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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape Grace

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Cape Grace
Ranked #7 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Luxury & Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

Even the rain in Cape Town could not dampen our spirits arriving at the first stop on our South African vacation. The Cape Grace décor is without doubt unique. Cocktails in the library in the evening looking out over the harbor with Table Mountain in the distance (once the clouds lifted) was breathtaking. A wonderful experience. Room was very large. Service and food excellent. I could not stop looking at the décor around the entire property - just wonderful without being "over the top", creating an experience for everyone who walks through the doors that could not be matched. Great location, great views, just perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Our family of five stayed in a 2room suite, perhaps the largest suite I have ever seen. Each of my young children was given a gift package, and slippers and robes in their size!

The furnishings, decor, and bedding were excellent.

The hotel's room service and dining were 5 star. A total pleasure in every respect. The hotel also booked all our drivers and tours. My kids loved the pool, the marina, and the little drawbridge!

We visited 4 years ago in April.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Schuttrange, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

We were stunned by this ''new hotel'' that can absolutely measure itself with hotels with more history (like for example the Mount Nelson or The Bay). The location on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is very handy, you walk out of your hotel and you're in the middle of bars, restaurants, shops...great! The pool is too small and there are not enough day beds, so that people have to wait sometimes for an hour to catch a free bed.The food is gorgeous, breakfast is top, the salads at the pool are just lovely and the ''à la carte menu'' for dinner was just fantastic. we had our New Year's eve-dinner at the Cape Grace that I can highly recommend.As we travelled as a family with 2 children, aged 8 and 10, we had to book 2 interconnecting rooms, both rooms were very nice decorated, everything was perfect.It is one of the best palaces worldwide that we have stayed in!

Room Tip: All the rooms are different from each other, all are beautiful. Maybe try to book a room with a view...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

We arrived very early in the morning and were greeted by friendly staff. Whilst we waited a very short time for our room, we were served with tea and cake in a lovely seating area. Then we were upgraded to a magnificent suite, it was wonderful. Absolutely beautifully decorated and stunning views of the harbour area from all three sides of the suite. Great balcony also! We had a room service breakfast one morning, wow what a spread on the dining table! The hotel was in a great location and they supplied us with umbrellas as we left the hotel each morning. The staff were friendly, helpful and so professional. A wonderful first stop on our honeymoon, many thanks.


The only negative thing we have to say is unfortunately I left a one of a kind pearl and multi stone ring (a very expensive and sentimental ring of my grandmothers, which can never be replaced) on the side in the room on the morning that we left. We rang from the airport to see if they could fetch it and then post it back to the UK but it had already gone. Obviously it was my fault that I left the ring, however I would expect in a hotel of this quality to be able to get the ring back from a room I had vacated just an hour earlier.

Room Tip: We had a corner suite overlooking the harbour - stunning sunrise and sunset pictures! Such a treat!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed at the Cape Grace for three nights, I only wish we had stayed for longer. The hotel is in a great location, is beautifully furnished and has a great team of staff. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. Our room was immaculate and very comfortable. The service was just top class from an amazing afternoon tea in the library to the bonus of a free car service to shuttle you around. Would definitely stay here again without hesitation-we loved it!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

I stayed at the Cape Grace for 5 nights, and was pleased with everything that the hotel had to offer. So much so that I think it's disrespectful to refer to the establishment as a hotel as they are so much more. A lot of thought has obviously gone into making their guests stay as comfortable as possible; from the umbrellas ready available in the lobbies and the rooms, the already plugged in hair drier at the dresser, the liquid fabric wash to wash small items, the loofah sponge, the well-served in-room dining service, the free limousine service to destinations with 10km of the hotel...I could go on. Definitely service with a difference.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Came here with my wife when we were house-hunting. Beautiful property with great character and a super location near the V&A wharf. Large room with a cute balcony. The library downstairs has a great book selection, but we were so busy outside that we didn't get to fully enjoy the hotel. Hope we get a chance next time!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cape Grace

Property: Cape Grace
Address: West Quay Road | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#4 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Grace 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace is a welcoming and gracious sanctuary of tradition, sophistication and contemporary comfort. ... more   less 
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Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town Central
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