4.5
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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 2260 Reviews
Wonderful Place to Stay
Reviewed 11 hours ago

The Taj Hotel in Cape Town is an exquisite hotel located in an ideal location. The service from the wait staff in the restaurants, to the housekeeping in the rooms was fantastic. The concierge service was extremely helpful too. I highly recommend Taj Hotel Cape Town.

Excellent Hospitality
Reviewed 1 day ago

Taj is truly a synonym of Excellence and Taj at Cape Town makes u feel so at every moment.. from the Reception to the Duty Manager, the entire staff is So Courteous and Polite and making their best efforts to cater to your every small request. The Rooms of the hotel are just so spacious which just lightens up your mood so much.. Perfect Place for a holiday gateway in Cape Town..

Taj does it again
Reviewed 3 days ago

Taj never disappoints. Taj in Capetown is no different. It is in an old bank and is beautifully converted into magnificent common areas and beautiful well appointed rooms right in the heart of Capetown. Our gorgeous room over looked Desmond Tutu’s church.
We arrived there after having to switch hotels due poor accommodations In a ridiculously high priced place (see my review of 12 Apostles) and we were exhausted from 30 hours of travel and zero sleep for 2 nights at the prior hotel. The staff took immediate action and upgraded us to a room with a picture window that framed Table Mountain and below was the church. They made sure our bed was turned down for a nap, they make check in so fast we were testing before we knew it. The windows have state of the art soundproofing so the rom was quiet even though it was on a Main street. Breakfast was included and it was fabulous. Thank you Taj. We won’t try out other places in anyplace you have a hotel!

Luxury at its best
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Taj is excellent. The rooms are lovely. Spa is excellent. The breakfast is good but variety could be improved. The complimentary car service to surrounding areas is the cherry on the top. Lovely stay overall.

Great location to explore Cape Town and friendly staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visitors to Cape Town and Taj is a great hotel to stay in.

A converted bank it has the right mixture of the traditional and the modernity.

Rooms are big, very comfortable and well equipped.

Staff are excellent and after a few hiccups on arrival with the airport pick ups the guest relations manager could not have been more helpful.

His name is Papay and I cannot thank him enough for what he did for us.

Excellent restaurants inside hotel and a great breakfast. A gym and indoor pool make this a perfect cover all options type of hotel and if you get a Tower room in a high floor the views overTable Mountain and awe inspiring.

Would recommend