4.5
Very Good 1977 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Its convenient location, with easy access to everything Cape Town has to offer
  • The choice of dining options, from Indian fine dining to a seafood and champagne bar
  • The Jiva Grande Spa’s mix of Indian, holistic and traditional treatments

What To Know

  • Free parking and WiFi for up to three devices
  • Just a short drive from Clifton Beach
  • The rooms on higher floors offer breathtaking views of the city and the mountains

Amenities

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

Elegant sleep in the heart of Cape Town, with myriad dining options, a champagne bar and a splurge-worthy spa

The Look

Taj Cape Town is made up of two 19th-century landmark buildings, the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, which were joined together during the renovation and connected to a new 17-story tower. The bank has retained its classic façade, and its interior, studded with marble columns, is now the magnificent lobby. The style is less about cutting-edge design and more about elegance and understated opulence.

Bed and Bath

The 176 rooms and suites are divided into the spacious and colorful Heritage Rooms, with original mullioned windows, and the more compact and contemporary Tower Rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms—especially those on the higher floors—have stunning views of Table Mountain and the city. Beds are clad in Frette linens and rooms include 40-inch flat-screen TVs and all the high-tech necessities. The en-suite marble bathrooms have both oversized tubs and separate walk-in showers and are stocked with Molton Brown lotions and potions.

Beyond

Mint serves up a lavish buffet breakfast of exotic fruit, pastries, eggs and other hot dishes to order. Cape Town is known for its cutting-edge cuisine and Mint’s all-day dining menu is an innovative take on local and international dishes. At the glamorous Bombay Brasserie, top chefs create feasts of authentic Indian cuisine to be paired with the Cape’s finest wines. Or for something more informal, head to the stylish Twankey Bar, where you can try out the region’s delicious seafood to a soundtrack of live music. After a day of sightseeing, relax at the Jiva Grande Spa, where the resident Ayuverdic doctor will prescribe the perfect treatment.

In the Area

On a clear day, take a cable car up Table Mountain for breathtaking city views; those who are more energetic can hike to the top from Kirstenbosch Gardens. Escape to the Cape can guide you around the Cape Peninsula on one of the world’s most scenic road trips along cliff-hugging Chapman’s Peak Drive or take you to the nearby vineyards of Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The shops of Long Street and Bree Street are right outside your door and the V&A Waterfront, home to a host of restaurants, bars and shops, is just a short drive away. Head to The Old Biscuit Mill in trendy Woodstock for Neighbourgoods, its Saturday gourmet-food market, then stop by star chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ award-winning restaurant The Test Kitchen.

How to Get There

Taj Cape Town
1 Wale Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1977 Reviews
WOW
Reviewed 4 days ago

Because I haven't been in 3years and they still remember me I love staying here it's really cozy👌They gave me and upgrade room I really love that after a long flight from Paris -Dubai- Capetown ! I needed to rest!! Food is wonderful especially breakfast- And next door they have a great bar✌Well many Thanks to Danielle front Mgr / Ryaan limo driver/Luvo-Concierge They all really gave me wonderful Customer Service and I hope to return in the fall that's there Summer!! Dont forget to go to the flee Mgt!!!And great mountains. Tonya ✌

Excellent service
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous hotel in the heart of the CBD offers excellent service, a MICHELIN STAR Indian restaurant and beautiful hotel rooms built for comfort and style!
I really enjoy every part of this hotel including their tea area.

Best hotel we have been to
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at taj cape town...the hospitality was great...breakfast buffet is absolutely delicious and our room was beautiful with the table mountain view...they knew it was my birthday and had a cake left in our room for us...it was super yum and i just had to share it with the staff because they were all so great

Very nice
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Taj was great and was sorry to be there for only 1 night on 30 July 2018. The staff was very helpful and the room was great. It was really up to the standard that we have come to expect from a brand as Taj. Very happy.

Terrific view of Table Mountain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heart of center of Cape Town - one of the world's great cities to visit - with everything you can expect from a Taj Hotel ... lots to see nearby ... great restaurants ... excellent service as expected ...