€198.57 Avg/night
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The Westin Cape Town

5 stars
Convention Square, Convention Square, Cape Town, 8000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
19 reviews
As always, great stay

I have stayed here many times, and as always, it was a great stay again. Got upgraded to an... See full review

  • Globalstar66
  • 3 Sep 2014
As always, great stay

This hotel is most definitely NOT a 4 star hotel, but a proper 5 STAR hotel. It has awesome... See full review

  • Globalstar66
  • 11 Jul 2014
Central Cape Town luxury with outstanding views and conference center

The Westin Grand Cape Town is centrally located on Cape Town's Foreshore, flanked by the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and CT International Congress Center. Just minutes from the Mother City's beaches, mountain, shopping and vibrant nightlife, this hotel is ideal for business and pleasure travelers alike. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase magnificent mountain and ocean views, particularly from the 19th floor Arabella Spa, fitness center and on-site restaurant.

Highlights
  • Central location on Cape Town's Foreshore
  • State-of-the-art conference center accommodates up to 600 delegates
  • Adjoins the Cape Town International Conference Center
  • Indoor swimming pool with underwater music
  • Complimentary area shuttle available
Rooms
All 483 spacious rooms and suites at Westin Grand Cape Town have contemporary design and a sense of luxury. Room feature a signature all-white Westin Heavenly Bed with a custom designed pillow-top mattress, down blanket, duvet and plush pillows. Bathrooms feature under-floor heating and a Westin Heavenly Shower: double shower heads, extra wide jet radius and various spray settings. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal views over Cape Town, the world-renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Table Bay Harbour, and outlying mountain ranges. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
Features

A popular destination for business guests, Westin Cape Town boasts a hotel conference center and next door proximity to the Cape Town International Convention Center. An on-site spa offers an indoor swimming pool with underwater music, a sauna, steam bath and range of massage options (fees apply).

Dining

Guests dine in style at The Westin Executive Club, which offers contemporary dishes, unsurpassed views and an extensive selection of South African wines. The brasserie-style Thirty7 flaunts a show kitchen and local ingredients. Live jazz and exotic cocktails make Luis B's a must. Raleighs cigar lounge offers local whiskies, cognacs and cigars.

Transportation
  • Cape Town International Airport (13.6 mi/22 km)
  • Free shuttle service within surrounding area
  • Airport shuttle available (fees may apply)
Attractions
  • Cape Town International Convention Center (Adjacent)
  • V&A Waterfront (0.2 mi/0.3km)
  • Robben Island (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Green Market Square (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Table Mountain and Cable Way (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Lions Head and Signal Hill (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Clifton and Camps Bay beaches (3.7 mi/6 km)
Business
  • Fully-equipped business center
  • 12 meeting spaces available, including a Grand Ballroom
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel
  • Audiovisual equipment available
Policies and fees

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This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Westin Cape Town Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Pool
General
Air conditioned
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business centre
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Smoke detectors

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Hotel Map

-33.916 18.4271
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Cape Town International Airport, (CPT), 30.00, KM;
Area description
City Center, City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Cape Town railway station: 0.5 km
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.8 km
  • Long Street: 0.8 km
  • Castle of Good Hope: 1 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.3 km
  • District Six Museum: 1.3 km
  • Railway Service: 1.5 km
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 1.7 km
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.9 km
  • Table Bay: 4.5 km
  • Table Mountain: 5.1 km
  • University of Cape Town: 5.8 km
  • Camps Bay: 5.8 km
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 7.2 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 8.2 km
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.5 km
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.8 km
  • Long Street: 0.8 km
  • Castle of Good Hope: 1 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.3 km
  • District Six Museum: 1.3 km
  • Railway Service: 1.5 km
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 1.7 km
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.9 km
  • Table Bay: 4.5 km
  • Table Mountain: 5.1 km
  • University of Cape Town: 5.8 km
  • Camps Bay: 5.8 km
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 7.2 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 8.2 km
  • Athlone Stadium: 9.9 km
  • Thunder City: 11.1 km
  • Robben Island: 13.4 km
  • University of the Western Cape: 18.8 km
  • Bellville Velodrome: 19.2 km
  • Chapman's Peak: 20.3 km
  • Premier Classe Train: 20.4 km
  • Noordhoek: 21.4 km
  • Cape Winelands: 24.3 km
  • Simon's Town: 29.4 km
  • Boulders Beach: 31.7 km
  • Cape Peninsula: 32.8 km
  • Stellenbosch University: 40 km
  • Cape of Good Hope: 47.5 km
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 49.6 km
  • Cape Point: 49.9 km
  • Cape Agulhas: 177.1 km
  • Cango Caves: 355.8 km

