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Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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On the Waterfront Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I made a reservation in advance, coming from half a world away, and upon checking in, the front desk associate told me that there are no rooms. She then told me they had booked me at a different hotel, a much lower class one (not their sister property, which was full), without even apologizing. The front desk manager, without apologizing,... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about our time at this hotel. The location is fabulous,with entertainment, shopping, restaurants, ATM, aquariums, bus, taxi right out the door. The staff is so pleasant and accommodating. The room was lovely and spacious. And the view from our window of the mountain and the small harbor was fascinating and ever changing. You can't... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is 5 star all the way. The location is on the V&A Waterfront perfect for a walk along the waterfront for a fresh fish & chips lunch or amazing sushi from one of the fantastic restaurants along the hotel. There is also a shopping centre within walking distance with stores ranging from luxury to mainstream.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel V & A continues to be an optimal choice in Cape Town. The hotel's location is excellent, the building is historic, the breakfast is delicious and the staff is very gentle. Nonetheless, we believe that V&A hotel should go through a revival of it decor. Time passes and things deteriorate.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon in a mountain facing room. The view of table mountain and the harbour from our room was something to behold, absolutely beautiful and we sat there watching the world go by and the seals playing in the harbour every morning. The staff were friendly and attentive and made our honeymoon... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located right on the waterfront at Cape Town harbour the Victoria and Alfred Hotel puts guests right in the heart of a lively area with many shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Also views from the rooms deliver stunning views of the waterfront and Table Mountain, an added bonus. The public rooms aren’t enormous and provide a cosy atmosphere for travellers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well situated hotel for the waterfront. Service was excellent from the time we arrived until we left. Views of Table Mountain from our room. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a couple of nights stay in Cape Town. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights after a Safari in the North of the country and it was a welcome of luxury! The staff were all very welcoming and helpful upon our arrival. We had a Piaza facing room and it was beautiful. Such a well looked after hotel, I really liked the decor. The daily breakfast was a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect central location for discovering Cape Town and its surrounds. Our organiser Sandie from Destinations Africa planned an ideal 4 days. V&A exceeded our expectations for service and quality. What a spectacular view of table mountain from our rooms.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm normally a person who likes to stay in-town, however for Cape Town this was a terrific location as a home base for 5 days. The hotel services -- from the fabulous Matthys at the front desk to the restaurant staff and porters -- were AMAZING. The hotel is a 50 Rand ($5-ish) ride from the center of town. Our... More 

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