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“Beautiful Hotel in the heart of the city”
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Taj Cape Town
Ranked #17 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel in the heart of the city”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

A stunning hotel in the heart of an amazing city. Beautiful rooms and impeccable service. Breakfast in the morning has a great selection of breakfast items for a variety of cultures. The hotel location is the most appealing, facing the back of the Parliament and in the heart meant that it was easy to wander around.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Washington, Virginia
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I arrived at the Taj after a 23 hour journey from DC and was met with warmth and kindness (including hot tea) from the staff. My room was much larger than I was expecting as the bathroom was 4x the size of ours in DC. Huge tub, walk-in shower and a glass window looking into the bedroom. I was traveling alone and as a young female business traveler, the staff could not have made me feel more comfortable or safe. They linked me to another young female guest and recommended a walking tour. I also had the opportunity to meet with the GM who recommended the hop on hop off bus and a local restaurant. I travel frequently and this hotel has set the bar very high.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

i was travelling to Capetwon with my iwfe and 3 yr old son. Had booked at the Taj to experience the Taj hospitality. the other concern was the indain food especially since we were veges.
right from our arrival to the time of check out, the hotel staff was very courteous.
the food available in the room service was very good and had a home taste especially the curd rice.
the breakfast on the 3 days we were there was the real surprise. we had some of the best south indian breakfast at the Taj. Kudos to the chef.
the travel desk was very professional in arranging half day trips for us
the hotel is centrally located.

Room Tip: the rooms facing the main road have a good view especially of the table top mountain and the catherd...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We checked into the Taj Hotel after a 3 day Rovos Rail train journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. It was a very nice sized room, reminded me almost of a hotel in New York. The staff were friendly and always willing to assist you with a smile from the door to the room. The bathroom was amazing, double walk in shower, spacious and Molton Brown for some pampering.

Room Tip: The hotel is situated at te bottom of Parlement, a d it was rather nice to take a stroll up the road...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Beautiful hotel. One of the best hotels I have stayed in. Service was outstanding. Breakfast buffet one of the best. Room was large, well furnished and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I recently had occasion to return to the Taj for my Birthday celebration. I had a number of family joining me on the trip and thus the logistics were somewhat complicated. In addition we had a number of special requests such as private dining etc and without fail the Hotel delivered on every request and exceeded our expectations. This is one of the finest Hotels in Cape Town and South Africa. It is located somewhat off the main tourist area but is in a great location with access to all the key attractions. Its small intimate style and impeccable facilities are what get me going back there time and time again. I do not use this hotel for Business but rather as a special place for my wife and I to break away to. Despite its upmarket feel and "serene" mood, kids are well catered for and my son and cousins thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their stay there. I would highly recommend the hotel to anybody wanting a short city break in pure luxury! The Molton Brown bathroom amenities are the final sign-off on a class act.

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the side facing Table Mountain, the views of the Church and Table mountain are...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Jerusalem. Israel
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed in this hotel this summer with our two teenaged children on a family package. We received two adjacent rooms. The hotel is beautiful, the beds are very comfortable and breakfast is varied and tasty. The Indian restaurant in the hotel is also great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would especially like to note Mapule, the concierge, who went out of her way to find day trips and good restaurants for us and made our stay in Cape Town perfect.
The hotel's location is excellent. It is just near the Slave Lodge and the Company Gardens and about 10 minutes drive from the Alfred and Victoria Waterfront. There are good restaurants around and the open top tourist bus is just across.the street.
Great experience!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Taj Cape Town
Address: 1 Wale Street | corner St Georges Mall, 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) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#19 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Cape Town 5*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Taj Cape Town welcomes guests to the vibrant heart of the one of the world's most scenic and desirable cities, Cape Town. The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architectures. Originally home of the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and later the Board of Executors (BOE), it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new - a 100 years in history! This luxury hotel is perfectly located in the centre of historic Cape Town at the entrance of the famous pedestrian precinct, St George's Mall. It's prime location ensures a blend of fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine. - Within walking distance to most tourist attractions, monuments, museums, shopping, restaurants, markets and nightlife. Adding to this grand yet welcoming atmosphere are the two dining experiences, the Indian fine dine specialty restaurant, Bombay Brasserie and Mint, a relaxed all-day dining restaurant. Both are warm and welcoming and serve outstanding cuisine. Alongside this you'll find wonderful Champagne and tapas bar known as The Twankey Bar which is exceedingly popular with both locals and guests alike. Rooms are located in both the heritage buildings and the contemporary tower wing, but all continue to seamlessly merge history and modernity. Luxury Rooms have spectacular city or breathtaking mountain views overlooking the famous Table Mountain and the Taj Club Rooms and suites offer all the benefits of the executive Club Lounge including butler service, evening canapes, cocktails and private breakfast. One and Two Bedroom Suites are also available, perfect for the discerning traveller or for families. The award winning Jiva Grande Spa is one of its kind in Africa with unique and authentic wellness treatments and experiences. Also on offer is complimentary use of all wet areas, heated pool, and a high tech gymnasium. ... more   less 
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