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Dolphin Beach Hotel

1 Marine Drive Dolphin Beach, Table View 7441 South Africa
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Situated only 10 minutes from the CBD of Cape Town and 20 Minutes from the International Airport, the hotel is ideally situated in Table View near the business areas of Montague Gardens, Kilarney Gardens, Atlantis & Milnerton. The business traveller will enjoy the spacious apartments with magnificent ocean views, wireless internet & room service. One of Cape Town’s top restaurants, the Blowfish offers buffet breakfast, an a la Carte lunch & dinner menu and a sushi bar. The hotel is close to excellent restaurants, nightlife venues and pubs.Perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach, with views of Table Mountain & Robben Island across the bay, the hotel offers spacious self catering suites and beachfront Cabanas with direct access onto the beach. The hotel is close to excellent restaurants, nightlife venues and pubs. Besides all the activities on the beach, the hotel is perfectly situated for exploring the greater Cape Town region. A10 minute drive in any direction will take you to the V&A Waterfront & Two Oceans Aquarium or Canal Walk or Big Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Picnic area
Sun deck
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
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Nazlig63 wrote a review 13 Apr
Gauteng, South Africa28 contributions1 helpful vote
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lovely self catering apartment, stunning view, friendly staff, delicious food. Thank you for sponsoring Safta award winner Nazli George Aunty Ivy from 7de laan work soon to be seen as Ragel in Skemergrond on Kyknet.Book in here, view of table mountain and ofcourse the ocean.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: stunning view
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Hi Nazli Thanks for the feedback on your most recent, but short stay with us. Happy that we could exceed your expectations and hope to see you back again soon. Thanks
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Jeff B wrote a review Mar 2024
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The location of the Dolphin Beach hotel has been ideal for my business meetings. The Blowfish restaurant is worldclass ito food and location. I will recommend to friends and cooleagues. Great room located with a perfect view of Table Mountain.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Jeff Thanks for the awesome feedback, we value your support. Hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Stuart
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Warren T wrote a review Feb 2024
North Riding1 contribution
A well maintained, on the beach hotel. We always stay @ DBH when visiting Cape Town. The rooms are spacious & the beach / mountain views are spectacular! The restaurant has a good menu, steaks are good but the sushi 🍣 could be much better. Stuart (GM) is hands on & visible. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The rooms are spacious & the location is amazing. Stunning beach & mountain views. Direct beach...
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Responded 13 Feb 2024
Hi Warren Thanks very much for your feedback on your most recent stay with us. We are delighted we could once again exceed your expectations and we truly value your support. Have a great week and hope to see you back again soon. Regards
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Fratzeskos K wrote a review Jan 2024
Vrilissia, Greece7 contributions2 helpful votes
Although the location is ideal for kitesurfing, unfortunately the breakfast is very poor in quality as well as in variety! WiFi is very slow and with bad reception. Room cleaning everyday was a good feature!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 29 Jan 2024
Hi Fratzeskoskal Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We have forwarded and will discuss your comments with the restaurant management. The hotel is in the process of improving our wi-fi coverage to certain areas of the complex which will improve reception and speed. Hope to see you back again soon. Regards
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FlyingPenguin wrote a review Jan 2024
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The stay was just what the doctor ordered. I have travellled extensively but what trully makes a great hotel is the staff. Very friendly staff , always greeted and a smile to accompany it consistently. Hotel is clean , smells good , breakfast buffet has a variety of options which is superb they even cater for the vegetarians with a option. Rooms are clean , and the room caters for a good nights sleep with lovely views. Thank you for making me feel at home , I miss cape town and this experience I had here is the reason I keep coming back. Hospitable & Professional.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hi there Wow, what great feedback!! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had the most awesome stay and got to experience hospitality at its best. See you again soon? Thanks
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Nossios wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
Located on a beautiful stretch of beach, you can spend the whole day on your balcony watching kite surfers swarming like moths around a light bulb. View of Table Mountain and Cape Town, incredible. Hotel has a top notch restaurant, Blowfish (named after the one fish you can die from eating) that also serves a pretty good breakfast. The rooms are dated but clean and "beachy." No gym but who needs one when you can jog on a beach like this one. My room had a washer but no dryer so on wash day, every square inch of my room and balcony was covered in damp clothing. Staff is friendly and attentive. I'd come again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Better views from the top floor.
