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Dock House Boutique Hotel
Ranked #52 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed here for the last 5 days of our holiday in South Africa and I was absolutely blown away. We stayed in Room 3 and it was out of this world. Arriving to a card and champers from the manager Kelly was a gorgeous touch and throughout our stay she couldn't have done enough for us. She found out it was our anniversary during our stay and left a beautiful little surprise in our room with another lovely card. Thanks Kelly! The bathroom was enormous with great toiletries and the bed was incredibly comfortable, was hard to leave it in the morning! Overall, this hotel is absolutely beautiful with fantastic little touches everywhere and I did not want to leave!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We cannot talk highly enough of this gem of a hotel. It is a very private and elegant hotel that has wonderfully appointed rooms, superb location, excellent breakfast and very professional staff. An excellent feature is that you can use the facilities of it's sister hotels - V&A and Queen Victoria. Special thanks to Kelly and her team for making our new year stay such a special one. We hope to visit you again in the near future.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Allen, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

I have found my base in Cape Town! It is the Dock House at the V&A Waterfront. What a fantastic boutique hotel with the luxury of large verandas and a large garden with an infinity splash pool and bar plus the added benefit and services of sister hotels and restaurants nearby (easy walks). And very few other guests and crowds - which I loved!

In mid-December 2012, our party five (5) checked into three (3) rooms at the Dock House. After a bit of a mix-up was quickly straightened out (we needed rooms on the ground floor and needed one room with two (2) beds) - there was never another glitch in our stay. The Staff was absolutely fantastic in their Service. The Property is well managed and cared for. The Staff truly cares about their guests which one doesn't see too often in larger hotels.

So if you're looking for a smaller, quieter, well managed, well appointed, safe oasis overlooking the V&A Waterfront and Wheel of Cape Town - the Dock House is your home away from home. I know that'll I'll be back one day soon.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms within the Dock House proper.... If you have difficulty with stairs, besure...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Starting from the first booking request until last "bye-bye", that place always makes me feel good. Authentic interiors mixed with modern chic elements, great service and food from the restaurant nearby, served in your balcony with the view over the V&A waterfront.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Dock House is a beautiful boutique hotel set slightly back from the waterfront central, with panoramic views over the waterfront. It is private, stylish, and first class. Breakfast is always a joy with Reymond, the staff are super attentive, and Ashleen will make sure your stay is second to none. The location is extremely central.......an absolute jewel in the crown. Cape Town is such an inspiring city.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room upstairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in a first floor room with a balcony and it was exceptional in every way; the room was spacious and very well appointed, great location on a hill just across the road from the Waterfront, the breakfast classy and the housekeeping superb. The manager Kelly and her team made sure that we were very comfortable.

Room Tip: The first floor on this two level property
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We stayed in the Dock House hotel for 10 nights and really enjoyed our stay. This small hotel is a real gem, very beautiful and nicely decorated and the staff was very welcoming and helpful in every possible way. Our suite was well equipped, great bed and had a terrace and the bathroom was spacious and luxurious.

You can have your breakfast in your room, balcony or terrace it was always delivered at the time we had asked. The breakfast was every morning a joy full event.

We really loved the place and I would gladly recommend the hotel for anyone staying in Cape Town and wanting to enjoy a little luxury in a homely hotel that is located close to the Waterfront. We come back next year.

Room Tip: When you are looking for a hotel which feels like home, book this one.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dock House Boutique Hotel
Address: Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Dock House Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cape Town address that is suited perfectly to your needs. Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and opulent jewel in the crown of Cape Town's glamorous, world-famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offering discerning guests, visiting dignitaries and celebrities exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in an excellent world-class setting. ... more   less 
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