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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Traveller rating

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Apr 14, 2021 stephgofourth Jacksonville Beach, Florida

This hotel far exceeded our expectations! I was a little hesitant reading reviews saying it was outdated and with the hotel not being a well known brand. Everything was exquisite! We stayed 4 nights in a harbor view room overlooking Table Mountain. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the staff go above and beyond to help you and make sure you are… Read more
This hotel far exceeded our expectations! I was a little hesitant reading reviews saying it was outdated and with the hotel not being a well known brand. Everything was exquisite! We stayed 4 nights in a harbor view room overlooking Table Mountain. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the staff go above and beyond to help you and make sure you are enjoying your stay. The location is great. We felt extremely safe and the hotel is in walking distance to many restaurants and shops. I would definitely stay here again! Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 JohnyBlue77 Postmasburg, South Africa

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel exceeded all our expectations. The personal touches, friendly staff, brilliant breakfasts, cocktails, good spa, waterfront access, fitness centre and location to name just a few, all contributed to a brilliant celebration long weekend. Our room (328)… Read more
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel exceeded all our expectations. The personal touches, friendly staff, brilliant breakfasts, cocktails, good spa, waterfront access, fitness centre and location to name just a few, all contributed to a brilliant celebration long weekend. Our room (328) overlooked the harbour, waterfront to the right and table mountain in full view in the background. We pre-booked a stylist (easy and seamless pre-arranged access), flowers (perfect), champagne and some other personal touches - the hotel did not miss a beat. I have to single out every single member of the staff we had the privilege of interacting with. The hotel is most probably impacted by COVID, it does not show on the faces of staff. Absolutely professional, friendly and on point. We were treated like royalty. (By the way, check out Oscar’s base, royalty has stayed here before, so you know they know how.....) We will return, probably many times. Read less
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Feb 4, 2021 Parnolds191 Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

carrying on from my previous review, Hotel staff all require a mention as they worked tirelessly to uphold the cleanliness and maintenance of this icon of a hotel which serves the southern cape well..
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Jan 23, 2021 JPS594 Mossel Bay, South Africa

We were upgraded on arrival and the rest of our stay was wonderful. The rooms are very spacious and the bath rooms very modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delish. The hotel is well situated for traveling in Cape Town.
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Dec 12, 2020 barrys207 Knysna, South Africa

While COVID is no doubt putting pressure onto hotels, I find this hotel is starting to show it's age. Breakfast is well presented, considering, but not great by any extent, just OK, COVID can't be blamed for everything ... and at R4000 a night, certainly not good value.