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The Table Bay Hotel
Ranked #17 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Reviewed 31 January 2014

I have stayed here 3 times now over a period of 5 years and each time it just gets better. This time was a special anniversary celebration and the Table bay pulled out all the stops to ensure we had an absolutely amazing time. The rooms was spotless, the bathroom had every facility a person would need and the view of Table Mountain is spectacular. The service in this hotel is wonderful yet discreet and not overbearing.

The spa in the hotel is wonderful too and the knowledgeable and experienced staff are fantastic

I have stayed in many hotels all over the world of varying quality an finesse, but will keep coming back to the Table bay for as long as they continue to provide the accommodation and service as they do.

This truly is my favourite hotel in the world

Room Tip: I would always ask for a mountain facing room. Dont expect opulence in this hotel or its rooms, it i...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for placing your review on TripAdvisor, we do have the most incredible location overlooking Table Mountain and you cannot miss the fact that you are in the beautiful city of Cape Town!

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The internal connection to the Victoria and Alfred mall was very convenient as well as the general location and closeness to good restaurants by the pier. The lobby and eating areas are very grand and comfortable, spacious and bright. What I didn´t find very appealing was the incredibly long walk from the lift to my room. I felt I was in one of those mammoth hotels in Vegas. And even though the room was very nice I thought the bathroom was in need of refurbishment and modernization.
The breakfast was a huge varied buffet of international cuisine! In spite of my good review I am not sure if i would return, it just didn´t get to me, I didn´t feel any emotional connection to the hotel.

Room Tip: I would prefer to be closer to the lifts, though not too close. A 30 second walk is more than enough...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We take note of your request for a room closer to the lifts and should you return ensure we make every effort to accommodate this.

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Wanted to treat myself for two nights in Cape Town and chose this hotel. Good choice! Great room with all the necessary touches, Table Mountain view was wonderful. Service generally fine.
Details: slow service at breakfast on second morning, food lukewarm. Bill messed up when I checked out, and I was a bit taken aback to hear "Oh, when the hotel's full, we charge more" (that said, the room averaged what I'd booked for). And getting my bag from the room was a farce.
BUT - the hotel is wonderfully located, oozes class in many ways, and if I go back to to Cape Town I'd certainly think of staying here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We welcome the information provided so we consistently strive to improve our service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Pros: Room big
Location of the hotel
Breakfast buffet

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Service really not 5 stars. The waiters are mainly communicating with themselves
and not with guests. Got to wait always for waiter, even there is more than enough staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We appreciate your comments, both positive and negative and through feedback such as this able to improve service to our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful city of Cape Town

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

The hotel sits at the waterfront of Table Bay. It is within walking distance of Victoria and Alfred Mall , several good restaurants and the Hop on and Off tour bus.
The rooms are luxurious with many amenities, staff is conscientious and polite. The Breakfast Buffet offers almost anything you could hope for but if you do not find what you want there, they will make it for you. High Tea is wonderful with any kind of tea you could wish for and a huge selection of wonderfully attractive and tasty quiches, cakes, sandwiches etc. The restaurant for dinner was very good but not exceptional. The architecture is amazing. Only complaint is that the concierge staff could be better trained and follow through with requests. All in all a 5 star experience with full view of Table Rock.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

From the moment we arrived at the Table Bay Hotel to the moment we left we were in a world of delight. The service and attention to detail, the elegant and awe-inspiring architecture, the beautifully appointed rooms (what views!), the simply amazing breakfast buffet, and the one-in-a-million location - all simply incredible.

Top that off with the immediate surrounds which includes amazing shopping, entertainment, dining and the lively atmosphere of Cape Town's waterfront, and we felt we were truly privileged.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We recently spent a couple of nights at The Table Bay Hotel and we were delighted with our experience.

We arrived late at night after a very long, delayed international flight and were immediately welcomed into the hotel and upgraded to a magnificent corner room - made even more special by the rose petals scattered in the bedroom and bathroom. The best part was waking up the following morning to the most breathtaking views of the ocean, waterfront and Table Mountain.

The breakfast buffet was outstanding, complemented with live piano music and the most faultless service. This must be the best service we have ever received at breakfast, we were treated like royalty and felt very special.

The location of this hotel is perfect and you would struggle to find a location with better views over Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

So often today hotels are branded as five star and they don't come anywhere close to expectations of a five star hotel. I can, however, honestly say that The Table Bay Hotel is a true five star luxury hotel and a worthy member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

We look forward to staying at this hotel again next time we visit Cape Town.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TableBayHotel, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Additional Information about The Table Bay Hotel

Address: | Quay 6, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £231 - £532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Table Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 329
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela. As part of the Sunlux Collection, The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury. Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to the top places to visit in Cape Town. ... more   less 
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