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“A strategic location near Cape Town landmarks”
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Taj Cape Town
Ranked #15 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A strategic location near Cape Town landmarks”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

The hotel, part of the Leading Hotels of the World is strategically located near the historical landmarks and the VA Waterfront (about 15 minutes walk).
Due to the enormous efforts by the city to have a safe city center, I can say that the area around the hotel is very safe.
The city by itself is a splendor, especially when combined with a tour on the Whale Coast.
The hotel by itself is clean, well kept, with fantastic personnel and an outmost service.

Room Tip: A room on the higher floors (15 and up) provide a fantastic view of the city
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Alessandro
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about the City and our hotel. We will certainly convey your appreciation to the entire time.
We hope it will not be too long before we welcome you back to South Africa and Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed at this hotel twice recently. Beautifully appointed rooms - stayed in a suite on our first visit which was fantastic. Beautifully appointed room and luxurious bathroom. Service very good. Valet parking available which was very convenient. Breakfast good selection and they were always happy to make us anything we requested that's not on selection from the buffet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Valued Guest
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We will certainly convey your comments on to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town and more importantly Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Southampton, UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a great hotel. I stayed for five night in early December and could not have made a better choice. What's more, I was upgraded to a better room. The location in the city centre, opposite St George's Cathedral and near the parliament building, is very convenient. The choice at the complimentary breakfast was wide. My only slight criticism is of the coffee served at breakfast which was extremely weak and instead of being given a pot on the table the waiting staff poured out a rather small cup.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Mike
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We will certainly convey your comments on to the entire team and take up the issue about the coffee with the service providers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Town and more importantly Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Abuja, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Very nice hotel, with warm and friendly staff. Very nice view of the Table mountain from my room, beautiful room and bathroom. Breakfast was complimentary and the selection delicious. The only drawback was that though the internet service was complimentary it was sometimes slow. It is a safe and beautiful hotel with beautiful furnishings and personnel, also complimentary shuttle services to and from the water front I strongly recommend it to visitors to Cape Town.

Lilian A-D.

Room Tip: Choose rooms with the view of the Table mountain.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Lilian D
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We will certainly convey the message to the entire team. We trust it will not be to long before we welcome you back to Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The location is excellent relative to the rest of Cape Town, being in the CBD.

Amenities are also quite excellent - the beddings were quite luxurious, as was the bed. The fittings in the bathroom were also great.

All rooms (rather, my room) had an iron box and an umbrella.

I also loved their breakfast selection (thought they need better tea by African standards).

Staff was quite helpful and courteous.

Downside was the Internet though, was good for one day and slow for the rest of the days.

Room Tip: The higher floors should offer better views as the lower floors are obstructed by the old church. Th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Dennis M
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Dennis M
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Your comment pertaining to the internet was resolved shortly after your check out. We trust it will not be too long before we welcome you back to Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Istanbul, Turkey
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134 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Beautiful hotel in a nice location.
Upgraded to a nice large room in the historical wing.
Nice breakfast.
Beautiful gym and nice indoor swimming pool.
Complimentart effective internet connection.
Only negative point was to wait a bit for a table during the breakfast.

Room Tip: Room with a Table Mountain view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ISMETCENGIC
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Valued guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We certainly hope that it will not be too long before we welcome you back to the Taj Cape Town. in the near future.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

I stayed at Taj hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is located in the the city center walking distance to numerous restaurants , shopping malls, night clubs and other tourist attractions. The reception is beautiful. You are greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are very spacious and luxurious. The view from the room is very nice. You can see the table mountain and other areas in cape town. The staff always call you by name. The restaurants are Indian with very nice Indian cuisine .

Room Tip: Get the rooms on the higher floors for a better view of Cape Town
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Michelle M
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Michelle M
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager
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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
#15 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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