Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

Part of the Cape Town social scene, this iconic hotel attracts discerning locals and travellers to its vibrant Bascule Bar. Known for its whisky, wine, and cocktails (and tapas), sundowners in the bar are just one of Cape Grace’s dining and drinking experiences, with others including tasting the contemporary Cape cuisine of Signal Restaurant. It helps that Cape Grace has one of the best addresses in the city, on a private quay by the V&A Waterfront – and this harbour-side location means it can share stunning views of the marina or mountain from its suites. Locals may get to taste the delights of Bascule Bar, but those staying here also get to indulge in the nautical-themed outdoor pool, signature Kalahari massages in the spa, and a children’s program that includes thoughtful touches like little slippers and robes, and gingerbread decorating.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the V&A Waterfront. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

120 rooms and suites, each uniquely designed with French doors opening onto a balcony. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea and espresso machine, mini-bar*, iPod docking station and safe. Luxury rooms have views of the yacht marina and Table Mountain, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior rooms offer a spacious living area and are ideal for families, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children.

Rooftop Luxury rooms are located on the top floor of the hotel and offer a private terrace and seperate dressing area.

Rooftop Terrace rooms are also located on the top floor and offer a step-out balcony.

Signal Restaurant (contemporary fine dining), Bascule whisky bar and afternoon tea. Port and sherry every evening in the library. Swimming pool and deck area. Spa*. 24-hour fitness studio. Kids programme (activity packs on arrival and a selection of games available). WiFi access. Room service*. Babysitting*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 10, 2019 traveltimeanytime Western Cape, South Africa

The suite we stayed in had beatiful views and the week flew by, truly home from home! The service was great and the concierge was able to get us into some of the best restaurants around, all the staff were always accomodating. Great decor and location, with so many amenities with the V & A at your disposal for shopping and dinner/lunch venues to… Read more
The suite we stayed in had beatiful views and the week flew by, truly home from home! The service was great and the concierge was able to get us into some of the best restaurants around, all the staff were always accomodating. Great decor and location, with so many amenities with the V & A at your disposal for shopping and dinner/lunch venues to walk to. Highly recommended. Read less
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May 5, 2019 efie30 Charlotte, North Carolina

My mother and I stayed here after a 2 week safari tour. We were greeted warmly at each encounter with staff. The breakfast was wonderful, the bar downstairs innovative, our room immaculate. A shining star of a property on a global scale.
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May 4, 2019 lucinda h Old Lyme, Connecticut

The staff at the Cape Grace were very friendly and helpful. We were upgraded on arrival to a room with a marina view. The beds were very comfy. We ate in the hotel restaurant and also had tapas and drinks in the bar. Our stay included breakfast which was very good. The location of this hotel is excellent - easy to walk to the V&A waterfront.… Read more
The staff at the Cape Grace were very friendly and helpful. We were upgraded on arrival to a room with a marina view. The beds were very comfy. We ate in the hotel restaurant and also had tapas and drinks in the bar. Our stay included breakfast which was very good. The location of this hotel is excellent - easy to walk to the V&A waterfront. Overall we had a great stay. Cape Town is a beautiful city. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Underwhelmed- "lights on no one at home"

Apr 21, 2019 923jamesd

For many years we have been going to the signal restaurant for Easter breakfast, however this is likely to be the last. My wife booked a few weeks ago for 7 people and reconfirmed yesterday. Neither the table position nor the place settings were correct. Without going in to detail the food was very average but management (generally being looked… Read more
For many years we have been going to the signal restaurant for Easter breakfast, however this is likely to be the last. My wife booked a few weeks ago for 7 people and reconfirmed yesterday. Neither the table position nor the place settings were correct. Without going in to detail the food was very average but management (generally being looked after) non-existent. It was pretty much look after yourself. This was finally evident when the bill was presented as the watron had the wrong idea of what we had ordered. I understand that not everyone celebrates Easter, however we were asked what the celebration was and well that was that. Some indication of the celebration would have been nice. The restaurant was not as full as in prior years. Perhaps locals have voted " with their feet" ? Read less
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Apr 19, 2019 MKR34

Amazing hotel! We really felt the personalised service, attention to quality and detail, great food, attentiveness, and most of all the atmosphere of the hotel was very elegant. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious and every staff member we met was very friendly and professional. If you're looking for a traditional hotel experience in Cape… Read more
Amazing hotel! We really felt the personalised service, attention to quality and detail, great food, attentiveness, and most of all the atmosphere of the hotel was very elegant. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious and every staff member we met was very friendly and professional. If you're looking for a traditional hotel experience in Cape Town, but one of luxury, ease, cleanliness, comfort, and very professional service, this is the place for you. Location is perfect, very central! Read less