The Commodore

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Cape Town has plenty to offer when it comes to sightseeing, and The Commodore is perfectly placed for you to enjoy the V&A waterfront, Table Mountain, and Robben Island with ease. Upgrade to an Executive room to make the most of the views from your balcony on the top floor, or even to a King Suite if you want the extra space for your stay. The nautical theme runs throughout the hotel, from your room right through to the bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and local wines. As you’re in the heart of the harbour, you don’t have to go far to find more restaurants and bars either, where you can while away sunny evenings in the oldest working harbour in South Africa. 

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, approximately 25km from Cape Town International Airport.

Hotel information

234 rooms, all with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, safe, mini bar*, satellite TV, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer.

Standard Rooms have either 1 queen-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger in size, with balconies offering views of the waterfront or Table Mountain, and either 1 queen-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family rooms feature either 1 queen-size bed or twin beds, plus an additional sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Executive Rooms are located on the top floor with stunning views from the balcony, and either 1 queen-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites feature a separate seating area, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Suites feature 180 degree views of Table Mountain or the waterfront, with a separate lounge, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Clipper Restaurant (offering buffet breakfast, and a la carte menus for lunch and dinner). The Admiralty Bar.

Outdoor pool. Spa*. Gym. Bicycle tours*.

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting service*. Private parking available at ZAR 75 per day (payable locally, fee subject to change). Laundry service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (775)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Casuarina Wellness spa at commodore hotel

May 22, 2024 LitchiLeigh South Africa

The receptionist and manager are totally and completely asinine. They were at fault yet they still cut off my family’s treatment time. I was so disgusted at their unprofessionalism and discrimination that I never took my treatment. To top it off the manager informed the staff to not help us nor give us a refund. I don’t recommend this spa. Rather… Read more
The receptionist and manager are totally and completely asinine. They were at fault yet they still cut off my family’s treatment time. I was so disgusted at their unprofessionalism and discrimination that I never took my treatment. To top it off the manager informed the staff to not help us nor give us a refund. I don’t recommend this spa. Rather go to the one in Green point but not this branch. No people skills no etiquette. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel for price in Cape Town

May 19, 2024 P2861INmikec

Great hotel close to the V & A waterfront. We stayed 6 nights on B & B basis, used restaurant twice for meals which were excellent. Breakfast buffet was first class.Great staff throughout hotel, couldn’t do enough for you. Hotel and rooms were starting to look a little tired in places and in need of a re-decorate.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In need of a facelift

May 7, 2024 pattucool London, United Kingdom

We stayed at The Commodore for 3 nights in early April. The location of the hotel is its biggest advantage with V & A waterfront at a stone’s throw. But that is as good as it got for us. The hotel is no where close to what it looks like on the website. It is rather rundown and in the need of a face lift. The lobby has a tired look to it and the… Read more
We stayed at The Commodore for 3 nights in early April. The location of the hotel is its biggest advantage with V & A waterfront at a stone’s throw. But that is as good as it got for us. The hotel is no where close to what it looks like on the website. It is rather rundown and in the need of a face lift. The lobby has a tired look to it and the corridors are rather dingy. The rooms on the second floor had hardly any view and the massive AC units made the room rather crowded and noisy making it difficult to sleep well. The breakfast passes the muster and choices are not bad. The one thing that disappointed us most though was the rather unhelpful attitude of the staff. The reception staff we interacted with was not helpful at all and seemed rather disinterested in her job. Further, we asked for some bottles of still water one morning before 8 am as I was unwell and were directed to buy from the restaurant as housekeeping staff don’t start until 8 am. Since our accommodation was paid for by our travel agent and they did not have our credit card information, they refused to bill that to the room and asked us to settle at the restaurant. That was fine until the staff at the restaurant did not allow my wife to enter the restaurant for breakfast until she settled the account. Not a place I will stay again. Read less
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May 3, 2024 Shankar B Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Golf trip in 8-person group; spent 7 nights. Comfortable rooms; clean though slightly dated. Amazing views if you get lucky with the room. Very helpful staff and concierge service. Breakfast is functional & adequate without being over the top; food quality was good throughout. The bar is just past the lobby and well stocked; popular with hotel… Read more
Golf trip in 8-person group; spent 7 nights. Comfortable rooms; clean though slightly dated. Amazing views if you get lucky with the room. Very helpful staff and concierge service. Breakfast is functional & adequate without being over the top; food quality was good throughout. The bar is just past the lobby and well stocked; popular with hotel guests in the evenings. The hotel is located 2 mins from the V&A mall - unlimited pubs and restaurants. Well connected to all points in Cape Town. The location is safe and presents no issues per se. Overall good value to for money if you are not looking for 5* luxury Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Commodore Hotel V&A Waterfront - A Group of Old Trusted Friends

Apr 18, 2024 GrandTour816646

The Commodore Hotel is one of the secret gems of the V&A Waterfront Hotel Gallery. I used it for the past 15 years and it's always a hearty pleasure to meet the staff and enjoy the overall hospitality of the hotel. If you are looking for clean and up to date accommodation, great food and very friendly staff, the Commodore is the right place for… Read more
The Commodore Hotel is one of the secret gems of the V&A Waterfront Hotel Gallery. I used it for the past 15 years and it's always a hearty pleasure to meet the staff and enjoy the overall hospitality of the hotel. If you are looking for clean and up to date accommodation, great food and very friendly staff, the Commodore is the right place for you. At a very reasonable price. Read less