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“Everything wonderful ... but you pay for it!”
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Cape Grace
Ranked #6 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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“Everything wonderful ... but you pay for it!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

No issues here .... Wonderful hotel. Staff galore and very friendly, everybody no matter who.
Loved the closeness to the waterfront mall and restaurants.
Used the hotel's car service several times .. just plan yourself a bit ahead and adhere to theirs times for departure and pick-up (if appropriare): Downtown streets & history, Table Mtn funicular, botancial garden.
Didn't expect the working harbor the hotel is in but it didn't really affect me.
Hotel room was sizeable, hallways and elevators very good, ATM there and safe, WiFi ok (slow for me).
Bed hard mattress, pillows very soft. Bath well spaced and appointed.
Breakfast buffet or menu ..... good selection (for me a bit slow on the menu items).
You'll love your stay !!

Room Tip: One side faces the working harbor (think it's North), the other a yacht basin.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights on our honeymoon and it is by far my favourite hotel. I've been lucky enough to stay in some wonderful hotels worldwide but this one ticked all the boxes!
Staff are soooo helpful, location is perfect and the decor of the hotel is stunning.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

A last minute booking saw us, check in to the Cape Grace hotel for 4 nights. The hotel is situated in the V&A Waterfront area of Cape Town and from the moment we arrived, the staff, service and environment were outstanding. The rooms are well, appointed, and every little detail has been thought of (such a torch in the bedside table, a small bottle of fabric soap in the bathroom) making this hotel truly remarkable. If I had one piece of advice, I would consider paying extra next time for a Table Mountain view room. The V&A is an active dockyard, and the rooms on the waterfront side; suffer from some of the everyday dock activity noise, which one might not expect from a hotel of this quality.

Room Tip: Choose a Table Mountain Room, they are quieter than those on the Waterfront Side
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed 6 nights at the Cape Grace. It is perfectly situated on the waterfront with delightful views. The room was large and well appointed, the breakfasts were excellent and the staff were as good as at any hotel we have visited. Their enthusiasm, friendliness and desire to help were exemplary. A truly wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

What a great place. Old world charm combined with excellent service and wonderful rooms ensured we had a great stay. All the staff were helpful and seem to know your name and are happy to help out. We organised a few trips from here and both were very good.
The pool is quite small and not many loungers. The band on Sunday at the marina bar were great and we enjoyed a great afternoon listening to them with great wine.

Room Tip: Beautiful views of table mountain on the marina side of the hotel
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We arrived from Zambia and the location, decor and service was impeccable

Not a cheap stay but worth every cent.

I will always remember the chandeliers made from beautiful antique cups .

Our rooms had balconies overlooking the marina from where within a short walking distance, were a bevy of shops, restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

It's hard to do anything than agree with other reviews. The hotel is centrally located, definitely five star and the staff are as friendly and helpful as you'll find. We only booked a basic room but found it plenty big enough with all the amenities we needed.
Breakfast was generally very good although on the Sunday of our stay I ordered sausage, egg, bacon and tomato and received egg and bacon. I couldn't be bothered to complain as what I had was tasty but we noticed another guy complaining so wonder whether the Sunday chef was a temp.
I'd recommend making use of the hotel's complimentary BMW service. They'll take you anywhere within a 10km radius and pick you up (if needed),free. Be sure to book in advance.

Tips:
1) If you hire a car in Cape Town take your driving licence AND your passport. Our thanks to Hoon at the concierge desk for telling us this.
2) If you like seafood, try Baia in the mall on the waterfront. VERY good.

If you have any questions, please ask.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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