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Review of Taj Cape Town

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Taj Cape Town
Ranked #16 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Knysna
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153 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed last night at Taj hotel ,Capetown.The rooms were very nice with a veiw of Table Mountain.Excellent beds,pillows and duvets.Service was good.The breakfast was excellent .The car parking service was very handy

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

I had a wonderful stay, sleek room, excellent service, nice food, friendly staff. I spent three nights and not a single complain. Breakfast was really nice and the staff were all friendly and helpful.
I would definitely revisit this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We found Twankeys on our way home from long street one night! Popped in because it looked like a nice classy palce. It was great, we ordered a cheese board and it followed with delicious cocktails! Everything fresh! there is free WIFI available and we frequented the bar many more times! there is something diffrent each night - diff music, sometimes sport plus different offers on their drinks.... the Pinotage is great!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suzanne364
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Luanda, Angola
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

1st the hotel service was really good. The lobby and other facilities were very nice. We found a good deal for half price and upon checking in found out why. Our view was of the backside of another building. Despite that we had a really nice time. I would recommend to not take the disounted room, and instead stay near the waterfront for about the same price....but the service is really good there.

Room Tip: Ask about the view. You want a view of table top...you would have to stay a lot higher than we did...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cape town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

As I live in Cape Town I decided to bling up a friends daughters Batmitzvah by booking one night at tha Taj for my family. From start to finish, very happy I did. The hotel is beautifully appointed and the staff were fantastic. Before we left for the batty the girls enjoyed massages while I enjoyed craft beer at the Twankey bar.

When we got back to the hotel I relaxed with a single malt in the cigar bar, pure bliss.Then on to our room where the beds had been turned down and my daughters were delighted with a tray of petit fours. Feeling peckish, I ordered room service and had the best toasted ham and cheese at 1 in the morning, delivered swiftly and beautifully presented.Breakfast at Mint was busy but the staff smiled through it and the choice of fare was good.

We went down to breakfast late and my only advice would be to get down early as once the restaurant fills up they use the lounge area which is a little uncomfortable when eating.

Not cheap, but well worth it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jackparow
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Well what can I say about this hotel from the first day absolutely out of this world I have since been back to Cape Town and could not get in ( shame ) .
If I could have another chance to stay here I would defiantly would not miss this chance , the staff was friendly the cleaning was out of this world , the apologised for up grading us and for 600 quid a bit less for a week we could not complain at all

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bigd P
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent one night at le Taj Hotel in Cape Town in March 2013.

On arrival, the hotel staff was very welcoming and professional, the reception was helpful and fast which is a real plus after a 12hours flight. Service was also fast, and always done with a smile. We had breakfast on our terrace and it was served within minutes of our order and very good quality indeed. Nothing is a problem. The hotel courtesy car service takes you around and is really helpful. The concierge service is careful, personal and goes the extra mile.

The Hotel feel and general aesthetics is a little impersonal without real charm, but everything is really clean and well presented, the room felt like new, and the bathroom was a real treat, going from bath towels, products, and presentation. On the 10th floor, our Hermitage suite enjoyed a fantastic view of the mountains and was very very quiet, which is a real plus in the middle of the city.

I would recommend this Hotel to anyone in CapeTown for a short stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Taj Cape Town

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
#16 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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