We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Gracious hospitality, top location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Table Bay Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
The Table Bay Hotel
Ranked #17 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
85 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Gracious hospitality, top location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

For a world class place to stay, with exceptionally tight security, you couldn't do better than Table Bay Hotel. While not entirely immune from African "features" (like finding someone else's suitcase delivered to my room, or leaving an envelope with the concierge for someone to come pick up, which was then delivered to my room) but the staff are very friendly and helpful.
The location (on V & A Waterfront) is premier. The views are outstanding (although that's true nearly everywhere in Cape Town.). I can recommend Table Bay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 1k_by_June
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,036 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,473
    394
    110
    32
    27
See reviews for
379
896
53
298
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (532)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
166 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Its so ordinary as its like any other big hotel. Yes the rooms are big but few of them look to the sea. If you examine many of the photos before the long range view of the sea you effectively looking over a car park. They doing major renovations so I'd stay clear until they are done. I asked for a view of something other than the car park after seeing my room you would have thought I asked for a free night in the presidential suit. Others may like the sumptuous type of vibe but it's like every other hotel with low level front of house staff . I was so sorry I had to leave the mount nelson to come here.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank Manydaysaway
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Manydaysaway,

Thank you for your comments regarding your experience at the "Best Address in the Cape"

All rooms at The Table Bay have views overlooking the surrounding seascape including Robben Isaland, Victoria & Alfread Harbour and our famous Table Mountain. We are sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied.

From time to time routine maintenance procedures have to be completed in order to maintain the level of customer satisfaction which have become synonmous with The Table Bay. The necessary work will be concluded in the shortest time possible and no guest will be Inconvenienced during their visit.

You comments have been shared with the entire management team. It is through feedback such as yours that we continue to strive for excellence.

Sincerely,
Sherwin Banda, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Table Bay Hotel , right on the best water front location in Cape Town, is the perfect Hotel , location wise, service and breakfast wise. Try to request for the odd room numbers to view the Table Bay Mountain scenery early mornings. We spent a total of 5 nights in this hotel and we would be lying if we had to say there was anything negative about it. It is the perfect holiday hotel stay we ever had and we would definetly recommend it to everyone .

Room Tip: Go for the higher floors odd room number request . You wouldn't be disappointed .
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank RonSachathep
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level Contributor
67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I spent 5 nights at the Table Bay hotel and was impressed from the moment I arrived. The hotel has a grand feel to it, very impressive lobby. My room on level 6 had great views of the Atlantic and I loved that I could open the windows and get fresh air. The bed was incredibly comfortable and bathroom has a fabulous tub for soaking. The Molton Brown toiletries were so good that I'll be buying them. Breakfast buffet was amazingly good and I recommend the omelette with chilli. Other meals were average. The day spa offers a full range of services and I had a fabulous massage and facial.
Would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank JpoSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
112 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I indulged in a very grand afternoon tea at this hotel. You can even have champagne with your afternoon tea, for a higher price (which is good value considering all there is to eat!). Choose to sit inside on the comfortable chairs, sofas or outside to enjoy the great view of Table Mountain and the waterfront. They are a little more expensive than Cape Grace Hotel afternoon tea but it's worth it. The pots and the tea cups and saucers leave you feeling like royalty, not to mention the étagère (sort of tier-cake stands). They also have live music like classical piano. Very lovely and very English. They do not have clotted cream (the real kind) but then nowhere in Cape Town have I experienced real clotted cream like I had in England and Dubai.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank Mademoiselle_Nomad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Table Bay is a special hotel and the staff provide 5* service the whole time you are there. However, the best thing about this hotel is the breakfast - any dish you could possibly imagine and the best pancakes I've ever had.

The rooms were big and the bathroom was really nice, very spacious.

The concierge service was also exceptional, they made a great recommendation for a restaurant we would never have found and turned out to be the best meal of the holiday.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Helen_Carroll14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We could not fault this hotel. The staff were wonderful from the moment we arrived. The location was perfect and conveniently connected to the shopping centre. There was a wide choice on the breakfast menu and the afternoon tea was very nice. Our room had a view of the mountain and was very nicely maintained. It is very easy to walk along the waterfront, to the ferry station and also to the helicopter excursions. Would definitely recommend a tour to the Winelands - this was a very good excursion. We would love to go back and would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Christine W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cape Town Central hotels
0.4 mi away
Cape Grace
Cape Grace
#7 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,919 reviews
0.5 mi away
One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town
#13 of 106 in Cape Town Central
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,474 reviews
0.6 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, C...
#31 of 106 in Cape Town Central
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,639 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
#27 of 106 in Cape Town Central
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,414 reviews
0.7 mi away
Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
#34 of 106 in Cape Town Central
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,459 reviews
1.5 mi away
Taj Cape Town
Taj Cape Town
#16 of 106 in Cape Town Central
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,626 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Table Bay Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Table Bay Hotel

Property: The Table Bay Hotel
Address: Table Bay Hotel | Table Bay Breakwater Blvd, Quay 6, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Table Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 329
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela. As part of the Sunlux Collection, The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury. Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to the top places to visit in Cape Town. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your The Table Bay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Table Bay Cape Town
Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
Hotel Table Bay
The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing