Radisson Blu Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

A luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of Cape Town, the Radisson Blu combines sumptuous accommodation with stunning ocean views. Iconic attractions are just a short distance away, including the very lively waterfront with its endless entertainment options, boutique shops and popular restaurants. When you’re not sightseeing, grab a drink from the bar, head to the terrace and enjoy those views. There’s also a stunning rim-flowed swimming pool to splash about in and the world-class Amani Spa for a spot of pampering. Tobago’s Restaurant is just steps from the sea and serves a variety of gourmet dishes accompanied by delicious South African wine (of course!). Before dinner, a cocktail by the pool watching the sun set is ideal. Water sports, hiking and paragliding are all available close by or simply kick back and enjoy that unique South African vibe.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the waterfront and close to a variety of Cape Town attractions, including Table Mountain and Robben Island. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: approx 50 minutes.

Hotel information

177 rooms and suites. All with are air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

Superior Rooms with a view of the sea or the harbour and 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

Business Class Rooms with ocean view, balcony and 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children (2-12 years).

Two Bedroom Suite with balcony, lounge, kitchenette, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and a second bedroom with a shower, sleeping 4 adults and 2 children (2-12 years).

Tobago’s Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Tobago's Plasma Section (which can accommodate up to 40 guests for private parties), Tobago’s Bar & Terrace, The Harbour View Room, Grab & Run take away breakfast. Rim-flowed heated swimming pool and ocean terrace. Amani Spa*. Fitness centre. Jogging station with jogging maps, towels and complimentary water. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting* (on request). Express laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Guests can also hop on board the complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (within walking distance).

*Denotes local charge. 

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Nov 20, 2019 tang8713 Pretoria, South Africa

The best hotel in Capetown for me. stay here because its safe,the food is delicious,room services prepares the best meals.The staff at the lobby are always listening to the guests.Everyone in this hotel is always wanting to make my stay a comfortable and memorable one
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Nov 18, 2019 Napoleonchat Montreal, Canada

I came here for a relaxing weekend away from work in East Africa. The initial impression wasn’t great: I booked online on the hotel Web site, giving my credit card info, and even corresponded with the reservation desk via email. But the next day, without warning, I received what looked to me like a strange email asking to confirm my banking… Read more
I came here for a relaxing weekend away from work in East Africa. The initial impression wasn’t great: I booked online on the hotel Web site, giving my credit card info, and even corresponded with the reservation desk via email. But the next day, without warning, I received what looked to me like a strange email asking to confirm my banking info to secure my booking. I was worried it might be a phishing scam so I emailed the reservations desk before 10 am to confirm. They didn’t reply until after 4pm, assuring me that the email was legitimate and asking me to respond immediately because the hotel was at 100 per cent occupancy, but by that time I was already travelling and couldn’t see the message. Before 6pm, another email was sent, saying my reservation was cancelled because I had failed to respond. I only saw the emails in the morning upon my arrival in Cape Town and the whole way from the airport to the hotel, I was feeling very stressed that maybe I had no place to stay. Thankfully, when I arrived there was still a room available and in fact I was upgraded to a beautiful suite with an ocean view. I loved my room! It was spacious, the decor was pleasant and the bed very comfortable. All the staff that I interacted with in person were so kind! I never went to the restaurant but the room service was very good. The biggest highlight was waking up watch the seals frolicking in the water just below my widow. It made me so happy to see them swimming and playing together. I chose this hotel because of its waterfront location and on that point it didn’t disappoint. The lobby and common spaces inside aren’t that great, but the view from the room makes up for it. Also, the hotel is a 15 minute walk or a quick cab ride from the waterfront mall/complex which has so many great services available. In the end, this hotel delivered the relaxing weekend I desperately needed. It would be a 5/5 review if it weren’t for the confusion during the reservation process. Read less
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Nov 17, 2019 Mohammed Q

We enjoyed our time The stuff was excellent in accommodating our needs in a very great and fun way I would recommend for all to stay at this location it is in the best part of town and has access to all the service and facilities
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Nov 15, 2019 dbotha2019 Johannesburg, South Africa

It's always a memorable experience staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the breakfast view is spectacular, the staff are friendly and helpful, the beds are luxurious and the food is excellent.
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Nov 13, 2019 Darien_and_Ann Maidstone, United Kingdom

Often hotel names don't mean much. But this one does .. it is ON the waterfront. You drink dine or swim right next to the ocean with a great view across the bay. It's a good hotel too. We had good service and enjoyed the food and drink. Rooms were comfortable and we slept well. The staff are really friendly. There is an hourly free shuttle to and… Read more
Often hotel names don't mean much. But this one does .. it is ON the waterfront. You drink dine or swim right next to the ocean with a great view across the bay. It's a good hotel too. We had good service and enjoyed the food and drink. Rooms were comfortable and we slept well. The staff are really friendly. There is an hourly free shuttle to and from the V&A Waterfront. Read less