Set sail on a voyage of discovery
Step through an arch of fragrant blooms to discover this enchanting boutique townhouse in the very heart of Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. With a unique character and beautiful traditional style, enjoy a delicious breakfast, named the best in the UK, experience our whimsical "Hatter's" Afternoon Tea by the fire or sip on one of London’s most famous martinis.
"Opened in 2002, The Twelve Apostles has undergone a number of incarnations, from a private home, to advertising agency, to hotel. My own journey with Red Carnation began in 2001 in London and culminated in my appointment as General Manager at The Twelve Apostles in 2014.
I am proud to have witnessed the growth and achievements of our team and I’m equally proud of the role the hotel plays in the local community. Our location in the environs of a national park demands diligent sustainability practices. We have impressive water-saving initiatives, a system for the management of waste and energy consumption, and have eliminated single-use plastics from our operations.
For as long as I’ve worked at The 12A, it never ceases to delight me. Our hotel is close enough to Cape Town but far enough away from the ‘madding crowd’ to make your visit seem like a retreat. The V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay beaches, the historic Constantia Wine Route and Hout Bay are all within easy reach.
Our location is exceptional - wedged between mountain and sea – our design is incredible, and our guest experiences are so diverse. Experiences range from exhilarating helicopter flights and mountain walks, to High Tea by the Sea or a treatment in an outdoor mountain spa gazebo. Our views of the Atlantic Ocean are unequalled anywhere else in the city.
We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of paradise very soon."
- Michael Nel, General Manager