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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 252 Reviews
The Dock House Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent and exquisite - the Dock House is special; a 5 room boutique in the heart of the Cape Town Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, you could not want a better location or better personalised service when staying at a hotel anywhere in the world.

You can walk to the MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), the Robben Island Trip, the shopping malls and excellent restaurants and the knowledgeable and attentive hotel staff will link you up with all the Cape Town trips that matter - the Cape Tour; Green Market; Table Mountain; the Townships.

Great little boutique hotel in the heart of the V&A Waterfront.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful boutique hotel with a highly friendly, professional, and attentive staff who make you feel welcome and appreciated from the second you arrive. Rooms are large, unique, and attractively appointed. Wonderful breakfasts are provided at the hotel (as well as their adjacent sister hotels) and a 'snack' room is always open providing various homemade baked goods and sweets.

Boutique Hotel Perfection
Reviewed 2 months ago

Our preference is for small boutique hotels and in the Dock House we have found one of the most incredible examples of a perfect venue in the world. We initially stayed at this beautiful waterfront hotel for 8 nights to use as our base for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area. We then went on safari to the Kruger National Park for 5 nights before returning to the Dock House for a further 3 nights. Whilst we were upset to leave the safari, knowing we were returning to our CT home made things so much more bearable. It was wonderful that we were able to leave our main bags at the hotel whilst we were away for those 5 days.
Where to start..... from the moment we arrived, the whole staff couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room (No.4) was stunning overlooking the garden, pool and the waterfront. The view from our private balcony was amazing. My birthday was the day after we arrived and all the staff made sure my day was very special especially the beautiful “choir” singing “happy birthday” at breakfast, plus the gorgeous roses and bubbles. We simply loved the breakfast room - it is so beautifully furnished and decorated and has French windows opening out onto the garden. The cold buffet is unsurpassed and the choice is unbelievable, ranging from smoked salmon, beautiful quiches, cold meats, cheese, fruit granola to a wonderful selection of breads. In addition to this there is a lovely hot menu - the breakfast wrap is amazing! We certainly didn’t go hungry. We also had breakfast next door in the Queen Victoria which was equally good.
Our room was spacious and beautifully furnished and we got a brilliant nights sleep during each of our 11 nights there. There is never an issue with noise from the V&A Waterfront across the road. The location is superb, right at the centre of everything with easy access to so many attractions and restaurants.
But the biggest asset of the Dock House is the wonderful team who take care of you. Never before have we come across such friendly, dedicated and happy staff, all of whom are so eager to help and please. Tabea and the team are to be congratulated for their incredible warmth and exceptional service. Mousa and Joseph were always on hand to welcome you home, no matter how cold they were! Alvin, Christopher and Jeanette wore permanent smiles and were a pleasure to deal with. Nomore seemed to be on hand for us at breakfast and for endless cups of coffee or a cheeky beer in the garden. Lindani, Anela and Masixole always looked after us so wonderfully. Abigail and Alice were patient with us when they wanted to tend to our room (and supplied dozens of bottles of water). Louise was so lovely to us and we enjoyed all our chats - and sneaky trips to the pantry for nibbles! And thank you Tabea for all your help and your welcoming smile and for taking such good care of us. We are so sorry if we’ve missed anyone.
We have travelled the world and can honestly say that for us this hotel is absolutely perfect and is definitely our new favourite boutique hotel and we cannot speak more highly of every single aspect of this truly memorable experience. We can’t wait until our next visit to our new home and family in Cape Town.
D&M x

Lovely Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

Very special 6-room property right at the waterfront. The house is beautifully decorated and the staff are so helpful.
The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. A bottle of sparkling wine offered from the management for our anniversary was a real treat.
Breakfast was excellent.
Will definitely be back.

Intimate space by lively waterfront
Reviewed 3 months ago

My wife and I stayed four nights in this tiny hotel which provides excellent service and has a great waterfront location - NOT suitable if you want a quiet get away from it all time. The garden swimming pool is pretty cold but crystal clear. Breakfast is a beautiful buffet spread. Hotel staff were extremely helpful in advising and arranging trips for us. The Robben Island boat is just five minutes walk away - highly recommended all round and thanks to all the staff for the lovely time we had from 21 - 25 April 2019.