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“Superb from start to finish”
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Cape Grace
Ranked #6 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Superb from start to finish”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have stayed in many hotels but Cape Grace is just about excellent in every aspect. On top of the usual (greet you by name at breakfast, by the pool, or when you leave and return) they also noted that I was celebrating my birthday during my stay, and sent champagne and treats to my room. This was all done without prompting by my husband.
Another nice touch was the use of the hotel car (BMW no less) to anywhere within a 10km radius, entirely complimentary!
Breakfast was a good spread, dinner was nicely executed too. One night when we wanted tapas, usually served in the basement bar lounge next to the cigar humidor, the staff readily acceeded to our request to serve it in the lounge upstairs as we were averse to smoke.
By the pool, waiting staff would approach you within minutes to offer a cold drink, again complimentary.
After dinner, guests may also have port or sherry in the library, complimentary!
Our room had tge most gorgeous view of the marina, where we could see sealions cavorting between the boats in the lare afternoon, and even climb on deck.
All in, a truly magical stay! Thank you Cape Grace staff for you make a great hotel wonderful!

Room Tip: Choose one facing the marina.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We loved this hotel. Great rooms with views of Table Mountain. The breakfasts, fitness room and free transport are excellent. We hated to leave! We will be back!! We were very grateful for the complimentary transport to the Botanical Gardens and back.

Room Tip: Ask for a Table Mountain view. Really lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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ponte vedra beach, fl
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Large, well-appointed/separate dressing room/dual closets, vanity desk, ample luggage space, spacious bath/dual vanities, bidet, great view over water, gracious and happy staff, shopping nearby, breakfast buffet/champagne, great cuisine. Highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We've stayed in this hotel 4 times in the last 2 years,and it gets better every time.
The location is great ,its only 2 minutes walk to the V&A Waterfront where the are numerous resturantss,shops etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Healdsburg, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

A beautiful hotel in a great location of Cape Town. You can walk to so many great shops, restaurants, the waterfront, located right at the working harbor, it is fascinating. The rooms are spacious, beautiful, great views and fabulous service. I think South Africa stands out for us as one of the most service oriented places in the world, and we have been to a lot of places. Every one has a smile, a greeting and offer to help you in any way they can. We just loved this hotel, it was chosen by Taulk Tours for us and it was over the top. Pretty pricey but you will see why.

Room Tip: View of the water or the mountain, either one is great.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Locationwise the Cape Grace is in the heart of the Harbour/Waterfront. It's easy and safe to walk out and find what your looking for.
But one expects more from a hotel in this price range..... The reception upon arrival is a bit snobby and lacks warmth, something you hope for after a long trip. Further it's not of this time that you have to pay extra for your internet after reaching the limits set. With these prices the hotel should just have unlimited acces. It also stands for the character of the hotel: anything extra is going to cost you. So one should think about using the laundry or housekeeping services.
The much promoted Signal Restaurant is better to skip: the evening we got there it turned out to be a 'factory for food' with even busloads coming in. The waiter came from Namibia and only knew about the wine what he could reproduce after a short briefing probably.
Don't accept a room on the entrance side:Oriental fisherman unload their fisherships there with running engines:preferably at night......

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

First trip to South Africa and best hotel so far. Food, service, rooms, location excellent. Would stay here again. Try the restaurant Signals very good food. Nice to have chauffeur available when needed

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Cape Grace
Address: West Quay Road | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#4 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Grace 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace is a welcoming and gracious sanctuary of tradition, sophistication and contemporary comfort. ... more   less 
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