Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

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 daily wine orientation with an excellent sommelier in the award-winning Signal Restaurant which is extremely impressive. Sat on it’s own quay between the working harbour and the yacht basin, with stunning views of Table Mountain; this luxurious hotel gives a personal and quality service that is epitomised by it’s individually decorated rooms. Each room has it’s own “story”, with local artwork and rare antiques to complement the theme, and deluxe amenities that form the quiet luxury of Cape Grace. The chauffeur service is ideal for visiting Table Mountain, or for evening trips out to local restaurants - of which there are plenty nearby.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

120 luxurious guest rooms and suites, each uniquely designed and inspired by the charm of of the hotel’s Cape heritage. All rooms include air-conditioning, WiFi, tea/coffee machine, mini-bar*, separate bath and shower, towelling robes and slippers, iPod docking station, satellite TV and local radio, international plug points, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, alarm clock and in-room safe. PlayStation 4’s are available on request (subject to availability).  

Luxury Rooms feature French doors that open onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the V&A working harbour, sleeping maximum 2 adults.


Table Mountain Luxury rooms offer views of the yacht marina and Table Mountain from the Juliet balcony, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Rooms are larger in size, with a spacious seating area, and features a balcony that overlooks the V&A working harbour as well as a sofa bed; sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Table Mountain Superior rooms are the same as Superior rooms, but with views of the yacht marina and Table Mountain; sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Rooftop Luxury rooms are situated on the 4th floor, with French doors that open onto a small patio; sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rooftop Terrace rooms are located on the 4th floor with a larger balcony, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a large balcony with outside dining area; sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Two Bedroom Suites consist of two separate guest rooms with private entrances, well-equipped kitchen and dining area, as well as a large balcony with outside dining area; sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Three Bedroom Suites consist of three separate guest rooms with private entrances, well-equipped kitchen and dining area, as well as a large balcony with outside dining area; sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children.

Penthouse Suites are located on the 4th floor, with a spacious lounge, outdoor terrace with private jacuzzi and walk-in closet. The room features complimentary mini-bar, port, sherry, whisky and cognac and sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.

Free 24-hour secure parking. Complimentary chauffeur transfers within a 10km/6 mile radius (subject to availability and booking required, excludes airport transfers).

Signal Restaurant (Cape contemporary fine dining, open for breakfast and dinner). Bascule Bar (all-day bar serving light lunches and drinks). Traditional afternoon tea served daily in the library. 

Cape Wine Experience: an introduction to local wines, hosted daily in Signal Restaurant (subject to availability, booking required). Port and sherry in the Library between 6-10pm. 

Swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Spa with sauna, hair salon*, nail bar* and a range of spa treatments*.

Complimentary WiFi. Library with daily national and international newspapers. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Jul 23, 2022 ALDPlymouthMeeting Plymouth Meeting

We recently stayed three nights before moving on to Victoria Falls. The hotel was nicely appointed, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was terrific. Good location for the Victoria Alfred Wharf....very walkable.
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Jul 22, 2022 michaelbJ503PY Newtown, Pennsylvania

My partner and I stayed here four nights, preceding and during a Tauck tour. Cape Grace is a gorgeous property, well-situated by the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The public areas are beautiful, with a great bar and restaurant. Our room had an amazing view of the marina and Table Mountain. Staff was wonderful - friendly and helpful. My… Read more
My partner and I stayed here four nights, preceding and during a Tauck tour. Cape Grace is a gorgeous property, well-situated by the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The public areas are beautiful, with a great bar and restaurant. Our room had an amazing view of the marina and Table Mountain. Staff was wonderful - friendly and helpful. My partner's luggage was lost by the airline, and the staff constantly checked with the airport and airline. (Sadly, five weeks later we still haven't gotten any infirmation from the airline.) A member of our group felt under the weather the morning of our tour's excursion down the Cape. When she felt better, the hotel arranged a car and driver for her. Lots of great restaurants and shopping at the V&A Waterfront. Locals were lovely and friendly, and we always felt safe and well looked after. This is the place to stay in beautiful Cape Town. Read less
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Jun 25, 2022 jantB4906DB

Amazing staff! Not a single flaw-everyone in this hotel was gracious and welcoming. The property is gorgeous, and it's in a very safe neighborhood with lots of shopping and nearby restaurants within easy walking distance. A great place to base an exploration of the area.
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Jun 18, 2022 davidwpatricia Houston, Texas

This was one of my favorite hotels in 50 years of traveling the world. Service was over the top, restaurant , concierge, room service all superior, not to mention one of the finest whiskey bars around. Waking up to the view of the harbor each morning was a treat. The walking distance to the waterfront markets (even had Starbuck's} was a welcome… Read more
This was one of my favorite hotels in 50 years of traveling the world. Service was over the top, restaurant , concierge, room service all superior, not to mention one of the finest whiskey bars around. Waking up to the view of the harbor each morning was a treat. The walking distance to the waterfront markets (even had Starbuck's} was a welcome treat. Read less
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Jun 7, 2022 Anita M

Beautiful hotel, great location to downtown and the waterfront, the staff are extremely helpful, I took advantage of the car service when available, the breakfast is very good, the rooms is amazing, very spacious, great for families