Stayed at the Taj on business in Capetown for 4 nights. I usually stay at the Westin so I’m using that property as my point of reference. The Taj is a significant step up from the Westin on the waterfront, whilst downtown it is close to many restaurants and the business centre. The rooms are big, very modern and well appointed. The lobby bar is good but it seemed not very busy at night – most people chose to eat and drink outside the hotel it seems. I was upgraded to the Taj Club which allows you to make use of a lounge. Unlike at the Westin, they don’t serve food there and what you drink is for your own account so other then the guy sitting at the desk I’m not sure it represents good value. Our corprate rate is 1500 per night at the property not sure what the Taj club top up costs.
Only minor faults are with the staff in the lobby restaurant. I ordered a smoked salmon bagel and after checking with the kitchen if this was a possibility; I got smoked salmon on a hamburger bun. Yes, really. It seems we got lost in translation. The food service can be slow and the menu is not very interesting. If they can put some tempo in the staff, the property can be a real gem.
- 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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