Hotels In Africa : Apart from being the second-largest continent in the world, Africa is also known as the oldest inhabited continent on earth.
The continent is richly blessed with resources, arts, and crafts, which serve as major traction for people from other continents around the world.
Africa is rich in cultural heritage and diversity. Beyond these, the continent also offers breathtaking tourist attractions. People from all over the world travel to Africa for the tourism sites that the continent offers.
Many tourists who visit the continent often find their way to some of the major cities in Africa, including the likes of Lagos in Nigeria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, both in South Africa. These cities provide great tourist centers.
In addition to the tourist attractions, Africa also has some of the most visited and most sought-after hotels in the world. If you’re looking to pay a visit to any of the major cities in the continent for business, tourism, or any other occasion, here is a list of the top 10 Five-Star hotels in Africa you should definitely make your stop.
1. Taj Cape Town Hotel (South Africa)
Taj Cape Town is undoubtedly ranked one of the most luxurious hotels in South Africa at large. This 5-Star hotel is situated at the very center of Cape Town and this makes it easily accessible to all tourists visiting the city.
All the rooms in Taj Cape Town are elegantly designed with classical furnishings and most rooms have balconies. The hotel provides a wide variety of international cuisines to serve all kinds of guests. Since opening in 2010, the Taj Hotel has been ranked to serve the best Indian food in all of Cape Town. The hotel also provides recreational centers, a fully equipped gym, a library, access to free Wi-Fi, and an indoor pool with a spa.
The location of the hotel is quite convenient for many tourists visiting the city. From the window, the Table Mountain can be seen. The famous Long Street in Cape Town is also only a minute walk away from Taj Cape Town. The hotel also connects easily to the V&A Waterfront which is only 3km away. For many tourists looking to explore the tourism centers in Cape Town, Taj Cape Town Hotel is the most definite location to start from.
2. Rock City Hotel (Ghana)
Rock City Hotel is described as Africa’s Largest Resort. The hotel is located in the Nkwatia Mountains in Ghana, owned by a black and designed by black female architects.
The hotel comprises a total of 2,700 rooms. Construction was started in 2010 and split into phases. The first phase saw the complete setup of about 300 rooms, fully furnished and conducive for guests. The hotel’s construction is scheduled to be completed by 2025, and at that time, Rock City Hotel would be hosting over 2700 rooms. There will also be provisions for a large world-class aquarium, and a zoo, among many other things under construction.
Rock City provides a beautiful view of the mountains. Some of the finest attractions in Ghana are also only a few distances away from the hotel. The Echo Ravern Mountain is only about 0.4 miles away from the hotel. Abetifi Stone Age Park and The Oku Falls – Bokuruwa are also only short distances away. These are popular tourist attractions in the city and the hotel location makes it easier to access these areas.
The beautiful scenery of the hotel has also attracted many popular artists to record music videos, including the likes of Ghanaian Singer Kidi. This is one hotel that offers luxury at an affordable rate.
3. Lagos Continental Hotel (Nigeria)
This is a 5-star hotel located on Victoria Island, the center of Lagos. Lagos Continental Hotel stands tall amidst other buildings with about 23 floors, making it the tallest in West Africa.
The hotel has a total of 386 finely furnished rooms. From the window, a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean can be seen. The central location of the hotel makes it convenient for many tourists and guests to visit other areas including the Lagos museum, shopping malls, embassies, leisure centers, and local markets.
Lagos Continental Hotel offers a Grand African Ballroom, a conference/meeting room, and a recreation center. The dishes served in the hotel are of international standard, providing some of the best native, continental, and Asian cuisines.
Tourist attractions near the Lagos Continental Hotel include places like the Muri Okunola Park and the Red Door Gallery. You can also visit Kuramo Beach easily from the hotel.
4. Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City (Egypt)
Situated in Cairo’s affluent Garden City district, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers luxurious rooms on the shores of the Nile. The hotel has been running since 2010. A breathtaking vista of the Nile River can be seen from the hotel room.
The hotel offers 191 luxurious rooms, each with a private balcony. Each room is fitted with a complimentary WiFi Internet connection, a complimentary private soft mini-bar, complimentary tea & coffee service in the room, 24/7 Butler Service, views over the Nile or Garden City, individually-controlled climate control, a flat screen TV with 80 satellite channels, Pillow Concierge, in-room music system, and an in-room safe box. On the rooftop, the outdoor swimming pool offers dazzling views over the Nile.
This 5-star hotel is situated in a location that makes it convenient for tourists to explore the beautiful attractions in the city. The Kempinski hotel is only a short walk from the British Embassy, the Egyptian Museum, and the River Nile. Other places like the Jazz Bar and Falaki Gallery are also a short distance away from the hotel.
Kempinski Nile Hotel boasts a wide variety of restaurants, serving all kinds of international cuisine and snacks to suit all kinds of guests. The Kempinski Hotel is indeed a luxury hotel in every sense of the word and one of the best in Africa.
5. The George Hotel (Nigeria)
The George Hotel is ranked one of the top 5 most expensive hotels in Lagos. The hotel is owned by Tein George, Chairman of Seametric Engineering and Daba & Orlando Foundation.
