Cape Town is one of the world’s most attractive and scenic cities. To enjoy both the views and the feel of such a great city one of the best places to stay is the Table Bay Hotel, which is situated right on the V&A Waterfront.
Apparently, the V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting about 24 million visitors per year. Surprisingly, when you are safely ensconced within the Table Bay Hotel, with its sophisticated charm, the serenity inside gives you have no clue that you are part of such a busy precinct.
I stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Arriving by car, there is a grand driveway which leads up to a majestic entrance that is reminiscent of those antebellum mansions you see in the southern United States.
The foyer is quite stately, and even when large groups congregate there it is quiet, yet welcoming. Staff are efficient, yet friendly, and check-in is a breeze. With little fuss, I was ushered to my room, and instantly felt quite at home.
Rooms at the Table Bay Hotel are exceptionally spacious and very well appointed. Here, you can relax in comfort and style as you soak up the views from your window.
I found the bed to be exceptionally comfortable, and the bathroom to be elegantly practical. I like to judge bathrooms by their showers, and the shower at the Table Bay was excellent. There were water restrictions in Cape Town at the time that I stayed. The hotel was obeying the city water saving measures but, as a guest, those regulations didn’t impede at all.
As mentioned before, the location of the Table Bay Hotel is absolutely superb. You get great views of both Table Mountain and Cape Town’s dramatic harbour from the hotel. This wonderful property is situated in a prime location in Cape Town’s favourite shopping and entertainment district, where great restaurants and shops are mere metres away from the hotel’s wharf entrance.
Mind you, I did dine at the hotel’s Camissa Brasserie and both the food and atmosphere were wonderful.
Breakfast, too, was magnificent with a huge selection of choices from which to choose. Of course, with such an abundant buffet it can be difficult to make a decision, but I stayed for a couple of days so used that opportunity to vary my breakfast, and enjoyed everything I tried.
The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town is a five-star hotel in which charm is accentuated. Apart from its wonderful location, residence at the hotel is a lovely experience. One which makes you feel rather special and that’s what a good hotel is all about.