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The Commodore
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Commodore was our first top in a 2 week trip through S. Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. What a great choice!!

The hotel definitely has its root history. The lobby is HUGE with antique furniture and items from its past.

The rooms were large and bright. The bathrooms were also quite large.

As for location it is a 5 minute walk from the waterfront. Think mall on the water. If you want access to a mall this is your place....but the area does not give you a feel for the history of Cape Town.

That being said, it has really good restaurants around the mall. We ate at several restaurants and they were all excellent.

They have a really tasty breakfast (continental and full).

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Radford S
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

The location is AWESOME... easy walk to the Aquarium... the V&A Waterfront (shops, bars, restaurants).... I felt very safe within the areas of the hotel and V&A Waterfront...
The hotel was very cool... kinda British Empire meets 2014..... Great staff (esp the bar staff... very friendly).... Nice big, clean rooms...
Breakfast was awesome.... just about anything you could want.... Also did two late lunches in the bar... bar food, but very tasty.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ClemsonTiger1996
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for four nights as a base to visit Cape Town and the area. The location was perfect for V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and local tours. Service of the staff, housekeeping, concierge, and restaurant was excellent. The facility was quiet, clean, attractive (comfortably elegant). The food was excellent starting with the breakfast buffet and on to dinner, offering traditional as well as local fare. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank srbeau645
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

From arriving to leaving great service. Foyer is impressive with a special mention for the duty manager on 24th May (sorry forgotten his name) and the block that was put on my credit card! Bar and restaurant staff very friendly (which is always nice when you're travelling on your own). Rooms well presented and very comfy especially loved the chocolates or individually boxed fruit tea-bags on the turn down service. Extra adapter plugs supplied and very help concierge can't fault it except for the strange noises in the night (snoring guest in adjoining room or lift mechanism - I'm still not sure!) Very close 5-10 mins to V & A waterfront and a great recommendation from my travel agent - highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Bernadette M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at The Commodore for a few nights in May 2014. We picked the hotel because it was cheap and well located. The location is excellent - just a few minutes walk to the V&A Waterfront where there are tons of shops and restaurants.

We found the staff to be friendly (especially the parking valets) and the free buffet breakfast was pretty good. The breakfast has a mix of hot and cold foods. We found out on our last day that you can get toast if you ask your server - weird they don't have a toaster out. We did not have dinner at the restaurant because there were so many great restaurants within walking distance (our favourite was Mondiall).

The room was pretty basic and outdated and the shower needs an upgrade (water gets everywhere!), as other reviewers have mentioned. We stayed at another Legacy hotel in Joburg on our trip (the Michaelangelo) and it was a few stars ahead of this one. But for the great price and location, we would consider staying at The Commodore again.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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