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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 #23 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
London, UK
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Still my favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I have stayed here 3 times now over a period of 5 years and each time it just gets better. This time was a special anniversary celebration and the Table bay pulled out all the stops to ensure we had an absolutely amazing time. The rooms was spotless, the bathroom had every facility a person would need and the view of Table Mountain is spectacular. The service in this hotel is wonderful yet discreet and not overbearing.

The spa in the hotel is wonderful too and the knowledgeable and experienced staff are fantastic

I have stayed in many hotels all over the world of varying quality an finesse, but will keep coming back to the Table bay for as long as they continue to provide the accommodation and service as they do.

This truly is my favourite hotel in the world

Room Tip: I would always ask for a mountain facing room. Dont expect opulence in this hotel or its rooms, it i...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for placing your review on TripAdvisor, we do have the most incredible location overlooking Table Mountain and you cannot miss the fact that you are in the beautiful city of Cape Town!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The internal connection to the Victoria and Alfred mall was very convenient as well as the general location and closeness to good restaurants by the pier. The lobby and eating areas are very grand and comfortable, spacious and bright. What I didn´t find very appealing was the incredibly long walk from the lift to my room. I felt I was in one of those mammoth hotels in Vegas. And even though the room was very nice I thought the bathroom was in need of refurbishment and modernization.
The breakfast was a huge varied buffet of international cuisine! In spite of my good review I am not sure if i would return, it just didn´t get to me, I didn´t feel any emotional connection to the hotel.

Room Tip: I would prefer to be closer to the lifts, though not too close. A 30 second walk is more than enough...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We take note of your request for a room closer to the lifts and should you return ensure we make every effort to accommodate this.
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Brasilia, Df
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Wanted to treat myself for two nights in Cape Town and chose this hotel. Good choice! Great room with all the necessary touches, Table Mountain view was wonderful. Service generally fine.
Details: slow service at breakfast on second morning, food lukewarm. Bill messed up when I checked out, and I was a bit taken aback to hear "Oh, when the hotel's full, we charge more" (that said, the room averaged what I'd booked for). And getting my bag from the room was a farce.
BUT - the hotel is wonderfully located, oozes class in many ways, and if I go back to to Cape Town I'd certainly think of staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We welcome the information provided so we consistently strive to improve our service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Pros: Room big
Location of the hotel
Breakfast buffet

Cons:
Service really not 5 stars. The waiters are mainly communicating with themselves
and not with guests. Got to wait always for waiter, even there is more than enough staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We appreciate your comments, both positive and negative and through feedback such as this able to improve service to our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful city of Cape Town
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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The hotel sits at the waterfront of Table Bay. It is within walking distance of Victoria and Alfred Mall , several good restaurants and the Hop on and Off tour bus.
The rooms are luxurious with many amenities, staff is conscientious and polite. The Breakfast Buffet offers almost anything you could hope for but if you do not find what you want there, they will make it for you. High Tea is wonderful with any kind of tea you could wish for and a huge selection of wonderfully attractive and tasty quiches, cakes, sandwiches etc. The restaurant for dinner was very good but not exceptional. The architecture is amazing. Only complaint is that the concierge staff could be better trained and follow through with requests. All in all a 5 star experience with full view of Table Rock.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Melbourne Victoria
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

From the moment we arrived at the Table Bay Hotel to the moment we left we were in a world of delight. The service and attention to detail, the elegant and awe-inspiring architecture, the beautifully appointed rooms (what views!), the simply amazing breakfast buffet, and the one-in-a-million location - all simply incredible.

Top that off with the immediate surrounds which includes amazing shopping, entertainment, dining and the lively atmosphere of Cape Town's waterfront, and we felt we were truly privileged.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We recently spent a couple of nights at The Table Bay Hotel and we were delighted with our experience.

We arrived late at night after a very long, delayed international flight and were immediately welcomed into the hotel and upgraded to a magnificent corner room - made even more special by the rose petals scattered in the bedroom and bathroom. The best part was waking up the following morning to the most breathtaking views of the ocean, waterfront and Table Mountain.

The breakfast buffet was outstanding, complemented with live piano music and the most faultless service. This must be the best service we have ever received at breakfast, we were treated like royalty and felt very special.

The location of this hotel is perfect and you would struggle to find a location with better views over Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

So often today hotels are branded as five star and they don't come anywhere close to expectations of a five star hotel. I can, however, honestly say that The Table Bay Hotel is a true five star luxury hotel and a worthy member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

We look forward to staying at this hotel again next time we visit Cape Town.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Table Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 329
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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