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On the Waterfront Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/08/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#26 of 129 in Cape Town Central
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History and modern luxury merge to create ageless beauty at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, which was built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse. This iconic establishment was named after Queen Victoria and her son, Prince Alfred who played an intrinsic role in the establishment of the Breakwater Basin, now the V&A Waterfront. The hotel is located in the very heart of this internationally acclaimed destination and is a sophisticated retreat amid the buzz. It offers some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain and the slick city that stretches out at the foot of this Natural Wonder. Timeless elegance and personalised luxury are found at the award-winning Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Linda K wrote a review 25 Jun
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We only spent one night in this elegant hotel and I wish we had a few more days to enjoy it. The room was spacious and very elegant. We had a water view along with two comfortable wing back chair facing the wall of glass that looks over the whole waterfront. It was spectacular and very glamorous. The breakfast buffet included delicious liver pate, which I loved. The hotel is surrounded by seafood restaurants and a grand shopping mall is within walking distance. Lastly, the bed is super comfortable and gave us a wonderful night’s sleep.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with a water view.
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Emily M wrote a review 23 Jun
8 contributions9 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying at the Victoria and Alfred Hotel recently for 4 nights during my first time in South Africa! I was greeted so warmly and wanted to offer a special thank you to Wesley for his incredible hospitality and kindness in making my stay extra special. The rooms were spacious, cozy, clean, quiet, and well decorated. The bathtub, robes, and slippers were a perfect touch as was the evening turn down service. The restaurant is modern with delicious food and great service. They even had live music during one of the evenings I was there. The hotel is in a perfect location and walking distance to the Watershed, multiple restaurants, the Cape Wheel, and the shopping mall. I would not hesitate to stay here and hope to return one day!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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NikitaGC wrote a review 18 Jun
Gold Coast, Australia57 contributions4 helpful votes
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Fabulous hotel in an awesome location, overlooking the waterfront. Rooms were beautiful, very large. Bed was large and incredibly comfortable. Breakfast, bar and meals were fabulous and good value. Staff were amazing, friendly and very helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Request a waterfront, table mountain view room
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Response from Matthew Smith, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the 5-star rating and your fantastic feedback about the hotel, our team, food offerings and our unique location. Looking forward to your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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Andreas W wrote a review 14 Jun
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So far we always enjoyed the continental breakfast buffet. It included oysters and also a bubbly (sparkling wine). This time we were informed that due to a new general manager this items were discontinued recently which was a big disappointment. Among so many excellent breakfast places in town this was a unique selling point. Won’t come back for this price and offer.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Matthew Smith, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andreas, I would like to thank you for your review and feedback. Since your last visit we have amended our buffet offering and the manner in which our Oysters are served. We are preparing and serving Oysters upon request to ensure the best quality and freshness. I do apologize that this was not conveyed correctly. We look forward to having you re-visit us in the near future. With kindest regards, Matthew.
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Carmen C wrote a review May 2022
Mocksville, North Carolina47 contributions40 helpful votes
The best thing about this hotel is its location at the waterfront. There are so many places to shop and eat within a 5 minute walk. Nice shopping malls and probably 50+ restaurants/eating places. The area is very safe with security and police on every corner. We (two ladies) walked around the waterfront after dark and felt completely safe. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. They helped us decide what day trips to take and arranged reservations and a taxi to take us to a local restaurant we wanted to try. The room was quite nice and a good size. I would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Trevor Terblanche, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the 4-star rating and your feedback about the hotel, our team, food offerings and our unique location. Looking forward to your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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hatb wrote a review May 2022
Basel, Switzerland67 contributions24 helpful votes
The hotel is well located and meets the requirements one would expect from a hotel in this price range: Friendly staff, clean rooms, fast internet, etc. However, the "wow effect" was missing. The rooms are rather small, there is rather little storage space (suitcases), small tilting windows (I had a room on the third floor) and the minibar was poorly stocked and without water. All in all I was satisfied, but next time I will try something else.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Trevor Terblanche, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for the 4-star rating after your recent stay with us, Hatb! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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Tony Atkins wrote a review May 2022
Bulls, New Zealand27 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and rate is very highly, the staff from reception to housekeeping were extremely friendly welcoming and most helpful. We had views of the harbour and Table Mountain the rooms are large and very comfortable we stayed in winter and the days can get chilly however the rooms and hotel were always at a comfortable temp. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Trevor Terblanche, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 23 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback and for the 5-star rating after your recent stay with us, Greer-Atkins! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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Peter V wrote a review May 2022
Boulder, Colorado577 contributions311 helpful votes
Great location, most comfortable rooms, accommodating staff. Our room overlooked the water and up to Table Mountain. The decor was contemporary and most comfortable. All staff were very helpful and friendly. Excellent breakfast and we enjoyed two dinners in the restaurant. Well equipped gym and spa. With Uber, easy access to downtown attractions.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 23 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback and for the 5-star rating after your recent stay with us, 4PeterV! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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GLASGOWJHC wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow15 contributions40 helpful votes
My wife and myself stayed here for a total of 8 nights in-between a 2 day safari. The staff could not be better. The food was excellent. We ate here on a couple of occasions. The breakfast is plentiful. A hot or cold selection are available. The rooms are clean and have plenty of cupboard space. We were fortunate to stay in a loft room and also a mountain view room. No matter what room you get you will not be disappointed. What makes this hotel outstanding is the location. A wide variety of restaurants are available. The front desk also took time to advise us of excursions and also ordered our taxis. Everything taken in to account this was probably one of our favourite trips.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Trevor Terblanche, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 23 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback and for the 5-star rating after your recent stay with us, GLASGOWJHC! We are delighted to hear that the staff were so friendly and efficient. We are look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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Neil F wrote a review May 2022
14 contributions7 helpful votes
What an amazing hotel and wonderful location with amazing views of table mountain. Right on the waterfront near shops and restaurants. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. We ate in the hotel one night food was ok. Near the hop on hop off bus stop which is a must do as well as the cape peninsula tour
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: As for a room with a view of table mountain
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Response from Trevor Terblanche, General Manager at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Responded 20 May 2022
Thank you for the 5-star rating after your recent stay with us Neil and your fantastic feedback about the hotel and food & beverage offerings and unique location. We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to the iconic V&A Hotel, Ginja Restaurant & Native Espresso Bar for the Best Hospitality Location in the City coupled with our uninterrupted views of majestic Table Mountain overlooking the working harbour!
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PRICE RANGE
US$196 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
victoria alfred cape town
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (0.4 km), HintHunt Cape Town (0.2 km), and Shimansky (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mozambik V & A Waterfront, Karibu Restaurant, and Dash Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Victoria & Alfred Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Victoria & Alfred Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Victoria & Alfred Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Victoria & Alfred Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.