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Gorgeous George

118 St Georges Mall 118 St George's Mall, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#81 of 125 hotels in Cape Town Central
Created out of two beautifully restored, heritage buildings, Gorgeous George is the first in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels stable, a hand selected, worldwide collection of privately-owned and operated avant-garde and culturally rooted hotels. This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the Mother City on St George’s Mall. Gorgeous George is a melting pot of Cape Town’s unique cultural diversity and history. Guests are immersed in South Africa’s dynamic design scene throughout the 32 rooms, suites and communal spaces featuring high speed Wi-Fi throughout, The White Room a 1st floor multi-functional private event space and the 6th floor Gigi Rooftop that features a Bar and rooftop pool. More than a Hotel, gorgeous George is where refined design and quality meet, creating an inner-city gathering place for locals and well-travelled alike.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Eagle 114 wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
We were charged a R400.00 fee for 4 people to make a Booking at Gigi’s rooftop Bar. On Paying the bill after dinner.There was no refund of the R400.00 This is fault of the Management for not having a System in Place. The venue,Food an Ambiance was top class to be let down by a refund system that does not exist.Shame on You.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
j100_99 wrote a review Mar 2021
uk75 contributions39 helpful votes
We arrived here for a table booked between 4-6, everything was rather pleasant until at 5:20 we were told that there is a private function booked at 6pm and that we couldn't order anything else, not even a bottle that takes 2min to open. Needless to say, we pretty much departed immediately and went to another venue. If we'd been told about this before we arrived, we could have re-booked or adapted our evening. Poor organisation led to unsatisfactory experience. I'll also mention that the waitress was very good, she did her job to a high standard, but sadly was let down by her management. I hope nobody else has the same experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: best to book a table for an hour longer than you need to avoid being double booked
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Harry Samson wrote a review Nov 2020
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow the food just keeps getting better and better, the crispy squid, the goats cheese tart, the churros, where all excellent, however the Caesar salad is by far the best Caesar salad I have ever had I doubt you will find I better one in Cape Town, cool cocktail list too
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
KateCraneBriggs wrote a review Nov 2020
Rosebank, South Africa8 contributions8 helpful votes
We loved the appreciative, fun and happy welcome from the street, then the friendly, flexible, informative staff at the restaurant. My food - hake was yummy. I really liked was the setting - the art and design, plus the views over central Cape Town's rooftops and Greenmarket Square. There was a good vibe, despite covid19. I'm looking forward to going back.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
foodieliz wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa14 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay at Gorgeous George. The room managed to walk the line between style and comfort, and had wonderful touches, like free Netflix, delicious minibar snacks. The staff gave us some of the best customer service I've come across in Africa - from a free bottle of MCC, as we were celebrating a birthday; to a valet service when I was struggling to find the parking (which is awkward to find, visitors be warned!!). It felt like no ask was too much, and staff made an effort to anticipate our needs. Delicious food - whether room service (club sandwich) or breakfast on the roof (shakshuka). The roof top bar is one of the best spots in the city for a cocktail. A truly memorable experience, and we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
$142 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorgeous George
Which popular attractions are close to Gorgeous George?
Nearby attractions include Gate69 (0.2 miles), Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve (0.2 miles), and Company's Gardens (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorgeous George?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Gorgeous George?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Gorgeous George?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorgeous George?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gorgeous George?
Conveniently located restaurants include FYN, Burger & Lobster, and Chefs Warehouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gorgeous George?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Gorgeous George have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gorgeous George offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gorgeous George located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Cape Town Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gorgeous George?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gorgeous George offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.