We spent 6 days at the Queen Vic in April 2012. Our group of 4 adults loved it.
The breakfast was outstanding and the dinners were also excellent. The dining staff was just a bit disorganized but so friendly and full of happiness that we didn’t mind. We also found the wine list to be excellent and found a gem of a wine in Waterford’s Kevin Arnold label. We later visited Waterford in Stellenbosch. The breakfast buffet was very complete but was also supplemented by a range of cooked breakfasts; hard to match anywhere.
The hotel has been opened just a year and my experience is that there are still a few wrinkles still to be worked out at the one year stage. None of these were serious; the concierge who showed us the room did not really understand the dimming switches on the lights – it was really too high tech and took a little thinking the first day or two. On the other hand the concierge desk couldn’t do enough for us. We’d ask how we could get information or do something and they would immediately do it for us.
The rooms were appropriately furnished for a hotel of this class. Our view was to the waterfront and we loved it. The other hotels in the immediate area were all part of the same group. The pool which served the Queen Vic was at another hotel but all was required was to walk our door a few steps through their entrance and to the pool.
The location was in the bustling waterfront area full of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, local crafts, boat trips and the like. Fun place but not what I would pick for a business trip. We greatly enjoyed the trip to Robben Island but thought the boat trip to see the dolphins, seals and penguins was very much oversold -- not much to see at all. Lecture during the trip was excellent however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Queen Victoria Hotel is the newest addition to Newmark Hotel’s portfolio, which offers a myriad of ideally located upmarket hotels, other accommodation options and restaurants. What sets this unique five-star boutique hotel apart is the attention to detail given by the creative team responsible for its development, who achieved this through their unwavering passion for awe-inspiring design.From the creative brief of ‘where classic elegance meets contemporary design’, every effort has been made to ensure that the 35-room Queen Victoria Hotel is a haven of calm, luxury and understated opulence amongst the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront.The interiors create an ambience of peaceful elegance, through the use of greys and taupes, marble-clad walls, crystal chandeliers, white marble and wooden parquet flooring, not to mention the triple-volume foyer with its dramatic white spiral staircase, glass lift and crystal chandeliers. The signature shade of deep purple has been employed to add a touch of regal eccentricity as an ode to the historic figure after whom the hotel is named.From the food and beverage offering at the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Dash, to the interior aesthetic, the Queen Victoria Hotel embodies a sense of international flair fused with local flavour. The menu at Dash is structured around classic French cuisine, with all ingredients sourced locally and seasonally, while ninety per cent of the interior pieces were sourced from local design geniuses.With a management team and staff dedicated to making every guest feel like royalty, a stay at the Queen Victoria Hotel will certainly exceed your expectation of what five-star luxury should be like. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Victoria Hotel Cape Town, South Africa