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Taj Cape Town

1 Wale Street Corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#28 of 116 hotels in Cape Town Central
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Explore the city right from our doorstep. Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and, later, the Board of Executors (BoE), Taj Cape Town effortlessly combines the legacy of the old with the luxury of the new. Located in the centre of the old city, it boasts a strong sense of place and is within walking distance to some of South Africa’s foremost landmarks and attractions and an eclectic array of shops, galleries and restaurants. Spread across two heritage buildings, all 176 rooms have spectacular city views or overlook the iconic Table Mountain.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
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Michael M wrote a review Yesterday
Guildford, United Kingdom13 contributions19 helpful votes
Everything about The Taj Hotel in Cape Town is lovely. Impeccable from the greeting on arrival to the ongoing help and service. The room was large with a magnificent bathroom. The view across to Table Mountain was a highlight. Nothing was too much trouble for the reception and concierge staff. Ate in the restaurant a couple of times with the option of having a lighter meal in the bar area a bonus. Bar staff helpful in creating a non-alcoholic “mocktail” for my wife. Would recommend the Taj to any visitor to this vibrant city.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GoPlaces37647066632 wrote a review 19 Feb
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Excellent service including food and bar areas, pool and spa. I would stay again on my next visit. Great location in Cape Town in the middle of all activities. The table mountain is near by the hotel is well worth the visit. The water front is another great trip for shopping and dinning near the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dhiran C wrote a review 12 Feb
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Exceptional service from the manager on duty who upgraded our stay at no additional charges. I booked 2 rooms as I was travelling with my wife and daughter. The manager upgraded our stay to a 2 bedroom apartment. All the staff at the Taj Cape Town were also very friendly and helpful
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear dhiranc2027, Thank you for the Great rating of our hotel and for your compliments. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back at Taj Cape Town very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General Manager
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Amy L wrote a review 11 Feb
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I had an amazing weekend at The Taj. The staff were very friendly and incredibly attentive, they treated me like royalty. The room was perfection, with the most stunning views of Table Mountain. Breakfast was also amazing! The Taj is centrally located in town and perfect if you want to explore the city. Parking is a bit tricky with parking off site or valet but the hotel staff were really helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Rather get uber to drop off to make parking easier
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Amyleibbrandt, Thank you for the Great rating of our hotel and for your compliments. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back at Taj Cape Town very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General manager
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Adeola A wrote a review 10 Feb
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Beautiful hotel, stunning rooms, luxurious and well situated, helpful and charming staff at front desk, porters, night manager, food is good enough, so I understand the reason for the 5 stars. Housekeeping was however a nightmare, I had to complain 4 different times on one night simply to get drinking glasses and teacups as well as slippers which they took away without a replacement, night manager was great. Theft - the nightmare continued with theft of a substantial amount of money, I believe I caught the cleaner at it as I returned earlier than usual and she was so visibly shaken, the safe I kept the money in was unlocked (I always locked it, but assumed I somehow didn't that day - unusual), she was just so skittish but was smart enough to leave some behind so it was not quickly detected until next day (I had checked out).. quite unfortunate.. I will lodge a formal complaint in the coming days due to the magnitude.. .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear adeolaa792, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time and making the effort to provide us with your valuable feedback following your recent visit to Taj Cape Town. We are committed to addressing the issues you encountered during your stay, an investigation is in process and will contact you directly. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General manager
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Bianca B wrote a review 06 Feb
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What a wonderful time at the Taj. We had the best shower, best Indian food at Bombay, best views from our room, incredible sushi in the lobby and just incredible service. We love it! We keep coming back because it never lets us down. 5 star for sure!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Biancab37, Thank you for the Great rating of our hotel and for your compliments. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back at Taj Cape Town very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General Manager
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Raeesa H wrote a review 04 Feb
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Room service food was very dry and inedible. The menu in the room was outdated. Quite difficult to use the hairdryer with the constant push button. We sat upstairs for breakfast on the first day and were often forgotten about. The executive lounge has plugs that are wasted due to incorrect sizing.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GM Cape Town, Owner at Taj Cape Town
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 18raeesah, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General Manager
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junealexis1j wrote a review 02 Feb
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had a wonderful stay at the Taj Cape Town. Exceptional service from the staff at the Mint restaurant, always so attentive even during the busiest times. Especially Veronica, Primrose, Felecia & Charne. Brandon was also very professional when my husband made a request he made it happen!!! Thanks again Brandon!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Junealexis1j, Thank you for the Great rating of our hotel and for your compliments. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back at Taj Cape Town very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General Manager
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Nomad16996054787 wrote a review 01 Feb
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We are extremely satisfied with the hotel. Its location, room size and staff. The ambience of the hotel was very positive. Everyone had a smile on their face and was always welcoming and ready to help. We liked the location it is centrally located to all the attractions in Cape Town. The size of the room was generous and the bed was very comfortable one of the best I have slept in. Our breakfast was included which was very good. They served continental Asia. They catered to all tastes. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome from the concierge to the people who came to clean our room. Jade was extremely helpful and ready to help with any query. Staff work together as a team to accomplish a goal. The architecture of the building is magnificent. Room was cozy. Every staff member I encountered was welcoming. thank you to all.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Nomad16996054787, Thank you for the Great rating of our hotel and for your compliments. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back at Taj Cape Town very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General manager
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Josua J wrote a review Jan 2024
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Absolutely loved my stay at the Taj. Friendly staff, clean rooms and a fabulous buffet breakfast every morning, what else does one need? From the time one steps through the lobby doors, you are treated as royalty. Highly recommend staying here on your next trip to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Josuaj2024, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Mark Wernich General manager
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R 3,786 - R 6,964 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Cape Town
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Cape Town?
Nearby attractions include Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve (0.3 km), Company's Gardens (0.4 km), and St. George's Cathedral (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Cape Town?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Cape Town?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Cape Town?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Cape Town?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Cape Town?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cousins Trattoria, FYN, and Iron Steak and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Cape Town?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Cape Town have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Cape Town offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Cape Town located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cape Town Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Cape Town?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Cape Town offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.