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“Excellent hotel with great views.”
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Taj Cape Town
Ranked #15 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The hotel is located right in the city centre, has wonderful views over the Table Mountain. Very convenient free parking, great service. Overall, I would definitely recommend, nothing bad to say about it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank AgnieszkaLdn
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We have certainly share your comments with our entire team.
We hope that it will not be too long before we welcome you back to Taj Cape Town.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is a story about a top class hotel with some odd service issues. Some good friends and I frequent this hotel on a regular basis to enjoy there smoking lounge. we prefer to refer to it as a stogie lounge. There are not many places if any that can compare with the luxurious wooden panelling, leather lounges of this gem of a cigar lounge. There range of cigars is also as one would expect from a top drawer establishment. So heres the really odd part. Firstly I would expect the Taj to feature a superb range of South African wines especially due to the nature of it's discerning clientele. No so! In fact we now aquire our wine from the boutique that strangely does offer great wines right inside the hotel. Why does the Taj not have it's own premier wine list on offer from some of the many superb wineries all around us? Secondly, management has taken a decision to NOT serve snacks after 6:00pm in the lounge and cigar bar areas. Hullo!! With the Twankey around the corner offering great snacks from there kitchen- whats the deal here? Fine cigars, fine wines and delectable tapas go together. Odd isnt it?
There Brassiere restaurant however is next level! Really superb possibly even eclipsing bukhara. Twankey, there pub is also a must. Simply magnificent.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank NouGaanOnsBraai
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are saddened that we failed to deliver on our usual Taj Cape Town standards with regard to the snacks after 18h00. Our food and beverage director is addressing this with his entire team. We certainly hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Taj Cape Town. When planning your next trip I invite you to make contact with my office.
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Michael Pownall
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

As far as hotel experience goes, it is pretty hard to top the Taj service. The rooms are fantastically decorated. Not much of a view in the room I stayed in but the amenities more than make up for it. The food at Mint is great and I really liked the breakfast spread. Highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Marvin H
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the feedback. We will be certain to share your appreciation with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Cape Town, in the near future.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay in Cape Town! We did a conference there for 150+ people and every single delegate had nothing but rave reviews, and these are seasoned jet-setters not easily pleased
Rooms were great. Food was awesome. Setting great and the staff were superb and attentive to everyone's needs.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled on business
Thank OrvarDraken
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the feedback. We will be certain to share your appreciation with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Cape Town, in the near future.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manage

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Excellent service right from the Door. Close to the Parly, Museums and lovely local restaurants close by. :)
Restaurant staff remember your name , very friendly. Food is first class,
Try the Fresh market produce sale on Fridays just outside on the mall with local delicacies.

Room Tip: Get the room facing Table Mountain as from 6 th floor...awesome
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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled on business
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MIPCapeTown, General Manager at Taj Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the feedback. We will be certain to share your appreciation with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Cape Town, in the near future.
Kind regards
Michael Pownall
General Manage

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Additional Information about Taj Cape Town

Address: 1 Wale Street | Corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#13 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 2 311 - R 5 795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Cape Town 5*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Taj Cape Town welcomes guests to the vibrant heart of the one of the world's most scenic and desirable cities, Cape Town. The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architectures. Originally home of the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and later the Board of Executors (BOE), it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new - a 100 years in history! This luxury hotel is perfectly located in the centre of historic Cape Town at the entrance of the famous pedestrian precinct, St George's Mall. It's prime location ensures a blend of fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine. - Within walking distance to most tourist attractions, monuments, museums, shopping, restaurants, markets and nightlife. Adding to this grand yet welcoming atmosphere are the two dining experiences, the Indian fine dine specialty restaurant, Bombay Brasserie and Mint, a relaxed all-day dining restaurant. Both are warm and welcoming and serve outstanding cuisine. Alongside this you'll find wonderful Champagne and tapas bar known as The Twankey Bar which is exceedingly popular with both locals and guests alike. Rooms are located in both the heritage buildings and the contemporary tower wing, but all continue to seamlessly merge history and modernity. Luxury Rooms have spectacular city or breathtaking mountain views overlooking the famous Table Mountain and the Taj Club Rooms and suites offer all the benefits of the executive Club Lounge including butler service, evening canapes, cocktails and private breakfast. One and Two Bedroom Suites are also available, perfect for the discerning traveller or for families. The award winning Jiva Grande Spa is one of its kind in Africa with unique and authentic wellness treatments and experiences. Also on offer is complimentary use of all wet areas, heated pool, and a high tech gymnasium. ... more   less 
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