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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 216 Reviews
Wonderful and welcoming place with a lovely soa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at the Dock House and our winter wellness treatments by Patience and Esther. The staff of the Dock House are very helpful and ensured we fully enjoyed Cape Town. The hotel car to Boulder Bay and Cape of Good Hope was very comfortable and reasonable. Uber has a hard time finding the hotel because it’s on Portswood Ridge and Uber’s map sends them to V&A waterfront. A quick text to the driver to come up portwood ridge fixes everything.

Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Breakfast is intimate and delicious. There is a pool and grassy yard overlooking the Ferris wheel that is an oasis in the waterfront. There is music at night on the waterfront but it’s easy to tune out or drown out. Definitely recommend and cannot day enough good things about Cynthia, Shadley and Michelle.

A wonderful return visit!
Reviewed 3 months ago

My wife and I returned in March for a second visit to the Dock House and once again had a wonderful time. Our suite was superb with a spacious lounge and view into the garden. Michelle and her team were very professional and helpful and we look forward to our next visit.

Robert and Janice Chambers

Stunning stay
Reviewed 3 months ago

My family and I had absolutely had a great stay at Dock House. Amongst the busy waterfront the hotel offers a tranquile place. Furthermore they served an excellent breakfast and had a very nice and helpfull staff.

Boutique charm in the centre of the waterfront, Stunning views
Reviewed 3 months ago

We were recommended by gamelodgedestinations.com for this one. There is so many hotels in this area but most modern with large concierge etc. This is a Victorian mansion with beautifully appointed rooms and large bathrooms. The furnishings are exquisite, comfortable beds and quiet. The rooms face out to look over the sightseeing wheel and garden and pool area. Just cross the road to the waterfront vibrant nightlife and the blue and red bus circuits a 5 minute walk. You can use the Dash restaurant in QV which is modern with great food and service. The Staff are attentive, friendly and the managers organise transport, tours, taxis. It is secure.

Reviewed 5 months ago

I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay at the dock house. Michelle and her stuff or exceptional! The rooms were perfect, the breakfast wonderful! Their room service was also good. Try dinner at their sister Hotel right next door. The location is great within walking distance to the pier where they had shops restaurants and entertainment. Because the hotel is small all you needed to do was poke your head from the room and there was always someone there to ask if you needed anything. There is a small pool on site it is easily accessible for handicapped if u are on first floor. We were greeted with smiles and when we left we got a fond send off. We were there during the drought and the staff did everything possible to make us comfortable water was not a problem. If I were to return to Cape Town I would definitely return to the dock house. Thank you Michelle and your stuff for your hospitality!