We just returned from our South African journey and we miss our trip already! We stayed at the Queen Victoria for 3 nights earlier this month and it was a really good experience. We had a Deluxe room on the 2nd floor and it was an ideal size - large but also cozy - with very tasteful decor. The bathrooms were, again, spacious and well appointed but not overwhelming. We can only imagine how nice the more expensive rooms are!
As many others have mentioned already, the location near but not on the V&A Waterfront was ideal. It was convenient yet just slightly distanced enough for it to feel relaxing and quiet. We rented a car for the last 2 days so it was wonderful to have free parking just around the corner from the main entrance of the hotel. Breakfasts were delicious and copious and the restaurant is beautifully decorated in the same style as the rest of the hotel. Another bonus is that you are allowed to take your breakfast at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel as well should you wish. We did that the morning we went to Robben Island because the dock is right near the V&A Hotel - it was both convenient and a nice change of scenery.
If I had to find a negative, then I would say that the doormen could be a bit more polished at times. They were always a bit standoffish whenever you approach the hotel. Also, since it rained every day, we had to grab one of the hotel umbrellas each time we were heading out and each time the doorman would brusquely demand our room number. It's really not a big deal but it wasn't pleasant and it wasn't necessary either since no one ever asks your room number when you return the umbrellas later on if their purpose was to keep tabs! The front desk staff was helpful and beyond reproach though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House is a luxuriously appointed, deluxe boutique hotel in the Portswood Ridge Precinct in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. The hotel not only encapsulates the luxurious style and attention to detail that defines small, luxury retreats around the world but also enjoys a unique location. The hotel has 35 luxurious rooms and suites, including a presidential suite with a generous terrace for al fresco entertaining. From the food and beverage offering at Dash, the hotel’s restaurant and cocktail bar, to the interior aesthetics, the Queen Victoria Hotel embodies exquisite international flair that is fused with local flavour. The Manor House is adjacent to the Queen Victoria Hotel - and is a butler-serviced 4 suite boutique hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House Cape Town, South Africa