If you've stayed in a few nice hotels you'll know that what lets many of them down is a lack of attention to detail.
The rooms are incredibly well laid out, functional for relaxation or work, and with with one wall made up of a sliding glass door it's full of nature light and airy. The bathroom too uses the philosophy of natural light with a big glass window looking onto the room (it has a blind that can be closed if you prefer)
And in terms of attention to detail, there's a pillow menu allowing you to choose a variety, some are scented (A fresh, scented cotton covered pillow of my preferred firmness, bliss). I can't flaw the room in any way and I regard myself quite critical.
The hotel itself has a great cigar lounge, beautiful furnishings, and great gym facilities including pool. Even scent, is piped through the aircon of the hotel so it feels extra fresh and clean as you walk in, great especially when you're a bit hot and bothered.
Its parking is valet service only, but it's quite and efficient. The breakfast is tasty, great selection, had room service a few times as well, fast, with a good selection of nice food.
Then there's the staff. Highly trained to be polite, attentive and efficient, and they are.
The only thing missing is a nice pool and deck area, but it is a city hotel so they're limited by that.
In summary I wouldn't bother staying anywhere else on my next trip, I don't think any other place could better the Taj. It might not have great sea views (although rooms with views of the mountain are available) which is a bit of a pity given how spectacular the Cape Town coast is, but if you accept that limitation you will have a great stay!
- Also Known As:
- Taj Cape Town Hotel Cape Town Central
- Taj Cape Town Hotel
- Taj Cape Town South Africa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern-day landmark in the historic heart of the city, Taj Cape Town blends contemporary elegance and old-world charm in an unforgettable experience. The hotel will continue to uphold the traditions of unparalleled luxury and impeccable service that, for over a century, have been the hallmarks of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. ... more less
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