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The Table Bay Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Table Bay Hotel | Table Bay Breakwater Blvd Quay 6, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #22 of 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
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“Glorious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We visited this hotel for sons birthday on 1 June 2013. What a pleasure. The reception was fantastic, the people working there were very friendly and welcoming. The view from our room was spectacular. The food served for dinner was of high quality and they had various choices. What really humbled me was when the supervisor overhead that it was my son's birthday whilst we were having breakfast, they made a beautiful presentation of a delicious vanilla and chocolate cake and wished my son well for his birthday. That was magical as we were far from home and received such a wonderful reception and first class treatment that we received, I must highlight that the service was excellent. I have been to Cape Town many times but the service never cease to amaze me. My son is 9 years old the hotel is children friendly we all enjoyed our stay tremendously. As for the view wow it was like I am waking up in one of this exotic islands. I am South African it really fills my heart with joy to see that our hotels compete easily with world class hotels all over the world. Keep up the good work to the staff and management of The Table Bay at Cape Town Waterfront.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and delighted to hear your son had an enjoyable birthday.

Look out for our Oscars Kids Club activities for in-house guests in December.

Sincerely,

Sherwin Banda
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This hotel is extremely well located in the harbour. One side you have sea view, in the other the harbour. The rooms are very nice, huge buffet breakfast, and the staff very kind. It's attached to the Victoria's Wharf mall, has a very nice pool, spa and small gym. The lobby is beautiful with the Table Mountain view! Amazing High Tea in the afternoon in the lobby. The rooms are big, the beds and pillows very good too! Everytime I go to Cape Town I stay there and will stay in the future for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Singapore, Singapore
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A trip to South Africa would not be complete without Cape Town. This happy city on the southern most tip of Africa is home to many sights [Winery visits, museums and the Cape of Good Hope, Military museum, Penguin colony] and adventures [Dune surfing, shark cage diving]. While here, we made the Table Bay Hotel our home for 4 nights.

Our very first impression of the hotel was that it felt like a Disneyland hotel. The bell hops are efficient in taking care of your luggage. After walking through a glass house tunnel [that shields you from the cold wind coming in from the sea], we entered the grand lobby. Check in was efficient and once formalities were completed, we were shown to our room.

The hotel has WiFi in the lobby and individual WiFi access for each room. I thought this was pretty nifty. Our room was on the second floor, right next to the lifts. The lifts are quite quiet and we did not hear anything from its working parts. But as our room was at a cross junction near the lifts, we could hear people talking and walking by, and our first morning, we could hear two male housekeepers talking loudly while folding sheets near our door.

That aside, our room had a King sized bed, with an seating area and TV no.2. The sofa was converted to a pull out bed for my son. Our room had a great view of the sea, and the sunrise. In front of our King bed was TV no.1 with lots of cable channels. A large wardrobe to store your luggage, clothes and shopping, and also includes the in-room safe. The bathroom had separate shower, and toilet, and a bathtub. Around the single sink were the after shower products from Molton Brown; while the shower was also stocked with Molten Brown products.

One of the days at the hotel, I misplaced my wedding ring in the room. However hard I looked, I could not unearth it. In the morning, I mentioned it to the Front Desk to inform Housekeeping to keep an eye out for it. After breakfast, I was approached by the Duty Manager, Jason, and he assured me that his team and security would look for it. By the end of the day, I saw my ring on the study table. I was extremely thankful for their sincerity in looking for my ring and finding it!

Breakfast was at the Atlantic restaurant where the buffet spread was just huge! The staff recognised us by our second day and service was very good. It's interesting to see hotel guests from all over the world staying here - USA, China, Hong Kong, India, to name a few.

Security is not an issue and it is part of the V&A waterfront shopping development. It's fairly central to the airport - only about 20-30 minutes away. If you are a runner, you can run along the waterfront towards the Cape Town Stadium [where the World Cup was held], and on to Beach Road meeting other joggers on a Sunday morning.

We found to the Table Bay Hotel to be a warm and hospitable place, with lots of things to do close to the hotel. Rooms are quite nice and service is excellent!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We have some exciting developments planned for our bar and restaurant and hope to see you in the near future.
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is right on the V&A waterfront in Cape Town. The lead upto the hotel is impressive as is its entrance, from the moment I stepped into this hotel I knew I was going to enjoy my stay. All the staff were very professional and helpful, the hotel was very secure and my room was immaculate. From the local sweets to the amenities in your bathroom, everything had been thought of. The bar was very welcoming with lots of choice in food and drink. The breakfast was the largest I have ever experienced with quality fresh food to suite all tastes and every morning the choice to sit inside or outside looking along the V&A waterfront towards table mountain was excellent. The tea lounge the restaurants all excellent. The hotel is on the V&A waterfront so a large selection of restaurants and entertainment is also close by. The hotel also has access to the shopping center. Can't fault this hotel excellent stay, I will be back again. Thank you Table Bay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have stayed at the Table Bay three times. Every experience was remarkable. The room, the service, the view and the food are the best. I love the adjacent restaurants and walking on the V & A Waterfront was lovely, as always. I will always go back to the Table Bay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

from the moment you pull up at the Table Bay, the car door opened, your car whisked away, you are escorted to the foyer, checkin, done and the magic begins, EVERYONE is geared for your comfort..... nothing is left to chance.....whether a simple room or the Presidential suite......high tea in the lounge a must.......breakfast in the atlantic....best possible.....it is the only place to be, we return again and again, since it opened......5 stars do not seem enough. did I mention, they have a jazz luncheon on Sundays, always a treat...speaking of which...give a yorself a treat... Table Bay Hotel its a way of life, Maureen Summerfield



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Room Tip: All accommodation is up to the individual...sea facing mountain facing, a simple room or the suites...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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pune
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in May 2103 . I must say this hotel has a wonderful location. Most rooms have bay view and this almost connected to huge market place (mall) , hustling and bustling. Service, comforts in the room were very good , except may be the food which was bit expensive.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Table Bay Hotel | Table Bay Breakwater Blvd Quay 6, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#19 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#21 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Table Bay Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between Robben Island and Table Mountain, you’ll discover the famed Table Bay Hotel. Cosmopolitan, gracious and relaxed, The Table Bay is the sum of all that is good about Cape Town. The rooms are inviting and represent the epitome of luxury and comfort. Exceed expectations at this 5-star hotel in South Africa - from the stylish writing desks, to the expansive windows, take in a scene of the harbour or the Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 
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