I have been lucky enough to stay in quite a few very good hotels in Europe and North America as a result of copious amounts of business. The Cape Taj would certainly rank among the top 5 worldwide I have stayed in and quite frankly I would not even consider staying in another hotel if I go to Cape Town again. One of the strong features of the Taj group is the quality of their staff (I have used the Taj Lusaka on numerous occasions and here too the staff stand out). I liked the location which some may not - it was in the old town and so I thought it rather more real (and also perfectly safe) than the V&A Waterfront hotels which can be a bit blingy. An almost perfect hotel experience.
Traveller from Aylsham
Taj Cape Town combines a unique blend of contemporary elegance and old-world charm that reflects the very essence of the …More
What a wonderful hotel! The staff were very gracious, attentive and helpful from making dinner reservations and giving sightseeing advice to fixing the phone in my room. I appreciated the turn down service every night. The quality and selection at breakfast was superb. Dinner in the restaurant was good, and my son was grateful they had room service. We had a corner room with two twin beds, which was quite spacious, and very clean. All the amenities were provided, such as toiletries, hair dryer, and safe in the room, pen and note pad. The location was ideal as well, right across the street from the Company's Garden and other landmarks and attractions. I appreciated the hotel shuttle to the waterfront, as well as the driver who was available for transportation to other locations (for a reasonable fee). Laundry service was a bit pricey for me, but the staff directed me to a laudromat two blocks away.
Everything perfect except despite 3 times asking the staff couldn't set my swipe card to work for the link door between hotel and conference venue. This was irritating as I understood that this would be convenient and was the reason I chose this hotel
So glad we chose the Hippo. The staff was fantastic and helped with taxis, our car rental and much more. The room was clean and comfortable and the hotel was in a perfect location for the sightseeing we wanted to do in Cape Town
Welcome to a hip and laid-back establishment which deserves its reputation for style, comfort and appeal. The 4-star Hippo …More
We had a very pleasant stay. I enjoyed the friendliness of staff, kitchen staff was more than accommodating at breakfast. We got more than we bargained for for that price. Location perfect, I just didn't like the R60 parking fee. I will definitely book there again!!!
The staff were very accommodating. The food was lovely. The facilities were good- we used the gym, dining (in room and restaurant). Fabulous views. Comfortable and spacious rooms. Beds were amazing. Will definitely be back.
My only negative was that we went in October and the pool was too cold to use.
Pocket Guide: Cape Town Cape Town City Centre Hotels
An eclectic mix of African culture and European influence, the Cape Town city center is easy to explore on foot, and for a taste of local flavor visitors won't want to miss attractions like the bohemian Long Street or Greenmarket Square, which houses a popular market. Other attractions include the colonial Castle of Good Hope, St. George's Cathedral, and Company's Garden park.
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