Dining

Raleigh's Cigar Bar
A hot spot for whiskey or cigar connoisseurs, this 30 seater smoking lounge offers a wide array of fine cognacs, whiskeys, and the best cigars, ideally paired with light snacks from the Louis B's menu amidst understated modern décor and plush seating
Sushi at the Grand
Interact with the chef at our sushi bar, and watch as a variety of traditional and modern sushi and sharing platters are prepared to order.
Louis B's Bar and Lounge
Overlooking the canal and Convention Square, Louis B’s reveals a unique modern atmosphere in a relaxed lounge setting. The cuisine is cosmopolitan featuring an all day dining menu boasting bold flavours and simplicity.
ON19 Restaurant
In a chic, comfortable setting, ON19’s modern menu focuses on healthful simplicity and bold local flavours, especially in our SuperFoodsRx™ options. Fresh herbs from our roof garden are complemented by other seasonal produce and lighter sauces.
Thirty7
An upbeat, tasteful venue, this lively brasserie serves delicious fare from an open show kitchen, plus a healthful, generous breakfast buffet. Thirty7 also boasts an outdoor terrace and a sushi bar offering fresh and tempting options.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Cape Town

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
expatmom
Beijing, China
1 Feb 2012

Westin cape town

Great hotel and location. Best breakfast ever. Staff could not have been more helpful. Guest services helped us daily with tour descriptions and bookings and restaurant bookings and recommendations. Only complaint was size of hotel pool, However view from 19th floor of Table Mountain was gorgeous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Globalstar66
Business
Calgary, AB
3 Sep 2014

As always, great stay

I have stayed here many times, and as always, it was a great stay again. Got upgraded to an executive floor with great views over the harbour. Love this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Globalstar66
Business
Calgary, AB
11 Jul 2014

As always, great stay

This hotel is most definitely NOT a 4 star hotel, but a proper 5 STAR hotel. It has awesome amenities, is NOT showing it's age and staff were incredibly friendly. It's the ONLY hotel I stay in in Cape Town. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Only a 10 minute walk to the V&A Waterfront for dinner and shopping.

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ararat Climber
Business
Yemen
26 Apr 2014

A Big, Modern, but Comfortable Hotel in a Central Location

The Westin Cape Town is a big, modern, and somewhat impersonal hotel located directly across from the Convention Center. I spent five nights; my trip was purely vacation. Positives: Rooms are spacious, modern, and comfortable. Great city views (but no balconies). Free wireless internet is fast and reliable. Included breakfast is exceptional - among the best I've ever had (the buffet even offers hot items such as pancakes and omelets). Location is great: only a 15-minute walk from the V&A Waterfront (Robben Island Museum); only a 15-minute walk to Long Street restaurants and bars. Hotel also offers a free shuttle to the V&A Waterfront; leaves every 30 minutes for most of the day. Hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpful. 19th floor spa is fantastic (despite a disappointing jacuzzi); great views of city. Negatives: Hotel has an impersonal feel, especially when there's a convention in town (hotel can got extremely crowded - there were two conventions at the time). In-room mini-bar automatically charges items even if you just move them around within the refrigerator - this gives a real "big brother" feel, which I resented (hotel staff later reversed the charges, which I appreciated). Jacuzzi was never hot, and on 2 of the 5 nights wasn't even remotely warm - spa staff seemed unconcerned with this. In-room TV was under-sized, and the channel selection mechanism is clunky and unreliable. Not a cheap hotel - Cape Town is an expensive city, but there are many cheaper options offering close to the same amenities. Overall, however, the Westin offers a lot, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff overcame the hotel's shortcomings... though I would have preferred a consistently hot (at least warm) jacuzzi and an "non-monitored" mini-bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Robben Island ferry launch is a 15-minute walk from the Westin hotel, but it's best to buy tickets at least a day in advance, as the ferries quickly reach capacity.

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Azzurri.chris
Business
Chapel Hill, NC
23 May 2013

Awesome!

