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What We Love

  • Full English breakfast and free bike rental are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Location in the heart of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront makes accessing Cape Town’s best sights easy and safe
  • Contemporary and classic style by local design phenom Francois du Plessis
  • Breakfast can be taken in the elegant Morning Room, served poolside or in your room
  • Private butlers are part of the pampering here
  • Sunning in the manicured garden area by the solar-heated swimming pool
  • WiFi is free

What To Know

  • On-site dining is limited to breakfast and catered meals, but guests can take advantage of the restaurants at sister hotels, Victoria & Alfred and Queen Victoria, and there are plenty of restaurants along the waterfront
  • Workout facilities, including a sauna, are available on-site
  • Three of the four upstairs rooms have balconies with harbor views
  • Two rooms can be combined to host families


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Dock House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, you’ll be on the waterfront and minutes from Nobel Square and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Union Castle House and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

Stay in one of 6 guestrooms featuring plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and wedding services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Dock House Boutique Hotel
Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa


5.0 Excellent 231 Reviews
Fabulous Spa Treatments
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been staying at the V&A (sister hotel) and have spent the last 2 days relaxing around the pool and treating ourselves to spa treats. I found Pelma to be a fantastic therapist who I would strongly recommend. I had a manicure and pedicure and was delighted with the results. I also had a complimentary back and shoulder massage around the pool by her which was amazing. Thank You so much.

Sanctuary Spa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary is a gorgeous, luxury Spa with beautiful facilities. Great shower and dressing gowns and slippers, with all the things you need to relax. Then I had the most amazing massage and facial given to me by the lovely Palma. Can't recommend her highly enough. She was so fantastic, and I felt a million dollars when I left.

Fabulous hotel, fabulous people
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From arriving at hotel, Cynthia, Jeanette and all the staff made us feel welcome and relaxed. The location is ideally located , a very short stroll to the vibrant waterfront. The accommodation is luxuriously presented and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast was relaxed and plentiful . Would definitely return and would highly recommend a stay at the fabulous hotel
P and Y Bentley

Perfect Spa Experience
Reviewed 1 month ago

A big thank you to the amazing staff at the Sanctuary Spa, especially Pelma! Warm, friendly service all round with great facilities and in a very convenient location close to the waterfront. I will definitely be back again :)

Just outstanding
Reviewed 2 months ago

We arrived exhausted from Australia late at night and were given a warm welcome by Nicholas. The bed was a dream and it’s impossible to get any closer to the sights of the V&A Waterfront - just a flight of steps. We couldn’t fault this small boutique hotel. I was suffering extreme jet lag and the bed was great. I wear earplugs and eye shades to sleep but if you are a light sleeper, the waterfront can get noisy on a weekend- the price you pay for being so close I suppose. The staff were very friendly and I had an amazing massage from a visiting masseuse. She was excellent. Highly recommended.