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“Cape Grace Hotel - lovely hotel in a great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Cape Grace
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Quay Road | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Salem, South Carolina, United States
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“Cape Grace Hotel - lovely hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a wonderful three nights at the Cape Grace. The accommodations were lovely and the breakfast delicious. We had dinner in the dining room one night and it was one of the best I have ever had. The hotel is on the waterfront and in walking distance to the aquarium, a craft market, restaurants and a large mall (just in case you forgot to pack something)

Room Tip: Ask for a harbor view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You could write for an hour about this Hotel, such are the qualities.
It is well located, oozes majestic charm from a bygone era and has staff that cannot do enough to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
We had 6 nights at The Cape Grace and within that period we were part of their extensive family. From Edward the driver to the breakfast and hotel staff we were made special from check in to check out.
Make use of their local knowledge and appreciate the love and sincere care they provide on a daily basis.
Thank you Cape Grace you made a beautiful city even more memorable.

Stayed July 2014
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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Cape Grace is ideally situated in Capetown, on waterfront. very classy, fantastic service.
great views. excellent bar and restaurant. one of the greatest hotels I have ever experienced. I would recommend to anybody visiting CT.

Room Tip: ask for room with View on waterfront
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Everything was perfect. Our room was beautiful - it looked out over the harbor. The hotel staff were friendly and new our names by the second day. We ate breakfast in the hotel every morning - delicious. We walked to different restaurants each night. Cape Town is a beautiful city. Make sure to visit the wineries and make the trip to Cape Horn. Make sure you find the whiskey bar in the hotel. It is somewhat hidden.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of my favorite hotels on planet earth! I could write a tome about this great hotel but if your looking for service, service, and more service this is your place. Its as good as it gets! Everything about this hotel is first class. The food is world class and the furnishings are amazing. Will come back next year for my yearly pampering.

Room Tip: I always get one of the rooms that overlook the water
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived early after an overnight flight, and did not expect our room to be ready. Nonetheless the staff was more than apologetic and made every effort to make us comfortable while we waited. The service than improved thereafter. The room was exceptionally comfortable, with a great view of Table Mountain. Wake up calls were followed in five minutes by a delivery of hot coffee, and breakfast was very good. Sadly, the coffee was poor here and throughout South Africa. But, this is a minor complaint about this exceptional hotel.

Room Tip: The best and quieter rooms are those looking towards Table Mountain.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I have been staying at the Cape Grace for as long as I can remember and we have always been very impressed by it's high quality in every single way. However our most recent 6 night stay left us feeling very disappointed when it came to the quality of food for both breakfast and room service. We didn't come to Cape Town to eat, but when you are staying at a 5 star hotel and paying a premium you expect the best. The scrambled eggs were over cooked and dry, the porridge watery and tasteless and the bread on the toasted sandwiches soggy on the outside and dry in the inside. We didn't dare eat anything else at this hotel as we didn't want to end up even more disappointed. A nice hotel, with friendly staff and lovely rooms, but the food is disgustingly terrible.

Stayed July 2014
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Address: West Quay Road | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#4 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Grace 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace is a welcoming and gracious sanctuary of tradition, sophistication and contemporary comfort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town Central
Hotel Cape Town
Cape Town Grace
Cape Grace Cape Town, South Africa

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