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What We Love

  • People-watching at the waterfront Bascule bar
  • The spectacular views of craggy Table Mountain
  • Free sunset aperitifs at the handsome lobby library
  • The heated outdoor pool with chic nautical decor
  • Hydrotherapy treatments at the rooftop spa

What To Know

  • This is a child-friendly property: there’s a babysitting service and even kiddie toiletries and robes!
  • Complimentary chauffeured rides within a six-mile radius
  • Guests can book private tours on a 56-foot yacht
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Elegant V&A Waterfront hotel on a private quay, with a buzzy bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and dramatic Table Mountain views

The Lowdown

Backed by the iconic Table Mountain and surrounded by water, Cape Grace offers an idyllic setting within Cape Town’s lively V&A Waterfront. A recent renovation has brought in local character to this 120-room classic: South African designer Kathi Weixelbaumer chose rich leathers and noble woods paired with Cape Dutch antiques, traditional African artifacts, silk fabrics painted with words about Cape Town’s history, and murals depicting the waterfront as it was hundreds of years ago, while each of the guest rooms feature French windows opening onto balconies with views of the yacht marina or the working harbor. (Not to mention in-room fresh flowers and personally selected books, nice touches that speak to the very detail-oriented service found here.) Common areas include a rooftop spa offering a varied menu of treatments, a cozy outdoor pool, an award-winning restaurant, Signal, and a water’s-edge bar, Bascule, known for its library of nearly 500 whiskys from around the globe as well as a wide selection of regional wines (the hotel often hosts whisky and wine tastings).

In the Area

Set along South Africa’s oldest working harbor, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront near central Cape Town integrates Old World charm with modern attractions, having evolved into a top destination for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Start your day with fresh pastries and loose tea (or something heartier) at the V&A Food Market, which houses over 40 vendors in a historical building off Nobel Square. Then head next door to Watershed, where you can browse some of Africa’s best craft and design stores under one roof. A few blocks away, Dalliance is a chic new eatery that serves fresh oysters, specialty beers, and a lot more. Keep your eyes out for Zeitz MOCAA, one of the most important museums of contemporary art on the continent set to open in Summer 2017 inside a transformed 1920s grain silo near the water.

How to Get There

Cape Grace Hotel
West Quay Road
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 2338 Reviews
Top notch hotel.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here for our honeymoon and everything about the hotel was amazing. The staff, accommodations, food, SERVICE, were all stellar. It’s walking distance to the waterfront area where there are tons of restaurants, bars and shopping areas.

Simply fantastic place to stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent facilities, even better staff. Cape Grace provides a truly 5 star experience from check in to rooms, to service, to the concierge desk to meals to location to check out, they simply do not miss.
The facilities are spotless, well maintained and well located. You are a comfortable walk to everything in the V&A waterfront area.
What makes the Cape Grace worthy of 5 stars is the staff. They are attentive without being over bearing, they listen, respond, and interact at a truly professional level. If you are in Cape Town, stay here, it's that simp;le

Dinner
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was staying down the road in the appartments and wanted somewhere to eat. Booked a table for 1 at 730 the same evening. Arrived at 7 for a drink about 4 hours after booking the table in person. I was greeted by "good evening Mr Law lovely to see you again " the guy hadnt even consulted his bookings...very impressed. The bar was good...the barman mixed excellent GnT as I like it. Dinner was similarly impressive...discrete service and never pushy...possibly the best fillet steak I've ever eaten with perfectly cooked vegetables. The tomato salad with tomato sorbet was great but a little too much! The creme brulee was also gorgeous...I think it was with cinnamon apple..a great and memorable meal!

Amazing hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Cape Grace Hotel for 7 days. We have been to many top hotels in the world, this is the only one that I can give10/10 they make you feel so special and nothing is to much trouble, Thank you all for making our last stop in South Africa so special,

A 5-Star Oxymoron?
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can a hotel be timeless and classic and also strikingly modern? The Cape Grace executes this oxymoron with luxury, perfection and style. The furnishings are timeless, blending period antiques with classically-styled modern pieces, and the amenities and service set the bar for modern luxury travel. The result is an ambiance that is elegant yet simple... professional yet warm.

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a 12-day escorted tour with Alexander+Roberts, so we did not specifically choose this property ourselves. But everything about the Cape Grace met or exceeded our expectations. The location is unbeatable, with the peace and quiet of being on a private quay - but only a 5-minute stroll from the lively action of the V&A waterfront.

Our guestroom did not face Table Mountain, but we had a nice view of the waterfront and working harbor. The room is extremely spacious; we especially loved the separate area with closets and make up table where we could place our luggage and "travel stuff" out of sight. The bathroom, likewise, is very roomy with terrific amenities.

Every hotel on our tour was 5-star, but the Cape Grace stands out for its breakfast buffet - seriously one of the best spreads I've every enjoyed, complemented by hot a la carte items from pancakes to omelettes. The service level throughout is top-notch: attentive, courteous, personal and professional. Special commendations to the concierge staff (very helpful) to the wait staff in the Signal restaurant - attentive without hovering.

We did not try the spa, bar or pool... But every other experience here was delightful. For location, amenities, guestroom and service, the Cape Grace is a top-notch luxury hotel.