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Dock House Boutique Hotel

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Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Minneapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Dock House was a perfect way to end our African Honeymoon. We originally booked our stay in Cape Town at the Victoria & Alfred hotel. The room they gave us had several issues and they had no other rooms available so they transferred us to the Dock House. The Dock House was outstanding and we were so... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear prettynpink98, My team and I are delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us recently and cannot even begin to thank you for writing such a positive review for future travellers. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. Craig is a true... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Dock House sits above the Waterfront on an island of tranquility literally 100m from the V and A, leave the gated garden and 30 seconds later you are in the middle of the waterfront. small exclusive hotel, no evening meals as such but room service available, however loads of restaurants on the doorstep, very private, remarkably quiet and luxurious

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear msg101, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us at the Dock House Hotel. Our staff take a huge amount of pride in ensuring that each guest has a memorable stay with us and this just reiterates that. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to create... More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dock House Boutique Hotel is a luxurious intimate hotel located steps from the V&A Waterfront. We have stayed at many hotels in Cape Town and this is a clear winner. Our spacious second floor room was beautifully appointed with a lovely view of the grounds and harbor. We were on a three week trip and our room offered plenty... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ajax1190, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. I am glad to read that you enjoyed our excellent service and breakfast offerings at all 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Dock House offered the opportunity to be in the middle of everything yet the small boutique 6 room hotel offered peace and tranquility that is lacking at other hotels in the area. The room was very nice and the porch on the second floor was very relaxing. I definitely agree with other travelers that the second floor has much... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jkatNJ, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review after your recent stay with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the peace and tranquillity that Dock House offers. We appreciate your feedback regarding the breakfast at the V&A and housekeeping issues which have both been addressed. Thank... More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We booked into the V&A Waterfront and on arrival the receptionist told us that we were being upgraded to the Dock House. We were a little apprehensive, but what a wonderful hotel. The breakfast menu is like a Michelin star restaurants menu. The room was enormous along with the bathroom. A classic building from the colonial past.It only has six... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Burt_Thatcherher, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and I'm delighted to read you experienced this service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to create another memorable experience with us, so on your... More 

Newport Beach, California
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273 reviews 273 reviews
128 hotel reviews
983 helpful votes 983 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was our second visit to the Dock House, and fourth visit to South Africa. On our previous trip in 2010, we stayed 4 nights at the Dock House and 3 nights at La Residence (where we were married). FWIW, Cape Town, the Cape peninsula, and Cape Winelands together constitute my favorite place in the world. We stayed 3 nights... More 

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26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had booked into the sister hotel The Queen Victoria for the last 3 nights of our adventure through Namibia and Botswana. I was celebrating a special birthday and at check in was offered an upgrade to the Dockhouse. We were shown both rooms that were available. Both were delightful . The one at the Dockhouse was enormous and more... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After many hours of flying, we were greeted by Craig, the manager of Dock House, with glasses of MCC (Champagne). Relaxing by the pool, Craig suggested we get a complementary massage in order to get the kinks out from our long journey. He also made dinner reservations at Dash, located at the V&A Waterfront Hotel, a sister hotel. What an... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I spent a lot of time for flying, bus to get the hotel. Staffs knew that and helped us check in very early without any fee. I appreciate that. Hotel is in the center. It was a nice room to view outside. I will be back.

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Neil M, Owner at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roberta Thanks for the great review about your stay at the Dock House Boutique Hotel. I'm glad to hear that your your with us was so great! I do hope to welcome you back with us on your next visit to Cape Town! Kind regards Neil Markovitz More 

Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Let me start by saying, we did not book this hotel, we booked into the V&A Waterfront Hotel and when we were picked up by the hotel car the airport, we were told we were upgraded to a five star sister hotel, Dock House. To be honest, I am not so sure if it is an upgrade in terms of... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Dock House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Thank you very much for your lovely feedback on your stay at Dock House Boutique Hotel. Thanks for the kind words and constructive feedback. I have noted of your comments and appreciate you having drawn my attention to these matters. We hope to welcome you back to Dock House. Kind regards Neil Markovitz Managing Director - Newmark Hotels,... More 

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