Cape Town, South Africa
The Table Bay Hotel
Wow on the Waterfront
What it is
Opened by Nelson Mandela himself, with 329 rooms peeping out on V&A Harbor and an infamous (and free!) breakfast buffet.
What it isn't
Viewless. If the V&A Harbor doesn’t suit, you can also request a room that peeps out on Table Mountain, Robben Island, or the glimmering Atlantic.
What we think
You may never sleep as well again as you do here, where all rooms come with soundproof walls, blackout curtains, controllable thermostats, and even pillow menus. Or is it the fact that the sooner you get to bed, the sooner you’ll be able to go wild at the inclusive English breakfast and buffet? Traditionally-designed rooms are stocked with free WiFi, gratis coffee and tea, and marble topped vanities and showers in the bathroom; upgrade to a Signal Hill Suite for a four post mahogany bed and doting butler service. We love that the hotel has a free shuttle service for guests that will ferry you everywhere from the Planetarium at Table Mountain to the Two Oceans Aquarium.
You're here because
The heated mineral pool is staffed, should you require a cocktail or between cannon-balls snack.
Table Bay’s High Tea is nothing short of iconic, thanks in part to pastry chef Lee-Andra Govender. Where else in town will you find desserts topped with literal gold foil? As you sink into your paisley chair, you help yourself to as many rooibos marshmallow brownies, pumpkin cheesecakes gouetts and lemon poppy seed scones as you can handle. Diet starts tomorrow...or the day you get back home.
Restaurants & Bars
Camissa Brasserie - Specializing in local fare
The Atlantic Grill - The Atlantic serves the best breakfast buffet in Cape Town daily with over 240 items on the menu
The Lounge - A relaxed setting to enjoy light meals or high tea
Union Bar - An ideal meeting place for business or social gatherings
Pool Bar - Serves up cocktails and light meals while you relax by the pool
Set directly on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, just across the bay from the beloved Cape Town Diamond Museum and Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island.