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Taj Cape Town
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Just spend a week in Cape Town, stayed at the Taj Hotel. I can't say enough good things about the hotel and staff. Room was calm, beds were comfortable, staff attentive and friendly. Each member of the staff was warm and accommodating. The restaurants they recommended for dinner were exquisite. We took a chance on this hotel, simply based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I'm so happy we did. The location was superb...walking distance to all the major museum's. I would highly recommend staying here on your trip to Cape Town.

Room Tip: View of Table Mountain
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed here for a birthday weekend in December and really enjoyed it.

The rooms where very comfortable, linen and bedding amazing which made for an excellent nights sleep. The bathrooms have a very neat window into the room with a blind that can be pulled down. Also shower had one of those rainfall heads which was great. Molton-brown toiletries which where brilliant.

It is a great hotel for exploring the city, it is within working distance of the company gardens and the various museums around the area. Even managed a run around here which was great.

The bombay brasserie restaurant is one of my favourite places to eat. We ate there for dinner which was excellent as always. It was also nice to be able to go straight to the room after dinner (vs driving home).

I think the breakfast was the best I have had in a five star hotel to date. It was served in the Mint restaurant and was of a very high standard. They even had bombay potatoes, amazing!

The afternoon tea was unfortunately pretty abysmal. The cakes where unappetising and no vegetarian options for the sandwiches. We where not charged for tea.

They have a great indoor heated pool where you can do laps and a gym. Also the Spa is definitely the best one in Cape Town.

Our biggest complaint with the hotel is that they do not have any outdoor area. In other words no place to sunbathe or get fresh air. I think the hotel architects did the hotel a big dis-service by leaving this out. The hotel should consider changing the presidential suite into an outdoor area as it apparently has a deck. The only real area where you can sit outside is the area adjacent to st-georges mall where they have the Mint restaurant.

Would definitely recommend the hotel for couples wanting to explore Cape Town or business people.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had an excellent experience staying at the Taj. The staff was very professional, efficient and attentive. Our check-in was a breeze with a complementary welcome drink. Our spacious room was on the 17th floor with an awesome view of Table Mountain. The room was very plush and comfortable. Turn-down service was a nice touch. A good selection was offered every morning for breakfast and the restaurant staff was great. The hotel’s concierge was very helpful. The hotel’s location is perfect - you can walk to all attractions in Cape Town. We loved the ambience of the Twankey Bar. I highly recommend staying here when visiting Cape Town.

Room Tip: The top floors -- 17th floor has awesome views.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My wife and I had been planning to spend some quality time together as we are married for
34 years, and Taj Hotel Cape Town made our dream experience come true, the hospitality, the warm and the atmosphere tranquilized us, we had a couples massage, what can I say Magic..
The dinner was first class, and the upgrade to a table mountain view, this is a Must return in the next few months, Thanks Taj, we appreciate you all...
Thanks alot, keep up the good work...
Just sadden by the 30 minutes free wifi, a hotel of this stature must make wifi complimentary..

Room Tip: Please ask for the mountain view room.. It will take your breath away..
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Taj, Cape Town, part of the Indian Taj Group of hotels, is a superb hotel in every respect but one. It is housed in a magnificent historic building in the heart of the city, directly opposite the Anglican cathedral and within 3 minutes' walk of the South African Parliament and the beautiful Company's Gardens; one restaurant opens onto the pedestrianised St George's Mall. The Taj provides a free shuttle service, by Range Rover or Jaguar XJ no less (The Tata Group, which owns Taj Hotels, also owns Jaguar-Land Rover), to and from the Waterfront.

Service, as one would expect from any Taj hotel, is impeccable, from the moment one arrives until departure. (In fact even before arrival, as the reservations staff were particularly helpful.) Housed in the immensely grand former Reserve Bank of South Africa, the Taj presents an impressive and imposing face to the street, but inside it is all rather discreet and welcoming. Now and again one caught sight of one or two urbane-looking, conservatively-suited Indian managers, on posting from Taj Group management in India.

The principal restaurant (which alas I did not try) is The Bombay Brasserie, "sister" to the famous restaurant of the same name, also run by the Taj Group, in London, where I have dined several times. More informal is The Mint, which is where a very good buffet breakfast is served, along with lighter lunches and dinners.

My room, one of the hotel's "Heritage" rooms, was very large indeed, with an equally grand bathroom featuring a wall of glass between it and the sleeping area; a blind can be lowered to provide privacy. The bed was great.

It may be the best hotel in Cape Town, but it is let down by a small but increasingly important detail for 21st Century travellers: internet charges. The first 30 minutes in ay 24-hour period are free, but thereafter internet access is subject to very high charges amounting to around $30 a day for unlimited access. In today's world this sort of irritating charge is unacceptable, especially as there are thousands of 5-star hotels which offer free unlimited internet access as part of the room charge. Incidentally, I thought my room price was very reasonable, especially given the very high prices charged by other top hotels in Cape Town, particularly if one wants to be on or near the Waterfront complex.

Room Tip: The grandest rooms are the Heritage rooms. Other rooms will be in more modern buildings incorporated into the hotel premises.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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