and a massive bedroom and bathroom. These amenities give the apartment a sense of homeliness that a one bedroom hotel room could never afford you. After all, not many other hotels come complete with facilities to prepare your own meals.
The kitchenette is simple and provides all the basics you need to prepare a meal if you prefer to spend a night in or whip up something spectacular for lunch. A stove, microwave, cutlery, crockery and kettle are among the kitchenettes arsenal of kitchenware.
The lounge area is finished with a couch and television for your indoor entertainment. The only thing lacking is a wider bouquet of DSTV channels but with the best of Cape Town on your doorstep you’re not likely to miss much television.
Comfort and luxury
Each apartment comes complete with a mini bar stocked with wine, spring water and a selection of snacks to makes sure you’re never out of reach of a treat. Handmade nougat, jellybeans, luxury crisps and coverture chocolate are a few of the delicious options you can expect.
If at any point you crave something that isn’t stocked the concierge is a simple phone call away and will get you exactly what you need.
The decor of each room is simply put luxurious but is free from being garish or gaudy. Neutral and calming colours like beige and off-white form a tranquil colour base fit for an apartment that will become your sanctuary in Cape Town.
Splashes of dusty green and yellow add a subtle splash of colour that perfectly accents the peaceful space.
The bedroom is likely to make your jaw drop with its sprawling king size bed and luxurious, crisp white linen. Allergy suffers can breathe easy as a simple phone call will ensure your duvet and pillows are hypoallergenic.
The bathroom provides a tranquil environment where you can relax and unwind from the adventures of the day. A massive bath and shower ensure you can get scrubbed and fresh in your preferred environment.
One of the key differentiators between traditional self-catering accommodation and More Quarters is the inclusive breakfast.
You’re taught as a child that you should eat breakfast like a king and at More Quarters they’ve taken this to heart.
The daily breakfast feast provides something delicious for every palate. Cold items include an array of fresh fruit, chopped minutes before you eat it; cereals, luxury yoghurt and a selection of cheese.
Before you even enter the dining area you’ll notice the delicate smell of freshly baked breads and pastries. Croissants, pain au chocolat, health bread and even cookies are expertly baked on the premises.
An assortment of warm breakfasts in seasonal combinations provides delicious helpings of eggs, bacon, salmon and more traditionally South African fair like boerewors to ensure you’ve got the sustenance needed for some exploration in Cape Town.
If you’d prefer breakfast in your bedroom the staff at More Quarters will gladly arrange for it to be delivered piping hot and ready to be devoured.
Heart of Cape Town food scene
Just off Cape Town’s iconic Kloof street, More Quarters is located a stone’s throw away from several of the Mother City’s most loved restaurants, cafes and bars.
Multicultural and cosmopolitan, you could eat food from a different continent every night. From authentic South American feasts at popular Mexican eatery El Burro, and Peruvian magic at Keenwä to something a little more continental like burgers at Royale and cafe delicacies at Cafe Paradiso. Whatever you’re craving, Cape Town’s food scene will serve it to you with a smile.
If you’re the busy business traveller type and can’t spare a moment to dine out More Quarters has a room service menu that is catered by one of Cape Town’s most popular Italian eateries, Da Vinci’s.
Apartments at More Quarters have either one or two bedrooms making it tricky for larger groups and especially big families to enjoy the same comfort as smaller groups.
With this in mind and being completely family orientated, The More Hotel Group decided to purchase Redcliffe House. Several bedrooms and living rooms make this location perfect for large families and groups of friends. The More family actually often stay here themselves.
Redcliffe House is the space where larger families and groups can unwind and enjoy the beauty of Cape Town in a space big enough to accommodate up to 10 people.
Stunning antiques and luxury interior decor make this a true family home away from home. High ceilings and wooden floors are a highlight in this magical space.
The house comes with a fully equipped kitchen that’ll make catering for a large group of people a breeze. It also contains several entertainment areas so you’ll never feel cramped or overcrowded.
A deck and splash pool on the lower side of this elevated house provides the grand finale to this near perfect home away from home.
Simply put, a stay at The More Quarters Apartment Hotel is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. This team has struck the perfect balance between 5 star luxury and homely comfort you’re not likely to forget.