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 2314 Reviews
Great location to explore Cape Town
fairmont27

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town.
We are a Family of three and We booked a Family 2 Bedroom Suite.
When you book a Suite you avail of a complimentary one way Airport Transfer which was the Hotel Jaguar!
Russell was our chauffeur...........
a real Gentleman!
Upon arrival there was a Welcoming Bottle of Premium South African Wine waiting for us in our Suite.........a nice touch after our long Flight from Ireland!
We had Club Lounge Access which included Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Drinks and Canapes.
The Hotel is Spotless and the Staff make you feel right at Home from the start.
We loved staying at the Taj!

Great Location to Experience Cape Town
Bruce L

This is a first class hotel with excellent service. Rooms are adequate in size with well appointed bathrooms. Room was very clean. There were plenty of connections for all of your electronic devices. Good controls on each side of the bed to control all of the lights and services required. Safe in closet. Plenty of storage for all of your belongings. Elevators were prompt. They have an excellent breakfast room with a wide variety of items both pre-made and to order. I would definitely stay at this hotel again if I was to revisit Cape Town. Across the street was a wonderful museum. Plenty of nice gardens to walk through across the street. There is lounge entertainment in the evening to sit by the bar and have a drink.

Wonderful Stay!
mdsh00

We spent 5 days for our 10th wedding anniversary in a spacious Tower Suite room with a view of Table Mountain and Lions Head. The room and service was amazing while we were here. The staff laid out rose petals in the bathroom for us and made sure our needs were well met. The spa offered a great and reasonably priced couples massage and there are full amenities here including a free car service (Jaguar or Land Rover) in central Cape Town and an hourly shuttle to the V&A Waterfront

Breakfast was one of the best we ever had in a hotel with a huge selection of cold and hot breakfast including both Western and Indian style.

The concierge was amazing and helped us really see the best of the city. Special thanks to Sedick who made sure that me and my wife got to try some of the best restaurants in Cape Town. While the location is not as hip and trendy as other parts of the city, it's in a central location which makes it great to get around.

Highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed!