Excellent 255 Reviews
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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 255 Reviews
A truly wonderful oasis in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

This is a truly wonderful boutique hotel. The rooms are sumptuously decorated in warm tones, huge bed and spacious bathrooms. The Dock House Hotel is a former Governors residence and the high ceilings and beautiful chandlers take you back to times of old.
Tyler (GM) and his team are professional as befits luxury hospitality and unique in their authenticity in wanting our stay to be restful, where we felt genuinely cared for and where no request was too much trouble. The whole team were very friendly and I was taken by being addressed by my first name, which gave crested a country house atmosphere. If you are looking for large corporate nameless hospitality with large lounges then the Dock House is not for you. Ifyou are looking to be treated as an individual where there is a genuine desire to be helpful and anticipate needs, set in a beautiful well manicured garden, with a small pool, intimate bar area and professional spa then this hotel is for you. The breakfast buffet had everything you expect and scrambled egg is to die for. The Dock House is literally 50 yards from the centre of the V and A Waterfront where you are spoilt for good restaurants which Tyler and the team are happy to recommend. Whilst here try and drive down to the Cape a magical experience and don’t forget to see the Boulder penguins along the way. Oh and by the way the Dock House is part of the Newmark Waterfront Hotel collection which gives you a passport to additional six locations .
Thank you Tyler and team we will definitely be recommending the Dock House to Audley Travel, friends and family and hope one day to return
David and Caroline Stanford

The most delightful small boutique hotel 5 minutes from the waterfront

If you love small boutique hotels, this is for you. Only six suites and Number 1 is outstanding. Absolutely everything you could possibly need is supplied in this beautiful hotel. Delightful gardens with swimming pool and only 5 minutes walk to Victoria and Alfred waterfront. Excellent breakfast with fresh produce and individually cooked to order. Either have dinner on the waterfront or in Dock House sister hotel across the courtyard.

Amazing location, gorgeous room, exceptional service

Just got back from a visit to Cape Town, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Dock House. The location is amazing - you can walk to all of the cultural and tourist sites in the waterfront area. The hotel is somehow in the middle of all the action - and yet nestled in a quiet enclave, which was perfect. Our room (#5) was beautiful: large, with both historic character (high ceilings!) and modern design. But best of all were the people. We were supported with warmth, knowledge, thoughtfulness, and professionalism by Abi and Louisa, and received exceptional service from the entire staff. Thank you to everyone at Dock House for making our first stay in Cape Town such a special one.