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The Commodore
Ranked #42 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“Rooms not very nice”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed here with a group for 3 days and didn't think the hotel was super.
CONS: The bathroom was VERY outdated and when you took a shower it couldn't drain fast enough so you sat in a few inches of water, gross. Also they gouge you on exchange rate if you want to exchange money. Also if you ask for 2 beds, be warned that they are separated by about 1 inch- so you are sleeping VERY close to your roommate. Might as well have been one bed.
PROS:I got sick while I was there and the guest relations team had the doctor there in less than 30 minutes. Also, the breakfast is very good and the bar has reasonable prices.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The hotel is in a great location for the V&A Waterfront but was lacking in personality and finishing touches. Our room was nice and big, comfy bed, and had tea and coffee facilities but our bathroom had a funny smell and the shower flooded the bathroom every time we used it. We reported the problems and after returning from being out all day, no one had been to have a look at the problems until we asked again which was disappointing. They couldn't really fix them in a short time frame and offered for us to change rooms but we didn't want to waste time packing and repacking so we stayed put. The breakfast was not in the same league as other hotels we stayed at in SA. We didn't choose this hotel (it was part of a package we booked) and we wouldn't stay here again as I'm sure there are better value for money and smaller places to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed at the Commodore for 4 nights over the Easter bank holiday this year for the 2Oceans ultra marathon.
It is in a very convenient location within easy walk of the waterfront and not too far from the centre of Town and the Expo centre.
The room was comfortable and spacious, although the bathroom could do with updating.
The staff were very helpful and attentive without being pushy. The breakfast is plentiful and has a large variety of fare to satisfy all tastes. On the morning of the marathon, they provided a "grab and go" breakfast, which included pastries, fruit, sports drinks and coffee. The hotel also provided a bus to the start, which had we not made other arrangement would have been very useful.
Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again without bothering to look at any others.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had 5 nights here, the staff & management were all very friendly & helpful. If your looking for accommodation close to the waterfront at a reasonable price, this is a great place being only a couple of minutes walk away.
The room was comfortable and spacious. Our stay included breakfast which had ample variety of hot or cold food to choose from. We also had a dinner here one night which was also good and not overpriced as you sometimes get in hotels.
We would definitely look at staying here again if we returned to Capetown.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for three nights during travel show.

Was a good visit, rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms and elevators can do with an upgrade.

Had breakfast at hotel every morning, very substantial cold and hot breakfast. Can be incredible with a little more attention to detail, but all over very good.

The staff is very friendly and helpfull, always a kind smile from every staff member every time.

Will recommend to anybody looking for affordable hotel within walking distance of V&A Waterfront, Greenpoint Stadium and Sea Point surrounds.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I stayed here last 2 weeks of April and cant praise this hotel enough. The attention to to detail, the friendly charming staff, the amazing breakfast - I could go on and on but I would stay here anytime - dont bother checking out the other hotels - this is the bees knees! Check out the breakfast chef who can cook 3 types of eggs perfectly all at the same time!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Apparently the do not disturb sign on ky door meant knock at midnight and wake me up asking be about a bucket of ice. Then at 4 am i get a call from the front desk asking if I had a tour booked. Woke me up couldn't fall back to sleep. Went to the front desk to complain. Told me it was all other areas fault. He couldn't help me. Awful customer service. Breakfast was decent.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Commodore
Address: Portwood Rd | Portswood Square, V & A 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#37 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#38 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Commodore 4*
Number of rooms: 236
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the Victoria & Alfred waterfront; panoramic views of Table Mountain & the Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 
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