The hotel boasts 61 exquisitely furnished and air-conditioned rooms. The suites are equipped with satellite TV sets, refrigerators, wardrobes, king-sized beds, tea/coffee making facilities, sofas, and work desks. The hotel also features free internet services, a swimming pool, a gym, and one of the best restaurants in the city. The George has Da Vinci Bar & Restaurant where local and continental cuisines, professionally handled by seasoned chefs are served. Guests are served free breakfast daily.
The George Hotel is situated in an area close to many interesting sites in the city. From the hotel, places like the Bar Beach, Silverbird Galleria, Ember Creek, Freedom Park, and Nike Art Gallery can be visited. The hotel is also only 2.9km away from Muri Okunola Park.
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6. Hotel La Maison Arabe (Morocco)
This is a legendary hotel set in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. The hotel reflects the city’s rich history, heritage, and culture. It has stood as Marrakech’s finest dining experience since 1946.
The hotel features 26 garden- or patio-view rooms and suites, individually designed in either a traditional or slightly more modern Moroccan style. The hotel also features a swimming pool, spa, and restaurants offering some of the best cuisines in the world.
The hotel since 1946 has always revolved around food. The guests can choose between Le Restaurant, where a gorgeous fountain and hand-painted ceiling set the stage for authentic Moroccan fare, and the lantern-lit Les Trois Saveurs, which serves a sophisticated menu of French, Moroccan, and Asian dishes.
La Maison Hotel has seen guests from all around the world. Many who visit come for the tourist attractions near the area. Place like Museum of mouassine Douiria Derb el Hammam, Dar El Bacha – Musee des Confluences, Henna Cafe Marrakech, and Ensemble Artisanal can be easily accessed from the hotel.
7. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (South Africa)
This is a luxury 5-star hotel in the center of Cape Town in a garden estate overlooked by Table Mountain. The hotel has been running since 1899 and was recognized as the first hotel in South Africa to offer hot and cold running water. Today, the Belmond hotel provides a tranquil oasis in the bustling city center.
Belmond Mount Nelson has rooms fully furnished to reflect the South African heritage. The rooms restore colonial grandeur with an irresistibly modern twist. There are provisions for a wellness center, 2 pools, a spa, and a restaurant that serves the best cuisine to suit customers’ tastes.
Famous iconic figures like Nelson Mandela and John Lennon have been hosted in Belmond Hotel. Winston Churchill particularly deemed the hotel “a most excellent establishment”.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is also a good starting point for tourists as it allows easy access to attractions like Table Mountain and Robben Island.
8. Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort (Egypt)
This 5-Star Hotel is located in the famous area of Sharks Bay along with its private beach. The Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort is surrounded by gardens and offers a variety of facilities, including a spa.
The hotel rooms are designed and furnished to provide an authentic Arabian feel. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV. The hotel also offers pools, a rooftop bar, and a garden. The hotel’s private beach gives guests direct access to the beautiful, clear waters of the Red Sea.
Guests can enjoy the large variety of menus available in the resort, from Indian “Masala“, Thai “Sabai”, Italian “La Pergola”, French “Côte d’Azur”, and an international buffet at the Waterfall Grill. A lounge bar and a coffee shop are also available.
Attraction sites close to the hotel include the Sharm El Sheikh Centre, and Naama Bay.
9. Fleuve Congo Hotel (Congo)
Founded in 1977, Fleuve Congo sits in the very heart of Kinshasa, Congo.
Construction of the hotel began in 1977 but was abandoned. It was later revisited in 2010, and by 2012 it had become a fully functional hotel in Kinshasa with 237 rooms. Fleuve Congo also has two restaurants, two bars, a fitness room, a semi-Olympic swimming pool, and two tennis courts. The hotel hosted the 14th summit of the “Francophonie” and has also been frequented by famous celebrities.
Fleuve Congo is central to many interesting attraction sites in the city. Tourist attractions like the Congo River, Wonderful Bonobo Park, the National Museum, Mount Mangengenge, and several others can be easily accessed from the Fleuve hotel in Kinshasa.
A beautiful view of the rivers can be seen from the rooms in Fleuve Congo, and the Presidential Palace is also within walking distance.
10. Villa Rosa Kempinski (Kenya)
The 10th 5-star hotel on my list is found in the beautiful city of Nairobi and has been open since 2013. Villa Rosa Hotel is one that offers a beautiful blend of European luxury and Kenyan hospitality.
The hotel is situated in an area that is central to many interesting attraction sites in the city. From Villa Rosa, tourists can easily visit the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya, Karura Forest, Snake Park, and many other interesting places in the city.
For the hospitality and satisfaction of guests, Villa Rosa Kempinski offers 200 fully furnished rooms. The hotel has state-of-the-art banqueting and conference facilities, the pillar-less grand ballroom is able to seat 550 people in theatre style.
Villa Rosa offers a wide variety of cuisines to satisfy its customers’ needs. The hotel features Cafe Villa Rosa-all-day dining restaurant; K Lounge, a cigar lounge; and LUCCA-Italian restaurant and deli.
These hotels are ranked among the best in Africa and they also do well to compete with other hotels around the globe.