Windermere: Just a block from the beach on a quiet street in the trendy Humewood neighborhood, Windermere by Mantis is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a contemporary guesthouse, rather than large hotel, stay. The boutique property offers oversized, well-decorated rooms plus a garden plunge pool and outdoor lounge. Service is very attentive, and rates include a homemade breakfast.
Algoa Guesthouse: Located in the Summerstrand suburb, this guesthouse is just a stroll to the beach front and features some great rooms that open up to an outdoor area full of palm trees and a small swimming pool. It’s definitely one of the most well-rounded options in the area.
Forest Hall Guest House: In the upscale Walmer suburb, this delightful guesthouse has natural light filled and oversized rooms that look down on the manicured grounds and colorful garden area. The hosts are the reason to stay – they go out of the way to cater to your every need and also do excellent three-course homemade meals each evening (sign up in advance).