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Hi Nossios Thanks very much for sharing your experience with us. Your feedback is important to us and we are delighted that we will see you back again soon. Thanks
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Ariesbabe wrote a review Jan 2024
Secunda, South Africa1 contribution
Perfect location for a beautiful view of Table Mountain and a private beach experience since the cabana had direct access to the beach. Great that there's an option for self-catering and ordering from the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Stuart Twine, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hi Ariesbabe, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We truly do have the most amazing location and views of the mountain with easy access to the beach. Thanks for your support, hope to see you back again soon. Have a great week ahead.
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LadyT wrote a review Jan 2024
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
It was very clean, stylish, roomy and had excellent service where we had dinner at the hotel. Food was delicious and was great value for money and service was attentive and efficient. Staff was very friendly and kind. Great location, really pleasant and what makes it such a good place to stay are the staff. All of the people are incredibly.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you back again soon. Have a great week ahead. Stuart
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Bonganidk wrote a review Jan 2024
Benoni, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel’s choice of picture (table mountain view) for the sea view apartments is misleading, false advertising even. I was allocated room H16 which has no view of the table mountain, just a big building in front and the sea view over the roofs. The apartments have ground units and upper units and I assume the upper units have better views. The difference in units in this category can be better explained while booking so one knows exactly what to expect rather than get disappointed when you get a room H16
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Sea view apartments do not have the same views. Lower ground units have buildings obstructing...
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Hi Bonganidk Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Unfortunately all the hotel rooms are on the ground floor, we only manage two private apartments upstairs in this residential complex. Please contact me directly when next wanting to make a reservation, I will try ensure you receive a room with a great view of the ocean and mountain. Thanks
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Jean Francois V wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom292 contributions177 helpful votes
My wife and I spent 3 nights at Dolphin Beach Hotel on a trip to South Africa. The location on Blouberg Beach is fantastic. The view over Table Mountain is amazing, and for kitesurfers, there is no need to cross the road to access the spot (the cabanas even offer direct access to the beach with space to store and clean equipment). Our room (number 213) had probably the best location of all hotel rooms. The corner terrace offered beautiful views over Cape Town, Table Mountain, and Blouberg Beach. The room was very spacious and clean. However, these positive points were offset by the poor condition of the room and the property in general. Maintenance is a serious issue at Dolphin Beach Hotel. The elevator was not in service during our whole stay. Several items in the rooms were either damaged, broken, or rusted. Common areas are also not in great condition. The property was built in the nineties. It is time now for a full renovation, not just partial modernisation. Therefore, the recommendation is to stay at Dolphin Beach Hotel, being fully aware of these issues and enjoying the great location. We have not had breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the hotel as we made use of the room's kitchen (a very convenient feature). Therefore, I can not comment on them. 
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: . Select a sea view room and possibly the room with the corner terrace (number 213) . For...
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Hi Vingre Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your experience with us. Your points are all noted and we are working on making some improvements. Unfortunately it is taking longer than expected to order and install a new lift in our complex. We trust you had a safe journey home and hope to see you back again soon. Regards
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,465 - R 1,922 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Protea Hotel Dolphin Beach
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownTable View
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include SANCCOB Seabird Rehabilitation Centre (1.0 km), Board House Beach Bar (1.2 km), and Dolphin Beach (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Homespun, The Indian Chapter Restaurant, and Catch 22 Beachside Grille & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dolphin Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Dolphin Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dolphin Beach Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Table View.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dolphin Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dolphin Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.