The Table Bay

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

The Table Bay at the Waterfront boasts the best address in Cape Town. Situated actually within the V&A Waterfront the hotel even offers a direct link to the Victoria & Alfred Mall. The Table Bay is a classic and colonial 5-star hotel, offering large and luxurious accommodation either overlooking the Atlantic towards Robben Island or Table Mountain. Excellent service and opulent surroundings here create a perfect base for a memorable break in the Western Cape.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

At the heart of the V&A Waterfront complex linked directly to the Mall. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

329 rooms on 8 floors with 3 lifts. All with a view, air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, butler station and kimono. Luxury Rooms with sea views and twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Mountain Facing Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Luxury Rooms are very spacious with a double bed and seating area with sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Luxury Family Rooms comfortably accommodate families with a main bedroom with 1 king-size bed plus a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Luxury Family Moutain View Rooms as above with 1 king-size bed plus a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites have views of either Table Mountain or the Atlantic Ocean, with 1 king-size bedroom plus separate lounge area with sleeper sofa, walk in wardrobe and romantic dining table. Suites sleep maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Suites have fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean, 1 king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom, spacious lounge area with sleeper sofa, dining table and walk-in wardrobe. Suites sleep maximum 2 adults.

The Atlantic Breakfast Room. Camissa Brasserie (local fare). The Lounge (high tea). The Union bar which has a great range of cognacs. Pool bar. Swimming pool. Camelot Spa*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. The Table Bay at the Waterfront offers a complimentary shuttle service offering pick up and drop off at various different points of interest within the city of Cape Town. Complimentary parking. 24-hour room service*.

3 nights between 23 Dec-2 Jan. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Apr 23, 2020 grandmakat49 Palm Coast, Florida

Stayed Feb. 16-18, 2020. Gorgeous rooms and wonderful food. Service was incredible. Highly recommend. Location near to shopping mall and many restaurants, with a view of the wharf. Wonderful!! Took a peninsula tour, a tour of the vineyards, and a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held along with other political prisoners.
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Apr 8, 2020 55608893 London, United Kingdom

This was a beautiful hotel well located right on the Waterfront. Very friendly and helpful staff. Special thanks to Dumi the front desk manager who dealt with my concerns about the room we given, sorting this out in an efficient and professional manner. Her assistance whilst we were there was very much appreciated. Sharlane the concierge… Read more
This was a beautiful hotel well located right on the Waterfront. Very friendly and helpful staff. Special thanks to Dumi the front desk manager who dealt with my concerns about the room we given, sorting this out in an efficient and professional manner. Her assistance whilst we were there was very much appreciated. Sharlane the concierge who provided no end of advise, booked our trip to Robben Island, Table mountain and our car rental, is an asset to the hotel, thank you. Bradley leads a good team in the bar where the service is good. He was also knowledgeable about the wines on offer. There were a number of other members of staff who provided good service such Ngiyezi who was based at the pool, Nelly who served us out on the terrace, Zandile who served us at breakfast. Breakfast was lovely, the choice was impressive including sparkling wine, sushi, oysters. We enjoyed dinner in the Camissa restaurant but service was slow even though the restaurant was almost empty. The food was delicious, perhaps preparing it took a long time? All I think this hotel lacks, is a live band and somewhere to dance. We found it a tad quiet in the evenings and we did not always want to go elsewhere in the evenings after a long day of sight seeing. That said, I would return in a heartbeat. Thank you team Table Bay Hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sumptuous, great location - if only the room key cards worked

Apr 7, 2020 ChrisJS51 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Total luxury at a hotel right on the Waterfront, with direct access to the main shopping mall. Great service from the concierge, who booked us into the local restaurants even though they were 'full' already. Just one problem: the room key. First you have to use it to summon the lift, then to get in to your room. The first one worked on the lift… Read more
Total luxury at a hotel right on the Waterfront, with direct access to the main shopping mall. Great service from the concierge, who booked us into the local restaurants even though they were 'full' already. Just one problem: the room key. First you have to use it to summon the lift, then to get in to your room. The first one worked on the lift but not the room, so I had to leave my wife standing outside in the corridor with our luggage while I went back down to Reception to get it fixed. They issued me with a new key; this one didn't even manage to summon the lift! Third time lucky though - but I was very angry by this time. Oh for the days when they gave you a PROPER key and not just a bit of plastic! Read less
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Apr 1, 2020 John C Dublin, Ireland

Great location on V and A---Top class rooms and facilities and excellent customer service from very attentive staff. Really superb breakfast offering --everything you could want with addition of champagne/sushi and oysters/crepes and waffles. Sometimes piano player as well!
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Mar 28, 2020 hergeser Meiningen, Germany

Table Bay was really our home in Cape Town -- also in the crazy Corona - time. We stayed there for 4 nights in a mountain facing room at the 5.floor and enjoyed our visit very much. All staff members were very friendly, helpful and always in a good mood. The breakfast buffett was outstanding. And one of the best things ever -- the piano live… Read more
Table Bay was really our home in Cape Town -- also in the crazy Corona - time. We stayed there for 4 nights in a mountain facing room at the 5.floor and enjoyed our visit very much. All staff members were very friendly, helpful and always in a good mood. The breakfast buffett was outstanding. And one of the best things ever -- the piano live music during breakfast and afternoon tea. SENSATIONAL! A special THANK YOU to Mr. Brian van Hansen. It was such a pleasure for us to listen your wonderful music. Thanks especially for playing The Lion King for me, thank you. We can recommand this hotel to all people who want to enjoy a luxurious and quiet hotel at one of the best places in Cape Town with great service and friendly staff. Read less