Awesome place to stay at in Cape Town. The staff is friendly, the gym is great, the rooms are clean and well-maintained, and the breakfast is amazing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ktitone
Business
New York, NY
3 Apr 2013

Fantastic Overall

There were nice robes and slippers in the room. The beds were comfortable. I use the gym- it was great considering it was in a hotel- clean and with towels, and you can even rent sneakers pretty inexpensively during your stay. There's a great view up there too! The breakfast was great every day. There isn't really much to do in the area, but sine there is a shuttle that takes you to the waterfront every half hour, it doesn't even matter. The staff was incredible- so friendly and accommodating. It felt like they went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I used the travel desk to book all of my excursions for the Townships, Sharks, Cape Point and Vineyards, and asking for recommendations for restaurants- they had great suggestions. You really can't beat this hotel for the price!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

go to Beluga and Savoy Cabbage

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Taniquan
Business
San Diego
8 Dec 2012

This is a solid four star hotel with almost all good points.

Here are the good points: Location. It is right next to the convention center. Room on the Executive Floor. The room itself is four star quality but mine did not have floor to ceiling windows as advertised, there is a great breakfast served in a room on the executive floor but after breakfast this room becomes a restaurant for the public. In other hotels where you stay on an executive or club floor there is a room where you can lounge during the day and have cocktails in the evening, not so here, however knowing that I would stay on the executive floor again. Complementary wifi. Other hotels in Cape Town charge an extraordinary fee for wifi access so this is a definite plus. Service: courteous and never ending, I needed an electrical plug adapter and the front clerk personally a brought one to my room immediately. Food costs for eating and drinks in the hotel were very reasonable. Across the street from the "hop on hop off" bus which has two routes and will take you to every sight in the area. Not so good points Location. It is next to the convention center but nothing else. You are not in the center of an area where everything is at your doorstep. However, thy do have a shuttle bus which will take you to and bring you back from the waterfront. The waterfront is a thriving area full of shops, restaurants, bars and shopping. I very much enjoyed staying at this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone coming to Cape Town,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Quay a resturant at the waterfront for good views, music and food.

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JAMARIKN
Business
Brooklyn,New York
1 Sep 2012

Perfect birthday trip

The staff at the Westin was first class! We were there for six nights. From our welcome in the lobby to the wonderful daily breakfast everything was on point. The complimentary breakfast is a great way to start every morning before we headed out on our adventures for the day. Shuttle to VA waterfront made getting around easy. The spa on 19th floor was excellent. We would recommend and stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Buy tickets to Table Mountain and Robbens island before you leave for your trip. They both depend on the weather. Much better to have them for the next day than be disappointed with them being sold out.

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C Wallis
Business
Petaluma, California
5 Aug 2012

Good location

We spent 13 nights at the Westin Cape Town for conference and vacation combined. The hotel was very nice. The buffet breakfast was amazing - everything you could imagine for many different cultures. I counted 17 different juices and smoothies available as well as sushi (!) for breakfast options. Just before we left, the housekeeping staff mistakenly took some wineglasses we got at a winetasting event. We mentioned it to the concierge and just received an email that they had found them and will send them to us! That's service! They were friendly, helpful and polite. They have earned their stars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

The food and wine in Cape Town is so varied and very affordable.

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bobparks99
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
9 Jul 2012

Great Location, Great Experience

The hotel is located very close to the V&A Waterfront, with a free shuttle to the waterfront. It also has a stop on the CitySightseeing bus hop-on-hop-off tours, which adds to its convenience. The staff was very nice, the room was very clean, and I was very impressed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bridge Saint
Business
NYC
10 May 2012

Wonderful holiday

My mother and I stayed at the Westin for six nights in Cape Town and it was perfect. The luxury of the hotel amenities is second to none. The best part of this hotel, however was the staff, who couldn't have been friendlier. Also, the breakfast was fit for royalty with offerings from all over the world. I will recommend this hotel to all those visiting Cape Town. The only negative is that it is not quite as easy to walk to the waterfront as I thought it would be, but that really didn't matter.... every other aspect made up for it! Also if visiting the cape, make sure to go on a Township tour..... it changed my life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Langa Township tour with Siviwe Tour.... absolutely the best experience of my life. Make sure to bring sweets for the children!

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