Taj Cape Town
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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
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
Fantastic hotel with superior location in city centre. Staff is very professional and willing. Very nice breakfest with wide selection of dishes. Heritage suite with Table Mountain view is really value for money. Highly recomended!!
Excellent service from the airport pickup, front desk, porters, restaurants. It made up for the incessant work during the workshop. I was picked by by a luxury car - sleek Mercedes, with a pleasant and engaging driver who even showed me some sights along the way to the hotel. The front desk personnel were helpful and gave me all the necessary information regarding my stay. I didn't need to ask much. They even give you the multi plug to fit to your adapter if it is different which was a lifesaver for me as i needed to get to work immediately i arrived.The room is amazing. It's large, clean, tastefully furnished and really has all you need, whether business (working desk and hot beverages ) or pleasure (mini bar). They have also taken measure to aid in conserving water which is commendable. The bed is perfect.The restaurant - the Mint's service is swift. Which is brilliant for a la carte. The food is great too.I really enjoyed myself. Too bad i didn't have time to use the indoor pool or have a massage. Can't wait to go back when purely on holiday and experience the Taj better.
I came to visit Taj during my first anniversary visit
In fact I’m still checked into the hotel
My experience was great till day 2 (having booked a 6 night stay) when the house keeping did not clean my room for the whole day
Post telling the front desk 2 times and in fact also telling them 3 hours before my arrival on the 2nd night of my stay, the room was dirty and wasn’t cleaned
The only good thing about the hotel was the concierge Faaiq who was superb in his service
He probably is the only saving grace for the hotel
From the moment we checked into the beautiful and historical building which is now the Taj hotel the service was top class. All members of staff that we came into contact with were very pleasant and professional. Unfortunately we only had breakfast with room service but the standard of food was such that on my next stay I will make a point of eating in the restaurant. Wonderful stay.
What I liked:
Corner room with a beautiful view of the Table Mountain. Extremely comfy bed, spacious room, large bathroom, good food selection at breakfast, friendly, polite and courteous staffs. Check-in was a breeze. And the person who checked me in (I forgot her name) was extremely polite and informative. Well located in the CBD, few minutes walk to Long Street. And, of course, the complimentary transfers to the Waterfront and the airport in luxury vehicles.
Room for Improvements:
Some amenities seem a bit outdated and operating the elevator with the room access card was quite an adventure because it never worked at the first time for all 4 nights I spent there. Every time, it took me several tries and even a change of cards to get the elevators operated. Seems like there is an issue with the card reader on the elevators.